Period
to 2 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 2 December 2021 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing Azure 67 13 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.26% 8.67% 14.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.89% 28.89% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 12 45
10th Percentile £355 £305 £250
25th Percentile £425 £359 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £575 £494 £563
90th Percentile £606 £614 £575
South East median daily rate £500 £474 £475
% change year-on-year +5.54% -0.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £62.15 £50.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year +24.30% -35.48% +103.95%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 146 45 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 33.26% 30.00% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 35 118
10th Percentile £156 £278 £154
25th Percentile £378 £347 £201
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £488
90th Percentile £600 £509 £563
South East median daily rate £494 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.56% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
10th Percentile £11.28 " £15.30
25th Percentile £12.06 " £18.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £19.31
75th Percentile £17.50 " £20.62
90th Percentile " " £21.08
South East median hourly rate £41.86 £26.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year +59.46% +9.38% +50.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Oxfordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Oxfordshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Oxfordshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Oxfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Oxfordshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +6 37 £500 +19.40% 37
Abingdon 0 8 £566 +5.21% 6
Kidlington - 4 £130 - 1
Thame - 2 - - 2
Banbury - 1 £213 - 4
Faringdon - 1 £650 - 1
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 33 (49.25%) Microservices
2 30 (44.78%) Google
3 29 (43.28%) GCP
4 26 (38.81%) Social Skills
5 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
5 25 (37.31%) C#
6 24 (35.82%) AWS
7 22 (32.84%) DevOps
7 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
8 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
9 18 (26.87%) OpenShift
9 18 (26.87%) Node.js
9 18 (26.87%) Apigee
9 18 (26.87%) Full Stack Development
9 18 (26.87%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 17 (25.37%) Deployment Automation
10 17 (25.37%) C++
10 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (25.37%) Time Management
11 15 (22.39%) .NET
12 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (19.40%) Docker
14 12 (17.91%) Go
15 11 (16.42%) REST
15 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
15 11 (16.42%) SQL
16 10 (14.93%) Microsoft 365
16 10 (14.93%) Terraform
17 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
18 8 (11.94%) Automotive

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (2.99%) Mendix
Cloud Services
1 29 (43.28%) GCP
2 24 (35.82%) AWS
3 18 (26.87%) Apigee
3 18 (26.87%) OpenShift
4 10 (14.93%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (10.45%) SaaS
6 4 (5.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.48%) IaaS
7 3 (4.48%) PaaS
8 2 (2.99%) Datadog
9 1 (1.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.49%) Azure Service Fabric
9 1 (1.49%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) DNS
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 3 (4.48%) Network Security
3 3 (4.48%) SAN
4 2 (2.99%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) VLAN
5 1 (1.49%) VoIP
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) DTS
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Power BI
3 1 (1.49%) Power Query
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Bitbucket
2 3 (4.48%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (38.81%) Social Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Automotive
3 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.97%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Full Stack Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Architect
3 9 (13.43%) C# Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Administrator
4 5 (7.46%) Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) C++ Developer
4 5 (7.46%) C++/C# Developer
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Azure Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Security Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Web Applications Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
2 18 (26.87%) Node.js
3 15 (22.39%) .NET
4 11 (16.42%) REST
5 7 (10.45%) CSS
6 4 (5.97%) .NET Core
7 3 (4.48%) Kafka
7 3 (4.48%) Web Services
8 2 (2.99%) React
8 2 (2.99%) Sass
8 2 (2.99%) SOAP
9 1 (1.49%) Angular 2
9 1 (1.49%) ARM Templates
9 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (1.49%) HTML
9 1 (1.49%) HTML5
9 1 (1.49%) Middleware
9 1 (1.49%) SignalR
9 1 (1.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) User Experience
2 4 (5.97%) Life Science
2 4 (5.97%) Renewable Energy
3 3 (4.48%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.97%) Linux
4 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Microservices
2 22 (32.84%) DevOps
3 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
4 18 (26.87%) Full Stack Development
4 18 (26.87%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (25.37%) Deployment Automation
5 17 (25.37%) Time Management
6 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.46%) Architectural Design
8 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (7.46%) Scrum
9 4 (5.97%) B2C
9 4 (5.97%) Clean Code
9 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
9 4 (5.97%) Migration
10 3 (4.48%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) C#
2 17 (25.37%) C++
3 12 (17.91%) Go
4 11 (16.42%) SQL
5 8 (11.94%) Java
6 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.45%) Python
7 6 (8.96%) TypeScript
8 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.48%) Perl
9 3 (4.48%) PHP
9 3 (4.48%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) MCP
3 1 (1.49%) MCSA
3 1 (1.49%) MCSE
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) GMP
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
2 10 (14.93%) Terraform
3 7 (10.45%) Ansible
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.48%) Puppet
4 3 (4.48%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.99%) SCCM
6 1 (1.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Google
2 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Sophos
3 4 (5.97%) VMware
4 3 (4.48%) 3PAR
4 3 (4.48%) BeyondTrust
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco
4 3 (4.48%) Dell
4 3 (4.48%) HP
4 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) Juniper
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec
6 1 (1.49%) Veeam