Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 80
Rank change year-on-year -2 +43 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 88 80 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.47% 4.73% 1.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.21% 40.00% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 26
Bristol median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £291 £332 £310
90th Percentile £534 £615 £425
South West median daily rate £405 £450 £340
% change year-on-year -10.00% +32.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
South West median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.63% +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 282 200 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.34% 11.82% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 164 108
Bristol median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £175 £266 £125
90th Percentile £538 £624 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £360
% change year-on-year -3.03% +14.58% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +116.22% -
10th Percentile £13.90 £21.93 £18.25
90th Percentile £35.39 £43.03 £18.75
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £32.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -45.04% +111.29% -8.82%

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 36 (40.91%) .NET
2 32 (36.36%) C#
3 31 (35.23%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (35.23%) DevOps
4 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
7 25 (28.41%) ASP.NET
8 23 (26.14%) MVC
8 23 (26.14%) TDD
8 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
9 21 (23.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (22.73%) SQL
10 20 (22.73%) Windows
11 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
12 17 (19.32%) BDD
12 17 (19.32%) AngularJS
13 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (17.05%) Scrum
15 14 (15.91%) VMware
15 14 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (14.77%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
16 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
17 11 (12.50%) Office 365
17 11 (12.50%) NoSQL
17 11 (12.50%) Java
17 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
18 10 (11.36%) Linux
18 10 (11.36%) Web Services

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 7 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.68%) CMS
2 5 (5.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.55%) Apache
3 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.41%) Jetty
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.14%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (35.23%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.50%) Office 365
3 8 (9.09%) GitHub
4 5 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.41%) IaaS
6 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.27%) PaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.14%) Bluemix
7 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) SAN
2 4 (4.55%) DHCP
2 4 (4.55%) DNS
2 4 (4.55%) Firewall
3 3 (3.41%) SSL
4 2 (2.27%) HTTP
4 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) IPsec
4 2 (2.27%) LAN
4 2 (2.27%) NAS
4 2 (2.27%) PuTTY
4 2 (2.27%) Skype
4 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.27%) VPN
4 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 2 (2.27%) WinSCP
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.14%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.41%) Power BI
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
1 13 (14.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.82%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (4.55%) Ant
6 3 (3.41%) Grunt
6 3 (3.41%) Maven
6 3 (3.41%) PostCSS
6 3 (3.41%) Selenium
6 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.41%) webpack
7 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.27%) Subversion
7 2 (2.27%) TestNG
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (39.77%) Developer
2 15 (17.05%) .NET Developer
3 13 (14.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Sitecore Developer
9 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Azure Developer
9 5 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.91%) .NET
2 25 (28.41%) ASP.NET
3 21 (23.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (19.32%) AngularJS
5 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (11.36%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (11.36%) Web Services
7 9 (10.23%) Entity Framework
8 8 (9.09%) Node.js
8 8 (9.09%) React
9 7 (7.95%) .NET Framework
9 7 (7.95%) CSS
9 7 (7.95%) HTML
10 6 (6.82%) Middleware
10 6 (6.82%) Sass
11 5 (5.68%) Apache Camel
11 5 (5.68%) Durandal
11 5 (5.68%) Ember.js
11 5 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (5.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Public Cloud
2 8 (9.09%) Blog
2 8 (9.09%) User Experience
3 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.41%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.36%) Linux
4 6 (6.82%) Windows 10
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) Mac OS
6 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) Android
8 1 (1.14%) Unix
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) DevOps
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) MVC
3 23 (26.14%) TDD
4 17 (19.32%) BDD
5 15 (17.05%) Scrum
6 14 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.36%) Kanban
8 9 (10.23%) CQRS
8 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (9.09%) High Availability
9 8 (9.09%) Microservices
10 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (6.82%) SDLC
12 5 (5.68%) Load Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Migration
12 5 (5.68%) SOA
12 5 (5.68%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) C#
2 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
3 20 (22.73%) SQL
4 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.50%) Java
6 5 (5.68%) Scala
7 4 (4.55%) Ruby
8 3 (3.41%) R
9 2 (2.27%) F#
9 2 (2.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) Degree
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) ISEB
2 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) Docker
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) OpenAM
5 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.27%) vSphere
5 2 (2.27%) Xen
5 2 (2.27%) XenApp
6 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.27%) SCOM
4 1 (1.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) VMware
3 9 (10.23%) Oracle
4 8 (9.09%) Sitecore
5 5 (5.68%) Citrix
5 5 (5.68%) IBM
6 3 (3.41%) EMC
6 3 (3.41%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco
7 2 (2.27%) Google
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) Dell
8 1 (1.14%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.14%) Juniper
8 1 (1.14%) McAfee
8 1 (1.14%) Software AG
8 1 (1.14%) Symantec
8 1 (1.14%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.14%) Veritas
8 1 (1.14%) webMethods