The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.83% 0.37% -
As % of the Qualifications category 9.84% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £150 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.24 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £19.00 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-14.23% +21.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
61 59 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.60% 21.69% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 67
Median daily rate £356 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £21.29 £43.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.77% +108.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £19.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £67.50 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) MCP
4 6 (50.00%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (33.33%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) CMDB
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) Line Management
7 3 (25.00%) MCSE
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 2 (16.67%) Web Development
8 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (16.67%) SAP
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) Remedy
8 2 (16.67%) BMC
8 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (8.33%) Release Management
9 1 (8.33%) Drupal

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Line Management
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Information Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Licensing
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) BMC
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle