Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 26 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 77 107 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.20% 8.44% 4.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.63% 29.97% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 73 59
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +56.52%
10th Percentile £322 £306 £298
90th Percentile £500 £488 £520
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% -

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 463 357 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 37.28% 28.15% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 268 205
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £345 £306 £313
90th Percentile £588 £538 £528
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -14 44 £425 +6.25% 19
Abingdon - 5 £375 - 5
Kidlington -6 4 £463 -2.63%
Thame -1 2 £355 -16.47%
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 47 (61.04%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 26 (33.77%) SQL
4 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (29.87%) Web Services
6 20 (25.97%) Windows
7 19 (24.68%) Active Directory
7 19 (24.68%) JIRA
8 18 (23.38%) Test Automation
8 18 (23.38%) Jenkins
9 17 (22.08%) Change Management
10 16 (20.78%) SOAP
10 16 (20.78%) Java
11 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
12 14 (18.18%) QA
12 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (18.18%) Scrum
12 14 (18.18%) API Testing
13 13 (16.88%) VMware
13 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
13 13 (16.88%) PaaS
13 13 (16.88%) SoapUI
14 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (15.58%) C#
14 12 (15.58%) DNS
14 12 (15.58%) Migration
14 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
14 12 (15.58%) DevOps
15 11 (14.29%) HTML

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 11 (14.29%) Confluence
2 9 (11.69%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.30%) Totara
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (61.04%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.88%) PaaS
3 9 (11.69%) IaaS
3 9 (11.69%) Office 365
4 6 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (6.49%) SaaS
6 4 (5.19%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.60%) Bluemix
7 2 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.60%) Serverless
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) DNS
2 10 (12.99%) Network Security
2 10 (12.99%) VPN
3 9 (11.69%) Firewall
4 7 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.79%) WAN
6 5 (6.49%) BGP
7 4 (5.19%) DHCP
7 4 (5.19%) LAN
8 3 (3.90%) MPLS
8 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.60%) FTP
9 2 (2.60%) PBX
9 2 (2.60%) SAN
9 2 (2.60%) Skype
9 2 (2.60%) Symposium
9 2 (2.60%) VLAN
10 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.19%) Big Data
5 4 (5.19%) OLAP
6 3 (3.90%) Data Lake
6 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.90%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (2.60%) HDInsight
7 2 (2.60%) Power BI
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) JIRA
2 18 (23.38%) Jenkins
3 13 (16.88%) SoapUI
4 11 (14.29%) JUnit
4 11 (14.29%) Maven
5 10 (12.99%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.60%) Selenium
7 1 (1.30%) Ant
7 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.30%) GitLab
7 1 (1.30%) Hudson
7 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.30%) Subversion
7 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.79%) Publishing
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Billing
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Developer
2 10 (12.99%) Network Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Security Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Architect
5 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 7 (9.09%) Tester
6 6 (7.79%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) Web Services
2 16 (20.78%) SOAP
3 11 (14.29%) HTML
4 10 (12.99%) .NET
4 10 (12.99%) CSS
5 9 (11.69%) AngularJS
5 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.09%) REST
7 6 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (6.49%) JSON
9 4 (5.19%) Angular 2
9 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (5.19%) CSS3
9 4 (5.19%) HTML5
9 4 (5.19%) LAMP
9 4 (5.19%) Middleware
9 4 (5.19%) XML
10 3 (3.90%) jQuery
10 3 (3.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Blog
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) RIA
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.19%) Unix
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) VMS
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.38%) Test Automation
3 17 (22.08%) Change Management
4 14 (18.18%) API Testing
4 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (18.18%) Scrum
5 12 (15.58%) DevOps
5 12 (15.58%) Migration
6 10 (12.99%) ITIL
6 10 (12.99%) Test Planning
7 9 (11.69%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (11.69%) Integration Testing
7 9 (11.69%) IT Audit
7 9 (11.69%) Time Management
8 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (10.39%) Kanban
8 8 (10.39%) MVC
8 8 (10.39%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 16 (20.78%) Java
3 12 (15.58%) C#
4 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.09%) Python
6 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.60%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (2.60%) R
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.30%) C
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) Perl
8 1 (1.30%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) QA
2 6 (7.79%) SLA
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) RosettaNet
4 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.39%) Docker
5 4 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.30%) XenApp
8 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Ansible
1 6 (7.79%) SCOM
2 5 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.49%) Nagios
3 3 (3.90%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.60%) SCCM
5 1 (1.30%) Kibana
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.30%) Packer
5 1 (1.30%) Puppet
5 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (16.88%) VMware
4 10 (12.99%) Talend
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
5 7 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.49%) Google
7 3 (3.90%) Juniper
7 3 (3.90%) NetApp
7 3 (3.90%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.90%) Twitter
8 2 (2.60%) Avaya
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix
8 2 (2.60%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) IBM
8 2 (2.60%) Sybase
8 2 (2.60%) Tableau
8 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.30%) Lumension