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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 51 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.71% 0.84% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.00% 6.82% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £275 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +5.35%
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
40 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.43% 12.26% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 24
Median daily rate £325 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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 29 August 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 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) DNS
3 11 (78.57%) MCSE
4 10 (71.43%) NetApp
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
6 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
7 7 (50.00%) Citrix
7 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (42.86%) Office 365
8 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
9 5 (35.71%) MCTS
9 5 (35.71%) MCITP
10 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
10 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (28.57%) DHCP
10 4 (28.57%) ITIL
11 3 (21.43%) SLA
11 3 (21.43%) Project Management
11 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
11 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
11 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
11 3 (21.43%) Change Management

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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) MCSE
2 5 (35.71%) MCITP
2 5 (35.71%) MCTS
3 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) NetApp
4 7 (50.00%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos