Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 44 47
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 90 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.26% 4.83% 4.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.74% 22.30% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 43
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.27% +9.47%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £313
90th Percentile £641 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.08 £14.88 £28.50
% change year-on-year +55.14% -47.80% +13.99%

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 434 269 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 35.03% 21.68% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 208 192
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £328 £284 £313
90th Percentile £615 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £54.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.07% +272.41% -42.00%
10th Percentile £13.20 £54.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £14.50 £54.00 £15.75
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.03 £17.75
% change year-on-year -8.98% -4.04% +22.40%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 52 £425 +6.25% 19
Kidlington -5 8 £628 +32.11% 4
Abingdon +8 4 £438 +60.55%
Thame -2 1 £310 -27.06%
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 56 (62.22%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 24 (26.67%) Scrum
4 23 (25.56%) Windows
5 22 (24.44%) Web Services
5 22 (24.44%) Java
6 21 (23.33%) DevOps
7 20 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 20 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 20 (22.22%) C#
8 19 (21.11%) SQL
8 19 (21.11%) .NET
8 19 (21.11%) Google
9 18 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (18.89%) Kanban
11 16 (17.78%) JIRA
11 16 (17.78%) SOAP
11 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
11 16 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 16 (17.78%) MVC
12 15 (16.67%) Migration
12 15 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 15 (16.67%) BDD
12 15 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (15.56%) API Testing
13 14 (15.56%) PaaS

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 10 (11.11%) Confluence
2 9 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.56%) NServiceBus
4 4 (4.44%) Apache
4 4 (4.44%) Jetty
4 4 (4.44%) nginx
4 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.22%) Totara
7 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (62.22%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (15.56%) PaaS
4 12 (13.33%) IaaS
5 9 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (7.78%) Office 365
6 7 (7.78%) SaaS
6 7 (7.78%) Serverless
7 5 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.33%) Akamai
8 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.22%) Bluemix
9 2 (2.22%) G Suite
9 2 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) VPN
2 9 (10.00%) Firewall
3 7 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (7.78%) Network Security
4 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.56%) BGP
5 5 (5.56%) WAN
6 4 (4.44%) DNS
7 3 (3.33%) LAN
7 3 (3.33%) MPLS
8 2 (2.22%) IPsec
8 2 (2.22%) Skype
8 2 (2.22%) VoIP
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.11%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.11%) HSRP
9 1 (1.11%) Symposium
9 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.11%) VLAN
9 1 (1.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.33%) MySQL
5 3 (3.33%) OLAP
5 3 (3.33%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.22%) Big Data
6 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.11%) Power BI
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 16 (17.78%) JIRA
3 13 (14.44%) SoapUI
4 11 (12.22%) JUnit
5 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 10 (11.11%) Maven
6 9 (10.00%) git-flow
7 6 (6.67%) Selenium
8 5 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.44%) GitLab
9 4 (4.44%) SonarQube
9 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.44%) Vagrant
9 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.00%) Publishing
2 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Billing
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Developer
2 10 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 10 (11.11%) Architect
2 10 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 9 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Security Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Tester
5 7 (7.78%) QA Tester
6 6 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Agile Tester
7 5 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.44%) Web Services
2 19 (21.11%) .NET
3 16 (17.78%) SOAP
4 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 13 (14.44%) HTML
6 12 (13.33%) CSS
7 10 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.11%) REST
8 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (7.78%) Node.js
10 6 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.56%) .NET Core
11 5 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (5.56%) React
12 4 (4.44%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.44%) CSS3
12 4 (4.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 10 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.44%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.11%) Blog
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.11%) iPad
6 1 (1.11%) Life Science
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) RIA
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.56%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) CentOS
3 5 (5.56%) Debian
3 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
3 5 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (26.67%) Scrum
2 24 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 21 (23.33%) DevOps
4 17 (18.89%) Kanban
5 16 (17.78%) MVC
6 15 (16.67%) BDD
6 15 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (16.67%) Migration
7 14 (15.56%) API Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Change Management
9 10 (11.11%) ITIL
9 10 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 9 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 9 (10.00%) IT Audit
10 9 (10.00%) Time Management
11 7 (7.78%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (7.78%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) Java
2 20 (22.22%) C#
2 20 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.11%) SQL
4 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 11 (12.22%) Python
6 8 (8.89%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.44%) Perl
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 3 (3.33%) Groovy
10 2 (2.22%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.22%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (2.22%) C
10 2 (2.22%) C++
11 1 (1.11%) R
11 1 (1.11%) Scala
11 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) RosettaNet
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.11%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.22%) Docker
3 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
7 1 (1.11%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Ansible
2 9 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (10.00%) Puppet
2 9 (10.00%) Terraform
3 5 (5.56%) Kibana
3 5 (5.56%) logstash
3 5 (5.56%) Nagios
3 5 (5.56%) SCOM
4 4 (4.44%) Packer
5 3 (3.33%) SCCM
5 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Google
2 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (11.11%) Talend
5 9 (10.00%) Oracle
6 8 (8.89%) VMware
7 7 (7.78%) Cisco
8 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.56%) New Relic
9 5 (5.56%) Splunk
10 4 (4.44%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.33%) Juniper
11 3 (3.33%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.33%) Twitter
12 2 (2.22%) IBM
12 2 (2.22%) Sybase
12 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
13 1 (1.11%) Avaya
13 1 (1.11%) Citrix
13 1 (1.11%) HP