The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Bristol region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.53% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
Cloud Services Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
30 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.20% 1.25% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 2
Average daily rate £450 £306 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -12.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £339 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Microsoft Azure
South West

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bristol region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 8 (61.54%) Apple iOS
2 7 (53.85%) SaaS
2 7 (53.85%) HTML5
2 7 (53.85%) iPad
2 7 (53.85%) Mobile App
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) NHS
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB
4 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) OpenStack
6 3 (23.08%) Jelastic
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (15.38%) Test Management
8 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) SaaS
2 3 (23.08%) Jelastic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML5
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) iPad
1 7 (53.85%) Mobile App
1 7 (53.85%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Apple iOS
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Android Development
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft