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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 July 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Banbury 21.43% 20.93% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 69.23% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Median daily rate £363 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
8 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Banbury 57.14% 30.23% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 10
Median daily rate £331 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Banbury

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Banbury region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Banbury region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) XenServer
3 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Storage Virtualisation
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Banbury 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Solution Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft BI Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SSRS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
1 3 (37.50%) Storage Virtualisation
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
2 3 (37.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp