Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 24 40
Rank change year-on-year -21 +16 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 45 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.48% 7.47% 4.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.41% 28.02% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 33
Oxford median daily rate £425 £400 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -23.08% +9.47%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +42.86%
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 292 182 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 42.07% 26.65% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 152 136
Oxford median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £345 £307 £350
90th Percentile £604 £600 £594
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate £14.00 - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 - -

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 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 26 (57.78%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) Web Services
4 13 (28.89%) Java
4 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
5 12 (26.67%) SQL
5 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.67%) Scrum
6 11 (24.44%) SOAP
6 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
6 11 (24.44%) Windows
7 10 (22.22%) C#
7 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (22.22%) DevOps
8 9 (20.00%) API Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 9 (20.00%) QA
8 9 (20.00%) Kanban
8 9 (20.00%) .NET
8 9 (20.00%) Change Management
9 8 (17.78%) MVC
9 8 (17.78%) VMware
9 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
9 8 (17.78%) HTML
9 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
9 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.78%) VPN
9 8 (17.78%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (17.78%) BDD
9 8 (17.78%) SoapUI

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 5 (11.11%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) NServiceBus
4 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) Jetty
5 1 (2.22%) nginx
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 26 (57.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) IaaS
2 6 (13.33%) PaaS
3 5 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.67%) SaaS
6 2 (4.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (4.44%) Serverless
7 1 (2.22%) Akamai
7 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.22%) Bluemix
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) VPN
2 7 (15.56%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) Network Security
3 6 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (11.11%) DNS
4 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.11%) WAN
5 4 (8.89%) BGP
6 3 (6.67%) LAN
7 2 (4.44%) DHCP
7 2 (4.44%) MPLS
8 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.22%) FTP
8 1 (2.22%) OSPF
8 1 (2.22%) PBX
8 1 (2.22%) Symposium
8 1 (2.22%) VLAN
8 1 (2.22%) VoIP
8 1 (2.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.67%) OLAP
5 3 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (4.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.44%) Data Lake
6 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.22%) Big Data
7 1 (2.22%) MySQL
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
3 7 (15.56%) JIRA
4 6 (13.33%) JUnit
5 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (11.11%) Maven
6 4 (8.89%) git-flow
7 3 (6.67%) Selenium
8 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.44%) GitLab
8 2 (4.44%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Billing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Security Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) QA Tester
4 7 (15.56%) Tester
5 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Salesforce Tester
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Azure Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Web Services
2 11 (24.44%) SOAP
3 9 (20.00%) .NET
4 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (17.78%) HTML
5 7 (15.56%) CSS
6 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 5 (11.11%) REST
7 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (8.89%) JSON
7 4 (8.89%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.67%) Angular 2
8 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Core
9 2 (4.44%) CSS3
9 2 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.44%) HTML5
9 2 (4.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Grid Computing
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.22%) Blog
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) RIA
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) CentOS
4 2 (4.44%) Debian
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
3 12 (26.67%) Scrum
4 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (22.22%) DevOps
5 9 (20.00%) API Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Change Management
5 9 (20.00%) Kanban
6 8 (17.78%) BDD
6 8 (17.78%) MVC
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (15.56%) ITIL
8 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
8 6 (13.33%) Time Management
9 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.89%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.89%) IT Audit
10 4 (8.89%) Microservices
10 4 (8.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.22%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
6 6 (13.33%) Python
7 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 2 (4.44%) Ruby
10 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.22%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (2.22%) C
10 1 (2.22%) C++
10 1 (2.22%) Groovy
10 1 (2.22%) R
10 1 (2.22%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) Docker
3 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Ansible
2 4 (8.89%) Nagios
2 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.89%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) SCOM
2 4 (8.89%) Terraform
3 2 (4.44%) Kibana
3 2 (4.44%) logstash
3 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (17.78%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco
4 5 (11.11%) Google
4 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 5 (11.11%) Talend
5 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.89%) Oracle
6 3 (6.67%) Juniper
6 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.67%) Twitter
7 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 2 (4.44%) Sybase
7 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
8 1 (2.22%) Avaya
8 1 (2.22%) HP
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) New Relic
8 1 (2.22%) Splunk