The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.09% 15.09% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 35.86% 46.67% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 24
Average daily rate
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£450 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £112 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £465 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £12.49 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.86% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £13.23 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.70 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
145 75 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 39.30% 32.33% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 33 74
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £165 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.59 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £19.10 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxford region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft 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.

1 39 (37.14%) Windows
1 39 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 35 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 30 (28.57%) MS Office
4 23 (21.90%) Migration
4 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
5 22 (20.95%) SQL
6 21 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 19 (18.10%) CRM
7 19 (18.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (16.19%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (12.38%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (12.38%) MS Exchange
11 13 (12.38%) ITIL
12 12 (11.43%) Hyper-V
13 11 (10.48%) Windows 7
13 11 (10.48%) Publishing
14 10 (9.52%) Degree
15 9 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.62%) Data Migration
16 8 (7.62%) Business Analysis
16 8 (7.62%) UML
17 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
17 7 (6.67%) Web Services
17 7 (6.67%) E-Commerce

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.19%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (12.38%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.76%) Lync
7 4 (3.81%) IIS
8 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.86%) WordPress
8 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.90%) CMS
9 2 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.95%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.95%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 35 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 30 (28.57%) MS Office
3 19 (18.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.86%) MS Project
6 2 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) Boomi
3 1 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) WAN
2 5 (4.76%) LAN
3 4 (3.81%) Wireless
4 2 (1.90%) WebEx
4 2 (1.90%) DHCP
4 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.90%) DNS
4 2 (1.90%) Intranet
4 2 (1.90%) Internet
4 2 (1.90%) Extranet
5 1 (0.95%) VoIP
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) MS Access
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MSBuild
1 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.95%) FxCop
2 1 (0.95%) StyleCop
2 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 11 (10.48%) Publishing
2 7 (6.67%) German Language
3 6 (5.71%) Finance
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Games
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.86%) Advertising
6 2 (1.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Analyst
2 17 (16.19%) Architect
3 10 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Developer
4 8 (7.62%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) IT Support
8 4 (3.81%) Product Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.81%) Integration Architect
8 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.86%) Consultant
9 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) Web Services
2 6 (5.71%) .NET
3 5 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.81%) WCF
4 4 (3.81%) HTML
5 3 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (1.90%) WPF
6 2 (1.90%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.90%) XML
6 2 (1.90%) CSS
7 1 (0.95%) SOAP
7 1 (0.95%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (0.95%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.81%) NHS
4 3 (2.86%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.86%) Data Conversion
4 3 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.90%) Life Science
5 2 (1.90%) Open Source
5 2 (1.90%) Social Media
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.14%) Windows
2 11 (10.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.86%) Linux
5 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.90%) Migration
2 19 (18.10%) CRM
3 18 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.38%) ITIL
6 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
6 8 (7.62%) Data Migration
6 8 (7.62%) Business Analysis
6 8 (7.62%) UML
7 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.67%) User Stories
8 6 (5.71%) Project Planning
9 5 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.76%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.76%) Project Management
9 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.81%) Web Analytics
10 4 (3.81%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) C#
3 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.52%) Degree
3 7 (6.67%) ISEB
4 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.90%) CCNA
6 1 (0.95%) MCP
6 1 (0.95%) MCAD
6 1 (0.95%) MCSD
6 1 (0.95%) HNC
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.95%) MCTS
6 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.95%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) SLA
1 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 39 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) vSphere
3 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) SCCM
2 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (6.67%) VMware
2 6 (5.71%) Cisco
3 5 (4.76%) Dell
4 4 (3.81%) HP
5 3 (2.86%) Adobe
5 3 (2.86%) Altiris
5 3 (2.86%) Dell KACE
5 3 (2.86%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (1.90%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle
7 1 (0.95%) Cognos
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) Symantec
7 1 (0.95%) Remedy
7 1 (0.95%) Novell
7 1 (0.95%) Peregrine
7 1 (0.95%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
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