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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 28 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.81% 3.47% 5.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.42% 20.45% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 18
Median daily rate £450 £381 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -14.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £326 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.23 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -58.46% +185.71%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 76 44 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 26.12% 16.99% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 25 47
Median daily rate £410 £429 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +14.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £54.00 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +272.41% -51.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.31% -18.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 19 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Migration
3 10 (37.04%) Office 365
4 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 8 (29.63%) Application Virtualisation
5 7 (25.93%) ITIL
5 7 (25.93%) SCCM
6 6 (22.22%) IaaS
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) PMO
6 6 (22.22%) Service Design
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 5 (18.52%) Application Rationalisation
7 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 5 (18.52%) PMI
7 5 (18.52%) PMP
7 5 (18.52%) PMI Certification
8 4 (14.81%) WAN
8 4 (14.81%) DHCP
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) VPN
8 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (14.81%) SCOM

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 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (37.04%) Office 365
3 6 (22.22%) IaaS
4 4 (14.81%) PaaS
5 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) DHCP
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (11.11%) Network Security
3 3 (11.11%) Skype
4 2 (7.41%) BGP
4 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 2 (7.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) AWS Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) Express
2 2 (7.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) PMI
2 3 (11.11%) BYOD
2 3 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
1 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) Application Virtualisation
3 7 (25.93%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) Service Design
5 5 (18.52%) Application Rationalisation
5 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) DevOps
8 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) PMI Certification
1 5 (18.52%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
1 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (14.81%) vSphere
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
2 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCOM
3 3 (11.11%) AppDNA
3 3 (11.11%) EdgeSight
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.70%) Ansible
5 1 (3.70%) Nagios
5 1 (3.70%) Packer
5 1 (3.70%) Puppet
5 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Juniper
3 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat