Period
to 9 August 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 9 August 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 13 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 +38
Contract jobs citing Azure 222 367 257
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.28% 8.86% 5.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.12% 34.01% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 289 190
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £314 £288 £310
90th Percentile £638 £600 £554
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £30.96 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - -
10th Percentile £27.41 £35.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £34.10 £35.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -20.45% +38.58% -33.16%

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 452 1,079 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 31.11% 26.06% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 767 573
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £301 £219 £310
90th Percentile £640 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 19
Median hourly rate £23.55 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.13% -27.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £16.75 £10.77 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.83 £34.10 £38.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.96 £19.38
% change year-on-year +46.11% +23.64% -8.41%

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 9 August 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 9 August 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 +9 150 £473 +5.00% 55
South Yorkshire +9 41 £525 +16.67% 15
North Yorkshire +6 26 £450 +14.29% 10
East Yorkshire +5 1 - - 8
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 9 August 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.

1 118 (53.15%) AWS
2 116 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (28.38%) Kubernetes
4 62 (27.93%) Java
5 58 (26.13%) Microservices
6 57 (25.68%) Microsoft
7 56 (25.23%) DevOps
8 54 (24.32%) Docker
9 52 (23.42%) BDD
10 50 (22.52%) Linux
11 49 (22.07%) JavaScript
12 48 (21.62%) Git (software)
13 47 (21.17%) Java 8
14 46 (20.72%) TDD
15 43 (19.37%) Public Sector
16 42 (18.92%) Pair Programming
16 42 (18.92%) Test Automation
16 42 (18.92%) Jenkins
17 39 (17.57%) GCP
18 37 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (15.77%) Ansible
20 34 (15.32%) SQL
21 33 (14.86%) Python
21 33 (14.86%) Continuous Deployment
22 32 (14.41%) Google
23 31 (13.96%) Terraform
23 31 (13.96%) Opscode Chef
23 31 (13.96%) Puppet
24 30 (13.51%) Office 365
24 30 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery

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 7 (3.15%) Confluence
2 5 (2.25%) Anypoint
2 5 (2.25%) Mule
2 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.45%) SAS
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 118 (53.15%) AWS
2 39 (17.57%) GCP
3 30 (13.51%) Office 365
4 15 (6.76%) IaaS
5 12 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.41%) PaaS
6 10 (4.50%) SaaS
7 9 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.15%) Kong
9 6 (2.70%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.35%) GitHub
11 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.90%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.90%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.91%) TCP/IP
2 21 (9.46%) HTTP
3 10 (4.50%) SAN
4 9 (4.05%) Firewall
5 8 (3.60%) Network Security
5 8 (3.60%) WAN
6 7 (3.15%) DNS
6 7 (3.15%) LAN
7 6 (2.70%) DHCP
8 5 (2.25%) DMZ
8 5 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.35%) Internet
9 3 (1.35%) SMTP
9 3 (1.35%) VLAN
9 3 (1.35%) VPN
10 2 (0.90%) IPv6
11 1 (0.45%) BGP
11 1 (0.45%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.45%) IPv4
11 1 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.06%) MongoDB
1 29 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.70%) Power BI
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.35%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 42 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.36%) CircleCI
3 23 (10.36%) Mockito
4 9 (4.05%) GitLab
5 8 (3.60%) Artifactory
6 7 (3.15%) SonarQube
6 7 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (3.15%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.70%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.70%) MSTest
7 6 (2.70%) NUnit
7 6 (2.70%) Selenium
8 5 (2.25%) Maven
8 5 (2.25%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (1.80%) JIRA
10 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.90%) Hudson
11 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (19.37%) Public Sector
2 13 (5.86%) Finance
3 6 (2.70%) Law
4 3 (1.35%) Banking
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Police
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (44.59%) Developer
2 53 (23.87%) Java Developer
3 17 (7.66%) .NET Developer
4 15 (6.76%) Architect
5 13 (5.86%) Azure Developer
6 12 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Senior Developer
9 6 (2.70%) Consultant
10 5 (2.25%) Azure Architect
10 5 (2.25%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (2.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (2.25%) Senior DevOps
10 5 (2.25%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (2.25%) WebOps Engineer
11 4 (1.80%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (1.80%) Node.js Developer
11 4 (1.80%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (1.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.06%) .NET
2 28 (12.61%) JAX-RS
3 25 (11.26%) ActiveMQ
4 16 (7.21%) HTML
5 13 (5.86%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.41%) .NET Core
6 12 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.41%) CSS
6 12 (5.41%) Node.js
7 11 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (4.95%) Redux
8 9 (4.05%) React
9 7 (3.15%) Jest
9 7 (3.15%) Kafka
9 7 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.70%) NgRx
10 6 (2.70%) RAML
10 6 (2.70%) RxJS
10 6 (2.70%) Sass
10 6 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.50%) User Experience
2 8 (3.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.15%) NHS
4 5 (2.25%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.52%) Linux
2 30 (13.51%) Unix
2 30 (13.51%) Windows
3 26 (11.71%) Mac OS X
4 20 (9.01%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.35%) Android
8 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.90%) VMS
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.13%) Microservices
3 56 (25.23%) DevOps
4 52 (23.42%) BDD
5 46 (20.72%) TDD
6 42 (18.92%) Pair Programming
6 42 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 37 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (14.86%) Continuous Deployment
9 30 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 30 (13.51%) Web Development
10 29 (13.06%) Configuration Management
11 27 (12.16%) Open Source
12 26 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (11.26%) Responsive Web Design
13 25 (11.26%) Web Design
14 22 (9.91%) Infrastructure Automation
15 21 (9.46%) Infrastructure Management
15 21 (9.46%) Task Automation
16 16 (7.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.93%) Java
2 49 (22.07%) JavaScript
3 47 (21.17%) Java 8
4 34 (15.32%) SQL
5 33 (14.86%) Python
6 26 (11.71%) C#
7 12 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.60%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.35%) C++
9 3 (1.35%) PHP
9 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.90%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.90%) ES6
10 2 (0.90%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.90%) R
10 2 (0.90%) Scala
11 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 26 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
2 14 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.41%) DBS Check
4 5 (2.25%) Degree
5 4 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.90%) CCNA
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.90%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.80%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (24.32%) Docker
2 18 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.35%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (28.38%) Kubernetes
2 35 (15.77%) Ansible
3 31 (13.96%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (13.96%) Puppet
3 31 (13.96%) Terraform
4 22 (9.91%) Salt
5 8 (3.60%) SCCM
6 5 (2.25%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.41%) Google
3 16 (7.21%) VMware
4 12 (5.41%) Cisco
5 8 (3.60%) Citrix
5 8 (3.60%) Databricks
6 7 (3.15%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.70%) EMC
8 4 (1.80%) HP
8 4 (1.80%) Splunk
9 3 (1.35%) Avaya
9 3 (1.35%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.35%) Hitachi
9 3 (1.35%) Huawei
9 3 (1.35%) Veeam
10 2 (0.90%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.90%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.90%) McAfee
10 2 (0.90%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (0.90%) Symantec