Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 67 113
Rank change year-on-year +23 +46 +58
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 204 143 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.41% 3.07% 1.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.94% 32.57% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 98 72
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £428 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.40% -4.06%
10th Percentile £319 £304 £306
90th Percentile £588 £575 £573
England median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £25.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +64.52% -55.71% +34.62%

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 705 439 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.25% 9.41% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 304 252
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £226 £263 £306
90th Percentile £592 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -12.68% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £10.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £33.50 £106.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +10 144 £450 - 72
South Yorkshire +40 51 £494 +19.70% 11
North Yorkshire +5 9 £410 -8.89% 26
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 98 (48.04%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (31.37%) Microsoft
4 51 (25.00%) DevOps
5 45 (22.06%) IaaS
6 43 (21.08%) Linux
7 41 (20.10%) Git (software)
8 38 (18.63%) .NET
9 37 (18.14%) PaaS
10 36 (17.65%) SaaS
10 36 (17.65%) C#
11 34 (16.67%) Java
12 32 (15.69%) Web Services
12 32 (15.69%) Jenkins
13 28 (13.73%) Puppet
14 27 (13.24%) Windows
15 26 (12.75%) Docker
16 25 (12.25%) SQL
17 22 (10.78%) Python
17 22 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (10.78%) Ansible
18 21 (10.29%) Office 365
18 21 (10.29%) TDD
18 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
18 21 (10.29%) Migration
19 20 (9.80%) VMware
19 20 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
19 20 (9.80%) Google Cloud Platform
20 19 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
20 19 (9.31%) Scrum

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 (6.37%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (3.92%) Confluence
3 6 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.45%) CloudStack
5 4 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.98%) CMS
7 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.98%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.98%) IIS
7 2 (0.98%) Kentico
7 2 (0.98%) Mule
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.98%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (48.04%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (22.06%) IaaS
3 37 (18.14%) PaaS
4 36 (17.65%) SaaS
5 21 (10.29%) Office 365
6 20 (9.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.43%) OpenShift
8 6 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.45%) GitHub
10 4 (1.96%) CloudBees
10 4 (1.96%) Heroku
11 2 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.98%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.49%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.49%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.49%) Slack
12 1 (0.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.86%) DNS
2 10 (4.90%) Firewall
3 8 (3.92%) HTTP
4 7 (3.43%) SAN
4 7 (3.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.94%) Skype
6 5 (2.45%) NAS
6 5 (2.45%) SSL
7 4 (1.96%) LAN
7 4 (1.96%) VPN
7 4 (1.96%) WAN
8 2 (0.98%) MPLS
8 2 (0.98%) VLAN
9 1 (0.49%) BGP
9 1 (0.49%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) IPsec
9 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.49%) OSPF
9 1 (0.49%) PBX
9 1 (0.49%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.41%) MySQL
3 7 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.94%) Power BI
4 6 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.47%) Adabas
6 3 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.47%) OLAP
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.98%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (20.10%) Git (software)
2 32 (15.69%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 12 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (4.90%) JIRA
7 6 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (2.94%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.94%) SonarQube
7 6 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.45%) Subversion
8 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.47%) MSTest
9 3 (1.47%) NUnit
9 3 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.98%) GoCD
10 2 (0.98%) Psake
10 2 (0.98%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 16 (7.84%) Finance
2 7 (3.43%) Banking
3 6 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.45%) French Language
4 5 (2.45%) German Language
4 5 (2.45%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.45%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (21.08%) Architect
2 35 (17.16%) Developer
3 21 (10.29%) Azure Architect
4 18 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (5.88%) Consultant
8 11 (5.39%) Analyst
9 10 (4.90%) Azure Consultant
10 9 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.41%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (3.92%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Product Manager
12 7 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.63%) .NET
2 32 (15.69%) Web Services
3 19 (9.31%) ASP.NET
4 16 (7.84%) HTML
5 15 (7.35%) CSS
5 15 (7.35%) Node.js
6 14 (6.86%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.37%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.90%) React
9 9 (4.41%) JSON
10 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.92%) WCF
11 7 (3.43%) Play Framework
11 7 (3.43%) SOAP
11 7 (3.43%) Spring
12 6 (2.94%) Angular 2
12 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (2.94%) Entity Framework
12 6 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.39%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.41%) Clustering
5 6 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.45%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.96%) User Experience
8 2 (0.98%) CCTV
8 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.49%) Life Science
9 1 (0.49%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.08%) Linux
2 27 (13.24%) Windows
3 15 (7.35%) Unix
4 14 (6.86%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.92%) Android
5 8 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.43%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.94%) CentOS
8 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.98%) AIX
9 2 (0.98%) Debian
9 2 (0.98%) HPUX
9 2 (0.98%) Solaris
9 2 (0.98%) SUSE
9 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.00%) DevOps
3 22 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (10.29%) Migration
4 21 (10.29%) TDD
5 19 (9.31%) Configuration Management
5 19 (9.31%) Scrum
6 17 (8.33%) Microservices
6 17 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 15 (7.35%) ITIL
8 14 (6.86%) BDD
9 13 (6.37%) MVC
10 12 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.39%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.39%) Open Source
12 10 (4.90%) Data Modelling
12 10 (4.90%) Kanban
12 10 (4.90%) Test Automation
12 10 (4.90%) Web Operations
13 9 (4.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.65%) C#
2 34 (16.67%) Java
3 25 (12.25%) SQL
4 22 (10.78%) Python
5 16 (7.84%) Ruby
6 14 (6.86%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.39%) PHP
7 11 (5.39%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.43%) Scala
11 3 (1.47%) Go
12 2 (0.98%) C++
12 2 (0.98%) NATURAL
12 2 (0.98%) X++
13 1 (0.49%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.96%) CISM
3 4 (1.96%) CISSP
3 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (1.47%) CCSP
4 3 (1.47%) Degree
4 3 (1.47%) GIAC
4 3 (1.47%) MCSA
4 3 (1.47%) MCSE
5 2 (0.98%) CCNA
5 2 (0.98%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CCDP
6 1 (0.49%) CCIE
6 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) GCP
2 7 (3.43%) QA
3 6 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.45%) SLA
5 4 (1.96%) GDPR
6 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.98%) PMO
8 1 (0.49%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (12.75%) Docker
2 19 (9.31%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.92%) vSphere
4 7 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.49%) KVM
7 1 (0.49%) Xen
7 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (13.73%) Puppet
2 22 (10.78%) Ansible
3 20 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.43%) Nagios
4 7 (3.43%) Terraform
5 6 (2.94%) Grafana
5 6 (2.94%) Marathon
5 6 (2.94%) Mesos
5 6 (2.94%) Prometheus
5 6 (2.94%) Salt
6 5 (2.45%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.45%) SCCM
7 4 (1.96%) Graphite
7 4 (1.96%) Opsview
8 2 (0.98%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.98%) SCOM
8 2 (0.98%) WSUS
9 1 (0.49%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 64 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.80%) VMware
3 18 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 11 (5.39%) Oracle
4 11 (5.39%) Splunk
5 10 (4.90%) Xamarin
6 9 (4.41%) Cisco
7 8 (3.92%) Brocade
7 8 (3.92%) Google
8 7 (3.43%) F5
9 6 (2.94%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.96%) Citrix
10 4 (1.96%) EMC
10 4 (1.96%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.96%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.47%) IBM
11 3 (1.47%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.98%) HP
12 2 (0.98%) Veritas
13 1 (0.49%) Juniper