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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 64 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.93% 14.15% 18.00%
As % of the Vendors category 42.95% 43.48% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 10 23
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 £300 £109 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £13.05 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £14.50 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
149 69 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 39.42% 32.55% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 27 60
Average daily rate £425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 37 (33.94%) Windows
2 37 (33.94%) MS Excel
3 30 (27.52%) MS Office
4 23 (21.10%) SQL
5 21 (19.27%) SharePoint
5 21 (19.27%) Migration
5 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
6 19 (17.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (17.43%) CRM
7 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (15.60%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
10 14 (12.84%) ITIL
10 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (11.93%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (11.93%) Hyper-V
12 11 (10.09%) Publishing
13 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
13 10 (9.17%) Degree
14 9 (8.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
15 8 (7.34%) Office 365
15 8 (7.34%) Waterfall
15 8 (7.34%) SCCM
15 8 (7.34%) Blackberry
15 8 (7.34%) VMware
15 8 (7.34%) UML
15 8 (7.34%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (19.27%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.60%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.59%) Lync
7 4 (3.67%) IIS
7 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.75%) WordPress
8 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.83%) CMS
10 1 (0.92%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (33.94%) MS Excel
2 30 (27.52%) MS Office
3 19 (17.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.75%) MS Project
6 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) WAN
1 4 (3.67%) Wireless
2 3 (2.75%) DHCP
2 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.75%) DNS
2 3 (2.75%) LAN
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) Extranet
3 2 (1.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.92%) NAS
4 1 (0.92%) VoIP
4 1 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) MS Access
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.83%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.92%) FxCop
3 1 (0.92%) StyleCop
3 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (10.09%) Publishing
2 7 (6.42%) German Language
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
3 4 (3.67%) Games
3 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Finance
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Advertising
5 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Analyst
2 15 (13.76%) Architect
3 11 (10.09%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.09%) Support Analyst
4 10 (9.17%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.17%) Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.59%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (4.59%) IT Support
7 4 (3.67%) Product Manager
7 4 (3.67%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Architect
7 4 (3.67%) Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Integration Architect
8 3 (2.75%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) .NET
2 7 (6.42%) Web Services
2 7 (6.42%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 4 (3.67%) WCF
4 4 (3.67%) XML
4 4 (3.67%) CSS
5 3 (2.75%) REST
6 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.83%) RESTful
6 2 (1.83%) XSLT
6 2 (1.83%) WPF
7 1 (0.92%) WF
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (0.92%) SOAP
7 1 (0.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.50%) NHS
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.75%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (2.75%) Data Conversion
3 3 (2.75%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.83%) Social Media
4 2 (1.83%) Open Source
4 2 (1.83%) W3C
4 2 (1.83%) Life Science
4 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.94%) Windows
2 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.75%) Linux
7 3 (2.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Migration
2 19 (17.43%) CRM
3 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.84%) ITIL
5 8 (7.34%) UML
5 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
5 8 (7.34%) Waterfall
6 7 (6.42%) User Stories
6 7 (6.42%) Data Migration
6 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.50%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.59%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.59%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.59%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.59%) Project Management
8 5 (4.59%) Service Management
9 4 (3.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) SQL
2 8 (7.34%) C#
3 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.17%) Degree
3 7 (6.42%) ISEB
4 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) MCTS
5 1 (0.92%) MCPD
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) MCP
5 1 (0.92%) MCAD
5 1 (0.92%) MCSD
5 1 (0.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 39 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.93%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.75%) vSphere
3 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) SCCM
2 7 (6.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.83%) Puppet
3 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.92%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (7.34%) VMware
2 5 (4.59%) Dell
3 4 (3.67%) Cisco
3 4 (3.67%) HP
4 3 (2.75%) Adobe
4 3 (2.75%) Altiris
4 3 (2.75%) Dell KACE
4 3 (2.75%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (1.83%) Symantec
5 2 (1.83%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.92%) Cognos
6 1 (0.92%) IBM
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix
6 1 (0.92%) Peregrine
6 1 (0.92%) Remedy
6 1 (0.92%) Sophos
6 1 (0.92%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
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