Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 7 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +26 +50
Contract jobs citing Azure 172 453 271
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.94% 12.20% 5.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.99% 43.35% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 343 213
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -5.44%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £306
90th Percentile £575 £588 £573
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £26.51 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.26% +129.51% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -22.22% +138.41% -52.81%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 374 1,045 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 32.49% 28.14% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 747 643
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -1.16%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 19
Median hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -6.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.53 £27.15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.53% +28.09% -12.50%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Yorkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Yorkshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Yorkshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Yorkshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire 0 135 £475 +10.47% 107
North Yorkshire -4 19 £438 +7.69% 17
South Yorkshire +17 11 £350 -12.50% 28
East Yorkshire +4 1 - - 16
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 84 (48.84%) AWS
2 83 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (33.14%) Java
4 55 (31.98%) Microservices
5 54 (31.40%) Docker
6 51 (29.65%) BDD
7 50 (29.07%) Kubernetes
7 50 (29.07%) Java 8
8 49 (28.49%) TDD
9 42 (24.42%) Pair Programming
10 41 (23.84%) DevOps
11 40 (23.26%) Public Sector
11 40 (23.26%) Microsoft
11 40 (23.26%) Test Automation
12 38 (22.09%) Linux
13 37 (21.51%) Continuous Deployment
14 30 (17.44%) Unix
15 28 (16.28%) MongoDB
15 28 (16.28%) Web Development
16 27 (15.70%) Mac OS X
16 27 (15.70%) Web Design
16 27 (15.70%) Responsive Web Design
17 25 (14.53%) ActiveMQ
17 25 (14.53%) SQL
18 24 (13.95%) JAX-RS
19 23 (13.37%) Windows
19 23 (13.37%) Mockito
19 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
20 22 (12.79%) .NET
20 22 (12.79%) Migration

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.58%) IIS
2 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 84 (48.84%) AWS
2 16 (9.30%) Office 365
3 10 (5.81%) Power Platform
4 9 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.91%) GCP
5 5 (2.91%) IaaS
5 5 (2.91%) Serverless
6 4 (2.33%) PaaS
6 4 (2.33%) PowerApps
6 4 (2.33%) SaaS
7 3 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.74%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.16%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.58%) GitHub
9 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) SAN
2 3 (1.74%) DNS
2 3 (1.74%) Firewall
3 2 (1.16%) HTTP
3 2 (1.16%) LAN
3 2 (1.16%) Skype
3 2 (1.16%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) Network Security
4 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) MongoDB
2 13 (7.56%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.81%) Power BI
4 9 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.91%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.58%) MySQL
10 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.58%) Redis
10 1 (0.58%) Riak
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (13.37%) Mockito
2 8 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.49%) Jasmine
3 6 (3.49%) MSTest
3 6 (3.49%) NUnit
4 5 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio Code
5 4 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.74%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.16%) Gatling
7 2 (1.16%) GitLab
7 2 (1.16%) JMeter
7 2 (1.16%) Selenium
7 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.58%) Appium
8 1 (0.58%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.58%) JUnit
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (23.26%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.81%) Finance
3 2 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (0.58%) Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Law
4 1 (0.58%) Legal
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
4 1 (0.58%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (50.58%) Developer
2 52 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 15 (8.72%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (6.98%) Architect
5 11 (6.40%) Azure Developer
6 10 (5.81%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.23%) Consultant
8 7 (4.07%) Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.49%) React Developer
10 5 (2.91%) Angular Developer
10 5 (2.91%) Azure Architect
10 5 (2.91%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (2.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (2.91%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.53%) ActiveMQ
2 24 (13.95%) JAX-RS
3 22 (12.79%) .NET
4 15 (8.72%) HTML
5 13 (7.56%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.81%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.23%) CSS
7 9 (5.23%) Node.js
8 8 (4.65%) React
9 7 (4.07%) .NET Core
9 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET Core
9 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.49%) Jest
10 6 (3.49%) NgRx
10 6 (3.49%) Redux
10 6 (3.49%) RxJS
10 6 (3.49%) Sass
11 5 (2.91%) XML
12 4 (2.33%) OAuth
12 4 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.07%) User Experience
2 6 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.16%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.58%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.09%) Linux
2 30 (17.44%) Unix
3 27 (15.70%) Mac OS X
4 23 (13.37%) Windows
5 10 (5.81%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.98%) Microservices
3 51 (29.65%) BDD
4 49 (28.49%) TDD
5 42 (24.42%) Pair Programming
6 41 (23.84%) DevOps
7 40 (23.26%) Test Automation
8 37 (21.51%) Continuous Deployment
9 28 (16.28%) Web Development
10 27 (15.70%) Responsive Web Design
10 27 (15.70%) Web Design
11 22 (12.79%) Migration
12 20 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (9.88%) Scrum
14 11 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (5.81%) Infrastructure as Code
16 9 (5.23%) Analytics
16 9 (5.23%) Software Engineering
17 8 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (33.14%) Java
2 50 (29.07%) Java 8
3 25 (14.53%) SQL
4 20 (11.63%) C#
5 19 (11.05%) JavaScript
6 17 (9.88%) Python
7 10 (5.81%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.65%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.74%) Scala
10 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.16%) Go
10 2 (1.16%) PHP
10 2 (1.16%) R
10 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.58%) C
11 1 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.23%) DBS Check
4 8 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.74%) Degree
6 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) PhD
7 1 (0.58%) CISM
7 1 (0.58%) CISSP
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) COBIT
2 1 (0.58%) HL7
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.58%) NIST
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (31.40%) Docker
2 10 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (29.07%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.98%) Terraform
3 5 (2.91%) Ansible
4 4 (2.33%) SCCM
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 40 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.65%) Databricks
3 6 (3.49%) Splunk
3 6 (3.49%) VMware
4 5 (2.91%) Citrix
4 5 (2.91%) Google
5 3 (1.74%) Cisco
5 3 (1.74%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.74%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle
6 2 (1.16%) Dell
6 2 (1.16%) Sage
6 2 (1.16%) Veeam
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.58%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.58%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.58%) HP
7 1 (0.58%) IBM
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.58%) SAP