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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 64 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.40% 0.25% 1.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.66% 9.09% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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
53 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.07% 2.79% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 13
Average daily rate £475 £319 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.01% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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
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 19 December 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
Abingdon - - - - 3
Bicester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 3
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) WCF
3 8 (53.33%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (20.00%) CRM
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (13.33%) HTML
9 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET
9 2 (13.33%) XML
9 2 (13.33%) 3G
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Intune
9 2 (13.33%) 4G
10 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.67%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (13.33%) 3G
1 2 (13.33%) 4G
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) WCF
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET
6 2 (13.33%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.67%) XSLT
7 1 (6.67%) CSS
7 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) MVC
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) MVVM
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCIE
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Telerik
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) BT