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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 56 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 15 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.79% 0.71% 1.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.30% 17.65% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 6
Average daily rate £356 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £341 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
South West

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
53 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.32% 4.00% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 22
Average daily rate £350 £438 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +30.62%

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 13 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 25 (75.76%) C#
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
1 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET
1 25 (75.76%) MVC
2 23 (69.70%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
5 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (48.48%) TDD
7 14 (42.42%) E-Commerce
7 14 (42.42%) Scrum
8 13 (39.39%) .NET Framework
8 13 (39.39%) Entity Framework
9 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
9 12 (36.36%) OO
9 12 (36.36%) Web Services
10 11 (33.33%) BDD
10 11 (33.33%) WCF
10 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (30.30%) Ruby
12 9 (27.27%) NUnit
12 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
12 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
12 9 (27.27%) CSS
12 9 (27.27%) HTML
13 8 (24.24%) Internet
13 8 (24.24%) OOP
13 8 (24.24%) MSMQ

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (15.15%) Node.js
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) nginx
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (69.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
3 2 (6.06%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
6 4 (12.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (12.12%) MySQL
7 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
8 2 (6.06%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) NUnit
2 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
2 8 (24.24%) Moq
2 8 (24.24%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) MSTest
5 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) C# Software Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) .NET Developer
3 8 (24.24%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) AWS Software Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Azure Developer
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (9.09%) AWS Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
1 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET
2 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (39.39%) .NET Framework
3 13 (39.39%) Entity Framework
4 12 (36.36%) Web Services
5 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 11 (33.33%) WCF
6 9 (27.27%) CSS
6 9 (27.27%) HTML
7 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (24.24%) Gherkin
7 8 (24.24%) MSMQ
7 8 (24.24%) RESTful
8 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
9 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (18.18%) NHibernate
10 4 (12.12%) jQuery
11 3 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) MVC
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (48.48%) TDD
4 14 (42.42%) E-Commerce
4 14 (42.42%) Scrum
5 12 (36.36%) OO
6 11 (33.33%) BDD
7 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 8 (24.24%) Kanban
8 8 (24.24%) OOP
9 6 (18.18%) High Availability
10 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (12.12%) Web Design
11 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 3 (9.09%) ITIL
12 2 (6.06%) OOA/OOD
12 2 (6.06%) OOD
12 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (30.30%) Ruby
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) CISSP
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCSA
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) vCloud
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) logstash
1 3 (9.09%) Nagios
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
1 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
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