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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 37 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.19% 4.59% 1.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.63% 27.27% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 6
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £445 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £530 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -2.22% +21.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 172 99 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 27.43% 16.84% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 78 79
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £39.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 - £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -6 10 £400 -15.78% 14
Bicester - 2 - - 2
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Thame - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 34 (70.83%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (33.33%) Windows
3 16 (33.33%) Office 365
4 10 (20.83%) Linux
4 10 (20.83%) Python
4 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 9 (18.75%) Migration
5 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) ITIL
6 8 (16.67%) WAN
6 8 (16.67%) PMI
6 8 (16.67%) PMP
6 8 (16.67%) PMI Certification
6 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 8 (16.67%) Application Rationalisation
7 7 (14.58%) ETL
7 7 (14.58%) VMware
7 7 (14.58%) JIRA
8 6 (12.50%) SCCM
8 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 6 (12.50%) PMO
8 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 6 (12.50%) IaaS
8 6 (12.50%) Ansible
8 6 (12.50%) Docker
8 6 (12.50%) DevOps
9 5 (10.42%) Big Data
9 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds

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 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (70.83%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (33.33%) Office 365
3 6 (12.50%) IaaS
4 5 (10.42%) PaaS
5 3 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (2.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) WAN
2 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (10.42%) Network Security
2 5 (10.42%) VPN
3 4 (8.33%) DNS
3 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (8.33%) LAN
4 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (6.25%) VoIP
5 2 (4.17%) BGP
5 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Big Data
1 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) DocumentDB
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) Power BI
5 1 (2.08%) QlikView
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) JIRA
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.08%) Ant
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) GitLab
4 1 (2.08%) Hudson
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (10.42%) Publishing
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Automotive
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Project Manager
2 10 (20.83%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) Django
2 4 (8.33%) Flask
3 3 (6.25%) JSON
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.17%) XSLT
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.08%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.08%) LAMP
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
5 1 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) PMI
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.33%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 8 (16.67%) Application Rationalisation
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 7 (14.58%) ETL
5 6 (12.50%) DevOps
6 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
6 5 (10.42%) TDD
7 4 (8.33%) Analytics
7 4 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (8.33%) Change Management
7 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 4 (8.33%) Service Design
8 3 (6.25%) API Design
8 3 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Python
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 8 (16.67%) PMP
2 4 (8.33%) CCNA
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) Docker
2 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Ansible
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (6.25%) Nagios
3 3 (6.25%) Packer
3 3 (6.25%) Puppet
3 3 (6.25%) Terraform
4 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) Juniper
3 5 (10.42%) Palo Alto
3 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix
4 4 (8.33%) Dell
4 4 (8.33%) EMC
4 4 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Splunk
5 1 (2.08%) Tableau