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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 14 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.12% 15.73% 14.55%
As % of the Vendors category 23.58% 42.06% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 32
Median daily rate £400 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £130 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £480 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £22.24 £19.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% +37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.48 £19.00 £8.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.00 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.64 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +4.25%

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
106 107 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.42% 37.41% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 89 129
Median daily rate £400 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £121 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £21.29 £47.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.17% +216.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £19.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.62 £67.50 £19.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
3 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 23 (33.33%) ITIL
6 22 (31.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (28.99%) Hyper-V
8 19 (27.54%) DNS
9 17 (24.64%) DHCP
9 17 (24.64%) PowerShell
9 17 (24.64%) SCCM
9 17 (24.64%) Office 365
10 15 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (18.84%) SCOM
11 13 (18.84%) BYOD
12 12 (17.39%) Service Design
12 12 (17.39%) PKI
12 12 (17.39%) Mac OS X
12 12 (17.39%) SQL
13 11 (15.94%) MS Office
13 11 (15.94%) Migration
13 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (14.49%) Problem Management
14 10 (14.49%) LDAP
14 10 (14.49%) Kerberos
14 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (13.04%) Patch Management
15 9 (13.04%) Windows 7

Microsoft
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 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) Drupal
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.94%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS Project
3 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.45%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Infor CloudSuite
1 2 (2.90%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 2 (2.90%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.45%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (24.64%) Office 365
3 15 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) DNS
2 17 (24.64%) DHCP
3 10 (14.49%) Kerberos
3 10 (14.49%) LDAP
4 3 (4.35%) Skype
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) BGP
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.90%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.90%) Firewall
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.45%) SAN
6 1 (1.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) MS Access
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.45%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Publishing
3 3 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Designer
3 8 (11.59%) Solutions Designer
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.90%) Silverlight
4 2 (2.90%) WPF
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) BYOD
2 12 (17.39%) PKI
3 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.35%) CMDB
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 12 (17.39%) Mac OS X
5 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.14%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
8 5 (7.25%) Linux
9 2 (2.90%) Android
9 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Service Design
3 11 (15.94%) Migration
4 10 (14.49%) Problem Management
5 9 (13.04%) Email Filtering
5 9 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (13.04%) Patch Management
6 7 (10.14%) Data Migration
7 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.80%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (5.80%) CRM
8 4 (5.80%) ETL
8 4 (5.80%) MVC
8 4 (5.80%) Scrum
9 3 (4.35%) Line Management
9 3 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.39%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.90%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) XAML
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.14%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) CCNA
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.35%) MCP
3 3 (4.35%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) CCNP
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) MCTS
5 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.99%) Hyper-V
3 15 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (13.04%) vSphere
5 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.80%) XenApp
7 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) SCCM
2 13 (18.84%) SCOM
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (4.35%) AppDNA
4 3 (4.35%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.45%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (1.45%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) VMware
2 5 (7.25%) Citrix
3 4 (5.80%) NetApp
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (2.90%) CODA
5 2 (2.90%) Infor
5 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) Sophos
5 2 (2.90%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) BMC
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) Lotus
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.45%) Talend
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