Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 48 36
Rank change year-on-year +39 -12 +46
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 249 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.44% 3.85% 4.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 61.48% 31.08% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 47 68
Bristol median daily rate £425 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £350 £275 £355
90th Percentile £575 £534 £625
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Bristol median hourly rate £19.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.81% +31.25% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £46.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £19.50 £58.75 £42.50
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 405 222 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.23% 12.37% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 163 163
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £175 £300
90th Percentile £533 £525 £619
South West median daily rate £425 £383 £380
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.66% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Bristol median hourly rate £175.00 £17.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +914.49% -46.92% -
10th Percentile £61.70 £13.75 £11.95
90th Percentile £187.50 £46.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% -15.38% +85.71%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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.

1 114 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (39.36%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (32.53%) Microsoft
4 74 (29.72%) Migration
5 64 (25.70%) Oracle
6 62 (24.90%) SQL Server
7 60 (24.10%) Java
8 57 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (22.49%) Puppet
9 56 (22.49%) Ansible
9 56 (22.49%) Tomcat
10 50 (20.08%) Opscode Chef
11 48 (19.28%) .NET
11 48 (19.28%) Windows
12 47 (18.88%) TDD
13 44 (17.67%) MySQL
13 44 (17.67%) C#
13 44 (17.67%) DevOps
14 43 (17.27%) NoSQL
14 43 (17.27%) OO
14 43 (17.27%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (17.27%) NUnit
15 42 (16.87%) WebSphere
15 42 (16.87%) WebLogic
15 42 (16.87%) OpenStack
15 42 (16.87%) MSTest
16 37 (14.86%) Windows Server
16 37 (14.86%) JavaScript
17 33 (13.25%) MVC
17 33 (13.25%) Office 365

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 56 (22.49%) Tomcat
2 42 (16.87%) OpenStack
2 42 (16.87%) WebLogic
2 42 (16.87%) WebSphere
3 12 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.02%) JBoss
5 8 (3.21%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.61%) Apache
7 4 (1.61%) CMS
7 4 (1.61%) Jetty
7 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) SPSS
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (39.36%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (13.25%) Office 365
3 13 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (3.21%) NuGet
6 8 (3.21%) PaaS
7 7 (2.81%) npm
8 6 (2.41%) IaaS
9 5 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.61%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.40%) SaaS
12 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.40%) Slack
12 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.42%) DNS
1 11 (4.42%) Firewall
2 9 (3.61%) HTTP
2 9 (3.61%) NetScaler
3 7 (2.81%) SAN
3 7 (2.81%) VPN
4 4 (1.61%) DHCP
4 4 (1.61%) Network Security
4 4 (1.61%) Skype
5 3 (1.20%) Wireless
6 2 (0.80%) NAS
6 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.40%) ADSL
7 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.40%) FCoE
7 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.40%) Junos
7 1 (0.40%) LAN
7 1 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (24.90%) SQL Server
2 44 (17.67%) MySQL
3 43 (17.27%) NoSQL
3 43 (17.27%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (8.43%) Power BI
5 9 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.81%) EDRMS
6 7 (2.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.61%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.40%) ArangoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (17.27%) NUnit
2 42 (16.87%) MSTest
3 20 (8.03%) Selenium
4 13 (5.22%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 9 (3.61%) Ant
6 9 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.61%) Travis CI
6 9 (3.61%) Vagrant
7 8 (3.21%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.21%) XMLUnit
8 7 (2.81%) Moq
8 7 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (2.81%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.81%) xUnit.net
9 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.20%) Subversion
10 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (2.41%) Finance
1 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.20%) Back Office
2 3 (1.20%) Electronics
2 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (0.40%) Automotive
3 1 (0.40%) Law
3 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (44.18%) Developer
2 43 (17.27%) Java Developer
3 35 (14.06%) Architect
4 31 (12.45%) .NET Developer
5 20 (8.03%) Senior .NET Developer
5 20 (8.03%) Senior Developer
6 16 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (5.62%) Analyst
9 13 (5.22%) Technical Architect
10 12 (4.82%) AWS Developer
11 11 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Software Developer
13 9 (3.61%) Business Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (3.21%) C# Developer
14 8 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (2.81%) Administrator
15 7 (2.81%) Lead Developer
15 7 (2.81%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.28%) .NET
2 30 (12.05%) ASP.NET
2 30 (12.05%) HTML
3 22 (8.84%) CSS
4 20 (8.03%) .NET Framework
5 18 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (6.43%) Node.js
7 15 (6.02%) XML
8 14 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (4.82%) Entity Framework
9 12 (4.82%) JSON
10 11 (4.42%) React
11 10 (4.02%) AngularJS
11 10 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (4.02%) Struts
12 9 (3.61%) .NET Core
12 9 (3.61%) ASP.NET Core
12 9 (3.61%) JSP
12 9 (3.61%) REST
13 8 (3.21%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.02%) Fat Client
2 10 (4.02%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.20%) User Experience
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.80%) Fintech
8 2 (0.80%) IVR
8 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Replication
8 2 (0.80%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.28%) Windows
2 37 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 28 (11.24%) Linux
4 10 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.01%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.61%) Unix
10 3 (1.20%) AIX
11 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (29.72%) Migration
3 57 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (18.88%) TDD
5 44 (17.67%) DevOps
6 43 (17.27%) OO
7 33 (13.25%) MVC
8 32 (12.85%) Scrum
9 27 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (10.04%) Microservices
11 23 (9.24%) Analytics
12 22 (8.84%) Test Automation
13 21 (8.43%) CRM
14 14 (5.62%) Test Scripting
15 13 (5.22%) Configuration Management
15 13 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (4.82%) Unit Testing
17 11 (4.42%) E-Commerce
17 11 (4.42%) ITIL
17 11 (4.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.10%) Java
2 44 (17.67%) C#
3 37 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.04%) SQL
5 18 (7.23%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.02%) Python
7 7 (2.81%) Ruby
8 4 (1.61%) PHP
8 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.20%) Perl
9 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) Java 8
11 1 (0.40%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) Scala
11 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) ISEB
4 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.40%) MCSA
5 1 (0.40%) MCT
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.64%) Docker
3 15 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.41%) XenApp
7 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.20%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.80%) vSphere
9 2 (0.80%) XenServer
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (22.49%) Ansible
1 56 (22.49%) Puppet
2 50 (20.08%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (7.23%) Kubernetes
4 12 (4.82%) SCCM
4 12 (4.82%) Terraform
5 9 (3.61%) Packer
6 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.80%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.80%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.40%) Kibana
9 1 (0.40%) Salt
9 1 (0.40%) SCOM
9 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (32.53%) Microsoft
2 64 (25.70%) Oracle
3 24 (9.64%) VMware
4 21 (8.43%) Citrix
5 12 (4.82%) Google
6 9 (3.61%) MKS
7 7 (2.81%) SAP
8 6 (2.41%) Cisco
8 6 (2.41%) McAfee
9 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.20%) F5
9 3 (1.20%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.80%) Avaya
10 2 (0.80%) GENBAND
10 2 (0.80%) Genesys
10 2 (0.80%) IBM
10 2 (0.80%) Juniper
11 1 (0.40%) CA
11 1 (0.40%) Siemens
11 1 (0.40%) Sophos