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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.55% 15.55% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 34.88% 44.05% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 33
Average daily rate
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£424 £200 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.87% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £120 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Average hourly rate £8.50 £14.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% -4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.33 £13.62 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £16.10 £14.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
129 84 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 38.86% 35.29% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 35 83
Average daily rate £450 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Average hourly rate £8.50 £14.75 £14.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.37% -0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.35 £13.04 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £17.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 35 (35.71%) Windows
2 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 30 (30.61%) MS Excel
4 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
5 24 (24.49%) SharePoint
5 24 (24.49%) SQL
6 22 (22.45%) MS Office
6 22 (22.45%) Migration
7 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (15.31%) CRM
10 14 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 13 (13.27%) ITIL
11 13 (13.27%) Dynamics CRM
12 12 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (12.24%) Hyper-V
13 10 (10.20%) Degree
13 10 (10.20%) .NET
13 10 (10.20%) C#
13 10 (10.20%) MS Exchange
13 10 (10.20%) Publishing
14 9 (9.18%) MS PowerPoint
14 9 (9.18%) Data Migration
14 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
14 9 (9.18%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (8.16%) VMware
15 8 (8.16%) Data Modelling
16 7 (7.14%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 24 (24.49%) SharePoint
2 16 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (10.20%) MS Exchange
4 9 (9.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.08%) Lync
6 4 (4.08%) IIS
7 3 (3.06%) WordPress
7 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.04%) CMS
8 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.02%) NetWeaver
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (1.02%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 30 (30.61%) MS Excel
2 22 (22.45%) MS Office
3 9 (9.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.06%) MS Project
5 3 (3.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.02%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Boomi
3 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) WAN
2 5 (5.10%) LAN
3 4 (4.08%) Wireless
4 2 (2.04%) Intranet
4 2 (2.04%) Extranet
4 2 (2.04%) DHCP
4 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.04%) DNS
5 1 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (1.02%) WebEx
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.02%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (10.20%) Publishing
2 7 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Advertising
3 3 (3.06%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Analyst
2 18 (18.37%) Architect
3 10 (10.20%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.20%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.14%) Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (5.10%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.10%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) IT Support
7 4 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Integration Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) Web Services
3 6 (6.12%) WPF
4 5 (5.10%) HTML
5 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.06%) XML
6 3 (3.06%) WCF
6 3 (3.06%) REST
7 2 (2.04%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.04%) WinForms
7 2 (2.04%) CSS
7 2 (2.04%) SOAP
8 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (1.02%) RESTful
8 1 (1.02%) HTML5
8 1 (1.02%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.08%) NHS
5 3 (3.06%) EqualLogic
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.06%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.04%) Social Media
6 2 (2.04%) Life Science
6 2 (2.04%) Statistics
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.71%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.06%) Linux
5 3 (3.06%) CentOS
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) Migration
2 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (15.31%) CRM
4 13 (13.27%) ITIL
5 12 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.18%) Data Migration
7 8 (8.16%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.12%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.12%) UML
9 6 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.10%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.10%) Validation
10 5 (5.10%) TDD
10 5 (5.10%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.10%) User Stories
11 4 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.49%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) C#
3 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.06%) VBA
5 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.04%) Java
5 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.02%) C++
6 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.02%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) Degree
3 5 (5.10%) ISEB
4 3 (3.06%) CCNA
4 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCAD
5 1 (1.02%) MCSD
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.02%) MCPD
5 1 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.24%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.04%) Puppet
1 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
2 1 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (8.16%) VMware
2 6 (6.12%) Cisco
3 5 (5.10%) Dell
4 4 (4.08%) HP
4 4 (4.08%) Adobe
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle
5 3 (3.06%) Altiris
5 3 (3.06%) Dell KACE
5 3 (3.06%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (1.02%) Symantec
6 1 (1.02%) Novell
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix
6 1 (1.02%) EMC
6 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Perforce
6 1 (1.02%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.02%) Xamarin
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