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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.70% 1.12% 1.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.90% 7.69% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Microsoft Azure
Oxfordshire

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
67 52 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.48% 14.53% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 7
Median daily rate £450 £438 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 30 June 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 10 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (30.00%) API Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Talend
4 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (30.00%) Product Management
4 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (30.00%) JUnit
4 6 (30.00%) SOAP
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (30.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) Confluence
4 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) Process Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Maven
4 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Time Management
4 6 (30.00%) Kanban
5 5 (25.00%) Data Validation

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 6 (30.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) OLTP
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
1 6 (30.00%) JUnit
1 6 (30.00%) Maven
1 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (30.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Platform Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Regression Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) SOAP
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Semantic Web
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (10.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) API Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (30.00%) Kanban
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Process Improvement
2 6 (30.00%) Product Management
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
2 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (30.00%) Time Management
3 5 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Talend
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Telerik