The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 42 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.26% 0.21% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.27% 16.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£220 - £299
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 - £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
22 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.62% 1.27% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 3
Average daily rate £300 £325 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £277 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £405 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 - - 2
Witney - 2 £218 - 3
Abingdon - - - - 2
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) CMDB
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
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