Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 41 39
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2 +40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 262 89 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.38% 4.52% 4.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.33% 31.45% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 66 68
Bristol median daily rate £425 £424 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -5.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £332
90th Percentile £575 £534 £615
South West median daily rate £436 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +7.56% -10.00% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Bristol median hourly rate - £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.25% -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -63.16% +18.75% +77.78%

Microsoft 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 457 283 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 21.60% 14.37% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 216 169
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £280 £175 £273
90th Percentile £538 £538 £621
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £406
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.54% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Bristol median hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +900.00% -56.25% +116.22%
10th Percentile £60.83 £13.90 £21.93
90th Percentile £187.50 £35.39 £43.03
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £32.75
% change year-on-year -5.72% -43.32% +111.29%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Bristol over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Bristol

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 115 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (38.17%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (28.63%) Migration
4 73 (27.86%) Microsoft
5 68 (25.95%) Oracle
6 63 (24.05%) SQL Server
7 60 (22.90%) Java
8 59 (22.52%) .NET
9 54 (20.61%) Puppet
9 54 (20.61%) Ansible
10 53 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (19.47%) Tomcat
12 48 (18.32%) C#
12 48 (18.32%) TDD
12 48 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
13 45 (17.18%) DevOps
13 45 (17.18%) Windows
14 43 (16.41%) OO
14 43 (16.41%) PostgreSQL
15 42 (16.03%) NUnit
15 42 (16.03%) WebSphere
15 42 (16.03%) MySQL
15 42 (16.03%) WebLogic
15 42 (16.03%) OpenStack
15 42 (16.03%) NoSQL
15 42 (16.03%) MSTest
16 39 (14.89%) MVC
16 39 (14.89%) Microservices
16 39 (14.89%) Windows Server
17 37 (14.12%) ASP.NET

Microsoft 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 51 (19.47%) Tomcat
2 42 (16.03%) OpenStack
2 42 (16.03%) WebLogic
2 42 (16.03%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.67%) JBoss
3 7 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.91%) CMS
6 4 (1.53%) Apache
6 4 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.53%) Jetty
6 4 (1.53%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.76%) SPSS
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 100 (38.17%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.83%) Office 365
3 12 (4.58%) IaaS
3 12 (4.58%) PaaS
4 10 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (3.05%) NuGet
6 7 (2.67%) npm
7 6 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.15%) SaaS
9 2 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.20%) DNS
1 11 (4.20%) Firewall
2 10 (3.82%) NetScaler
2 10 (3.82%) VPN
3 9 (3.44%) HTTP
4 6 (2.29%) SAN
5 5 (1.91%) Network Security
6 2 (0.76%) MPLS
6 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.38%) ADSL
7 1 (0.38%) BGP
7 1 (0.38%) DHCP
7 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.38%) Internet
7 1 (0.38%) LAN
7 1 (0.38%) OSPF
7 1 (0.38%) SSL
7 1 (0.38%) VoIP
7 1 (0.38%) VRRP
7 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 43 (16.41%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (16.03%) MySQL
3 42 (16.03%) NoSQL
4 22 (8.40%) Power BI
5 10 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.67%) EDRMS
7 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.76%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (16.03%) MSTest
1 42 (16.03%) NUnit
2 18 (6.87%) Selenium
3 11 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.05%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.05%) SpecFlow
5 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.05%) XMLUnit
6 7 (2.67%) Moq
6 7 (2.67%) xUnit.net
7 6 (2.29%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.91%) Ant
8 5 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.91%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.91%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.76%) JIRA
10 2 (0.76%) Subversion
11 1 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 9 (3.44%) Finance
2 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.15%) Back Office
3 3 (1.15%) Electronics
3 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.15%) Marketing
4 2 (0.76%) Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Retail
4 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Automotive
5 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (46.18%) Developer
2 45 (17.18%) Java Developer
3 42 (16.03%) .NET Developer
4 40 (15.27%) Architect
5 26 (9.92%) Senior Developer
6 25 (9.54%) Senior .NET Developer
7 19 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.87%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (5.34%) Analyst
9 14 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.96%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.96%) Technical Architect
11 12 (4.58%) .NET Software Developer
11 12 (4.58%) AWS Developer
12 11 (4.20%) Senior .NET Software Developer
12 11 (4.20%) Senior Software Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Consultant
13 9 (3.44%) Lead Developer
14 8 (3.05%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.52%) .NET
2 37 (14.12%) ASP.NET
3 27 (10.31%) HTML
4 20 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (7.25%) CSS
6 18 (6.87%) .NET Framework
7 15 (5.73%) React
8 14 (5.34%) Node.js
9 13 (4.96%) JSON
10 12 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (4.58%) XML
11 11 (4.20%) .NET Core
11 11 (4.20%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.82%) Entity Framework
12 10 (3.82%) Redux
12 10 (3.82%) REST
13 9 (3.44%) ASP.NET Core
14 8 (3.05%) SOAP
14 8 (3.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.29%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.29%) NHS
5 6 (2.29%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.76%) Fintech
7 2 (0.76%) IVR
7 2 (0.76%) Social Media
7 2 (0.76%) User Experience
8 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.38%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.18%) Windows
2 39 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 21 (8.02%) Linux
4 9 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.53%) Unix
6 4 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.76%) MVS
7 2 (0.76%) VMS
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (28.63%) Migration
3 53 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (18.32%) TDD
5 45 (17.18%) DevOps
6 43 (16.41%) OO
7 39 (14.89%) Microservices
7 39 (14.89%) MVC
8 29 (11.07%) Scrum
9 28 (10.69%) Test Automation
10 24 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (8.40%) Test Scripting
12 19 (7.25%) CRM
13 16 (6.11%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.96%) SOLID
15 12 (4.58%) Analytics
16 11 (4.20%) Data Modelling
16 11 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (4.20%) Unit Testing
17 10 (3.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.90%) Java
2 48 (18.32%) C#
3 35 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 33 (12.60%) SQL
5 18 (6.87%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.20%) Python
7 6 (2.29%) Ruby
8 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.53%) Perl
9 3 (1.15%) Java 8
10 1 (0.38%) Go
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) Scala
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.91%) ISEB
4 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.76%) CCNA
5 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.38%) MCSA
6 1 (0.38%) MCSE
6 1 (0.38%) MCT
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) SLA
2 2 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (12.21%) Docker
2 22 (8.40%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.53%) XenApp
6 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.76%) vSphere
7 2 (0.76%) Xen
7 2 (0.76%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.38%) NFS
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 54 (20.61%) Ansible
1 54 (20.61%) Puppet
2 48 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (8.78%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.96%) SCCM
5 9 (3.44%) Terraform
6 5 (1.91%) Packer
7 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.76%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.38%) Kibana
9 1 (0.38%) Salt
9 1 (0.38%) SCOM
9 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (27.86%) Microsoft
2 68 (25.95%) Oracle
3 21 (8.02%) VMware
4 18 (6.87%) Citrix
5 11 (4.20%) Google
6 7 (2.67%) SAP
7 6 (2.29%) McAfee
8 5 (1.91%) Cisco
8 5 (1.91%) MKS
9 3 (1.15%) F5
9 3 (1.15%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.15%) Tableau
10 2 (0.76%) Avaya
10 2 (0.76%) GENBAND
10 2 (0.76%) Genesys
10 2 (0.76%) Temenos
11 1 (0.38%) CA
11 1 (0.38%) Juniper
11 1 (0.38%) Siemens
11 1 (0.38%) Sophos