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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.40% 9.78% 12.08%
As % of the Vendors category 23.66% 23.68% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.04 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.81% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £11.66 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.69 £22.41 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
186 76 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 43.97% 41.30% 54.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 41 71
Average daily rate £475 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £141 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
Average hourly rate £14.75 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.89% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £10.47 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £25.50 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 2014.

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 November 2014, 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 (46.99%) Windows
2 35 (42.17%) MS Excel
3 23 (27.71%) MS Office
4 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
5 14 (16.87%) SQL
5 14 (16.87%) MS Exchange
6 11 (13.25%) Blackberry
6 11 (13.25%) Migration
6 11 (13.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
7 10 (12.05%) Windows 8
8 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.64%) CRM
9 8 (9.64%) .NET
9 8 (9.64%) C#
9 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (8.43%) SCCM
10 7 (8.43%) HTML
10 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
10 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
10 7 (8.43%) ITIL
10 7 (8.43%) NHS
11 6 (7.23%) SCOM
11 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
11 6 (7.23%) Marketing
11 6 (7.23%) German Language
11 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (7.23%) Office 365
11 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (16.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.41%) Lync
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) SAS
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (42.17%) MS Excel
2 23 (27.71%) MS Office
3 11 (13.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.82%) MS Project
5 2 (2.41%) SPSS
5 2 (2.41%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.82%) DNS
1 4 (4.82%) DHCP
2 2 (2.41%) VoIP
2 2 (2.41%) NAS
2 2 (2.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.20%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) WAN
3 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) FxCop
3 1 (1.20%) StyleCop
3 1 (1.20%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (7.23%) Marketing
1 6 (7.23%) German Language
2 4 (4.82%) Publishing
3 3 (3.61%) Games
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.20%) French Language
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Analyst
2 14 (16.87%) Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Field Service Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Product Manager
9 3 (3.61%) IT Support
10 2 (2.41%) Business Project Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Business Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) HTML
3 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.02%) XML
5 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.82%) CSS
5 4 (4.82%) Web Services
6 3 (3.61%) XSLT
6 3 (3.61%) WF
6 3 (3.61%) RESTful
6 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.41%) DHTML
8 1 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.43%) NHS
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) EPoS
4 3 (3.61%) W3C
4 3 (3.61%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.05%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) Migration
2 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.64%) CRM
4 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
6 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.02%) Service Management
6 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.82%) Project Management
7 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.82%) ITSM
8 3 (3.61%) MVC
8 3 (3.61%) Workflow
8 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.61%) UML
8 3 (3.61%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.61%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) C#
3 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.61%) MCDST
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) MCSE
2 3 (3.61%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) MCP
4 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.20%) CCENT
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) Terminal Server
2 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) SCCM
2 6 (7.23%) SCOM
3 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.41%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (2.41%) HP
1 2 (2.41%) Citrix
1 2 (2.41%) Cisco
1 2 (2.41%) Lotus
1 2 (2.41%) Sophos
1 2 (2.41%) VMware
1 2 (2.41%) Alterian
1 2 (2.41%) Symantec
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy
2 1 (1.20%) Cognos
2 1 (1.20%) Google
2 1 (1.20%) Apple
2 1 (1.20%) IBM
2 1 (1.20%) NetApp
2 1 (1.20%) Peregrine
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