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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 33 60
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 31 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.66% 4.47% 1.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.90% 38.78% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 8
Median daily rate £400 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £365 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 84 98 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 9.92% 11.53% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 80 56
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (34.62%) .NET
4 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 14 (26.92%) C#
5 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.00%) TDD
6 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (25.00%) Windows
6 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 11 (21.15%) MVC
8 11 (21.15%) AngularJS
8 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
9 10 (19.23%) Office 365
9 10 (19.23%) User Experience
9 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
10 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 9 (17.31%) Finance
10 9 (17.31%) Scrum
10 9 (17.31%) DevOps
11 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (15.38%) BDD
11 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
11 8 (15.38%) VMware
12 7 (13.46%) Web Services
12 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
12 7 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (13.46%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (19.23%) Office 365
3 6 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (11.54%) GitHub
4 5 (9.62%) PaaS
5 4 (7.69%) IaaS
5 4 (7.69%) SaaS
6 2 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) WebEx
3 2 (3.85%) HTTP
3 2 (3.85%) PuTTY
3 2 (3.85%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.92%) LAN
4 1 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (1.92%) SSL
4 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.62%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
2 6 (11.54%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) Ant
4 2 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.85%) Selenium
4 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.85%) TestNG
4 2 (3.85%) Toad
4 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.92%) JUnit
5 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Azure Developer
6 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) AWS Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Azure Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Azure Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) .NET
2 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (21.15%) AngularJS
4 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (13.46%) Web Services
6 6 (11.54%) Ember.js
6 6 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (9.62%) Node.js
7 5 (9.62%) RESTful
7 5 (9.62%) WCF
8 4 (7.69%) React
9 3 (5.77%) Durandal
9 3 (5.77%) HTML
9 3 (5.77%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (5.77%) WinForms
10 2 (3.85%) CSS
10 2 (3.85%) REST
11 1 (1.92%) CSS3
11 1 (1.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) Blog
2 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) CMDB
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) TDD
3 11 (21.15%) MVC
4 9 (17.31%) DevOps
4 9 (17.31%) Scrum
5 8 (15.38%) BDD
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (11.54%) CQRS
6 6 (11.54%) High Availability
6 6 (11.54%) Kanban
6 6 (11.54%) Microservices
7 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.69%) CRM
8 4 (7.69%) Information Security
8 4 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.77%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (5.77%) Migration
9 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) C#
2 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
4 9 (17.31%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) Scala
6 5 (9.62%) Ruby
7 4 (7.69%) Java
8 2 (3.85%) F#
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) CISMP
1 4 (7.69%) CISSP
2 3 (5.77%) GSEC
3 2 (3.85%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) COBIT
1 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (5.77%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.69%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) vRealize
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Google
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) Draytek
6 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Nokia
6 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.92%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.92%) Ubiquiti