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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 18 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 45 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.04% 4.11% 0.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.85% 21.74% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 1
Median daily rate £425 £444 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -15.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
Oxfordshire

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
137 69 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 39.71% 18.90% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 61 4
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 43 (82.69%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (73.08%) Java
3 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (61.54%) Maven
5 31 (59.62%) Scrum
5 31 (59.62%) SQL
5 31 (59.62%) JUnit
5 31 (59.62%) Kanban
6 30 (57.69%) Jenkins
7 27 (51.92%) JavaScript
8 26 (50.00%) J2EE
8 26 (50.00%) JMS
8 26 (50.00%) RESTful
8 26 (50.00%) Spring
8 26 (50.00%) JSON
9 25 (48.08%) AngularJS
10 24 (46.15%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (44.23%) GitHub
11 23 (44.23%) Cucumber
12 22 (42.31%) MongoDB
12 22 (42.31%) Couchbase
12 22 (42.31%) Mockito
12 22 (42.31%) Spock
12 22 (42.31%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (42.31%) Tomcat
13 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
14 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
15 8 (15.38%) QA
15 8 (15.38%) Time Management
15 8 (15.38%) JIRA

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 24 (46.15%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (42.31%) Tomcat
3 8 (15.38%) Confluence
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 43 (82.69%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (44.23%) GitHub
3 22 (42.31%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 6 (11.54%) Kerberos
2 6 (11.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) Couchbase
1 22 (42.31%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 32 (61.54%) Maven
2 31 (59.62%) JUnit
3 30 (57.69%) Jenkins
4 23 (44.23%) Cucumber
5 22 (42.31%) Mockito
5 22 (42.31%) Spock
6 8 (15.38%) JIRA
6 8 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 8 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (13.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Developer
2 26 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) AWS Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Azure Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Designer
5 5 (9.62%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) AWS Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Azure Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) MongoDB Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) J2EE
1 26 (50.00%) JMS
1 26 (50.00%) JSON
1 26 (50.00%) RESTful
1 26 (50.00%) Spring
2 25 (48.08%) AngularJS
3 8 (15.38%) SOAP
3 8 (15.38%) Web Services
4 5 (9.62%) .NET
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.92%) CSS
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.54%) BYOD
3 5 (9.62%) PKI
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Semantic Web
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
1 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (59.62%) Kanban
2 31 (59.62%) Scrum
3 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 8 (15.38%) API Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Change Management
4 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 8 (15.38%) Product Management
4 8 (15.38%) Project Management
4 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 8 (15.38%) Time Management
5 7 (13.46%) Data Validation
5 7 (13.46%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (13.46%) IT Audit
5 7 (13.46%) Validation
6 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) Java
2 31 (59.62%) SQL
3 27 (51.92%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.62%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 8 (15.38%) Talend
2 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) Telerik