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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 43 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.08% 2.99% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.44% 41.18% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £450 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +50.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £318 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £335 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.64% -16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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
27 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.69% 7.25% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 5
Average daily rate £338 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.87% -26.78%

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 September 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 September 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
Witney - 3 £220 -
Oxford -6 2 £525 +16.66%
Abingdon - - - - 5
Bicester - - - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) WCF
4 6 (42.86%) MVC
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
6 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
8 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Intune
8 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) 4G
8 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
8 2 (14.29%) XML
8 2 (14.29%) HTML
8 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (14.29%) SAN
8 2 (14.29%) VoIP
8 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (14.29%) DNS
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 2 (14.29%) 3G

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (14.29%) 4G
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) MPLS
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) WCF
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) XSLT
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCIE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Telerik
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) BT