Period
to 19 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 19 August 2019 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 9 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 +43 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 109 141 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.99% 11.25% 3.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.38% 38.21% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 120 27
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £367 £324 £310
90th Percentile £600 £600 £500
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £66.25 £18.89 £16.75
% change year-on-year +250.71% +12.78% -58.13%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 235 369 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 32.32% 29.45% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 264 273
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £135 £309 £338
90th Percentile £575 £653 £579
South East median daily rate £469 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.54 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.34% - -
10th Percentile £18.00 £13.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £129.75 £106.63 £46.95
South East median hourly rate £35.25 £18.95 £16.50
% change year-on-year +86.06% +14.82% -18.52%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Oxfordshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 August 2019. 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 -3 37 £450 - 43
Abingdon +10 10 £450 +38.46% 10
Kidlington +9 6 £500 +17.65% 4
Banbury +11 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Thame +2 1 £475 -8.65% 2
Bicester +1 1 £550 +57.14% 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (39.45%) DevOps
2 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 26 (23.85%) Test Automation
4 24 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (22.02%) .NET
5 23 (21.10%) Windows
6 22 (20.18%) C#
7 21 (19.27%) Web Services
8 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
9 19 (17.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (16.51%) Scrum
10 18 (16.51%) Software Engineering
11 17 (15.60%) Mathematics
11 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
11 17 (15.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (14.68%) Docker
12 16 (14.68%) SCCM
12 16 (14.68%) PowerShell
13 15 (13.76%) Python
14 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
14 14 (12.84%) Migration
14 14 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (12.84%) Selenium
14 14 (12.84%) Google
14 14 (12.84%) Algorithms
14 14 (12.84%) .NET Core
15 13 (11.93%) Kubernetes
15 13 (11.93%) Windows 10
15 13 (11.93%) Visual Studio Team System

Microsoft 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 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.42%) Confluence
3 4 (3.67%) IIS
4 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.92%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.92%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (17.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (15.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (11.93%) PaaS
5 12 (11.01%) IaaS
6 10 (9.17%) Office 365
7 7 (6.42%) Power Platform
8 6 (5.50%) SaaS
9 4 (3.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (3.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (3.67%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (2.75%) GitHub
11 2 (1.83%) Azure Functions
11 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.83%) Serverless
12 1 (0.92%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.92%) Datadog
12 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) WAN
2 8 (7.34%) DNS
2 8 (7.34%) Firewall
2 8 (7.34%) LAN
3 5 (4.59%) VPN
4 3 (2.75%) BGP
4 3 (2.75%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.75%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.75%) HSRP
4 3 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.75%) IPsec
4 3 (2.75%) MPLS
4 3 (2.75%) OSPF
4 3 (2.75%) Skype
4 3 (2.75%) VoIP
4 3 (2.75%) VRRP
4 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.83%) Network Security
5 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.50%) Power BI
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.67%) SSDT
5 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Selenium
2 13 (11.93%) Cucumber
2 13 (11.93%) SpecFlow
2 13 (11.93%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (11.93%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.34%) Mocha
4 8 (7.34%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.59%) Gradle
6 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.83%) JIRA
9 1 (0.92%) git-flow
9 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.92%) QARun
9 1 (0.92%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.92%) Wing IDE
9 1 (0.92%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (6.42%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Architect
3 13 (11.93%) Software Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.26%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.34%) Scientific Software Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Azure Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.59%) QA Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Salesforce Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) .NET
2 21 (19.27%) Web Services
3 14 (12.84%) .NET Core
4 13 (11.93%) REST
5 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.42%) RESTful
6 5 (4.59%) SOAP
7 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.67%) JSON
8 3 (2.75%) CSS
9 2 (1.83%) LAMP
10 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.92%) COM
10 1 (0.92%) Django
10 1 (0.92%) Flask
10 1 (0.92%) Java EE
10 1 (0.92%) OAuth
10 1 (0.92%) Qt
10 1 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Algorithms
2 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.34%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.42%) User Experience
5 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.59%) Life Science
7 4 (3.67%) CCTV
8 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.92%) CUDA
10 1 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Windows
2 13 (11.93%) Windows 10
3 12 (11.01%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.50%) Linux
5 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (39.45%) DevOps
2 26 (23.85%) Test Automation
3 18 (16.51%) Scrum
3 18 (16.51%) Software Engineering
4 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
4 17 (15.60%) Mathematics
5 14 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.84%) Migration
6 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
6 11 (10.09%) Technical Leadership
6 11 (10.09%) Unit Testing
7 10 (9.17%) Microservices
8 9 (8.26%) MVC
9 8 (7.34%) Complexity Analysis
9 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.34%) Integration Testing
9 8 (7.34%) Network Virtualisation
9 8 (7.34%) Physics
9 8 (7.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) C#
2 16 (14.68%) PowerShell
3 15 (13.76%) Python
4 13 (11.93%) C++
4 13 (11.93%) SQL
5 11 (10.09%) Java
6 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.34%) Go
8 4 (3.67%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.67%) Perl
9 2 (1.83%) C
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby
9 2 (1.83%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.92%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) PMP
2 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (2.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.68%) Docker
3 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.83%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.83%) XenApp
6 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) SCCM
2 13 (11.93%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.42%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (5.50%) SCOM
5 5 (4.59%) Ansible
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.67%) Puppet
7 3 (2.75%) Nagios
8 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.83%) Terraform
9 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.92%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.84%) Google
3 11 (10.09%) Citrix
3 11 (10.09%) VMware
4 10 (9.17%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (7.34%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 5 (4.59%) Cisco
7 4 (3.67%) Oracle
8 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.75%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.83%) Avaya
10 1 (0.92%) CommVault
10 1 (0.92%) HP
10 1 (0.92%) SAP
10 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.92%) Splunk
10 1 (0.92%) Veeam