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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 37 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 30 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.05% 0.41% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.61% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
92 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.42% 4.54% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 14 9
Average daily rate £410 £309 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.79% +50.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £228 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Azure Hourly 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 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 13 £350 -17.64%
Abingdon - 2 £270 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
3 28 (53.85%) VMware
4 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (38.46%) SQL
6 18 (34.62%) IIS
7 16 (30.77%) ITIL
7 16 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 14 (26.92%) Linux
8 14 (26.92%) WAN
9 12 (23.08%) DNS
10 11 (21.15%) UNIX
10 11 (21.15%) ADSL
10 11 (21.15%) Juniper
10 11 (21.15%) SAN
10 11 (21.15%) Cisco
10 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
10 11 (21.15%) Network Security
11 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
11 10 (19.23%) CRM
12 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (13.46%) Identity Management
14 6 (11.54%) Change Management
14 6 (11.54%) VMware ESX

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (34.62%) IIS
2 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) WAN
2 12 (23.08%) DNS
3 11 (21.15%) ADSL
3 11 (21.15%) SAN
3 11 (21.15%) Network Security
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) Wireless
5 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
1 13 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 13 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Development Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (15.38%) Systems Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 8 (15.38%) Systems Support
5 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Network Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Applications Support Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Web Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) WCF
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (26.92%) Linux
5 11 (21.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
3 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (19.23%) CRM
4 7 (13.46%) Identity Management
5 6 (11.54%) Change Management
6 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.85%) MVC
8 2 (3.85%) Scrum
9 1 (1.92%) BDD
9 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.92%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.92%) Time Management
9 1 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.92%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 16 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.77%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) MCTS
3 1 (1.92%) MCPD
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCAD
3 1 (1.92%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.54%) VMware ESX
4 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Nagios
1 6 (11.54%) Icinga
2 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Juniper
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.92%) Symantec