The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 52 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.26% - 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.38% - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£475 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
52 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.20% 4.16% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 11
Average daily rate £450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £277 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £700 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Oxfordshire region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 5 £475 - 3
Abingdon - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) CRM
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Lync
6 2 (20.00%) 4G
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Intune
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) 3G
6 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (10.00%) BT
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) VPN

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) 4G
1 2 (20.00%) 3G
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec