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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 26 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 18 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.06% - 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.86% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 1
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£475 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
42 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.80% 3.54% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 4
Average daily rate £418 £650 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.76% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -34.21%

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 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (44.44%) CRM
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (33.33%) IIS
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (22.22%) VCP4
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
10 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
10 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 2 (11.11%) Change Management
10 2 (11.11%) Nagios
10 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 2 (11.11%) .NET
10 2 (11.11%) C#
10 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (33.33%) IIS
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (27.78%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Web Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Web Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (44.44%) CRM
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) VCP4
3 1 (5.56%) MCAD
3 1 (5.56%) MCSD
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCPD
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Icinga
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec