Period
to 14 December 2019

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 December 2019 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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 8 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 +32 0
Contract jobs citing Azure 229 282 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.64% 12.82% 4.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.99% 53.82% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 201 66
Bristol median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -6.85%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £275
90th Percentile £650 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £42.00 - £52.50
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +125.71% -25.53% -41.25%

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 509 524 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.86% 23.83% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 391 220
Bristol median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £200 £300 £191
90th Percentile £638 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £468 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 7
Bristol median hourly rate £19.76 £175.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -88.71% +900.00% -56.25%
10th Percentile £14.43 £60.83 £13.90
90th Percentile £40.60 £187.50 £35.39
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +30.68% +18.92% -43.94%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Bristol

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Bristol

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Bristol over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Bristol

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 90 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 70 (30.57%) Active Directory
3 63 (27.51%) Office 365
4 60 (26.20%) DevOps
5 52 (22.71%) SQL Server
5 52 (22.71%) Windows
6 51 (22.27%) SQL
7 49 (21.40%) AWS
8 48 (20.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 46 (20.09%) CRM
10 44 (19.21%) .NET
11 42 (18.34%) Dynamics CRM
12 39 (17.03%) Public Sector
13 38 (16.59%) Migration
13 38 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (14.85%) C#
15 32 (13.97%) JavaScript
15 32 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (13.54%) SharePoint
17 30 (13.10%) Dynamics 365
18 29 (12.66%) Visual Studio
18 29 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 29 (12.66%) Power Platform
19 28 (12.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 28 (12.23%) Power BI
20 27 (11.79%) B2C
21 26 (11.35%) Serverless
21 26 (11.35%) SaaS
22 25 (10.92%) IaaS
22 25 (10.92%) CSS

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 31 (13.54%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.18%) IIS
4 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.31%) CMS
5 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.87%) Confluence
6 2 (0.87%) Jetty
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (10.04%) MS Visio
2 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (8.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 42 (18.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 63 (27.51%) Office 365
2 49 (21.40%) AWS
3 48 (20.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (13.10%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (12.66%) Power Platform
6 26 (11.35%) SaaS
6 26 (11.35%) Serverless
7 25 (10.92%) IaaS
8 22 (9.61%) Azure Functions
8 22 (9.61%) PaaS
9 18 (7.86%) PowerApps
10 17 (7.42%) Microsoft Flow
11 15 (6.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (3.49%) GCP
13 6 (2.62%) Azure Stack
13 6 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (1.31%) Mimecast
15 3 (1.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.49%) Firewall
2 8 (3.49%) Skype
3 7 (3.06%) DNS
4 5 (2.18%) LAN
4 5 (2.18%) WAN
5 4 (1.75%) FTP
5 4 (1.75%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.75%) SAN
5 4 (1.75%) Wireless
6 3 (1.31%) VPN
7 2 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.87%) DHCP
7 2 (0.87%) HTTP
7 2 (0.87%) Internet
7 2 (0.87%) IPsec
7 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.44%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (12.23%) Power BI
3 28 (12.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.31%) QlikView
6 3 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.87%) Big Data
7 2 (0.87%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.87%) DataStage
7 2 (0.87%) QualityStage
7 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.87%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (12.66%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (2.18%) Subversion
6 4 (1.75%) JIRA
6 4 (1.75%) NUnit
6 4 (1.75%) Selenium
7 2 (0.87%) git-flow
7 2 (0.87%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.87%) Moq
7 2 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.44%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.44%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.44%) MSTest
8 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (17.03%) Public Sector
2 16 (6.99%) Finance
3 9 (3.93%) Marketing
3 9 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.06%) Electronics
4 7 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.62%) Billing
6 2 (0.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (29.26%) Developer
2 49 (21.40%) Architect
3 22 (9.61%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (9.61%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (8.30%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.55%) Azure Architect
6 14 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.68%) Azure Developer
8 12 (5.24%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (4.80%) Consultant
10 10 (4.37%) Analyst
10 10 (4.37%) CRM Architect
10 10 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 9 (3.93%) CRM Developer
11 9 (3.93%) Data Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 9 (3.93%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.21%) .NET
2 25 (10.92%) CSS
3 17 (7.42%) HTML
4 14 (6.11%) AngularJS
4 14 (6.11%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.24%) .NET Core
6 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (3.93%) Web Services
8 7 (3.06%) React
9 6 (2.62%) HTML5
9 6 (2.62%) JSON
9 6 (2.62%) Node.js
9 6 (2.62%) RESTful
9 6 (2.62%) Vue.js
9 6 (2.62%) XML
10 5 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.18%) GraphQL
11 4 (1.75%) Angular 2
11 4 (1.75%) LDAP
11 4 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.24%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.49%) PKI
5 7 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.75%) Replication
7 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.87%) Acoustics
8 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.44%) Arduino
9 1 (0.44%) Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) iPhone
9 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.71%) Windows
2 23 (10.04%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.73%) Linux
4 17 (7.42%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.49%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.75%) Unix
9 3 (1.31%) Android
10 1 (0.44%) VMS
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.20%) DevOps
2 46 (20.09%) CRM
3 38 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.59%) Migration
4 32 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (11.79%) B2C
6 23 (10.04%) Open Source
7 22 (9.61%) ArchiMate
8 17 (7.42%) MVC
9 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (5.24%) Test Automation
11 11 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (4.80%) Project Management
12 10 (4.37%) Microservices
13 9 (3.93%) Analytics
13 9 (3.93%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (3.93%) Kimball Methodology
13 9 (3.93%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.49%) ETL
14 8 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.27%) SQL
2 34 (14.85%) C#
3 32 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.30%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.86%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.06%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.62%) Python
8 5 (2.18%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.18%) Java
9 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.87%) ES6
9 2 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) Scala
10 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.18%) MCSE
6 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.75%) RIBA
7 3 (1.31%) CCNP
7 3 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.31%) ISEB
7 3 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.44%) Degree
8 1 (0.44%) MCP
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.87%) GDPR
3 2 (0.87%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 70 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.55%) Docker
2 15 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.62%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.44%) Firmware
7 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (8.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (7.86%) SCCM
3 11 (4.80%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.18%) Ansible
4 5 (2.18%) SCOM
4 5 (2.18%) Terraform
5 4 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.31%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.87%) Puppet
7 2 (0.87%) Salt
8 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.73%) VMware
3 19 (8.30%) Sparx
4 13 (5.68%) Citrix
5 9 (3.93%) Oracle
6 8 (3.49%) Databricks
7 7 (3.06%) Palo Alto
7 7 (3.06%) SAP
8 6 (2.62%) Cisco
9 5 (2.18%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.75%) Dell
10 4 (1.75%) Google
11 3 (1.31%) BiZZdesign
11 3 (1.31%) Mitel
11 3 (1.31%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.31%) Symantec
12 2 (0.87%) Adobe
12 2 (0.87%) IBM
12 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com