Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 236 249 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 14.45% 12.32% 5.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.11% 47.25% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 188 86
Median daily rate £466 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £525
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +14.13% -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 471 527 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 28.84% 26.08% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 383 210
Median daily rate £463 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +7.95% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £313 £249
90th Percentile £644 £625 £588
South West median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -57.83%
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £19.75 £19.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +85.71% -56.25%

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 3 April 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 3 April 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 86 (36.44%) DevOps
3 61 (25.85%) AWS
4 59 (25.00%) Migration
5 56 (23.73%) Office 365
6 54 (22.88%) Active Directory
7 50 (21.19%) SQL Server
8 49 (20.76%) .NET
9 45 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (16.53%) MS Visio
11 38 (16.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 37 (15.68%) CRM
13 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
13 36 (15.25%) C#
13 36 (15.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 34 (14.41%) Public Sector
15 33 (13.98%) SQL
15 33 (13.98%) Visual Studio
15 33 (13.98%) SharePoint
15 33 (13.98%) Dynamics CRM
15 33 (13.98%) Dynamics 365
16 30 (12.71%) CSS
16 30 (12.71%) Windows
17 29 (12.29%) Open Source
18 27 (11.44%) ArchiMate
18 27 (11.44%) Microsoft Excel
18 27 (11.44%) Sparx
19 26 (11.02%) Power Platform
19 26 (11.02%) HTML
19 26 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 33 (13.98%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.66%) IIS
3 10 (4.24%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.69%) CMS
6 4 (1.69%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) Jetty
8 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 39 (16.53%) MS Visio
2 38 (16.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (11.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 33 (13.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 61 (25.85%) AWS
2 56 (23.73%) Office 365
3 36 (15.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (13.98%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (11.02%) Power Platform
6 25 (10.59%) Serverless
7 24 (10.17%) SaaS
8 22 (9.32%) Azure Functions
9 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Flow
9 19 (8.05%) PowerApps
10 12 (5.08%) IaaS
11 11 (4.66%) PaaS
12 7 (2.97%) npm
13 5 (2.12%) GCP
14 4 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (1.69%) GitHub
14 4 (1.69%) Mimecast
14 4 (1.69%) Yammer
15 3 (1.27%) NuGet
15 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.08%) Skype
2 9 (3.81%) Firewall
3 7 (2.97%) LAN
3 7 (2.97%) SAN
3 7 (2.97%) WAN
4 3 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.85%) VPN
5 2 (0.85%) Wireless
6 1 (0.42%) BGP
6 1 (0.42%) DNS
6 1 (0.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.42%) OSPF
6 1 (0.42%) PBX
6 1 (0.42%) PSTN
6 1 (0.42%) RIP
6 1 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.42%) VLAN
6 1 (0.42%) VoIP
6 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (10.59%) Power BI
4 22 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.69%) MySQL
8 4 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.85%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.85%) DataStage
10 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.85%) QualityStage
10 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (13.98%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (4.66%) JIRA
4 11 (4.66%) Selenium
4 11 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.81%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.97%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.97%) webpack
7 6 (2.54%) gulp
7 6 (2.54%) MSBuild
7 6 (2.54%) NUnit
7 6 (2.54%) Postman
7 6 (2.54%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.27%) Moq
9 2 (0.85%) MSTest
9 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.42%) DbUnit
General
1 34 (14.41%) Public Sector
2 25 (10.59%) Finance
3 11 (4.66%) Law
4 8 (3.39%) Marketing
5 6 (2.54%) Electronics
5 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.12%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.27%) Back Office
7 3 (1.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (21.61%) Developer
2 42 (17.80%) Architect
3 35 (14.83%) Analyst
4 18 (7.63%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (6.78%) CRM Architect
6 16 (6.78%) Delivery Manager
6 16 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 15 (6.36%) .NET Developer
8 12 (5.08%) Consultant
8 12 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (4.66%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (4.66%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.81%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.39%) CRM Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.39%) Data Engineer
11 8 (3.39%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (20.76%) .NET
2 30 (12.71%) CSS
3 26 (11.02%) HTML
4 15 (6.36%) .NET Core
4 15 (6.36%) AngularJS
5 14 (5.93%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.93%) ASP.NET
6 13 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (4.66%) Entity Framework
7 11 (4.66%) Node.js
8 10 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (3.39%) Angular 2
10 8 (3.39%) React
10 8 (3.39%) Vue.js
11 7 (2.97%) Django
11 7 (2.97%) JSON
12 6 (2.54%) HTML5
12 6 (2.54%) Jest
13 5 (2.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.17%) Public Cloud
2 11 (4.66%) Virtual Team
3 9 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.27%) PKI
8 3 (1.27%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.42%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.71%) Windows
2 18 (7.63%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.24%) Linux
4 9 (3.81%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.97%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.27%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (36.44%) DevOps
2 59 (25.00%) Migration
3 45 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (15.68%) CRM
5 29 (12.29%) Open Source
6 27 (11.44%) ArchiMate
7 22 (9.32%) B2C
8 19 (8.05%) MVC
8 19 (8.05%) Project Management
8 19 (8.05%) Service Management
9 16 (6.78%) Microservices
10 15 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (6.36%) Scrum
11 14 (5.93%) Service Delivery
12 13 (5.51%) ITIL
12 13 (5.51%) Waterfall
13 11 (4.66%) Business Transformation
13 11 (4.66%) E-Commerce
13 11 (4.66%) Risk Management
13 11 (4.66%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.25%) C#
1 36 (15.25%) JavaScript
2 33 (13.98%) SQL
3 25 (10.59%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.66%) Python
6 10 (4.24%) Java
7 5 (2.12%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.12%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.42%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (4.66%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.12%) MCSE
6 2 (0.85%) CCNP
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.42%) Degree
7 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.54%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.69%) SLA
3 3 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.85%) GDPR
4 2 (0.85%) HL7
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 54 (22.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.20%) Docker
3 7 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.12%) vSphere
5 4 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (10.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (5.51%) SCCM
3 11 (4.66%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.81%) EnCase
5 4 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.27%) Terraform
7 2 (0.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 94 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.44%) Sparx
3 15 (6.36%) VMware
4 8 (3.39%) Palo Alto
5 7 (2.97%) SAP
6 5 (2.12%) Cisco
6 5 (2.12%) Google
7 4 (1.69%) Citrix
7 4 (1.69%) Mitel
7 4 (1.69%) MobileIron
7 4 (1.69%) Symantec
8 3 (1.27%) Dell
8 3 (1.27%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.27%) Veeam
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe
9 2 (0.85%) Aruba
9 2 (0.85%) IBM
9 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.85%) SonicWALL