Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 35 26
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 122 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.60% 6.91% 7.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.51% 18.58% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 64 60
Oxfordshire median daily rate £465 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £363 £327 £306
90th Percentile £600 £650 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +150.00% -47.36%

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 287 452 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 29.65% 37.17% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 373 216
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £301 £338 £306
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £441 £450
% change year-on-year +7.65% -1.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year +9.38% -6.21% +3.39%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +27 57 £475 +11.76% 25
Kidlington +4 7 £475 -24.00% 5
Thame -1 5 £450 +45.16% 4
Banbury - 3 £525 - 2
Bicester - 2 £388 - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 48 (39.34%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (31.97%) Microsoft
3 35 (28.69%) Windows
4 34 (27.87%) SQL
5 31 (25.41%) Migration
6 30 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (22.13%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (22.13%) Office 365
8 26 (21.31%) PaaS
8 26 (21.31%) SQL Server
9 25 (20.49%) Active Directory
10 24 (19.67%) IaaS
11 23 (18.85%) PowerShell
12 22 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (16.39%) DevOps
14 20 (16.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 19 (15.57%) Power BI
15 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
15 19 (15.57%) ETL
16 18 (14.75%) Docker
17 17 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (13.93%) JSON
18 16 (13.11%) Linux
18 16 (13.11%) Python
19 15 (12.30%) Kubernetes
19 15 (12.30%) Data Lake
20 14 (11.48%) Identity Access Management
20 14 (11.48%) Azure Data Factory
20 14 (11.48%) Qlik Sense

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 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.28%) Totara
3 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.46%) IIS
4 2 (1.64%) Confluence
4 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (39.34%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.13%) Office 365
3 26 (21.31%) PaaS
4 24 (19.67%) IaaS
5 14 (11.48%) Azure Data Factory
5 14 (11.48%) SaaS
6 11 (9.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (9.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.92%) Amazon S3
8 6 (4.92%) GitHub
9 4 (3.28%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.64%) G Suite
10 2 (1.64%) Serverless
10 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.64%) Yammer
11 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) Firewall
1 12 (9.84%) WAN
2 11 (9.02%) DNS
3 9 (7.38%) LAN
4 8 (6.56%) Network Security
5 7 (5.74%) VPN
6 4 (3.28%) DAB
7 3 (2.46%) MPLS
7 3 (2.46%) Wireless
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.64%) DHCP
8 2 (1.64%) SAN
8 2 (1.64%) Skype
9 1 (0.82%) BGP
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.82%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.13%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (21.31%) SQL Server
3 22 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (16.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 19 (15.57%) Power BI
6 17 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (12.30%) Data Lake
8 14 (11.48%) Qlik Sense
9 8 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (4.10%) MySQL
11 4 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (3.28%) MongoDB
11 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
12 3 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.64%) Star Schema
14 1 (0.82%) Big Data
14 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.28%) GitLab
2 4 (3.28%) GoCD
3 3 (2.46%) Hudson
3 3 (2.46%) JIRA
4 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.64%) git-flow
4 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.74%) Retail
2 4 (3.28%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.28%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Architect
2 27 (22.13%) Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (12.30%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (12.30%) Support Engineer
5 14 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (10.66%) Azure Architect
7 10 (8.20%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Azure Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Network Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Applications Support
9 7 (5.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Applications Support Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.93%) JSON
2 7 (5.74%) .NET
2 7 (5.74%) OAuth
3 5 (4.10%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.28%) OAuth2
4 4 (3.28%) SAML
4 4 (3.28%) Web Services
5 3 (2.46%) Django
5 3 (2.46%) Flask
5 3 (2.46%) OpenID
5 3 (2.46%) XML
6 2 (1.64%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.64%) scikit-learn
6 2 (1.64%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.64%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.82%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (0.82%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.10%) PKI
3 4 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.46%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.46%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.69%) Windows
2 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.11%) Linux
4 12 (9.84%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.10%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.82%) Android
9 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.41%) Migration
2 30 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (16.39%) DevOps
5 19 (15.57%) ETL
6 14 (11.48%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (9.84%) Cryptography
8 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (6.56%) Data Encryption
9 8 (6.56%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.74%) Analytics
10 7 (5.74%) Data Protection
10 7 (5.74%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (5.74%) Information Security
10 7 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (4.92%) Microservices
11 6 (4.92%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (4.10%) Data Migration
13 4 (3.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) SQL
2 23 (18.85%) PowerShell
3 16 (13.11%) Python
4 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.28%) C#
6 4 (3.28%) C++
6 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.64%) Go
7 2 (1.64%) Ruby
7 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (7.38%) CISSP
2 7 (5.74%) CCNP
3 5 (4.10%) AWS Certification
3 5 (4.10%) Degree
4 4 (3.28%) CCNA
4 4 (3.28%) CEH
4 4 (3.28%) CISM
4 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.64%) MCSE
6 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) GDPR
2 5 (4.10%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (20.49%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.75%) Docker
3 6 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.46%) vSphere
6 2 (1.64%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) Kubernetes
2 11 (9.02%) Ansible
3 7 (5.74%) Puppet
4 6 (4.92%) SCCM
5 4 (3.28%) Terraform
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.64%) Kibana
7 2 (1.64%) logstash
7 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.82%) SCOM
8 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.66%) Google
3 10 (8.20%) Cisco
4 7 (5.74%) VMware
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle
6 2 (1.64%) CommVault
6 2 (1.64%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.64%) Symantec
7 1 (0.82%) Aruba
7 1 (0.82%) Avaya
7 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.82%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.82%) Informatica
7 1 (0.82%) McAfee
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) Sophos
7 1 (0.82%) Xamarin