Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure 358 238 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.49% 14.84% 8.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.25% 46.94% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 176 274
10th Percentile £347 £313 £300
25th Percentile £410 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £550
90th Percentile £610 £647 £611
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £30.96 -
England median hourly rate £54.50 £50.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +9.00% +6.38% +51.61%

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 809 507 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 35.01% 31.61% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 363 789
10th Percentile £257 £301 £219
25th Percentile £400 £363 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £563 £538
90th Percentile £600 £638 £588
England median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 22
10th Percentile £11.05 £16.75 £10.75
25th Percentile £11.88 £19.38 £11.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £12.25
Median % change year-on-year -18.60% +75.51% -31.06%
75th Percentile £20.00 £27.52 £13.56
90th Percentile £23.25 £30.17 £14.68
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 +1 292 £500 +4.71% 177
South Yorkshire -4 30 £440 -12.00% 34
North Yorkshire 0 23 £500 +12.68% 32
East Yorkshire +1 2 £275 - 7
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 105 (29.33%) AWS
2 104 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (28.21%) DevOps
4 88 (24.58%) Microsoft
5 73 (20.39%) Migration
6 64 (17.88%) Windows
7 61 (17.04%) SQL
7 61 (17.04%) GCP
8 59 (16.48%) Social Skills
9 52 (14.53%) .NET
10 45 (12.57%) Microservices
11 44 (12.29%) Kubernetes
11 44 (12.29%) Active Directory
12 43 (12.01%) C#
13 41 (11.45%) Data Lake
14 40 (11.17%) VMware
15 39 (10.89%) Python
16 38 (10.61%) Google
16 38 (10.61%) Public Sector
17 36 (10.06%) Microsoft 365
18 33 (9.22%) Power Platform
18 33 (9.22%) Windows Server
19 32 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
20 31 (8.66%) SQL Server
20 31 (8.66%) Analytics
20 31 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (8.10%) Technical Architecture
21 29 (8.10%) Linux
22 28 (7.82%) Test Automation
23 27 (7.54%) PowerShell

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 12 (3.35%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.23%) IIS
4 6 (1.68%) CMS
5 5 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.40%) WordPress
6 4 (1.12%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.12%) Jadu
6 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.84%) Apache Pulsar
8 2 (0.56%) Apache
8 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.28%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Maximo
2 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 105 (29.33%) AWS
2 61 (17.04%) GCP
3 36 (10.06%) Microsoft 365
4 33 (9.22%) Power Platform
5 27 (7.54%) Azure Data Factory
5 27 (7.54%) PaaS
6 26 (7.26%) IaaS
7 17 (4.75%) SaaS
8 16 (4.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (3.63%) Azure Service Bus
9 13 (3.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 11 (3.07%) Serverless
11 9 (2.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.96%) Azure Key Vault
12 7 (1.96%) Azure Storage
13 5 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.40%) Azure Logic Apps
14 4 (1.12%) Apigee
14 4 (1.12%) Azure Functions
14 4 (1.12%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.91%) Firewall
2 8 (2.23%) WAN
3 7 (1.96%) LAN
3 7 (1.96%) VoIP
4 6 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (1.68%) DNS
4 6 (1.68%) Internet
5 5 (1.40%) Network Security
5 5 (1.40%) SAN
5 5 (1.40%) Skype
6 4 (1.12%) NAS
6 4 (1.12%) VPN
7 3 (0.84%) SMS
8 2 (0.56%) DHCP
8 2 (0.56%) SD-WAN
8 2 (0.56%) Softphone
9 1 (0.28%) FTP
9 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.45%) Data Lake
2 31 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 27 (7.54%) Power BI
4 23 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (5.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.07%) Big Data
9 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.68%) DTS
10 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.68%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.68%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.68%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.40%) Delta Lake
11 5 (1.40%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.12%) BigQuery
12 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.07%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.51%) Liquibase
4 6 (1.68%) JIRA
5 5 (1.40%) GitLab
5 5 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.12%) kappa
7 3 (0.84%) Selenium
7 3 (0.84%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.56%) Postman
8 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.28%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.28%) TestRail
General
1 59 (16.48%) Social Skills
2 38 (10.61%) Public Sector
3 24 (6.70%) Finance
4 15 (4.19%) Retail
5 9 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.23%) Law
7 6 (1.68%) Marketing
8 4 (1.12%) Legal
9 3 (0.84%) Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.28%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (26.26%) Architect
2 78 (21.79%) Developer
3 43 (12.01%) Azure Engineer
4 35 (9.78%) Technical Architect
5 32 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (7.26%) Data Engineer
7 20 (5.59%) .NET Developer
7 20 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.03%) Platform Engineer
10 17 (4.75%) Data Architect
11 16 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.91%) Software Engineer
13 13 (3.63%) Analyst
13 13 (3.63%) Azure Developer
14 12 (3.35%) Azure Architect
14 12 (3.35%) Consultant
14 12 (3.35%) Technical Leader
15 11 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.53%) .NET
2 24 (6.70%) .NET Core
3 22 (6.15%) Node.js
4 16 (4.47%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.19%) Kafka
6 14 (3.91%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.35%) CSS
8 11 (3.07%) HTML
9 10 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.51%) hapi
10 9 (2.51%) React
11 8 (2.23%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.23%) JSON
11 8 (2.23%) PySpark
12 7 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (1.96%) Spark Streaming
12 7 (1.96%) Web Services
13 6 (1.68%) jQuery
13 6 (1.68%) OpenID
13 6 (1.68%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.54%) NHS
2 19 (5.31%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (2.51%) User Experience
5 7 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.40%) HP Storage
7 4 (1.12%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.12%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.12%) iPad
8 3 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.84%) PKI
9 2 (0.56%) CMDB
9 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.56%) Life Science
9 2 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.88%) Windows
2 33 (9.22%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.10%) Linux
4 10 (2.79%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.96%) Android
7 7 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.84%) Unix
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (28.21%) DevOps
3 73 (20.39%) Migration
4 45 (12.57%) Microservices
5 32 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (8.66%) Analytics
7 29 (8.10%) Technical Architecture
8 28 (7.82%) Test Automation
9 25 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (6.42%) Data Modelling
10 23 (6.42%) TOGAF
11 22 (6.15%) Software Engineering
12 18 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (5.03%) ETL
12 18 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (4.75%) Technical Debt
14 15 (4.19%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.19%) MVC
14 15 (4.19%) Product Management
14 15 (4.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.04%) SQL
2 43 (12.01%) C#
3 39 (10.89%) Python
4 27 (7.54%) PowerShell
5 25 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 23 (6.42%) Java
7 18 (5.03%) Scala
8 7 (1.96%) Java 8
8 7 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.68%) PHP
9 6 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.12%) C++
11 3 (0.84%) R
12 2 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.56%) Go
12 2 (0.56%) Java 11
13 1 (0.28%) C
13 1 (0.28%) COBOL
13 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (3.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.51%) Degree
4 8 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.40%) CISSP
6 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (0.84%) CCIE
7 3 (0.84%) CCNA
7 3 (0.84%) CCSP
7 3 (0.84%) CISM
7 3 (0.84%) MCSE
7 3 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.56%) ISEB
8 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.31%) GDPR
2 10 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.23%) SLA
4 7 (1.96%) Accessibility
5 6 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (1.40%) QA
7 3 (0.84%) NCSC
8 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.56%) WCAG
9 1 (0.28%) GRC
9 1 (0.28%) NIST
9 1 (0.28%) TARGET2
System Software
1 44 (12.29%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.54%) Docker
4 12 (3.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.40%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.84%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.56%) XenApp
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.28%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) HDFS
9 1 (0.28%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.28%) vCloud
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (12.29%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.70%) Terraform
3 10 (2.79%) SCCM
4 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.23%) SCOM
6 6 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (1.68%) Puppet
7 4 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.12%) Oozie
7 4 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.56%) Ansible
8 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) Rancher
9 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.28%) vMotion
9 1 (0.28%) vRealize
9 1 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 88 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.17%) VMware
3 38 (10.61%) Google
4 26 (7.26%) Databricks
5 12 (3.35%) Cisco
5 12 (3.35%) NetApp
6 10 (2.79%) Splunk
7 8 (2.23%) Oracle
8 7 (1.96%) HP
9 6 (1.68%) Citrix
9 6 (1.68%) SAP
9 6 (1.68%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.84%) Avaya
11 3 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.84%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.84%) IBM
11 3 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.56%) Xamarin