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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Banbury 31.58% 8.70% 30.77%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 22.22% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £523 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
Microsoft
Oxfordshire

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
10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Banbury 52.63% 39.13% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate £515 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 6 (31.58%) Banking
4 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Network Design
7 3 (15.79%) Firewall
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.79%) MCSE
7 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Basel II
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Banbury by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Lync
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 2 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) WebEx
3 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
2 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) ArchiMate
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Information Management
5 1 (5.26%) Practice Management
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Polycom
3 2 (10.53%) QNAP
3 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
3 2 (10.53%) Spiceworks
3 2 (10.53%) Tandberg
4 1 (5.26%) HP