The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 63 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.78% 0.16% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.82% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£343 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +51.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Cloud Services Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
22 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.47% 1.28% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate £375 £400 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +90.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £333 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £468 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (37.50%) SaaS
3 3 (37.50%) PaaS
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Network Management
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Java EE
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
1 3 (37.50%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) Java EE
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) BPR
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) EPiServer
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore