Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 10 32
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 +15
Contract jobs citing Azure 236 265 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.01% 12.73% 5.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.64% 48.89% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 185 76
Bristol median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £698 £615 £531
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 - £52.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -23.91% -44.58%

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 466 542 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.69% 26.03% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 390 226
Bristol median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +11.11%
10th Percentile £223 £312 £210
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £419
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.46% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 8
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +7.25% -58.43%
10th Percentile £15.29 £17.25 £14.05
90th Percentile £39.50 £19.75 £31.49
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.31
% change year-on-year +59.09% +13.92% -40.58%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 94 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 87 (36.86%) DevOps
3 63 (26.69%) Active Directory
4 58 (24.58%) .NET
5 57 (24.15%) SQL Server
6 54 (22.88%) Office 365
7 49 (20.76%) AWS
8 45 (19.07%) SQL
8 45 (19.07%) Windows
9 44 (18.64%) Migration
10 42 (17.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (17.37%) C#
12 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
13 35 (14.83%) CRM
13 35 (14.83%) MS Visio
14 34 (14.41%) Visual Studio
15 33 (13.98%) Public Sector
16 32 (13.56%) Open Source
16 32 (13.56%) PowerShell
17 31 (13.14%) Dynamics 365
17 31 (13.14%) SharePoint
17 31 (13.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 31 (13.14%) Dynamics CRM
17 31 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 30 (12.71%) ArchiMate
19 29 (12.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 29 (12.29%) Serverless
20 28 (11.86%) Power Platform
20 28 (11.86%) CSS
21 27 (11.44%) Microsoft Excel

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 (13.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.24%) IIS
3 9 (3.81%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.69%) CMS
6 4 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.27%) Jetty
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (14.83%) MS Visio
2 31 (13.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (11.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (13.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.88%) Office 365
2 49 (20.76%) AWS
3 42 (17.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (13.14%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (12.29%) Serverless
6 28 (11.86%) Power Platform
7 25 (10.59%) Azure Functions
8 22 (9.32%) SaaS
9 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Flow
9 19 (8.05%) PowerApps
10 17 (7.20%) IaaS
11 12 (5.08%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (4.66%) PaaS
13 7 (2.97%) npm
14 6 (2.54%) GCP
15 5 (2.12%) GitHub
16 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (1.69%) Yammer
17 3 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.66%) Skype
2 7 (2.97%) DNS
2 7 (2.97%) Firewall
2 7 (2.97%) SAN
2 7 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.12%) LAN
3 5 (2.12%) WAN
4 4 (1.69%) FTP
4 4 (1.69%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.69%) Wireless
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.85%) DHCP
5 2 (0.85%) HTTP
5 2 (0.85%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) IPsec
5 2 (0.85%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.85%) VPN
6 1 (0.42%) PBX
6 1 (0.42%) PSTN
6 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (12.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (11.44%) Power BI
5 12 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.69%) MySQL
7 4 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.85%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.85%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.85%) DataStage
8 2 (0.85%) QualityStage
8 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.42%) GIS
Development Applications
1 34 (14.41%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.08%) Selenium
6 11 (4.66%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.66%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (3.81%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.97%) NUnit
8 7 (2.97%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.97%) webpack
9 6 (2.54%) gulp
9 6 (2.54%) MSBuild
9 6 (2.54%) Postman
9 6 (2.54%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.12%) JIRA
11 3 (1.27%) Moq
12 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.42%) Grunt
13 1 (0.42%) MSTest
General
1 33 (13.98%) Public Sector
2 17 (7.20%) Finance
3 7 (2.97%) Marketing
3 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.12%) Electronics
4 5 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.69%) Law
6 3 (1.27%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (25.00%) Developer
2 48 (20.34%) Architect
3 27 (11.44%) Azure Engineer
4 24 (10.17%) Analyst
5 22 (9.32%) .NET Developer
6 19 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.78%) CRM Architect
7 16 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM Architect
8 15 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.51%) Consultant
10 12 (5.08%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.66%) Azure Architect
12 10 (4.24%) Data Engineer
13 9 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (3.39%) CRM Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (3.39%) Senior Architect
15 6 (2.54%) Security Analyst
15 6 (2.54%) Senior Developer
15 6 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (24.58%) .NET
2 28 (11.86%) CSS
3 21 (8.90%) AngularJS
3 21 (8.90%) HTML
4 17 (7.20%) .NET Core
5 15 (6.36%) ASP.NET
5 15 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (5.51%) .NET Framework
7 12 (5.08%) JSON
8 11 (4.66%) Entity Framework
8 11 (4.66%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (4.24%) React
10 9 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.39%) Angular 2
11 8 (3.39%) HTML5
12 7 (2.97%) Node.js
12 7 (2.97%) Web Services
13 6 (2.54%) Middleware
13 6 (2.54%) RESTful
14 5 (2.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.81%) Virtual Team
3 8 (3.39%) PKI
4 7 (2.97%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.97%) Replication
5 6 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.85%) Acoustics
9 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.42%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) iPhone
10 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.07%) Windows
2 23 (9.75%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.63%) Linux
4 12 (5.08%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.97%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.54%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.12%) Unix
8 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.69%) Android
10 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.86%) DevOps
2 44 (18.64%) Migration
3 35 (14.83%) CRM
4 32 (13.56%) Open Source
5 30 (12.71%) ArchiMate
6 24 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.17%) B2C
6 24 (10.17%) MVC
7 22 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.36%) Microservices
9 14 (5.93%) Test Automation
10 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (4.24%) ITIL
10 10 (4.24%) Kimball Methodology
11 8 (3.39%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.39%) Software Engineering
12 7 (2.97%) Analytics
12 7 (2.97%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (2.97%) ETL
12 7 (2.97%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.07%) SQL
2 41 (17.37%) C#
3 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 32 (13.56%) PowerShell
5 20 (8.47%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.24%) Java
7 9 (3.81%) Python
8 8 (3.39%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.69%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.85%) ES6
12 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.69%) RIBA
5 3 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (0.85%) CCNP
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.42%) Degree
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.54%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.27%) HL7
3 3 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.85%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 63 (26.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.17%) Docker
3 9 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.69%) vSphere
6 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (6.78%) Kubernetes
3 14 (5.93%) SCCM
4 6 (2.54%) EnCase
4 6 (2.54%) Terraform
5 5 (2.12%) Ansible
6 3 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.85%) Puppet
7 2 (0.85%) Salt
8 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 94 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.44%) Sparx
3 17 (7.20%) VMware
4 8 (3.39%) Databricks
5 7 (2.97%) Palo Alto
6 6 (2.54%) Citrix
7 5 (2.12%) Google
7 5 (2.12%) SAP
8 4 (1.69%) Cisco
8 4 (1.69%) Dell
9 3 (1.27%) BiZZdesign
9 3 (1.27%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.27%) Mitel
9 3 (1.27%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.27%) Symantec
9 3 (1.27%) Veeam
10 2 (0.85%) Aruba
10 2 (0.85%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.85%) SonicWALL