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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 94 123
Rank change year-on-year +40 +29  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 75 46 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.53% 1.60% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.23% 23.12% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 8
Median daily rate £430 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.80% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 207 199 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 9.75% 6.92% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 145 79
Median daily rate £425 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +36 48 £450 +35.33% 24
North Yorkshire +15 12 £513 +43.35% 7
South Yorkshire +8 10 £388 -18.42% 4
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 73 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 49 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (30.87%) Windows
4 33 (22.15%) .NET
5 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
5 31 (20.81%) DevOps
6 30 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (19.46%) Office 365
8 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
9 25 (16.78%) Docker
10 23 (15.44%) Windows Server
11 22 (14.77%) Linux
12 21 (14.09%) C#
12 21 (14.09%) JavaScript
13 19 (12.75%) MVC
13 19 (12.75%) Git (software)
14 18 (12.08%) PHP
14 18 (12.08%) Java
15 17 (11.41%) SQL
15 17 (11.41%) MS Excel
15 17 (11.41%) Firewall
15 17 (11.41%) VMware
15 17 (11.41%) PowerShell
16 16 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
16 16 (10.74%) Load Balancing
17 15 (10.07%) DNS
17 15 (10.07%) Data Centre
18 14 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (9.40%) IaaS
18 14 (9.40%) Open Source

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 11 (7.38%) IIS
2 9 (6.04%) Apache
3 8 (5.37%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.37%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.37%) WordPress
4 7 (4.70%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.68%) Confluence
5 4 (2.68%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.01%) CMS
6 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.34%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.34%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.67%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.67%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.67%) Liferay
8 1 (0.67%) nginx
8 1 (0.67%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) MS Project
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (32.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (19.46%) Office 365
3 14 (9.40%) IaaS
4 12 (8.05%) GitHub
5 9 (6.04%) PaaS
6 8 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.68%) Google Compute Engine
8 4 (2.68%) SaaS
9 3 (2.01%) CloudBees
9 3 (2.01%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.67%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.41%) Firewall
2 15 (10.07%) DNS
3 13 (8.72%) DHCP
4 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.04%) HTTP
5 9 (6.04%) LAN
5 9 (6.04%) SSL
6 8 (5.37%) VPN
7 7 (4.70%) OpenLDAP
8 6 (4.03%) SAN
9 5 (3.36%) FTP
9 5 (3.36%) HTTPS
9 5 (3.36%) SMTP
9 5 (3.36%) Telnet
10 4 (2.68%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.01%) MPLS
11 3 (2.01%) Skype
11 3 (2.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.37%) Redis
5 7 (4.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.01%) Big Data
8 3 (2.01%) MySQL
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.34%) OLAP
9 2 (1.34%) OLTP
9 2 (1.34%) Power BI
9 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (6.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (5.37%) JIRA
4 8 (5.37%) JMeter
5 6 (4.03%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.36%) Hudson
6 5 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.01%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.01%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.01%) Subversion
8 3 (2.01%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.34%) Maven
9 2 (1.34%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.67%) FxCop
10 1 (0.67%) git-flow
10 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 13 (8.72%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Advertising
3 5 (3.36%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Electronics
4 1 (0.67%) Games
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (28.86%) Architect
2 29 (19.46%) Developer
3 18 (12.08%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (10.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.74%) Technical Architect
5 13 (8.72%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Azure Architect
7 11 (7.38%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) .NET Developer
8 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (5.37%) Consultant
10 7 (4.70%) Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) C# Architect
10 7 (4.70%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (4.03%) Azure Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (4.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.36%) Implementation Specialist
12 5 (3.36%) Security Consultant
12 5 (3.36%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.15%) .NET
2 13 (8.72%) Web Services
3 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.04%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.70%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (4.70%) REST
6 6 (4.03%) CSS
7 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.36%) HTML
7 5 (3.36%) JSON
7 5 (3.36%) SOAP
8 4 (2.68%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.68%) Spring
8 4 (2.68%) Spring Boot
9 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.01%) CSS3
9 3 (2.01%) HTML5
9 3 (2.01%) Middleware
9 3 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.34%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.04%) NHS
3 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.68%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.68%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.68%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.68%) User Experience
5 3 (2.01%) Clustering
6 2 (1.34%) Derivative
6 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.87%) Windows
2 23 (15.44%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.77%) Linux
4 14 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.01%) Android
8 3 (2.01%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.34%) Unix
10 1 (0.67%) VMS
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.81%) DevOps
2 30 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.75%) MVC
4 16 (10.74%) Load Balancing
5 14 (9.40%) ITIL
5 14 (9.40%) Open Source
6 13 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.38%) Migration
7 11 (7.38%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (6.71%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.71%) CRM
9 9 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.04%) Project Management
10 8 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.70%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (4.70%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.70%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.70%) SOA
12 6 (4.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.09%) C#
1 21 (14.09%) JavaScript
2 18 (12.08%) Java
2 18 (12.08%) PHP
3 17 (11.41%) PowerShell
3 17 (11.41%) SQL
4 7 (4.70%) Python
4 7 (4.70%) Ruby
5 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.34%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.67%) R
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.67%) VB6
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.03%) MCSE
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.68%) PCI QSA
2 4 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.01%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.67%) CCDP
5 1 (0.67%) CCNA
5 1 (0.67%) CCNP
5 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.78%) Docker
3 12 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.37%) vSphere
5 7 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.34%) Xen
8 1 (0.67%) KVM
8 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.67%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.67%) vCloud
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.67%) XenApp
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (9.40%) Puppet
3 11 (7.38%) SCCM
4 9 (6.04%) SCOM
5 7 (4.70%) Nagios
6 6 (4.03%) Ansible
6 6 (4.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Salt
7 4 (2.68%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.67%) DameWare
10 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 73 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.41%) VMware
3 14 (9.40%) Splunk
4 10 (6.71%) Oracle
5 7 (4.70%) Citrix
6 6 (4.03%) Google
7 4 (2.68%) Cisco
7 4 (2.68%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.01%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.01%) IBM
9 2 (1.34%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.34%) Dell
9 2 (1.34%) Imperva
9 2 (1.34%) Meraki
9 2 (1.34%) Qualys
9 2 (1.34%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.34%) Sophos
10 1 (0.67%) EMC
10 1 (0.67%) HP
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