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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.44% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 16.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £305 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
59 62 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.27% 18.40% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 46 13
Median daily rate £375 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 28 May 2016.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) DNS
3 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 9 (69.23%) NetApp
5 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
6 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
6 7 (53.85%) MCSE
7 6 (46.15%) ITIL
7 6 (46.15%) Project Management
7 6 (46.15%) DHCP
7 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
7 6 (46.15%) Office 365
8 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
8 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
8 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
8 5 (38.46%) MCTS
8 5 (38.46%) MCITP
8 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
8 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
8 5 (38.46%) Change Management
8 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (30.77%) SLA
9 4 (30.77%) Citrix
9 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
9 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server

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 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) OLAP
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Support
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (30.77%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V2
4 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSE
2 5 (38.46%) MCITP
2 5 (38.46%) MCTS
3 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) Tableau