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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 42 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 31 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.34% 2.09% 2.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.97% 39.29% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 6
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£431 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £403 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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
107 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.99% 5.31% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 23 15
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £218 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Hourly 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 28 August 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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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 -6 16 £450 -14.28% 3
Kidlington -3 3 £450 +12.50%
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) VMware
3 28 (49.12%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (40.35%) Network Security
5 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
6 18 (31.58%) SQL
6 18 (31.58%) IIS
6 18 (31.58%) PowerShell
7 17 (29.82%) Linux
8 15 (26.32%) SAN
8 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
8 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (24.56%) DNS
10 13 (22.81%) WAN
11 12 (21.05%) ITIL
12 11 (19.30%) UNIX
12 11 (19.30%) Cisco
12 11 (19.30%) ADSL
12 11 (19.30%) Juniper
12 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (17.54%) .NET
13 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (14.04%) Nagios
15 8 (14.04%) Icinga
15 8 (14.04%) Office 365
16 7 (12.28%) Java

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (31.58%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) Node.js
2 6 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (49.12%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.04%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) IaaS
3 3 (5.26%) Yammer
3 3 (5.26%) PaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) Network Security
2 15 (26.32%) SAN
3 14 (24.56%) DNS
4 13 (22.81%) WAN
5 11 (19.30%) ADSL
6 6 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (3.51%) Wireless
7 2 (3.51%) LAN
8 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Selenium
2 4 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Development Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Architect
2 10 (17.54%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Support Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Server Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Applications Support
4 8 (14.04%) Web Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (7.02%) Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (7.02%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Lead Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) J2EE
2 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.02%) WCF
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) REST
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Linux
3 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (19.30%) UNIX
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 6 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 6 (10.53%) Content Management
5 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 6 (10.53%) Analytics
5 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) CRM
8 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.51%) TDD
9 2 (3.51%) Identity Management
9 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
1 18 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.28%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) Python
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 4 (7.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Nagios
1 8 (14.04%) Icinga
2 4 (7.02%) Cacti
3 3 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) VMware
2 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) Juniper
3 11 (19.30%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
4 4 (7.02%) CommVault
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.02%) Dell
5 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
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