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 31 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.81% 0.92% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 4.88% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£320 - £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
51 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.75% 18.81% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 24
Average daily rate £330 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £236 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £480 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

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 14 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft