Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 73 156
Rank change year-on-year +5 +83 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 128 164 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.88% 3.04% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.38% 33.06% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 129 31
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £300
90th Percentile £578 £925 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +40.19%

Microsoft 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 572 496 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.87% 9.19% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 356 190
Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £205 £305 £300
90th Percentile £600 £588 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% +29.17% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £30.25 £127.50 £21.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -16 86 £475 -8.43% 36
South Yorkshire +22 25 £450 +16.13% 13
North Yorkshire +10 9 £425 -52.78% 8
East Yorkshire - 1 £380 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 47 (36.72%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (20.31%) PaaS
5 25 (19.53%) SQL
6 24 (18.75%) DevOps
7 23 (17.97%) .NET
7 23 (17.97%) Finance
8 22 (17.19%) VMware
8 22 (17.19%) DNS
9 21 (16.41%) Active Directory
9 21 (16.41%) Windows
10 20 (15.63%) SaaS
10 20 (15.63%) Git (software)
11 19 (14.84%) C#
12 18 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (13.28%) Docker
13 17 (13.28%) IaaS
13 17 (13.28%) Linux
14 16 (12.50%) Migration
15 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
16 13 (10.16%) Java
16 13 (10.16%) Office 365
17 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
17 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET
17 12 (9.38%) Firewall
17 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
18 11 (8.59%) Python
18 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
18 11 (8.59%) Microservices

Microsoft 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 (5.47%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (3.91%) IIS
3 4 (3.13%) Confluence
4 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.34%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.56%) CloudStack
5 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Kentico
6 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (20.31%) PaaS
3 20 (15.63%) SaaS
4 17 (13.28%) IaaS
5 13 (10.16%) Office 365
6 10 (7.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (4.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.13%) Heroku
8 4 (3.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.56%) Akamai
9 2 (1.56%) GitHub
10 1 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.78%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.78%) Slack
10 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.19%) DNS
2 12 (9.38%) Firewall
3 8 (6.25%) Skype
4 5 (3.91%) SAN
5 4 (3.13%) Extranet
5 4 (3.13%) HTTP
5 4 (3.13%) Intranet
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) LAN
6 2 (1.56%) NAS
6 2 (1.56%) Network Security
6 2 (1.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.78%) PBX
7 1 (0.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.78%) VLAN
7 1 (0.78%) VPLS
7 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) OLAP
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.91%) OLTP
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.13%) Power BI
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.03%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.34%) gulp
6 3 (2.34%) JIRA
6 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (1.56%) GoCD
7 2 (1.56%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.78%) Subversion
8 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) French Language
3 5 (3.91%) German Language
3 5 (3.91%) Italian Language
3 5 (3.91%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) Architect
2 27 (21.09%) Developer
3 22 (17.19%) Azure Architect
4 18 (14.06%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (13.28%) .NET Developer
6 12 (9.38%) Consultant
7 11 (8.59%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (7.81%) Azure Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (5.47%) DBA
9 7 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.47%) SQL DBA
10 6 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.91%) Performance Tuning DBA
11 5 (3.91%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.97%) .NET
2 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.03%) SAML
4 8 (6.25%) HTML
5 7 (5.47%) CSS
5 7 (5.47%) Web Services
6 6 (4.69%) Node.js
7 5 (3.91%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.13%) Play Framework
8 4 (3.13%) React
9 3 (2.34%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.34%) JSON
9 3 (2.34%) WCF
10 2 (1.56%) OAuth
10 2 (1.56%) Regular Expression
10 2 (1.56%) REST
10 2 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.59%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (5.47%) PKI
5 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.56%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.78%) Clustering
8 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Windows
2 17 (13.28%) Linux
3 8 (6.25%) Unix
4 7 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.13%) CentOS
5 4 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.56%) SUSE
7 1 (0.78%) Android
7 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.75%) DevOps
3 16 (12.50%) Migration
4 11 (8.59%) Microservices
5 9 (7.03%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
6 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.25%) ETL
6 8 (6.25%) IT Strategy
6 8 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.47%) Business Continuity
7 7 (5.47%) Immutable Infrastructure
7 7 (5.47%) TDD
8 6 (4.69%) ITIL
8 6 (4.69%) Open Source
8 6 (4.69%) SOA
8 6 (4.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.53%) SQL
2 19 (14.84%) C#
3 13 (10.16%) Java
4 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 11 (8.59%) Python
6 9 (7.03%) Ruby
6 9 (7.03%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.13%) Scala
10 3 (2.34%) Go
11 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.56%) C++
11 2 (1.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.13%) MCSA
2 4 (3.13%) MCSE
3 2 (1.56%) CCNA
3 2 (1.56%) CCNP
3 2 (1.56%) CISM
3 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCDP
4 1 (0.78%) CCIE
4 1 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.78%) CISA
4 1 (0.78%) CISSP
4 1 (0.78%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) MCP
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) GCP
2 2 (1.56%) PMO
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 21 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.28%) Docker
4 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.56%) vCloud
6 2 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) Puppet
2 8 (6.25%) Ansible
3 7 (5.47%) Nagios
3 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.69%) SCCM
5 4 (3.13%) Graphite
5 4 (3.13%) Opsview
6 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.56%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.56%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.56%) SCOM
6 2 (1.56%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.56%) vRealize
6 2 (1.56%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) Rancher
7 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (36.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.19%) VMware
3 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.25%) Cisco
5 6 (4.69%) Dell
6 4 (3.13%) EMC
6 4 (3.13%) Google
7 3 (2.34%) IBM
7 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.34%) Splunk
8 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.56%) HP
8 2 (1.56%) Imperva
8 2 (1.56%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.56%) Samsung
8 2 (1.56%) Veritas
9 1 (0.78%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.78%) McAfee
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore