Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 51 67
Rank change year-on-year +30 +16 +66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 327 156 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.73% 3.53% 3.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.47% 26.00% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 123 113
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +13.10% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £307
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +118.75% -54.29%

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 977 600 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.11% 13.59% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 437 321
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £209 £263
90th Percentile £599 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 9
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -8.33% +16.13%
10th Percentile £9.70 £10.90 £10.40
90th Percentile £27.00 £23.33 £127.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% -12.20%

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 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 18 January 2019. 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 +31 206 £425 -10.53% 149
South Yorkshire +15 70 £500 - 43
North Yorkshire +15 29 £363 -14.71% 22
East Yorkshire 0 2 £110 - 8
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 147 (44.95%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (36.70%) Microsoft
3 118 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (27.22%) DevOps
5 74 (22.63%) .NET
6 71 (21.71%) SQL
7 69 (21.10%) C#
8 68 (20.80%) SQL Server
9 67 (20.49%) Windows
10 59 (18.04%) Linux
11 54 (16.51%) HTML
11 54 (16.51%) Finance
12 52 (15.90%) CSS
13 49 (14.98%) Active Directory
14 48 (14.68%) JavaScript
15 44 (13.46%) MVC
15 44 (13.46%) PaaS
16 42 (12.84%) Migration
17 41 (12.54%) Office 365
18 40 (12.23%) ASP.NET
18 40 (12.23%) Docker
19 38 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (10.70%) Firewall
21 34 (10.40%) Git (software)
22 33 (10.09%) Node.js
22 33 (10.09%) TDD
23 32 (9.79%) PowerShell
23 32 (9.79%) Web Development
24 31 (9.48%) VMware
24 31 (9.48%) Python

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 28 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.75%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.22%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.22%) JBoss
6 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.61%) Apache
8 2 (0.61%) Confluence
8 2 (0.61%) nginx
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.31%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 147 (44.95%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (13.46%) PaaS
3 41 (12.54%) Office 365
4 31 (9.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (8.87%) IaaS
5 29 (8.87%) SaaS
6 21 (6.42%) GitHub
7 15 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.83%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.22%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.70%) Firewall
2 19 (5.81%) WAN
3 18 (5.50%) DNS
4 13 (3.98%) LAN
5 12 (3.67%) BGP
5 12 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (3.67%) NX-OS
5 12 (3.67%) OSPF
6 10 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (3.06%) SAN
6 10 (3.06%) Skype
6 10 (3.06%) VPN
7 9 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (2.75%) MPLS
7 9 (2.75%) VoIP
8 8 (2.45%) VPLS
9 6 (1.83%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.83%) WLAN
10 5 (1.53%) DHCP
11 4 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.34%) Power BI
3 19 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (4.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (3.06%) MySQL
6 9 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.83%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.22%) Big Data
10 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.31%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 34 (10.40%) Git (software)
2 30 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (2.45%) JIRA
5 7 (2.14%) Maven
6 6 (1.83%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.53%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.53%) GitLab
8 4 (1.22%) CircleCI
8 4 (1.22%) Subversion
8 4 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.22%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.92%) Gatling
9 3 (0.92%) JMeter
9 3 (0.92%) NeoLoad
9 3 (0.92%) Selenium
9 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.61%) TestNG
General
1 54 (16.51%) Finance
2 11 (3.36%) Retail
3 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 3 (0.92%) Banking
4 3 (0.92%) Games
4 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.31%) Advertising
5 1 (0.31%) Automotive
5 1 (0.31%) Back Office
5 1 (0.31%) Electronics
5 1 (0.31%) Law
5 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 107 (32.72%) Developer
2 44 (13.46%) Architect
3 33 (10.09%) .NET Developer
3 33 (10.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (5.81%) Consultant
5 18 (5.50%) C# Developer
5 18 (5.50%) Technical Architect
6 17 (5.20%) Azure Developer
6 17 (5.20%) Azure Engineer
6 17 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.98%) Senior Developer
8 13 (3.98%) SQL Developer
9 11 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (3.06%) Azure Architect
10 10 (3.06%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.45%) Azure Consultant
11 8 (2.45%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (2.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (22.63%) .NET
2 54 (16.51%) HTML
3 52 (15.90%) CSS
4 40 (12.23%) ASP.NET
5 33 (10.09%) Node.js
6 27 (8.26%) AngularJS
7 23 (7.03%) jQuery
8 21 (6.42%) RESTful
9 19 (5.81%) Web Services
10 17 (5.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (4.59%) CSS3
11 15 (4.59%) HTML5
12 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (3.98%) Kafka
13 12 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 12 (3.67%) Razor View Engine
13 12 (3.67%) XML
14 9 (2.75%) .NET Core
14 9 (2.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.89%) Data Centre
1 16 (4.89%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.98%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.36%) User Experience
4 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.14%) Clustering
5 7 (2.14%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.53%) PKI
7 4 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.22%) iSeries
7 4 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.92%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.61%) CMDB
9 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.31%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.49%) Windows
2 59 (18.04%) Linux
3 28 (8.56%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.34%) Unix
5 12 (3.67%) Mac OS X
6 10 (3.06%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.83%) Solaris
7 6 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.92%) AIX
8 3 (0.92%) CentOS
8 3 (0.92%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.22%) DevOps
3 44 (13.46%) MVC
4 42 (12.84%) Migration
5 38 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (10.09%) TDD
7 32 (9.79%) Web Development
8 30 (9.17%) Configuration Management
9 29 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (6.42%) BDD
10 21 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (6.42%) Test Automation
11 18 (5.50%) ITIL
12 17 (5.20%) Microservices
12 17 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (4.89%) Service Design
13 16 (4.89%) Software Engineering
14 15 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (4.59%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.71%) SQL
2 69 (21.10%) C#
3 48 (14.68%) JavaScript
4 32 (9.79%) PowerShell
5 31 (9.48%) Python
6 27 (8.26%) Java
7 16 (4.89%) Ruby
8 13 (3.98%) PHP
9 11 (3.36%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.75%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.14%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.53%) Go
13 5 (1.53%) Perl
14 4 (1.22%) C++
15 3 (0.92%) Java 8
15 3 (0.92%) Scala
15 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.61%) VB
17 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.67%) CCNP
5 9 (2.75%) CCIE
6 5 (1.53%) Degree
7 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.22%) MCSE
7 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.92%) CISSP
8 3 (0.92%) MCP
8 3 (0.92%) MCSA
8 3 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.61%) CISM
9 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.61%) VCP6
10 1 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) GDPR
3 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (14.98%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.23%) Docker
3 23 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.75%) Xen
5 5 (1.53%) vSphere
6 4 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.22%) XenServer
7 3 (0.92%) NFS
7 3 (0.92%) SRDF
7 3 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.92%) XenApp
8 2 (0.61%) Firmware
8 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (8.87%) Puppet
2 27 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.65%) Kubernetes
4 19 (5.81%) Ansible
5 14 (4.28%) Terraform
6 8 (2.45%) Rancher
7 5 (1.53%) Salt
8 4 (1.22%) SCCM
9 3 (0.92%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.61%) Grafana
10 2 (0.61%) Graphite
10 2 (0.61%) Mesos
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.61%) Nagios
11 1 (0.31%) SCOM
11 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 120 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.48%) VMware
3 27 (8.26%) Cisco
3 27 (8.26%) Google
4 18 (5.50%) Oracle
5 17 (5.20%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.59%) NetApp
7 10 (3.06%) EMC
8 9 (2.75%) Citrix
9 7 (2.14%) Splunk
10 6 (1.83%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.53%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.53%) TOWER Software
12 4 (1.22%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.92%) IronPort
13 3 (0.92%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.61%) ArcSight
14 2 (0.61%) Tableau
14 2 (0.61%) Xamarin