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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.70% 16.21% 10.54%
As % of the Vendors category 30.40% 35.88% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 21
Median daily rate £338 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Median hourly rate £17.65 - £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 - £8.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.62 - £19.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
125 131 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 35.21% 45.17% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 104 143
Median daily rate £350 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £130 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £67.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% +350.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £21.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £67.50 £23.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 45 (59.21%) Windows
2 36 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 27 (35.53%) DNS
6 25 (32.89%) ITIL
6 25 (32.89%) Windows Server
7 24 (31.58%) Hyper-V
8 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (25.00%) DHCP
10 18 (23.68%) PowerShell
11 17 (22.37%) Office 365
12 16 (21.05%) SCCM
12 16 (21.05%) VMware
13 15 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (19.74%) SCOM
13 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
14 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (17.11%) Migration
15 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
15 13 (17.11%) BYOD
16 12 (15.79%) Service Design
16 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (15.79%) Problem Management
16 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
17 11 (14.47%) MS Office
17 11 (14.47%) Patch Management
18 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter

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 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.32%) CMS
6 1 (1.32%) Drupal
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.47%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) MS Project
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Infor CloudSuite
1 2 (2.63%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 2 (2.63%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.32%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (22.37%) Office 365
3 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) DNS
2 19 (25.00%) DHCP
3 10 (13.16%) Kerberos
3 10 (13.16%) LDAP
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (3.95%) Firewall
5 3 (3.95%) Skype
5 3 (3.95%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) BGP
6 2 (2.63%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.63%) Internet
6 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.63%) LAN
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.32%) VPN
7 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Publishing
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Designer
4 8 (10.53%) Administrator
4 8 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Network Support
6 5 (6.58%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Deskside Support
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Support Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.32%) MDX
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) BYOD
2 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.84%) PKI
4 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.95%) CMDB
7 1 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.32%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (59.21%) Windows
2 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (32.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
5 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
5 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.58%) Linux
7 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Migration
3 12 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 12 (15.79%) Service Design
4 11 (14.47%) Patch Management
5 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (11.84%) Email Filtering
6 9 (11.84%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (9.21%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.58%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.58%) Project Management
9 4 (5.26%) Application Virtualisation
9 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.95%) Change Management
10 3 (3.95%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (3.95%) CRM
10 3 (3.95%) ETL
10 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.95%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 7 (9.21%) MCSE
3 6 (7.89%) CCNA
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.58%) CCNP
5 3 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.95%) MCP
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (1.32%) MCTS
7 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 24 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 15 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (13.16%) vSphere
5 9 (11.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (5.26%) XenApp
8 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (21.05%) SCCM
2 15 (19.74%) SCOM
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.95%) AppDNA
4 3 (3.95%) EdgeSight
5 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.32%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (1.32%) DameWare
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) VMware
2 9 (11.84%) Citrix
2 9 (11.84%) NetApp
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco
4 2 (2.63%) CODA
4 2 (2.63%) Infor
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) Sophos
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe
5 1 (1.32%) Apple
5 1 (1.32%) BMC
5 1 (1.32%) EMC
5 1 (1.32%) F5
5 1 (1.32%) Lotus
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.32%) Talend