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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 39 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.35% - 1.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.24% - 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£475 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
29 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.84% 7.56% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 10
Average daily rate £450 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £703 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (60.00%) CRM
3 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (20.00%) Lync

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec