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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.35% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
69 82 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.30% 22.40% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 19
Average daily rate £320 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £295 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £563 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.25 £19.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.67% -16.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Server Building
4 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) OLAP
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSL
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) OLAP
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Project Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSL
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (40.00%) Server Building
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (20.00%) VMware