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 1 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.

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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.74% 13.02% 13.93%
As % of the Vendors category 28.18% 32.68% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 13
Median daily rate £305 £450 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £532 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Median hourly rate £9.90 £10.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -26.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.38 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
110 153 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 41.67% 39.84% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 114 34
Median daily rate £363 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £536 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £30.00 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 1 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 55 (73.33%) Windows
2 48 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
4 21 (28.00%) SQL
5 19 (25.33%) ITIL
6 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
6 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
7 16 (21.33%) Incident Management
8 15 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
9 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
9 14 (18.67%) MS Office
10 13 (17.33%) IBM Notes
10 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
10 13 (17.33%) DNS
10 13 (17.33%) Lotus
10 13 (17.33%) VMware
10 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.00%) Release Management
11 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
11 12 (16.00%) Adobe
11 12 (16.00%) PeopleSoft
11 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (14.67%) VPN
12 11 (14.67%) DameWare
12 11 (14.67%) NetApp
12 11 (14.67%) Acrobat
12 11 (14.67%) Internet
13 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003

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 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
1 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 13 (17.33%) IBM Notes
3 9 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.67%) IIS
6 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.00%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.33%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) Kentico
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (18.67%) MS Office
2 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
3 11 (14.67%) Acrobat
4 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Office 365
2 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) DNS
2 11 (14.67%) Internet
2 11 (14.67%) VPN
3 9 (12.00%) DHCP
4 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.33%) Intranet
6 3 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.67%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (2.67%) HTTP
7 2 (2.67%) PBX
8 1 (1.33%) LAN
8 1 (1.33%) VoIP
8 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.00%) Power BI
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.67%) OLAP
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.00%) Subversion
2 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.67%) Publishing
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Service Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Desktop Support
5 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Technical Services Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 3 (4.00%) Classic ASP
2 3 (4.00%) CSS
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) HTML5
2 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.67%) MDX
3 2 (2.67%) XML
3 2 (2.67%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) Ajax
4 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.33%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.33%) WCF
4 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.67%) NHS
3 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.33%) EPoS
4 1 (1.33%) Informatics
4 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (73.33%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 15 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.67%) Linux
8 3 (4.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.67%) Android
10 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.33%) Unix
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) ITIL
2 16 (21.33%) Incident Management
3 12 (16.00%) Release Management
4 10 (13.33%) Change Control
5 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.67%) Project Management
5 8 (10.67%) Software Distribution
6 7 (9.33%) Change Management
7 6 (8.00%) CRM
8 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.33%) High Availability
8 4 (5.33%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.33%) Scrum
9 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.00%) ETL
9 3 (4.00%) Migration
9 3 (4.00%) SEO
10 2 (2.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.33%) Java
4 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.67%) C#
5 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) VB
6 1 (1.33%) C++
6 1 (1.33%) F#
6 1 (1.33%) Haskell
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.33%) Python
6 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) MCITP
5 5 (6.67%) MCSE
5 5 (6.67%) MCTS
6 4 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.00%) Degree
8 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ISEB
9 1 (1.33%) LPIC
9 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.67%) Samba
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) DameWare
2 6 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Lotus
1 13 (17.33%) VMware
2 12 (16.00%) Adobe
2 12 (16.00%) PeopleSoft
3 11 (14.67%) NetApp
4 8 (10.67%) Citrix
5 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle
6 3 (4.00%) Acronis
6 3 (4.00%) Apple
6 3 (4.00%) Cisco
6 3 (4.00%) Google
6 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.00%) Remedy
6 3 (4.00%) Tableau
7 2 (2.67%) EMC
7 2 (2.67%) Lumension
8 1 (1.33%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.33%) Dell
8 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
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