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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.06% 0.86% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.26% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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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
43 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.15% 3.88% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 1
Average daily rate £410 £358 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.68% -15.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

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 29 May 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (33.33%) IIS
6 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
7 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) CRM
7 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
7 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (29.63%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
8 5 (18.52%) Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
8 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
8 5 (18.52%) Nagios
8 5 (18.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (18.52%) Icinga
9 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
9 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.11%) LAN
10 3 (11.11%) WAN
10 3 (11.11%) Linux

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (33.33%) IIS
2 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
1 3 (11.11%) Wireless
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (25.93%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Support
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Web Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) CRM
3 5 (18.52%) Change Management
3 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
3 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCAD
2 1 (3.70%) MCSD
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) MCPD
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Nagios
1 5 (18.52%) Icinga
2 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin