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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 29 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.29% 4.47% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.73% 23.64% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
Median daily rate £500 £520 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +7.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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
59 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.10% 18.90% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 27
Median daily rate £600 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £520 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £412
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 37 (71.15%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 21 (40.38%) Windows
3 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
5 18 (34.62%) Java
6 17 (32.69%) Active Directory
6 17 (32.69%) Scrum
6 17 (32.69%) SQL
7 16 (30.77%) J2EE
7 16 (30.77%) ITIL
7 16 (30.77%) JMS
7 16 (30.77%) DNS
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (30.77%) Spring
7 16 (30.77%) JSON
7 16 (30.77%) Hyper-V
7 16 (30.77%) RESTful
7 16 (30.77%) SCCM
7 16 (30.77%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (28.85%) AngularJS
8 15 (28.85%) Couchbase
8 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
8 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
8 15 (28.85%) Windows Server
8 15 (28.85%) Kanban
8 15 (28.85%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (28.85%) Maven
8 15 (28.85%) Tomcat

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 16 (30.77%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (28.85%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) nginx
4 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (71.15%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (28.85%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (26.92%) GitHub
4 13 (25.00%) Office 365
5 4 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) DNS
2 14 (26.92%) DHCP
3 10 (19.23%) Kerberos
3 10 (19.23%) LDAP
4 3 (5.77%) Skype
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Couchbase
2 14 (26.92%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
1 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
1 15 (28.85%) Maven
2 14 (26.92%) JUnit
2 14 (26.92%) Mockito
2 14 (26.92%) Spock
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.54%) Publishing
2 3 (5.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Designer
3 8 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (13.46%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) AWS Developer
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 Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Azure Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) MongoDB Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) J2EE
1 16 (30.77%) JMS
1 16 (30.77%) JSON
1 16 (30.77%) RESTful
1 16 (30.77%) Spring
2 15 (28.85%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.85%) Express
4 2 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) LAMP
5 1 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.92%) React Native
5 1 (1.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) BYOD
2 9 (17.31%) PKI
3 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Windows
1 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (28.85%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.23%) Mac OS X
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.62%) Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Scrum
3 16 (30.77%) ITIL
4 15 (28.85%) Kanban
5 11 (21.15%) Service Design
6 10 (19.23%) Problem Management
7 9 (17.31%) Email Filtering
7 9 (17.31%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (17.31%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (17.31%) Patch Management
8 8 (15.38%) Migration
8 8 (15.38%) Multithreading
9 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
9 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
10 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.77%) Compatibility Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 18 (34.62%) Java
3 17 (32.69%) SQL
4 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.77%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (17.31%) Virtual Desktop
3 9 (17.31%) vSphere
4 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (9.62%) XenApp
6 4 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.92%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) SCCM
2 13 (25.00%) SCOM
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (5.77%) AppDNA
4 3 (5.77%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.92%) Ansible
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) Xamarin