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 10 December 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 44 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.67% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.53% 2.27% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £150 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.24 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.59%
Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire

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
57 88 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.88% 30.77% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 72 51
Median daily rate £200 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Median hourly rate £21.29 £55.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.29% +175.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £41.70 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £67.50 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
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 10 December 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 5 (38.46%) NetApp
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) Office 365
7 3 (23.08%) Line Management
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 3 (23.08%) CMDB
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) MCP
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
7 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX

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 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Drupal
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Rollout Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
1 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) CMDB
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Line Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Records Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) MCP
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) NetApp
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle