Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 72 75
Rank change year-on-year +44 +3 +93
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 283 120 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.81% 2.80% 2.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.44% 22.10% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 94 130
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +22.58%
10th Percentile £310 £319 £319
90th Percentile £588 £559 £925
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £23.84 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -38.49% +10.71% -8.50%

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 900 543 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.48% 12.65% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 382 352
Yorkshire median daily rate £426 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £205 £305
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £21.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.48% +37.10% +29.17%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.88 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £30.25 £127.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -13.64%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 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 +43 188 £425 -10.53% 107
South Yorkshire +11 42 £458 +6.40% 25
North Yorkshire +13 29 £363 -14.71% 17
East Yorkshire +1 2 - - 6
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 138 (48.76%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (32.51%) Microsoft
3 83 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (27.92%) SQL Server
5 63 (22.26%) Windows
6 62 (21.91%) .NET
7 55 (19.43%) SQL
7 55 (19.43%) DevOps
8 49 (17.31%) C#
9 46 (16.25%) Active Directory
9 46 (16.25%) PowerShell
10 42 (14.84%) TDD
11 40 (14.13%) MVC
11 40 (14.13%) Migration
12 39 (13.78%) Docker
13 38 (13.43%) JavaScript
13 38 (13.43%) Office 365
14 37 (13.07%) Linux
14 37 (13.07%) Python
14 37 (13.07%) Finance
15 35 (12.37%) ASP.NET
16 33 (11.66%) Windows Server
17 32 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 30 (10.60%) VMware
19 28 (9.89%) Oracle
19 28 (9.89%) Jenkins
20 27 (9.54%) HTML
21 26 (9.19%) Firewall
21 26 (9.19%) IaaS
21 26 (9.19%) SaaS

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 23 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.89%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.47%) OpenStack
4 7 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.12%) Confluence
5 6 (2.12%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.41%) CloudStack
7 4 (1.41%) JBoss
7 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.06%) Anypoint
8 3 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) Kentico
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 138 (48.76%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (13.43%) Office 365
3 26 (9.19%) IaaS
3 26 (9.19%) SaaS
4 24 (8.48%) PaaS
5 22 (7.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.12%) GitHub
9 4 (1.41%) Apigee
9 4 (1.41%) Boomi
9 4 (1.41%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.06%) Serverless
11 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) npm
11 2 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.19%) Firewall
2 17 (6.01%) DNS
3 10 (3.53%) VPN
3 10 (3.53%) WAN
4 9 (3.18%) SAN
5 8 (2.83%) DHCP
5 8 (2.83%) LAN
5 8 (2.83%) Skype
6 7 (2.47%) MPLS
6 7 (2.47%) OSPF
6 7 (2.47%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.12%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (2.12%) HTTP
7 6 (2.12%) IPsec
7 6 (2.12%) SSL
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.77%) NAS
9 4 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.41%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (27.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.01%) MySQL
3 14 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.24%) Hadoop
4 12 (4.24%) Power BI
5 10 (3.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (2.83%) Big Data
7 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.47%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.41%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (9.89%) Jenkins
2 23 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.59%) JIRA
6 9 (3.18%) JMeter
7 8 (2.83%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.83%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.77%) Selenium
10 4 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.41%) Subversion
11 3 (1.06%) Gatling
11 3 (1.06%) MSTest
11 3 (1.06%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.06%) NUnit
11 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.71%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.71%) Travis CI
General
1 37 (13.07%) Finance
2 10 (3.53%) Retail
3 6 (2.12%) Banking
4 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.06%) Games
5 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (26.50%) Developer
2 38 (13.43%) Architect
3 37 (13.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (10.60%) .NET Developer
5 25 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (8.13%) Azure Engineer
7 20 (7.07%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (5.65%) C# Developer
9 15 (5.30%) Consultant
10 13 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.59%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.89%) Azure Architect
11 11 (3.89%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.53%) DBA
12 10 (3.53%) SQL DBA
13 9 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.83%) Administrator
14 8 (2.83%) Senior .NET Developer
14 8 (2.83%) SQL Developer
15 7 (2.47%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.91%) .NET
2 35 (12.37%) ASP.NET
3 27 (9.54%) HTML
4 24 (8.48%) AngularJS
5 23 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (8.13%) CSS
6 19 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (6.71%) Web Services
7 14 (4.95%) HTML5
8 13 (4.59%) CSS3
9 12 (4.24%) .NET Core
9 12 (4.24%) RESTful
9 12 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (3.89%) OpenSocial
10 11 (3.89%) XML
11 10 (3.53%) jQuery
11 10 (3.53%) Vue.js
12 9 (3.18%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.83%) Kafka
13 8 (2.83%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.95%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.59%) Clustering
3 11 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.77%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.77%) User Experience
7 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.41%) PKI
8 3 (1.06%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.71%) CMDB
9 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) EPoS
10 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (22.26%) Windows
2 37 (13.07%) Linux
3 33 (11.66%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (3.89%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.53%) Unix
6 8 (2.83%) Solaris
7 6 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.77%) AIX
8 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.06%) CentOS
9 3 (1.06%) HPUX
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) VMS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.43%) DevOps
3 42 (14.84%) TDD
4 40 (14.13%) Migration
4 40 (14.13%) MVC
5 32 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (9.19%) BDD
7 25 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (8.13%) Microservices
8 23 (8.13%) Scrum
9 16 (5.65%) Analytics
10 15 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (5.30%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.95%) Web Development
12 13 (4.59%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (4.24%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (4.24%) Unit Testing
14 11 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.43%) SQL
2 49 (17.31%) C#
3 46 (16.25%) PowerShell
4 38 (13.43%) JavaScript
5 37 (13.07%) Python
6 23 (8.13%) Java
7 18 (6.36%) PHP
8 17 (6.01%) Ruby
9 13 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.18%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.18%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.47%) Go
12 7 (2.47%) Perl
13 5 (1.77%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.41%) C++
15 3 (1.06%) Groovy
15 3 (1.06%) Scala
16 2 (0.71%) Java 8
16 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.83%) CCNP
4 5 (1.77%) CCNA
4 5 (1.77%) Degree
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.41%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.41%) MCSE
6 3 (1.06%) CCIE
6 3 (1.06%) MCP
6 3 (1.06%) MCSA
7 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.71%) CISSP
7 2 (0.71%) MCSD
7 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) CCSM
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) SANS
8 1 (0.35%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.06%) QA
1 3 (1.06%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.71%) PMO
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.78%) Docker
3 24 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.83%) vSphere
4 8 (2.83%) Xen
5 5 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.41%) XenServer
7 3 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.06%) NFS
7 3 (1.06%) SRDF
7 3 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.71%) Firmware
8 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.71%) XenApp
9 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (9.19%) Puppet
2 21 (7.42%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (6.36%) Kubernetes
4 17 (6.01%) Ansible
5 14 (4.95%) Terraform
6 7 (2.47%) Rancher
6 7 (2.47%) Salt
7 4 (1.41%) Grafana
7 4 (1.41%) SCCM
8 3 (1.06%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.06%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.06%) SCOM
8 3 (1.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.71%) Graphite
9 2 (0.71%) Graylog
9 2 (0.71%) Kibana
9 2 (0.71%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.71%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 92 (32.51%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.60%) VMware
3 28 (9.89%) Oracle
4 21 (7.42%) Cisco
4 21 (7.42%) Google
5 11 (3.89%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.18%) Splunk
7 8 (2.83%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.47%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.47%) Citrix
8 7 (2.47%) NetApp
9 6 (2.12%) CA
9 6 (2.12%) Dell
9 6 (2.12%) EMC
10 5 (1.77%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.41%) IBM
11 4 (1.41%) Informatica
11 4 (1.41%) Software AG
11 4 (1.41%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.41%) TOWER Software