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 26 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.

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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 22 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.97% 14.04% 11.79%
As % of the Vendors category 34.62% 33.33% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 11
Median daily rate £313 £380 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% +25.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Median hourly rate £14.44 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.50% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £38.90 £18.10
UK excluding London median 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
130 144 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.57% 42.11% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 116 79
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £194 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Median hourly rate £14.88 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 42 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 28 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 27 (33.75%) DNS
5 26 (32.50%) MS Exchange
6 25 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (26.25%) PowerShell
7 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
7 21 (26.25%) ITIL
8 20 (25.00%) MS Office
8 20 (25.00%) Office 365
9 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
10 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (20.00%) VMware
12 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
14 13 (16.25%) DHCP
15 12 (15.00%) Citrix
15 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (15.00%) SCCM
15 12 (15.00%) SCOM
16 11 (13.75%) MCSE
16 11 (13.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (13.75%) Patch Management
17 10 (12.50%) BYOD
17 10 (12.50%) Service Design
17 10 (12.50%) NetApp
17 10 (12.50%) LDAP
17 10 (12.50%) Mac OS X

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 26 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 20 (25.00%) MS Office
3 8 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) Office 365
2 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Boomi
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.75%) DNS
2 13 (16.25%) DHCP
3 10 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 10 (12.50%) LDAP
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.00%) Internet
6 3 (3.75%) FTP
6 3 (3.75%) SAN
7 2 (2.50%) BGP
7 2 (2.50%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.50%) WAN
8 1 (1.25%) Firewall
8 1 (1.25%) LAN
8 1 (1.25%) VPN
8 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.50%) QlikView
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Publishing
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Designer
3 8 (10.00%) Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Network Support
6 5 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
1 3 (3.75%) RESTful
2 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.50%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.25%) MDX
3 1 (1.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) BYOD
2 9 (11.25%) PKI
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.75%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 28 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 25 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.25%) Linux
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Patch Management
3 10 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 10 (12.50%) Service Design
4 9 (11.25%) Email Filtering
5 7 (8.75%) Migration
5 7 (8.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (7.50%) Project Management
7 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.25%) ETL
8 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.00%) ETL Development
8 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (3.75%) Line Management
9 3 (3.75%) OOP
9 3 (3.75%) SDLC
9 3 (3.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.50%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) Java
3 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) PHP
5 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.75%) MCSE
3 6 (7.50%) CCNA
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.50%) MCITP
3 6 (7.50%) MCTS
4 5 (6.25%) CCNP
4 5 (6.25%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB
6 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (8.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.75%) vSphere
7 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.25%) XenApp
8 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) SCCM
1 12 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.25%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) DameWare
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) VMware
2 12 (15.00%) Citrix
3 10 (12.50%) NetApp
4 7 (8.75%) Cisco
5 4 (5.00%) Remedy
5 4 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.75%) Dell
6 3 (3.75%) Informatica
6 3 (3.75%) Talend
7 2 (2.50%) Avaya
7 2 (2.50%) EMC
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle
7 2 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (1.25%) Adobe
8 1 (1.25%) BMC
8 1 (1.25%) CODA
8 1 (1.25%) Lotus
8 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.25%) SAP
8 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow