Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 53 24
Rank change year-on-year +42 -29 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 147 47 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 11.88% 4.01% 8.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.49% 13.09% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 29 76
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £325 £303 £306
90th Percentile £600 £500 £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 £16.00 £16.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% -58.13% +1.27%

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 338 359 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 27.32% 30.63% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 298 249
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £345 £306
90th Percentile £658 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +15.15% -15.86% +12.06%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +33 79 £450 +12.50% 28
Thame +1 10 £510 +27.50% 1
Kidlington +6 8 £488 -11.36% 1
Bicester -2 1 £350 -
Witney - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 72 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (36.73%) Migration
4 49 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 49 (33.33%) Office 365
5 48 (32.65%) PowerShell
6 42 (28.57%) Windows
7 37 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (21.09%) Google
9 29 (19.73%) Web Services
10 27 (18.37%) Windows Server
10 27 (18.37%) Runbook
11 26 (17.69%) GDPR
11 26 (17.69%) SQL Server
12 25 (17.01%) SQL
13 23 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (15.65%) Windows 10
14 22 (14.97%) Google Cloud Platform
14 22 (14.97%) DNS
14 22 (14.97%) SharePoint
15 21 (14.29%) SCCM
16 20 (13.61%) ETL
16 20 (13.61%) DHCP
17 18 (12.24%) OneDrive
17 18 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
17 18 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (12.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 18 (12.24%) WAN
17 18 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration 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 22 (14.97%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.36%) IIS
4 2 (1.36%) Totara
4 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 72 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (33.33%) Office 365
3 22 (14.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (12.24%) OneDrive
5 14 (9.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 13 (8.84%) PaaS
7 11 (7.48%) IaaS
7 11 (7.48%) Yammer
8 8 (5.44%) Google Analytics
9 7 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.72%) GitHub
11 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.36%) G Suite
12 2 (1.36%) SaaS
12 2 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.97%) DNS
2 20 (13.61%) DHCP
3 18 (12.24%) WAN
4 17 (11.56%) LAN
4 17 (11.56%) Remote Desktop
5 14 (9.52%) Firewall
6 8 (5.44%) Network Security
7 4 (2.72%) Wireless
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.04%) DAB
8 3 (2.04%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.04%) MPLS
8 3 (2.04%) Skype
8 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.36%) NAS
9 2 (1.36%) SMS
10 1 (0.68%) BGP
10 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (12.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 18 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (10.88%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (10.88%) Power BI
4 16 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (10.20%) Qlik Sense
6 12 (8.16%) Data Lake
7 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.40%) Big Data
9 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.36%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.68%) MySQL
12 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) GitLab
1 6 (4.08%) JIRA
2 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.36%) git-flow
3 2 (1.36%) Moq
3 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.68%) Gradle
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (6.12%) Publishing
2 7 (4.76%) Finance
3 4 (2.72%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (25.17%) Developer
2 31 (21.09%) Architect
3 19 (12.93%) Office 365 Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (9.52%) Cloud Developer
6 12 (8.16%) Azure Architect
7 11 (7.48%) Azure Developer
7 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Network Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.80%) Web Developer
9 9 (6.12%) Active Directory Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) ETL Developer
9 9 (6.12%) SharePoint Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.73%) Web Services
2 15 (10.20%) HTML
3 14 (9.52%) .NET
4 13 (8.84%) AngularJS
4 13 (8.84%) HTML5
5 6 (4.08%) JSON
5 6 (4.08%) OAuth
5 6 (4.08%) OAuth2
6 4 (2.72%) SAML
7 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.36%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.36%) jQuery
7 2 (1.36%) LDAP
7 2 (1.36%) Middleware
7 2 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.68%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Computer Science
1 13 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.16%) User Experience
3 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.72%) Clustering
5 4 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.72%) PKI
5 4 (2.72%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.36%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.57%) Windows
2 27 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.65%) Windows 10
4 18 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.20%) Apple iOS
5 15 (10.20%) Linux
5 15 (10.20%) Mac OS
6 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.04%) Unix
7 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.73%) Migration
2 37 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (18.37%) Runbook
4 23 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (13.61%) ETL
6 17 (11.56%) Data Migration
6 17 (11.56%) Microservices
7 16 (10.88%) Data Protection
8 15 (10.20%) Application Packaging
8 15 (10.20%) Mobile Device Management
8 15 (10.20%) Server Monitoring
9 14 (9.52%) DevOps
10 12 (8.16%) Analytics
10 12 (8.16%) Content Management
10 12 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (8.16%) Problem Management
10 12 (8.16%) UX Design
11 11 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.80%) Web Application Development
12 10 (6.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.65%) PowerShell
2 25 (17.01%) SQL
3 16 (10.88%) Java
4 10 (6.80%) Go
5 9 (6.12%) Python
6 7 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.76%) C++
7 6 (4.08%) C#
8 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.40%) Scala
8 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) Java 8
10 1 (0.68%) Lingo
10 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.76%) CCNP
5 4 (2.72%) CCNA
5 4 (2.72%) CEH
5 4 (2.72%) CISM
5 4 (2.72%) CISSP
6 3 (2.04%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.36%) MCITP
7 2 (1.36%) MCSE
7 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (17.69%) GDPR
2 7 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.36%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (6.80%) Docker
4 9 (6.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.36%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) SCCM
2 18 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (6.12%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.72%) Ansible
4 4 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.72%) Terraform
5 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.04%) Puppet
5 3 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.36%) Kibana
6 2 (1.36%) logstash
6 2 (1.36%) SCOM
6 2 (1.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.68%) Packer
7 1 (0.68%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.09%) Google
3 15 (10.20%) Apple
4 12 (8.16%) Cisco
5 7 (4.76%) VMware
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle
7 2 (1.36%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.36%) SAP
7 2 (1.36%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.68%) Brocade
8 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
8 1 (0.68%) F5
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Juniper
8 1 (0.68%) Meraki
8 1 (0.68%) NetApp
8 1 (0.68%) Sophos
8 1 (0.68%) Tableau