Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 38 25
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 131 77 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.94% 6.15% 8.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.10% 17.07% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 55 74
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £359 £311 £306
90th Percentile £600 £498 £488
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 £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -3.85%

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 335 451 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 27.99% 35.99% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 382 273
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £345 £306
90th Percentile £600 £587 £531
South East median daily rate £455 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +7.06% -2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +6.06% -9.59% +14.06%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +31 74 £450 +5.88% 25
Thame 0 9 £520 +46.48%
Kidlington +5 6 £519 +12.16% 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 54 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 47 (35.88%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (32.82%) Migration
4 39 (29.77%) PowerShell
5 37 (28.24%) Office 365
6 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
7 29 (22.14%) SQL
7 29 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
9 27 (20.61%) Windows
9 27 (20.61%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (19.08%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (16.03%) SharePoint
11 21 (16.03%) ETL
12 20 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (15.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 19 (14.50%) DevOps
14 18 (13.74%) OneDrive
14 18 (13.74%) Google
15 17 (12.98%) Data Migration
15 17 (12.98%) Windows Server
15 17 (12.98%) Runbook
16 16 (12.21%) Power BI
16 16 (12.21%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (11.45%) IaaS
17 15 (11.45%) Server Monitoring
17 15 (11.45%) Qlik Sense
17 15 (11.45%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (11.45%) Data Lake
17 15 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 21 (16.03%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.05%) Totara
4 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 3 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.53%) Confluence
5 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 47 (35.88%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (28.24%) Office 365
3 18 (13.74%) OneDrive
4 15 (11.45%) Azure Data Factory
4 15 (11.45%) IaaS
5 14 (10.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (10.69%) PaaS
6 11 (8.40%) Yammer
7 7 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (5.34%) Google Analytics
8 5 (3.82%) SaaS
9 4 (3.05%) GitHub
10 2 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.53%) G Suite
10 2 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.76%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) Firewall
2 11 (8.40%) LAN
2 11 (8.40%) WAN
3 6 (4.58%) Network Security
4 5 (3.82%) DNS
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.05%) DAB
6 3 (2.29%) DHCP
6 3 (2.29%) MPLS
6 3 (2.29%) Wireless
7 2 (1.53%) NAS
7 2 (1.53%) Skype
8 1 (0.76%) BGP
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 25 (19.08%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (15.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 20 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (12.21%) Power BI
5 15 (11.45%) Data Lake
5 15 (11.45%) Qlik Sense
5 15 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.05%) Big Data
6 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.53%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.76%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.58%) GitLab
3 5 (3.82%) JIRA
4 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.05%) GoCD
5 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.53%) git-flow
5 2 (1.53%) Hudson
5 2 (1.53%) Moq
5 2 (1.53%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.76%) Gradle
6 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 6 (4.58%) Publishing
1 6 (4.58%) Retail
2 5 (3.82%) Finance
3 4 (3.05%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Developer
2 28 (21.37%) Architect
3 15 (11.45%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (10.69%) Azure Architect
5 13 (9.92%) Azure Developer
5 13 (9.92%) Office 365 Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Consultant
7 9 (6.87%) SharePoint Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Cloud Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Administrator
9 7 (5.34%) ETL Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) .NET
2 10 (7.63%) JSON
3 8 (6.11%) HTML
4 7 (5.34%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.34%) Web Services
5 6 (4.58%) HTML5
6 4 (3.05%) OAuth
6 4 (3.05%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.05%) SAML
7 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.53%) ADO.NET
8 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.53%) Django
8 2 (1.53%) Flask
8 2 (1.53%) jQuery
8 2 (1.53%) Middleware
8 2 (1.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.05%) PKI
4 4 (3.05%) User Experience
5 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) Windows
2 17 (12.98%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.63%) Linux
4 9 (6.87%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.05%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.53%) Unix
10 1 (0.76%) Android
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.82%) Migration
2 29 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.61%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (16.03%) ETL
5 19 (14.50%) DevOps
6 17 (12.98%) Data Migration
6 17 (12.98%) Runbook
7 15 (11.45%) Server Monitoring
8 12 (9.16%) Content Management
9 10 (7.63%) Analytics
9 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (6.87%) Microservices
11 7 (5.34%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (4.58%) Dimensional Modelling
12 6 (4.58%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (4.58%) Scrum
12 6 (4.58%) SDLC
13 5 (3.82%) Identity Management
13 5 (3.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.77%) PowerShell
2 29 (22.14%) SQL
3 12 (9.16%) Python
4 7 (5.34%) C#
4 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.58%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.58%) Go
5 6 (4.58%) Java
5 6 (4.58%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.05%) C++
7 2 (1.53%) Ruby
7 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.76%) Java 8
8 1 (0.76%) Lingo
8 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) Degree
2 10 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.11%) CCNP
3 8 (6.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.05%) CCNA
4 4 (3.05%) CEH
4 4 (3.05%) CISM
4 4 (3.05%) CISSP
4 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) GDPR
2 5 (3.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.05%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.40%) Docker
3 6 (4.58%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.53%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.76%) Firmware
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.87%) Ansible
3 6 (4.58%) Puppet
4 4 (3.05%) Terraform
5 3 (2.29%) SCCM
5 3 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.53%) Kibana
6 2 (1.53%) logstash
6 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.76%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.76%) SCOM
7 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.74%) Google
3 14 (10.69%) Cisco
4 9 (6.87%) VMware
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle
5 2 (1.53%) Sophos
6 1 (0.76%) Apple
6 1 (0.76%) Avaya
6 1 (0.76%) Brocade
6 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.76%) Citrix
6 1 (0.76%) EMC
6 1 (0.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.76%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) Informatica
6 1 (0.76%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.76%) NetApp
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec