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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 32 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.54% 4.18% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 29.17% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
Median daily rate £475 £344 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -19.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
42 48 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.22% 14.33% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 6
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +96.07%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Content Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) Semantic Web
6 2 (11.76%) Selenium
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
6 2 (11.76%) Node.js
6 2 (11.76%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Publishing

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 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) OLTP
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Big Data Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Platform Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
1 2 (11.76%) J2EE
1 2 (11.76%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Semantic Web
1 2 (11.76%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
2 4 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Content Enrichment
4 2 (11.76%) Content Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Machine Learning
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Talend