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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.37% 0.86% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.45% 4.62% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £250 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.88 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.47%
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
44 65 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.61% 18.57% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 35
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.88 £55.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.95% +223.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 September 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) MCSE
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
5 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 10 (55.56%) DNS
6 9 (50.00%) NetApp
6 9 (50.00%) Office 365
7 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
7 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
8 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (38.89%) Citrix
8 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (33.33%) ITIL
9 6 (33.33%) MCTS
9 6 (33.33%) MCITP
10 5 (27.78%) MCP
10 5 (27.78%) Project Management
11 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 4 (22.22%) Finance
12 3 (16.67%) Line Management
12 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
12 3 (16.67%) Degree
12 3 (16.67%) CMDB
12 3 (16.67%) DHCP

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 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Rollout Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) MCSE
2 6 (33.33%) MCITP
2 6 (33.33%) MCTS
3 5 (27.78%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) NetApp
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos