Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 76 106
Rank change year-on-year +38 +30 +82
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 262 127 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.22% 2.98% 2.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.64% 32.32% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 89 96
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +16.88%
10th Percentile £310 £301 £310
90th Percentile £550 £593 £925
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 828 393 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.50% 9.24% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 249 373
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £606
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 8
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +19.14% -
10th Percentile £13.90 £10.50 £9.13
90th Percentile £35.65 £35.75 £18.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +42 188 £425 +1.19% 99
South Yorkshire +17 50 £465 +9.41% 12
North Yorkshire -3 13 £320 -25.58% 16
East Yorkshire +1 1 - - 9
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 119 (45.42%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (37.40%) Microsoft
4 69 (26.34%) .NET
5 57 (21.76%) C#
6 56 (21.37%) DevOps
7 54 (20.61%) SQL Server
8 49 (18.70%) Git (software)
9 45 (17.18%) PowerShell
9 45 (17.18%) Python
10 43 (16.41%) JavaScript
11 42 (16.03%) Windows
11 42 (16.03%) Linux
12 41 (15.65%) IaaS
13 40 (15.27%) PaaS
14 39 (14.89%) Jenkins
14 39 (14.89%) ASP.NET
15 38 (14.50%) MVC
16 37 (14.12%) Microservices
17 36 (13.74%) TDD
17 36 (13.74%) Java
17 36 (13.74%) Puppet
18 33 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
19 32 (12.21%) Web Services
19 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
20 31 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (11.83%) SQL
20 31 (11.83%) VMware
21 30 (11.45%) Scrum
22 29 (11.07%) Ansible

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 11 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.05%) Confluence
3 8 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.29%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.91%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.91%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.53%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.76%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.76%) CMS
9 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.76%) Mule
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (45.42%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (15.65%) IaaS
3 40 (15.27%) PaaS
4 28 (10.69%) SaaS
5 27 (10.31%) Office 365
6 16 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (5.73%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.67%) GitHub
10 6 (2.29%) npm
11 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.15%) Boomi
12 2 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.76%) Serverless
12 2 (0.76%) Slack
13 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.78%) Firewall
2 18 (6.87%) VPN
3 15 (5.73%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.73%) WAN
4 13 (4.96%) LAN
5 12 (4.58%) SSL
6 11 (4.20%) MPLS
7 10 (3.82%) HTTP
8 9 (3.44%) DNS
8 9 (3.44%) Wireless
9 8 (3.05%) SAN
10 6 (2.29%) NAS
11 5 (1.91%) IPsec
11 5 (1.91%) Skype
12 4 (1.53%) DHCP
13 3 (1.15%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.15%) FTP
13 3 (1.15%) SMS
13 3 (1.15%) VoIP
13 3 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.49%) Big Data
3 16 (6.11%) Hadoop
4 13 (4.96%) MySQL
5 12 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.29%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.53%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.76%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.76%) Power BI
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 49 (18.70%) Git (software)
2 39 (14.89%) Jenkins
3 27 (10.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (7.63%) TeamCity
6 16 (6.11%) Subversion
7 10 (3.82%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (3.44%) JIRA
8 9 (3.44%) MSTest
8 9 (3.44%) NUnit
9 8 (3.05%) JMeter
9 8 (3.05%) Psake
9 8 (3.05%) webpack
10 7 (2.67%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.29%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.29%) Selenium
12 5 (1.91%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.15%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.76%) GitLab
General
1 22 (8.40%) Finance
2 6 (2.29%) Retail
3 4 (1.53%) Banking
3 4 (1.53%) Marketing
3 4 (1.53%) Spanish Language
3 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.76%) Automotive
4 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Electronics
5 1 (0.38%) Law
5 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (24.81%) Developer
2 35 (13.36%) .NET Developer
3 33 (12.60%) Architect
4 26 (9.92%) C# Developer
5 25 (9.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (9.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (8.78%) Azure Engineer
8 18 (6.87%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (6.87%) Consultant
9 13 (4.96%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (4.96%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.58%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (4.20%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (4.20%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.82%) Azure Architect
12 10 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (26.34%) .NET
2 39 (14.89%) ASP.NET
3 33 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
4 32 (12.21%) Web Services
5 27 (10.31%) CSS
5 27 (10.31%) HTML
6 26 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (8.78%) AngularJS
8 18 (6.87%) .NET Core
8 18 (6.87%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 14 (5.34%) CSS3
10 13 (4.96%) HTML5
10 13 (4.96%) Node.js
10 13 (4.96%) RESTful
11 12 (4.58%) React
11 12 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (3.82%) jQuery
12 10 (3.82%) WCF
13 9 (3.44%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.49%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.82%) Clustering
4 9 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.15%) NHS
10 2 (0.76%) Blog
10 2 (0.76%) CCTV
10 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.38%) Life Science
11 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.38%) PKI
11 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.03%) Linux
1 42 (16.03%) Windows
2 25 (9.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.20%) Android
4 11 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.05%) Unix
6 7 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.91%) CentOS
8 5 (1.91%) HPUX
8 5 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.15%) AIX
9 3 (1.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.76%) Debian
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.37%) DevOps
3 38 (14.50%) MVC
4 37 (14.12%) Microservices
5 36 (13.74%) TDD
6 31 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (11.45%) Scrum
8 28 (10.69%) Migration
9 20 (7.63%) Web Operations
10 18 (6.87%) Configuration Management
10 18 (6.87%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (5.34%) Test Automation
11 14 (5.34%) Web Development
12 13 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (4.58%) BDD
14 10 (3.82%) ITIL
14 10 (3.82%) Kanban
14 10 (3.82%) Service Delivery
15 9 (3.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (21.76%) C#
2 45 (17.18%) PowerShell
2 45 (17.18%) Python
3 43 (16.41%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.74%) Java
5 31 (11.83%) SQL
6 21 (8.02%) PHP
6 21 (8.02%) Ruby
7 13 (4.96%) Go
8 12 (4.58%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.05%) Perl
9 8 (3.05%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.91%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.53%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.15%) Groovy
12 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.76%) C++
14 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.38%) Scala
14 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.20%) CCNP
5 10 (3.82%) CCNA
6 9 (3.44%) BC Cleared
7 5 (1.91%) CCDE
7 5 (1.91%) CISSP
7 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.53%) Degree
9 3 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.15%) CCSP
9 3 (1.15%) CISM
9 3 (1.15%) GIAC
9 3 (1.15%) MCSE
9 3 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.76%) MCSD
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.67%) QA
3 5 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) GDPR
4 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.38%) GCP
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 25 (9.54%) Docker
2 23 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.58%) vSphere
4 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Firmware
5 1 (0.38%) KVM
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.38%) Xen
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
5 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (13.74%) Puppet
2 29 (11.07%) Ansible
3 21 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.73%) Terraform
5 9 (3.44%) Salt
6 8 (3.05%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.29%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.29%) SCCM
7 6 (2.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 5 (1.91%) CFEngine
9 4 (1.53%) SCOM
10 2 (0.76%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.76%) Graylog
10 2 (0.76%) Kibana
10 2 (0.76%) Marathon
10 2 (0.76%) Mesos
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.76%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 98 (37.40%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.83%) VMware
3 19 (7.25%) Google
4 17 (6.49%) Cisco
4 17 (6.49%) Oracle
5 14 (5.34%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.20%) Xamarin
7 9 (3.44%) CA
7 9 (3.44%) Splunk
8 8 (3.05%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.67%) TOWER Software
10 5 (1.91%) EMC
10 5 (1.91%) IBM
10 5 (1.91%) Juniper
10 5 (1.91%) NetApp
10 5 (1.91%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.53%) Brocade
11 4 (1.53%) Dell
11 4 (1.53%) F5
11 4 (1.53%) SolarWinds