Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 67 119
Rank change year-on-year +23 +52 +62
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 245 137 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.01% 3.24% 1.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.28% 37.13% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 94 89
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £285 £306
90th Percentile £570 £586 £925
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £18.96 £41.75
% change year-on-year +63.50% -54.59% +39.17%

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 759 369 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.51% 8.74% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 244 332
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £312 £264 £308
90th Percentile £575 £575 £606
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £35.25 £28.90 £89.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +24 180 £425 +5.59% 83
South Yorkshire +19 52 £486 +13.08% 20
North Yorkshire -8 11 £320 -36.00% 15
East Yorkshire -3 1 - - 4
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (49.80%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (36.33%) Microsoft
4 61 (24.90%) Git (software)
5 60 (24.49%) .NET
6 58 (23.67%) DevOps
7 52 (21.22%) IaaS
8 50 (20.41%) C#
9 48 (19.59%) Linux
10 46 (18.78%) Java
11 45 (18.37%) Puppet
12 44 (17.96%) Jenkins
12 44 (17.96%) Web Services
13 42 (17.14%) PaaS
14 38 (15.51%) VMware
15 37 (15.10%) SaaS
16 36 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (14.69%) Python
17 34 (13.88%) Windows
17 34 (13.88%) Ansible
18 32 (13.06%) Microservices
18 32 (13.06%) Security Cleared
18 32 (13.06%) JavaScript
18 32 (13.06%) SQL Server
19 29 (11.84%) ASP.NET
20 28 (11.43%) PowerShell
20 28 (11.43%) Docker
21 26 (10.61%) Scrum
22 25 (10.20%) TDD
22 25 (10.20%) Opscode Chef

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 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.27%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.04%) Confluence
5 4 (1.63%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.22%) CloudStack
6 3 (1.22%) CMS
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.82%) Apache
7 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.82%) Mule
7 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (49.80%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (21.22%) IaaS
3 42 (17.14%) PaaS
4 37 (15.10%) SaaS
5 20 (8.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (8.16%) Office 365
6 14 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.04%) GitHub
8 5 (2.04%) npm
9 3 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.22%) CloudBees
9 3 (1.22%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.22%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.41%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.94%) Firewall
2 15 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.90%) VPN
3 12 (4.90%) WAN
4 11 (4.49%) LAN
5 8 (3.27%) MPLS
5 8 (3.27%) SSL
6 7 (2.86%) HTTP
7 6 (2.45%) SAN
7 6 (2.45%) Wireless
8 5 (2.04%) DNS
8 5 (2.04%) NAS
9 3 (1.22%) Skype
9 3 (1.22%) SMS
10 1 (0.41%) BGP
10 1 (0.41%) DHCP
10 1 (0.41%) Internet
10 1 (0.41%) IPsec
10 1 (0.41%) OSPF
10 1 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.71%) Big Data
3 13 (5.31%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.86%) MySQL
5 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.63%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.22%) Adabas
7 3 (1.22%) Power BI
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 61 (24.90%) Git (software)
2 44 (17.96%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (8.57%) TeamCity
6 15 (6.12%) Subversion
7 9 (3.67%) MSTest
7 9 (3.67%) NUnit
8 8 (3.27%) JIRA
8 8 (3.27%) Psake
9 7 (2.86%) webpack
10 6 (2.45%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.04%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.63%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.63%) JMeter
12 4 (1.63%) Selenium
12 4 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.82%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (8.16%) Finance
2 5 (2.04%) Banking
3 3 (1.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.82%) Automotive
4 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.82%) Marketing
4 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (20.82%) Developer
2 36 (14.69%) Architect
3 26 (10.61%) .NET Developer
4 20 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (7.76%) C# Developer
6 18 (7.35%) Consultant
7 17 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
7 17 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.90%) Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) Applications Architect
10 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.49%) Azure Architect
10 11 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.67%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.27%) Python Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.49%) .NET
2 44 (17.96%) Web Services
3 29 (11.84%) ASP.NET
4 24 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (9.80%) HTML
5 23 (9.39%) CSS
6 18 (7.35%) Node.js
7 17 (6.94%) AngularJS
8 15 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (5.31%) RESTful
10 12 (4.90%) React
11 11 (4.49%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.49%) WCF
12 10 (4.08%) .NET Core
12 10 (4.08%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 8 (3.27%) CSS3
13 8 (3.27%) jQuery
13 8 (3.27%) JSON
14 7 (2.86%) HTML5
14 7 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.08%) Clustering
6 8 (3.27%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.22%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.22%) User Experience
10 2 (0.82%) Blog
10 2 (0.82%) CCTV
10 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.82%) NHS
10 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.41%) Life Science
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.59%) Linux
2 34 (13.88%) Windows
3 20 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.12%) Android
4 15 (6.12%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.45%) Unix
8 5 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.22%) HPUX
10 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.22%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.82%) AIX
11 2 (0.82%) CentOS
11 2 (0.82%) Debian
11 2 (0.82%) Solaris
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.67%) DevOps
3 36 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (13.06%) Microservices
5 26 (10.61%) Scrum
6 25 (10.20%) TDD
7 24 (9.80%) MVC
8 23 (9.39%) Configuration Management
9 22 (8.98%) Migration
9 22 (8.98%) Software Engineering
9 22 (8.98%) Web Operations
10 16 (6.53%) ITIL
11 14 (5.71%) Test Automation
12 13 (5.31%) Data Modelling
12 13 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (4.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 11 (4.49%) High Availability
14 11 (4.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.41%) C#
2 46 (18.78%) Java
3 36 (14.69%) Python
4 32 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.43%) PowerShell
6 24 (9.80%) PHP
7 22 (8.98%) SQL
8 18 (7.35%) Ruby
9 12 (4.90%) Bash Shell
10 10 (4.08%) Go
11 7 (2.86%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.04%) Perl
12 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.22%) Scala
13 3 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.82%) Natural
15 1 (0.41%) Java 8
15 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.27%) BC Cleared
4 8 (3.27%) CCNP
5 5 (2.04%) CCDE
5 5 (2.04%) CCNA
5 5 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.63%) CISSP
7 3 (1.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (1.22%) CCSP
7 3 (1.22%) CISM
7 3 (1.22%) GIAC
8 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.82%) Degree
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.41%) MCSE
9 1 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) SLA
2 7 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.86%) QA
3 6 (2.45%) GCP
4 5 (2.04%) GDPR
5 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.41%) PMO
7 1 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (11.43%) Docker
2 24 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.94%) Active Directory
4 15 (6.12%) vSphere
5 4 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) KVM
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) Xen
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
7 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (18.37%) Puppet
2 34 (13.88%) Ansible
3 25 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.31%) Salt
4 13 (5.31%) Terraform
5 7 (2.86%) Marathon
5 7 (2.86%) Mesos
6 6 (2.45%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (2.45%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (2.04%) CFEngine
8 4 (1.63%) SCCM
9 3 (1.22%) Grafana
9 3 (1.22%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.22%) SCOM
10 2 (0.82%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 89 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.51%) VMware
3 18 (7.35%) Google
4 16 (6.53%) Cisco
4 16 (6.53%) Xamarin
5 13 (5.31%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.49%) Brocade
6 11 (4.49%) Oracle
7 10 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.86%) CA
8 7 (2.86%) F5
8 7 (2.86%) Splunk
8 7 (2.86%) TOWER Software
9 6 (2.45%) Citrix
9 6 (2.45%) Juniper
10 5 (2.04%) EMC
10 5 (2.04%) NetApp
10 5 (2.04%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.04%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.22%) MuleSoft