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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 82 130
Rank change year-on-year +17 +48  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 52 66 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.57% 2.34% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.62% 23.08% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 13
Median daily rate £380 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £573 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 142 286 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 7.01% 10.14% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 220 91
Median daily rate £450 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £625 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -10 24 £350 -17.64% 24
South Yorkshire +14 15 £435 +51.30% 5
North Yorkshire +4 5 £325 -27.77% 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £371 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 52 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.91%) .NET
3 35 (27.34%) Windows
4 27 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (21.09%) Office 365
5 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
6 24 (18.75%) C#
6 24 (18.75%) DevOps
7 22 (17.19%) Firewall
7 22 (17.19%) Finance
7 22 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (16.41%) SQL
9 20 (15.63%) Active Directory
10 19 (14.84%) Windows Server
11 16 (12.50%) VMware
11 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
11 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
12 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
12 15 (11.72%) Docker
12 15 (11.72%) MVC
12 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
13 14 (10.94%) IaaS
14 13 (10.16%) PaaS
14 13 (10.16%) ASP.NET
14 13 (10.16%) Information Security
15 12 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (9.38%) SaaS
15 12 (9.38%) Hyper-V
16 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy

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 10 (7.81%) IIS
2 8 (6.25%) WordPress
3 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.78%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.78%) Mule
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (21.09%) Office 365
2 14 (10.94%) IaaS
3 13 (10.16%) PaaS
4 12 (9.38%) SaaS
5 9 (7.03%) GitHub
6 6 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (3.13%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.56%) Akamai
11 1 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.19%) Firewall
2 10 (7.81%) DNS
2 10 (7.81%) LAN
3 5 (3.91%) HTTP
3 5 (3.91%) SSL
3 5 (3.91%) VPN
3 5 (3.91%) WAN
4 4 (3.13%) DHCP
4 4 (3.13%) FTP
4 4 (3.13%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.13%) SAN
4 4 (3.13%) SMTP
4 4 (3.13%) Telnet
5 3 (2.34%) Network Security
5 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) Skype
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.78%) NAS
7 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.34%) Big Data
6 3 (2.34%) Power BI
7 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.56%) OLAP
7 2 (1.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.78%) MySQL
8 1 (0.78%) OLTP
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.91%) Hudson
4 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.56%) gulp
7 2 (1.56%) JMeter
7 2 (1.56%) Maven
7 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.56%) Subversion
7 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.78%) JIRA
8 1 (0.78%) Mockito
8 1 (0.78%) Moq
8 1 (0.78%) NUnit
8 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (17.19%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Banking
2 4 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Advertising
4 2 (1.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Front Office
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (24.22%) Architect
1 31 (24.22%) Developer
2 18 (14.06%) .NET Developer
3 15 (11.72%) Azure Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (8.59%) Azure Architect
6 10 (7.81%) Consultant
7 9 (7.03%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (7.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.47%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.47%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.69%) Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Azure Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.91%) .NET
2 13 (10.16%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.25%) CSS
3 8 (6.25%) HTML
4 7 (5.47%) Web Services
5 6 (4.69%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (3.91%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.13%) HTML5
7 4 (3.13%) SAML
8 3 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.56%) .NET Core
9 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.56%) CSS3
9 2 (1.56%) JSON
9 2 (1.56%) MDX
9 2 (1.56%) REST
9 2 (1.56%) SOAP
9 2 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.91%) NHS
5 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.34%) PKI
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.78%) CESG
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.34%) Windows
2 19 (14.84%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.25%) Linux
6 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.34%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.56%) Unix
9 1 (0.78%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) VMS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.75%) DevOps
2 22 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.72%) MVC
4 13 (10.16%) Information Security
5 12 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (7.81%) ITIL
6 10 (7.81%) Migration
7 9 (7.03%) Project Management
7 9 (7.03%) TOGAF
8 8 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.47%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.47%) CRM
9 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.69%) IT Strategy
11 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.75%) C#
2 21 (16.41%) SQL
3 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.81%) PHP
5 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.91%) Java
7 4 (3.13%) Python
7 4 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.78%) VB6
9 1 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) MCSE
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.13%) PCI QSA
4 3 (2.34%) CCNA
4 3 (2.34%) CCNP
5 2 (1.56%) CISA
5 2 (1.56%) CISM
5 2 (1.56%) MCP
5 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.56%) GDPR
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 20 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.72%) Docker
3 12 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.13%) vSphere
6 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.78%) KVM
7 1 (0.78%) vCloud
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) Xen
7 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) SCCM
2 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.47%) SCOM
3 6 (4.69%) Puppet
4 4 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.56%) Ansible
6 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.78%) Nagios
7 1 (0.78%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.78%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (5.47%) Google
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle
4 6 (4.69%) Cisco
5 5 (3.91%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.13%) Dell
6 4 (3.13%) Imperva
6 4 (3.13%) Splunk
7 3 (2.34%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.34%) SAP
8 2 (1.56%) Citrix
8 2 (1.56%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.56%) McAfee
8 2 (1.56%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.56%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.56%) Qualys
8 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.56%) Samsung
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
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