Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 44 37
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 71 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.26% 4.15% 5.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.41% 14.21% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 18 17
Oxford median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
10th Percentile £300 £316 £308
90th Percentile £500 £500 £512
Oxfordshire median daily rate £431 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 195 183 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 28.18% 29.23% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 159 104
Oxford median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £338 £307
90th Percentile £599 £576 £529
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Oxford median hourly rate £15.75 £34.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.35% +137.93% -51.67%
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.65 £13.25
90th Percentile £18.93 £50.35 £15.75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.29% +20.69% -51.67%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Oxford

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Oxford over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 45 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 41 (57.75%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (45.07%) PowerShell
4 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
5 29 (40.85%) Office 365
6 26 (36.62%) Web Services
6 26 (36.62%) Migration
7 24 (33.80%) Windows
8 21 (29.58%) Runbook
9 19 (26.76%) DNS
10 15 (21.13%) Google
10 15 (21.13%) DHCP
10 15 (21.13%) .NET
11 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (19.72%) Windows 10
11 14 (19.72%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (19.72%) Problem Management
11 14 (19.72%) SCCM
11 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
12 13 (18.31%) Data Protection
12 13 (18.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (18.31%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (18.31%) Mobile Device Management
12 13 (18.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (18.31%) SharePoint
13 12 (16.90%) Java
13 12 (16.90%) Apple
13 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (18.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (15.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.82%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (57.75%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (40.85%) Office 365
3 13 (18.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (16.90%) OneDrive
5 8 (11.27%) Yammer
6 4 (5.63%) IaaS
7 2 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.82%) PaaS
7 2 (2.82%) Serverless
8 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.41%) G Suite
8 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.41%) SaaS
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) DNS
2 15 (21.13%) DHCP
3 14 (19.72%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (11.27%) Firewall
5 6 (8.45%) Network Security
6 4 (5.63%) BGP
6 4 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (5.63%) LAN
6 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.63%) VPN
6 4 (5.63%) WAN
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.23%) Skype
8 2 (2.82%) NAS
8 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.41%) DAB
9 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.82%) Power BI
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) GitLab
2 2 (2.82%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) Gradle
3 1 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (2.82%) Publishing
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) Office 365 Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Cloud Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Web Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Active Directory Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Server Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (7.04%) Administrator
8 5 (7.04%) SharePoint Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) Web Services
2 15 (21.13%) .NET
3 11 (15.49%) HTML
4 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
4 10 (14.08%) HTML5
5 2 (2.82%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.82%) Node.js
5 2 (2.82%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.41%) CSS
6 1 (1.41%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.41%) Java EE
6 1 (1.41%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.41%) JSON
6 1 (1.41%) JSP
6 1 (1.41%) REST
6 1 (1.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.08%) User Experience
3 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows 10
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (16.90%) Apple iOS
3 12 (16.90%) Mac OS
4 10 (14.08%) Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Unix
6 1 (1.41%) CentOS
6 1 (1.41%) Debian
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) Migration
2 21 (29.58%) Runbook
3 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.72%) Problem Management
4 13 (18.31%) Data Protection
4 13 (18.31%) Mobile Device Management
5 12 (16.90%) Application Packaging
6 11 (15.49%) Microservices
7 10 (14.08%) Data Migration
7 10 (14.08%) Server Monitoring
7 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.08%) UX Design
7 10 (14.08%) Web Application Development
7 10 (14.08%) Web Development
8 8 (11.27%) Content Management
9 6 (8.45%) DevOps
9 6 (8.45%) ITIL
9 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.45%) Time Management
10 4 (5.63%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.90%) Java
3 10 (14.08%) Go
4 5 (7.04%) C#
4 5 (7.04%) SQL
5 3 (4.23%) Python
6 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) Java 8
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Computer Science Degree
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.82%) CCNP
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) GDPR
2 4 (5.63%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) Docker
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) SCCM
2 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.04%) SCOM
4 4 (5.63%) Nagios
5 3 (4.23%) Ansible
5 3 (4.23%) Terraform
6 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.41%) Packer
7 1 (1.41%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.41%) Puppet
7 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) Google
3 12 (16.90%) Apple
4 9 (12.68%) Cisco
5 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.63%) Juniper
6 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
6 4 (5.63%) VMware
7 2 (2.82%) F5
7 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.82%) NetApp
7 2 (2.82%) New Relic
7 2 (2.82%) Sophos
7 2 (2.82%) Splunk
8 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.41%) Brocade
8 1 (1.41%) Meraki
8 1 (1.41%) Tableau
8 1 (1.41%) Veritas