Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 53 51
Rank change year-on-year +39 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 125 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.06% 4.06% 3.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.66% 15.95% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 36 26
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
10th Percentile £290 £325 £314
90th Percentile £588 £513 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +54.55% -15.36% -35.02%

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 341 301 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 27.43% 25.49% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 249 129
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £338 £298
90th Percentile £625 £580 £565
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.69% -51.67%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £124.05 £46.95 £15.75
South East median hourly rate £18.89 £15.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +19.94% -19.21% -22.02%

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 June 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 June 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 +28 64 £390 -13.33% 23
Kidlington -1 7 £450 -5.26% 4
Thame +1 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Abingdon +1 4 £325 -6.81% 2
Bicester -4 1 £350 -
Banbury - 1 £375 - 4
Witney - 1 £425 - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 69 (55.20%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (51.20%) Microsoft
3 46 (36.80%) Active Directory
4 41 (32.80%) Windows
5 39 (31.20%) Migration
6 38 (30.40%) PowerShell
6 38 (30.40%) Office 365
7 35 (28.00%) Google
8 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (24.80%) Web Services
9 25 (20.00%) DNS
9 25 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
10 23 (18.40%) Java
10 23 (18.40%) SCCM
11 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
12 20 (16.00%) GDPR
12 20 (16.00%) Runbook
12 20 (16.00%) .NET
12 20 (16.00%) DHCP
12 20 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (15.20%) Microservices
14 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Intune
14 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
14 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (13.60%) SQL
15 17 (13.60%) Firewall
15 17 (13.60%) Mobile Device Management
15 17 (13.60%) Remote Desktop

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 12 (9.60%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.20%) NServiceBus
4 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.80%) Jetty
6 1 (0.80%) nginx
6 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (55.20%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (30.40%) Office 365
3 25 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (9.60%) PaaS
5 10 (8.00%) OneDrive
6 6 (4.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.80%) Yammer
7 5 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (4.00%) Serverless
8 4 (3.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (3.20%) Google Analytics
9 3 (2.40%) Akamai
9 3 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.40%) G Suite
9 3 (2.40%) IaaS
10 1 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.80%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.00%) DNS
2 20 (16.00%) DHCP
3 17 (13.60%) Firewall
3 17 (13.60%) Remote Desktop
4 14 (11.20%) WAN
5 13 (10.40%) LAN
6 9 (7.20%) Network Security
6 9 (7.20%) VPN
7 5 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.20%) BGP
8 4 (3.20%) Skype
8 4 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.40%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.60%) IPsec
10 2 (1.60%) MPLS
10 2 (1.60%) PSTN
10 2 (1.60%) SMS
10 2 (1.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.80%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.80%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.80%) Power BI
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.20%) Big Data
6 4 (3.20%) MySQL
6 4 (3.20%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.80%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) JIRA
2 7 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.40%) Maven
4 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.60%) GitLab
5 2 (1.60%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.80%) git-flow
6 1 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 9 (7.20%) Publishing
2 4 (3.20%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Automotive
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (28.80%) Developer
2 17 (13.60%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) Cloud Developer
3 15 (12.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Architect
4 14 (11.20%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 10 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) SCCM Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Systems Support Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.80%) Web Services
2 20 (16.00%) .NET
3 15 (12.00%) HTML
4 13 (10.40%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.80%) HTML5
6 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.00%) Node.js
7 5 (4.00%) Spring
8 3 (2.40%) .NET Core
8 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.40%) CSS
8 3 (2.40%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (2.40%) OAuth
8 3 (2.40%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (1.60%) JSON
9 2 (1.60%) LDAP
9 2 (1.60%) OAuth2
9 2 (1.60%) RESTful
9 2 (1.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.60%) User Experience
3 8 (6.40%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.60%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.40%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.60%) Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.80%) Blog
8 1 (0.80%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.80%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.80%) Life Science
8 1 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.80%) Windows
2 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
3 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
4 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.80%) Linux
6 15 (12.00%) Apple iOS
6 15 (12.00%) Mac OS
7 9 (7.20%) Unix
8 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.60%) CentOS
10 2 (1.60%) Debian
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.20%) Migration
2 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.00%) Runbook
4 19 (15.20%) Microservices
5 17 (13.60%) Mobile Device Management
6 16 (12.80%) Data Protection
7 15 (12.00%) Application Packaging
7 15 (12.00%) Problem Management
8 13 (10.40%) DevOps
9 12 (9.60%) ITIL
9 12 (9.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (9.60%) UX Design
10 10 (8.00%) Scrum
10 10 (8.00%) Web Application Development
10 10 (8.00%) Web Development
11 9 (7.20%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (6.40%) Data Migration
12 8 (6.40%) MVC
12 8 (6.40%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.40%) PowerShell
2 23 (18.40%) Java
3 17 (13.60%) SQL
4 11 (8.80%) C#
5 10 (8.00%) Go
6 9 (7.20%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.20%) Python
7 7 (5.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.60%) C++
7 7 (5.60%) Scala
8 3 (2.40%) Groovy
8 3 (2.40%) Perl
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
9 2 (1.60%) C
10 1 (0.80%) Java 8
10 1 (0.80%) Lingo
10 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (6.40%) Degree
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.40%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.40%) CCNP
5 2 (1.60%) MCITP
5 2 (1.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.00%) GDPR
2 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.20%) PMO
3 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (36.80%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (11.20%) Docker
4 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (18.40%) SCCM
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (6.40%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.80%) SCOM
5 5 (4.00%) Ansible
5 5 (4.00%) Nagios
5 5 (4.00%) Terraform
6 3 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.60%) Packer
7 2 (1.60%) Puppet
7 2 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.60%) WSUS
8 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.80%) Kibana
8 1 (0.80%) logstash
8 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.80%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 64 (51.20%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.00%) Google
3 15 (12.00%) Apple
4 11 (8.80%) Cisco
5 7 (5.60%) SolarWinds
6 6 (4.80%) Splunk
7 5 (4.00%) New Relic
8 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.20%) Juniper
8 4 (3.20%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.40%) Citrix
9 3 (2.40%) Meraki
10 2 (1.60%) F5
10 2 (1.60%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.60%) NetApp
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle
10 2 (1.60%) SAP
10 2 (1.60%) Sophos
10 2 (1.60%) Tableau
10 2 (1.60%) VMware