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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 27 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.91% 2.96% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 54.55% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£525 £379 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% +27.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
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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
4 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.83% 5.42% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £450 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +9.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Operations Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds