Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 90 88
Rank change year-on-year +55 -2 +109
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 259 94 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.22% 2.25% 2.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.98% 24.48% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 66 117
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £310 £306 £313
90th Percentile £584 £522 £925
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -57.78% +7.78% +12.84%

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 836 384 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.86% 9.20% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 260 407
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% -3.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £606
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.78 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.21% +22.58% +29.17%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.63 £30.25 £127.50
England median hourly rate £18.89 £20.91 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.66% +10.05% -17.39%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 +59 179 £425 -1.16% 104
South Yorkshire +11 40 £450 +4.65% 16
North Yorkshire +15 23 £350 -16.67% 14
East Yorkshire +3 2 - - 7
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 122 (47.10%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (34.36%) Microsoft
3 81 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (24.71%) SQL Server
5 58 (22.39%) .NET
6 54 (20.85%) DevOps
7 52 (20.08%) PowerShell
7 52 (20.08%) C#
8 49 (18.92%) Windows
9 46 (17.76%) Python
10 40 (15.44%) JavaScript
10 40 (15.44%) MVC
10 40 (15.44%) Docker
11 38 (14.67%) SQL
12 36 (13.90%) TDD
13 35 (13.51%) Puppet
14 34 (13.13%) Linux
15 32 (12.36%) Active Directory
15 32 (12.36%) Jenkins
16 31 (11.97%) Office 365
16 31 (11.97%) ASP.NET
17 30 (11.58%) Git (software)
17 30 (11.58%) Security Cleared
17 30 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 29 (11.20%) Microservices
18 29 (11.20%) VMware
19 28 (10.81%) Scrum
19 28 (10.81%) Windows Server
20 27 (10.42%) Finance
20 27 (10.42%) Java

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 13 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (4.25%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.09%) OpenStack
4 8 (3.09%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.32%) Confluence
5 6 (2.32%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.32%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.93%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.54%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.16%) Anypoint
8 3 (1.16%) CloudStack
8 3 (1.16%) JBoss
9 2 (0.77%) Apache
9 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 122 (47.10%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.97%) Office 365
3 26 (10.04%) PaaS
4 23 (8.88%) IaaS
5 21 (8.11%) SaaS
6 19 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (6.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.32%) GitHub
10 6 (2.32%) npm
11 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.54%) Boomi
12 3 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (1.16%) Serverless
13 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.77%) Slack
14 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.65%) Firewall
2 17 (6.56%) VPN
3 13 (5.02%) WAN
4 12 (4.63%) DNS
4 12 (4.63%) LAN
4 12 (4.63%) MPLS
5 9 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.47%) Wireless
6 8 (3.09%) SAN
6 8 (3.09%) Skype
7 7 (2.70%) IPsec
7 7 (2.70%) SSL
8 6 (2.32%) HTTP
9 5 (1.93%) DHCP
10 4 (1.54%) FTP
11 3 (1.16%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.16%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.16%) SMTP
11 3 (1.16%) VoIP
11 3 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.95%) Hadoop
3 17 (6.56%) Big Data
4 13 (5.02%) MySQL
4 13 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (2.32%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.32%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.93%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.93%) Power BI
12 4 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.16%) Amazon Aurora
14 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (12.36%) Jenkins
2 30 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 18 (6.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (4.25%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.86%) Subversion
6 10 (3.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (3.47%) JIRA
8 8 (3.09%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.32%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.32%) JMeter
9 6 (2.32%) webpack
10 5 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.93%) MSTest
10 5 (1.93%) NUnit
11 4 (1.54%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.54%) Psake
11 4 (1.54%) Selenium
11 4 (1.54%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.16%) Mercurial
General
1 27 (10.42%) Finance
2 11 (4.25%) Retail
3 6 (2.32%) Banking
4 4 (1.54%) Marketing
4 4 (1.54%) Spanish Language
4 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.16%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (27.80%) Developer
2 37 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (12.36%) .NET Developer
3 32 (12.36%) Architect
4 24 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.88%) Azure Engineer
6 21 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 21 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (5.79%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.41%) Consultant
10 12 (4.63%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (4.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (4.25%) Senior C# Developer
11 11 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.86%) DBA
12 10 (3.86%) SQL DBA
13 9 (3.47%) Administrator
13 9 (3.47%) Python Developer
13 9 (3.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.39%) .NET
2 31 (11.97%) ASP.NET
3 26 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (9.65%) AngularJS
4 25 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (9.27%) CSS
5 24 (9.27%) HTML
6 22 (8.49%) Web Services
7 16 (6.18%) .NET Core
8 15 (5.79%) CSS3
8 15 (5.79%) Vue.js
9 14 (5.41%) HTML5
10 12 (4.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (4.25%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.86%) RESTful
13 8 (3.09%) ASP.NET Core
13 8 (3.09%) jQuery
13 8 (3.09%) Node.js
13 8 (3.09%) XML
14 7 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.41%) Public Cloud
2 10 (3.86%) Clustering
3 8 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.32%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.16%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.16%) NHS
9 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.77%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.39%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.92%) Windows
2 34 (13.13%) Linux
3 28 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.47%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.70%) Unix
8 6 (2.32%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.54%) AIX
9 4 (1.54%) Solaris
10 3 (1.16%) CentOS
10 3 (1.16%) HPUX
11 2 (0.77%) Android
11 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.39%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (20.85%) DevOps
3 40 (15.44%) MVC
4 36 (13.90%) TDD
5 30 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (11.20%) Microservices
7 28 (10.81%) Scrum
8 26 (10.04%) Migration
9 25 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (5.79%) BDD
11 14 (5.41%) Analytics
11 14 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (5.02%) Web Development
13 12 (4.63%) Software Engineering
14 11 (4.25%) Configuration Management
14 11 (4.25%) E-Commerce
14 11 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (3.86%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.08%) C#
1 52 (20.08%) PowerShell
2 46 (17.76%) Python
3 40 (15.44%) JavaScript
4 38 (14.67%) SQL
5 27 (10.42%) Java
6 18 (6.95%) Ruby
7 17 (6.56%) PHP
8 16 (6.18%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.63%) Go
10 11 (4.25%) TypeScript
11 9 (3.47%) Perl
11 9 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.93%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.54%) C++
14 3 (1.16%) Groovy
15 2 (0.77%) Java 8
16 1 (0.39%) Scala
16 1 (0.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.25%) CCNP
5 9 (3.47%) BC Cleared
5 9 (3.47%) CCNA
6 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.93%) CCDE
8 4 (1.54%) MCSE
9 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.16%) CISSP
9 3 (1.16%) Degree
10 2 (0.77%) MCP
10 2 (0.77%) MCSA
10 2 (0.77%) MCSD
10 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.39%) CCIE
11 1 (0.39%) CISM
11 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (15.44%) Docker
2 32 (12.36%) Active Directory
3 24 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.09%) vSphere
5 3 (1.16%) Xen
5 3 (1.16%) XenServer
6 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.77%) Firmware
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (13.51%) Puppet
2 27 (10.42%) Ansible
3 21 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (7.34%) Terraform
5 15 (5.79%) Kubernetes
6 11 (4.25%) Salt
7 6 (2.32%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.32%) Rancher
8 5 (1.93%) CFEngine
8 5 (1.93%) SCCM
8 5 (1.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.77%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.77%) Grafana
10 2 (0.77%) Graylog
10 2 (0.77%) Kibana
10 2 (0.77%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.77%) SCOM
11 1 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 89 (34.36%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.20%) VMware
3 21 (8.11%) Google
4 20 (7.72%) Oracle
5 18 (6.95%) Cisco
6 10 (3.86%) CA
6 10 (3.86%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.09%) Splunk
8 6 (2.32%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.32%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.32%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.32%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.93%) Citrix
9 5 (1.93%) EMC
9 5 (1.93%) IBM
9 5 (1.93%) Juniper
10 4 (1.54%) Dell
10 4 (1.54%) Informatica
10 4 (1.54%) Software AG
10 4 (1.54%) TIBCO