The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.47% 0.92% 2.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.86% 50.00% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
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£450 £525 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +38.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £525 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £403 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Cloud Services Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
70 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.55% 1.83% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 3 4
Average daily rate £431 £488 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 11 (40.74%) Windows
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) IIS
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
4 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
5 6 (22.22%) Office 365
6 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
6 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (18.52%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (18.52%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) J2EE
7 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
7 4 (14.81%) Python
7 4 (14.81%) ITIL
7 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
7 4 (14.81%) Publishing
7 4 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
7 4 (14.81%) Content Management
7 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Waterfall

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (29.63%) IIS
2 5 (18.52%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
3 4 (14.81%) Node.js
4 3 (11.11%) Lync
4 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) IaaS
3 3 (11.11%) Yammer
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Network Security
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
1 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
1 4 (14.81%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
1 7 (25.93%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) J2EE
1 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) WCF
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
4 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.81%) Content Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
1 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Nagios
1 3 (11.11%) SCOM
1 3 (11.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
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