Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 14 August 2020 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +46
Contract jobs citing Azure 106 216 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 14.46% 11.46% 11.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.48% 41.54% 59.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 155 175
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £325
90th Percentile £588 £593 £545
South West median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +121.05% -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +140.00% -63.16%

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 Bristol with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 210 520 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 28.65% 27.59% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 336 277
Median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £253 £275
90th Percentile £599 £606 £525
South West median daily rate £475 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +1.06% +10.59% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.51 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.02% -87.71% -
10th Percentile £14.60 £13.35 £61.70
90th Percentile £30.80 £41.60 £187.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +64.29% -63.16%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Bristol

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Bristol

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Bristol over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Bristol

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Azure.

1 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
1 37 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.25%) AWS
3 30 (28.30%) Migration
4 26 (24.53%) Office 365
5 25 (23.58%) Public Cloud
6 24 (22.64%) DevOps
7 23 (21.70%) Service Management
8 21 (19.81%) Service Delivery
8 21 (19.81%) Public Sector
9 20 (18.87%) Project Management
10 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
11 17 (16.04%) Finance
11 17 (16.04%) Scrum
12 16 (15.09%) .NET
13 14 (13.21%) HTML
13 14 (13.21%) Windows
13 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Intune
13 14 (13.21%) JIRA
14 13 (12.26%) CSS
14 13 (12.26%) C#
15 12 (11.32%) SharePoint
15 12 (11.32%) Waterfall
15 12 (11.32%) Microservices
15 12 (11.32%) Windows 10
16 11 (10.38%) Node.js
16 11 (10.38%) Law
16 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
17 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
17 10 (9.43%) MS Visio

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 12 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.89%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (29.25%) AWS
2 26 (24.53%) Office 365
3 4 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.77%) GCP
3 4 (3.77%) SaaS
4 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.83%) GitHub
5 2 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.89%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.89%) Firebase
5 2 (1.89%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.89%) IaaS
5 2 (1.89%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.89%) PaaS
5 2 (1.89%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.89%) Yammer
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.94%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) WAN
2 5 (4.72%) Skype
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
3 3 (2.83%) LAN
3 3 (2.83%) VoIP
4 2 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) BGP
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.94%) DHCP
5 1 (0.94%) DNS
5 1 (0.94%) HSRP
5 1 (0.94%) Network Security
5 1 (0.94%) OSPF
5 1 (0.94%) RIP
5 1 (0.94%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.94%) VLAN
5 1 (0.94%) VPLS
5 1 (0.94%) WLAN
5 1 (0.94%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.89%) Power BI
4 2 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.94%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) JIRA
2 8 (7.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.83%) JMeter
3 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.89%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.94%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.94%) Grunt
5 1 (0.94%) gulp
5 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.94%) jMock
5 1 (0.94%) JUnit
5 1 (0.94%) Maven
5 1 (0.94%) Mockito
5 1 (0.94%) MSTest
5 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (19.81%) Public Sector
2 17 (16.04%) Finance
3 11 (10.38%) Law
4 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.66%) General Ledger
6 5 (4.72%) Electronics
6 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.72%) Marketing
7 3 (2.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.94%) Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Police
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Delivery Manager
2 24 (22.64%) Analyst
3 19 (17.92%) Developer
4 12 (11.32%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 8 (7.55%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 8 (7.55%) Technical Manager
8 7 (6.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Financial Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) .NET
2 14 (13.21%) HTML
3 13 (12.26%) CSS
4 11 (10.38%) Node.js
5 7 (6.60%) .NET Core
5 7 (6.60%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.66%) React
7 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.72%) Jest
7 5 (4.72%) Vue.js
8 4 (3.77%) Angular 2
8 4 (3.77%) REST
9 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.83%) Django
9 3 (2.83%) Express
9 3 (2.83%) HTML5
9 3 (2.83%) Web Services
10 2 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.58%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 12 (11.32%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) Migration
3 24 (22.64%) DevOps
4 23 (21.70%) Service Management
5 21 (19.81%) Service Delivery
6 20 (18.87%) Project Management
7 17 (16.04%) Scrum
8 12 (11.32%) Microservices
8 12 (11.32%) Waterfall
9 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (8.49%) Business Transformation
10 9 (8.49%) Kanban
10 9 (8.49%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.55%) BDD
11 8 (7.55%) TDD
12 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.60%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
2 13 (12.26%) C#
3 9 (8.49%) SQL
4 4 (3.77%) Java
5 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.83%) Python
6 2 (1.89%) C
6 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.94%) R
7 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) ISEB
4 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.89%) MCSA
4 2 (1.89%) MCSE
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.94%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) Docker
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.72%) EnCase
2 5 (4.72%) SCCM
3 3 (2.83%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.66%) SAP
3 4 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (1.89%) Google
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle
4 2 (1.89%) Tableau
4 2 (1.89%) Talend
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix
5 1 (0.94%) Databricks
5 1 (0.94%) Dell
5 1 (0.94%) Mitel
5 1 (0.94%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.94%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.94%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.94%) Symantec