Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 33 43
Rank change year-on-year +26 +10 +31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 274 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.97% 4.86% 4.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.04% 31.71% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 69 49
Bristol median daily rate £425 £438 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -10.26% +30.00%
10th Percentile £325 £280 £323
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £419
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.49% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Bristol median hourly rate - £52.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.51% -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -23.91% -44.58% +84.44%

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 507 287 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 24.01% 15.34% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 211 129
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +25.00%
10th Percentile £304 £210 £253
90th Percentile £594 £550 £625
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £394
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Bristol median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -57.83% +124.32%
10th Percentile £17.25 £13.90 £39.75
90th Percentile £19.75 £35.39 £43.25
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £19.31 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.80% -40.58% +75.68%

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 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019, 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.

1 112 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (31.02%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (26.64%) Microsoft
4 64 (23.36%) SQL Server
4 64 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (22.26%) .NET
6 59 (21.53%) Migration
7 52 (18.98%) Java
8 48 (17.52%) SQL
9 47 (17.15%) Oracle
9 47 (17.15%) DevOps
10 45 (16.42%) Security Cleared
11 42 (15.33%) TDD
12 41 (14.96%) Windows
13 39 (14.23%) PaaS
14 38 (13.87%) Puppet
14 38 (13.87%) Ansible
14 38 (13.87%) IaaS
14 38 (13.87%) SC Cleared
15 36 (13.14%) C#
15 36 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
16 35 (12.77%) Tomcat
16 35 (12.77%) MVC
17 34 (12.41%) Windows Server
18 32 (11.68%) JavaScript
18 32 (11.68%) OO
19 31 (11.31%) MySQL
19 31 (11.31%) WebLogic
19 31 (11.31%) PostgreSQL
19 31 (11.31%) NUnit

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 35 (12.77%) Tomcat
2 31 (11.31%) OpenStack
2 31 (11.31%) WebLogic
2 31 (11.31%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.46%) Apache
5 4 (1.46%) Jetty
5 4 (1.46%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.73%) CMS
7 2 (0.73%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) Confluence
8 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) SPSS
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 85 (31.02%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (14.23%) PaaS
3 38 (13.87%) IaaS
4 27 (9.85%) Office 365
5 20 (7.30%) SaaS
6 16 (5.84%) Boomi
7 12 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.09%) npm
10 3 (1.09%) NuGet
10 3 (1.09%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.73%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.73%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.73%) GitHub
11 2 (0.73%) Serverless
12 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.47%) NetScaler
2 13 (4.74%) DNS
3 11 (4.01%) SAN
4 9 (3.28%) Firewall
5 8 (2.92%) VPN
6 6 (2.19%) Network Security
7 4 (1.46%) Skype
8 3 (1.09%) HTTP
9 2 (0.73%) LAN
9 2 (0.73%) Wireless
10 1 (0.36%) DHCP
10 1 (0.36%) Internet
10 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.36%) MPLS
10 1 (0.36%) SSL
10 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.31%) MySQL
2 31 (11.31%) NoSQL
2 31 (11.31%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (5.84%) Power BI
4 10 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.09%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.73%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (11.31%) MSTest
1 31 (11.31%) NUnit
2 10 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.28%) Selenium
4 8 (2.92%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.46%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.09%) JIRA
9 3 (1.09%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.09%) XMLUnit
10 2 (0.73%) JMeter
10 2 (0.73%) Moq
10 2 (0.73%) Subversion
10 2 (0.73%) xUnit.net
11 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.36%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (5.84%) Finance
2 10 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.92%) Electronics
3 8 (2.92%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.92%) Marketing
4 5 (1.82%) Billing
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Retail
6 2 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 107 (39.05%) Developer
2 42 (15.33%) Architect
3 39 (14.23%) .NET Developer
4 35 (12.77%) Azure Engineer
5 34 (12.41%) Java Developer
6 22 (8.03%) Technical Architect
7 19 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.57%) Senior .NET Developer
9 16 (5.84%) Consultant
10 15 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.47%) Senior Architect
11 13 (4.74%) Analyst
11 13 (4.74%) Citrix Engineer
11 13 (4.74%) Senior Technical Architect
11 13 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.01%) AWS Developer
13 10 (3.65%) Azure Architect
13 10 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 10 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
14 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (22.26%) .NET
2 27 (9.85%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.49%) JSON
4 24 (8.76%) HTML
5 23 (8.39%) XML
6 17 (6.20%) AngularJS
6 17 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (6.20%) CSS
7 16 (5.84%) React
8 12 (4.38%) .NET Core
9 11 (4.01%) Node.js
10 10 (3.65%) jQuery
10 10 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (3.28%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.92%) Web Services
13 7 (2.55%) Entity Framework
13 7 (2.55%) REST
14 6 (2.19%) Redux
14 6 (2.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.92%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.55%) NHS
4 6 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.46%) Clustering
7 3 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.73%) IVR
8 2 (0.73%) Social Media
8 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.96%) Windows
2 34 (12.41%) Windows Server
3 22 (8.03%) Linux
4 10 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.46%) VMS
6 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.73%) MVS
6 2 (0.73%) Unix
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (21.53%) Migration
4 47 (17.15%) DevOps
5 42 (15.33%) TDD
6 35 (12.77%) MVC
7 32 (11.68%) OO
8 29 (10.58%) Microservices
9 28 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (8.76%) Test Automation
10 24 (8.76%) Test Scripting
11 21 (7.66%) B2C
11 21 (7.66%) Scrum
12 19 (6.93%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.20%) Data Management
14 15 (5.47%) CRM
15 13 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (3.65%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (3.28%) SOLID
17 9 (3.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.98%) Java
2 48 (17.52%) SQL
3 36 (13.14%) C#
4 32 (11.68%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.49%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.92%) Python
7 7 (2.55%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.46%) Perl
8 4 (1.46%) Ruby
9 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.09%) Java 8
9 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.73%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.36%) ES6
11 1 (0.36%) ES7
11 1 (0.36%) Go
11 1 (0.36%) Scala
11 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.82%) ISEB
5 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.09%) CCNA
7 2 (0.73%) MCSE
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) MCSA
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.36%) PMO
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 28 (10.22%) Docker
2 25 (9.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.46%) XenApp
7 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.73%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 2 (0.73%) Xen
9 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (13.87%) Ansible
1 38 (13.87%) Puppet
2 36 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (6.93%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.19%) SCCM
5 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.09%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.73%) Terraform
8 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.36%) Kibana
8 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 47 (17.15%) Oracle
3 20 (7.30%) Citrix
4 18 (6.57%) VMware
5 17 (6.20%) Dell
6 10 (3.65%) SAP
7 6 (2.19%) Cisco
8 5 (1.82%) Google
9 3 (1.09%) F5
9 3 (1.09%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.09%) Tableau
10 2 (0.73%) Avaya
10 2 (0.73%) CA
10 2 (0.73%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.73%) GENBAND
10 2 (0.73%) Genesys
10 2 (0.73%) HP
10 2 (0.73%) Ivanti
10 2 (0.73%) McAfee
10 2 (0.73%) Temenos