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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 28 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.02% 3.36% 3.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.70% 15.25% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £318 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +34.61%

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
66 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.43% 22.01% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 34
Median daily rate £475 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £54.00 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+272.41% -51.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 19 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 15 (46.88%) ITIL
5 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (37.50%) SCCM
7 11 (34.38%) Migration
8 10 (31.25%) Office 365
9 9 (28.13%) vSphere
9 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
9 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
9 9 (28.13%) DNS
9 9 (28.13%) Service Design
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 8 (25.00%) DHCP
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
11 7 (21.88%) SCOM
11 7 (21.88%) VMware
11 7 (21.88%) BYOD
11 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
12 6 (18.75%) Citrix
12 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (15.63%) XenApp
13 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
13 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
13 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
13 5 (15.63%) PMI

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 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (31.25%) Office 365
3 5 (15.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 8 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 4 (12.50%) LDAP
4 3 (9.38%) Skype
5 2 (6.25%) LAN
5 2 (6.25%) WAN
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
1 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.38%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Azure Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) Express
2 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.13%) React Native
3 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) BYOD
2 5 (15.63%) PMI
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) PKI
4 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
6 5 (15.63%) Linux
7 4 (12.50%) Mac OS X
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Migration
3 9 (28.13%) Service Design
4 5 (15.63%) Application Rationalisation
4 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
4 5 (15.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Email Filtering
5 4 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.38%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
1 5 (15.63%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
1 9 (28.13%) vSphere
2 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (15.63%) XenApp
4 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) SCCM
2 7 (21.88%) SCOM
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (9.38%) AppDNA
4 3 (9.38%) EdgeSight
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.13%) Ansible
6 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.13%) Xamarin
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