The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Banbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Banbury 35.29% - 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 54.55% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Banbury region.

Vendors Category
Banbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Banbury 64.71% 44.44% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate £300 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Banbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Banbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Banbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Banbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Banbury region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Banbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Banbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Banbury region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Banbury

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Banbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Banbury region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Banbury

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Banbury

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Banbury region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Banbury by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Banbury region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) PowerPivot
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) MI Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MOS
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) BT