Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 38 73
Rank change year-on-year +25 +35 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 374 264 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.72% 5.25% 2.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.85% 30.77% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 188 89
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £301
90th Percentile £619 £550 £593
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.25 £31.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +13.71% -34.74% +9.20%

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 1,105 858 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 25.76% 17.07% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 573 267
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% -4.44%
10th Percentile £213 £305 £273
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +2.86% +36.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.07 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.45 £35.00
England median hourly rate £23.90 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.48% -4.76% +10.53%

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 16 July 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
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 16 July 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 +24 209 £475 +11.76% 117
South Yorkshire +18 111 £506 +6.58% 40
North Yorkshire +18 27 £413 +28.91% 36
East Yorkshire +6 6 £110 - 8
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 177 (47.33%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (35.03%) Microsoft
4 104 (27.81%) DevOps
5 85 (22.73%) Java
6 76 (20.32%) SQL
7 70 (18.72%) Linux
8 69 (18.45%) .NET
9 60 (16.04%) C#
10 59 (15.78%) Python
11 58 (15.51%) Windows
11 58 (15.51%) Git (software)
11 58 (15.51%) Office 365
12 56 (14.97%) Test Automation
13 53 (14.17%) Active Directory
14 51 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 51 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (12.57%) Node.js
16 45 (12.03%) Google
17 44 (11.76%) Finance
17 44 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
18 43 (11.50%) Migration
19 40 (10.70%) Web Development
20 39 (10.43%) JavaScript
20 39 (10.43%) Kubernetes
21 38 (10.16%) Configuration Management
21 38 (10.16%) TDD
21 38 (10.16%) PaaS
22 37 (9.89%) Jenkins
23 36 (9.63%) Unix

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 21 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.01%) Confluence
3 13 (3.48%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.94%) CMS
5 10 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.87%) Apache ServiceMix
6 7 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.34%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.07%) Kentico
10 3 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.80%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.80%) IIS
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.53%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.07%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 177 (47.33%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (15.51%) Office 365
3 44 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (10.16%) PaaS
5 24 (6.42%) GitHub
5 24 (6.42%) IaaS
6 23 (6.15%) SaaS
7 22 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (5.88%) Power Platform
8 16 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Flow
10 8 (2.14%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.07%) Serverless
13 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.80%) Kong
14 2 (0.53%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.49%) TCP/IP
2 23 (6.15%) HTTP
3 22 (5.88%) SSL
4 21 (5.61%) DNS
5 17 (4.55%) Firewall
6 14 (3.74%) LAN
7 13 (3.48%) WAN
8 12 (3.21%) DHCP
9 10 (2.67%) Skype
10 7 (1.87%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.34%) VPN
12 4 (1.07%) FTP
12 4 (1.07%) Internet
12 4 (1.07%) WLAN
13 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.80%) SAN
13 3 (0.80%) VoIP
14 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.53%) OpenVPN
14 2 (0.53%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.35%) MongoDB
2 20 (5.35%) Power BI
3 18 (4.81%) Big Data
4 17 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.48%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.21%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.67%) MySQL
11 8 (2.14%) Apache Hive
11 8 (2.14%) Impala
12 7 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (1.07%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 58 (15.51%) Git (software)
2 37 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.88%) Mockito
4 18 (4.81%) JIRA
5 13 (3.48%) Maven
5 13 (3.48%) Visual Studio
6 12 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (2.14%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.87%) GitLab
8 7 (1.87%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.34%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.34%) JMeter
10 4 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.80%) Gatling
11 3 (0.80%) gulp
11 3 (0.80%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (11.76%) Finance
2 10 (2.67%) Advertising
3 9 (2.41%) Back Office
3 9 (2.41%) Local Government
4 7 (1.87%) Banking
4 7 (1.87%) Retail
5 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.07%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) French Language
6 2 (0.53%) Games
6 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (29.41%) Developer
2 72 (19.25%) Architect
3 27 (7.22%) .NET Developer
4 26 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (6.68%) Java Developer
6 24 (6.42%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (6.42%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (4.81%) Consultant
9 17 (4.55%) Security Architect
10 16 (4.28%) Technical Architect
11 15 (4.01%) Azure Engineer
12 14 (3.74%) Azure Architect
13 13 (3.48%) Analyst
14 12 (3.21%) WebOps Engineer
15 11 (2.94%) Web Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) AWS Architect
16 10 (2.67%) C# Developer
16 10 (2.67%) Data Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.45%) .NET
2 47 (12.57%) Node.js
3 33 (8.82%) Web Services
4 32 (8.56%) HTML
5 29 (7.75%) CSS
6 28 (7.49%) ASP.NET
7 25 (6.68%) .NET Core
8 22 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
9 20 (5.35%) JAX-RS
10 17 (4.55%) SOAP
11 16 (4.28%) .NET Framework
12 15 (4.01%) AngularJS
12 15 (4.01%) Spring
13 14 (3.74%) REST
14 13 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (3.48%) Kafka
15 11 (2.94%) RESTful
16 10 (2.67%) Hibernate
17 9 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 8 (2.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
1 17 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.01%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.87%) PKI
5 7 (1.87%) User Experience
6 6 (1.60%) NHS
6 6 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.34%) Clustering
7 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) iSeries
9 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 70 (18.72%) Linux
2 58 (15.51%) Windows
3 36 (9.63%) Unix
4 24 (6.42%) Mac OS X
5 23 (6.15%) Windows Server
6 17 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.07%) CentOS
10 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.80%) Debian
11 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.53%) Android
12 2 (0.53%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (27.81%) DevOps
3 56 (14.97%) Test Automation
4 51 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (11.50%) Migration
6 40 (10.70%) Web Development
7 38 (10.16%) Configuration Management
7 38 (10.16%) TDD
8 33 (8.82%) Microservices
8 33 (8.82%) MVC
9 31 (8.29%) BDD
10 30 (8.02%) Open Source
11 26 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (6.95%) Continuous Deployment
11 26 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (6.68%) Web Design
13 24 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (6.42%) Responsive Web Design
14 23 (6.15%) Pair Programming
15 22 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.73%) Java
2 76 (20.32%) SQL
3 60 (16.04%) C#
4 59 (15.78%) Python
5 39 (10.43%) JavaScript
6 33 (8.82%) Bash Shell
7 32 (8.56%) PowerShell
8 31 (8.29%) Ruby
9 22 (5.88%) Java 8
10 14 (3.74%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.94%) Go
11 11 (2.94%) Scala
12 9 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.14%) R
14 6 (1.60%) PHP
15 5 (1.34%) C++
16 3 (0.80%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.53%) VB
18 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.41%) Degree
5 7 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.60%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.07%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.07%) CCNP
7 4 (1.07%) CISSP
7 4 (1.07%) ISEB
8 3 (0.80%) CCNA
8 3 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.80%) CISM
8 3 (0.80%) HND
9 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.41%) GDPR
3 8 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.34%) QA
6 3 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.80%) SLA
7 2 (0.53%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.53%) WCAG
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) NCSC
8 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.56%) Docker
3 10 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.80%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) vCloud
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (10.43%) Kubernetes
2 26 (6.95%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (6.95%) Puppet
3 23 (6.15%) Ansible
4 18 (4.81%) Terraform
5 12 (3.21%) SCCM
6 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.87%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (1.34%) Rancher
9 4 (1.07%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.07%) Salt
9 4 (1.07%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.80%) QRadar
11 2 (0.53%) Automic
11 2 (0.53%) Consul
11 2 (0.53%) FreeIPA
11 2 (0.53%) Grafana
11 2 (0.53%) Kibana
11 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 131 (35.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.03%) Google
3 20 (5.35%) VMware
4 19 (5.08%) Splunk
5 13 (3.48%) NetApp
5 13 (3.48%) Oracle
6 11 (2.94%) Cisco
6 11 (2.94%) EMC
6 11 (2.94%) Xamarin
7 8 (2.14%) Citrix
8 7 (1.87%) ForgeRock
8 7 (1.87%) Tableau
8 7 (1.87%) TOWER Software
9 6 (1.60%) Dataiku
9 6 (1.60%) McAfee
10 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.34%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.07%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.07%) HP
11 4 (1.07%) Veritas