Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 45 24
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 79 28 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.50% 4.28% 9.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.47% 12.44% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 17 43
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £301 £307
90th Percentile £600 £500 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
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 170 225 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 26.90% 34.40% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 196 166
Oxford median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £313 £345 £306
90th Percentile £600 £578 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 -
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 46 (58.23%) Microsoft
1 46 (58.23%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (41.77%) PowerShell
3 31 (39.24%) Office 365
4 28 (35.44%) Active Directory
5 26 (32.91%) Migration
6 25 (31.65%) Web Services
7 22 (27.85%) Windows
8 21 (26.58%) Runbook
9 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (21.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (20.25%) DNS
11 16 (20.25%) GDPR
12 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
12 15 (18.99%) DHCP
13 14 (17.72%) Google
13 14 (17.72%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (16.46%) SCCM
14 13 (16.46%) Data Protection
14 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (16.46%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (16.46%) SharePoint
15 12 (15.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (15.19%) Apple
15 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (15.19%) Java
15 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Intune
15 12 (15.19%) Apple iOS
15 12 (15.19%) Mobile Device Management
15 12 (15.19%) Mac OS

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 (16.46%) SharePoint
2 11 (13.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (1.27%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 46 (58.23%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (39.24%) Office 365
3 17 (21.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (15.19%) OneDrive
5 8 (10.13%) Yammer
6 6 (7.59%) IaaS
7 4 (5.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (5.06%) GitHub
7 4 (5.06%) PaaS
8 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.53%) Google Analytics
9 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) DNS
2 15 (18.99%) DHCP
3 14 (17.72%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (10.13%) LAN
5 7 (8.86%) Network Security
5 7 (8.86%) WAN
6 5 (6.33%) Firewall
7 3 (3.80%) DAB
7 3 (3.80%) Skype
7 3 (3.80%) Wireless
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.53%) NAS
8 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.27%) BGP
9 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.27%) MPLS
9 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.33%) Data Lake
4 5 (6.33%) Power BI
4 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.06%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.27%) MySQL
6 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) GitLab
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) git-flow
3 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.27%) Gradle
4 1 (1.27%) Maven
4 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (5.06%) Aerospace
1 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
1 4 (5.06%) Publishing
2 2 (2.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) Office 365 Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 13 (16.46%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Cloud Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Web Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Active Directory Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Administrator
7 7 (8.86%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Network Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Server Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (8.86%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Azure Architect
8 6 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.65%) Web Services
2 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) HTML
3 10 (12.66%) AngularJS
3 10 (12.66%) HTML5
4 4 (5.06%) OAuth
4 4 (5.06%) OAuth2
4 4 (5.06%) SAML
5 3 (3.80%) JSON
6 2 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.27%) CSS
7 1 (1.27%) Dropwizard
7 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.27%) Java EE
7 1 (1.27%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.27%) JSP
7 1 (1.27%) REST
7 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) User Experience
2 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (5.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.06%) PKI
7 3 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.27%) Clustering
8 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.27%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) Windows
2 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.19%) Apple iOS
4 12 (15.19%) Mac OS
4 12 (15.19%) Windows 10
5 10 (12.66%) Linux
6 3 (3.80%) Unix
7 1 (1.27%) CentOS
7 1 (1.27%) Debian
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) Migration
2 21 (26.58%) Runbook
3 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.46%) Data Protection
5 12 (15.19%) Application Packaging
5 12 (15.19%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (13.92%) Data Migration
6 11 (13.92%) DevOps
6 11 (13.92%) Microservices
6 11 (13.92%) Problem Management
7 10 (12.66%) Server Monitoring
7 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.66%) UX Design
7 10 (12.66%) Web Application Development
7 10 (12.66%) Web Development
8 8 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.13%) Content Management
9 7 (8.86%) ETL
10 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (6.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.19%) Java
3 10 (12.66%) Go
4 7 (8.86%) Python
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
5 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.53%) C#
6 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 1 (1.27%) C
7 1 (1.27%) C++
7 1 (1.27%) Java 8
7 1 (1.27%) Scala
7 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.33%) CCNP
5 4 (5.06%) CCNA
5 4 (5.06%) CEH
5 4 (5.06%) CISM
5 4 (5.06%) CISSP
6 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (35.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.06%) Docker
3 4 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.80%) Ansible
3 3 (3.80%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.80%) Puppet
3 3 (3.80%) Terraform
4 2 (2.53%) Kibana
4 2 (2.53%) logstash
4 2 (2.53%) SCOM
4 2 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.27%) Nagios
5 1 (1.27%) Packer
5 1 (1.27%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (58.23%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.72%) Google
3 12 (15.19%) Apple
4 9 (11.39%) Cisco
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
5 3 (3.80%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.27%) Brocade
7 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.27%) EMC
7 1 (1.27%) F5
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.27%) NetApp
7 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.27%) Sophos
7 1 (1.27%) Tableau