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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 25 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.78% 15.08% 16.97%
As % of the Vendors category 27.34% 38.57% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 14
Median daily rate £350 £380 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +25.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £160 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £12.90 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £9.90 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £35.20 £17.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
128 140 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 35.75% 39.11% 45.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 111 59
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 14
Median hourly rate £14.63 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 41 (61.19%) Windows
2 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
3 26 (38.81%) Windows Server
4 25 (37.31%) DNS
5 24 (35.82%) MS Exchange
5 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
7 17 (25.37%) Hyper-V
8 16 (23.88%) VMware
9 15 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (20.90%) Office 365
10 14 (20.90%) MS Office
10 14 (20.90%) ITIL
11 13 (19.40%) MS Excel
11 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (17.91%) Citrix
13 11 (16.42%) DHCP
13 11 (16.42%) NetApp
14 10 (14.93%) MCSE
14 10 (14.93%) Patch Management
14 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (14.93%) SCCM
14 10 (14.93%) SCOM
15 9 (13.43%) Problem Management
15 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
15 9 (13.43%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (11.94%) LDAP
16 8 (11.94%) Mac OS X
16 8 (11.94%) BizTalk Server

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 24 (35.82%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.94%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Kentico
5 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Office
2 13 (19.40%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Office 365
2 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) Boomi
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) DHCP
3 8 (11.94%) Kerberos
3 8 (11.94%) LDAP
4 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.48%) FTP
6 2 (2.99%) BGP
6 2 (2.99%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.99%) Internet
6 2 (2.99%) SAN
7 1 (1.49%) Firewall
7 1 (1.49%) Intranet
7 1 (1.49%) LAN
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.99%) QlikView
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
1 4 (5.97%) Publishing
2 1 (1.49%) Marketing
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Designer
5 6 (8.96%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Network Support
6 5 (7.46%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
1 3 (4.48%) RESTful
2 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.99%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.49%) MDX
3 1 (1.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) BYOD
2 7 (10.45%) PKI
3 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
6 1 (1.49%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.49%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 41 (61.19%) Windows
2 26 (38.81%) Windows Server
3 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.94%) Mac OS X
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Patch Management
3 9 (13.43%) Problem Management
4 8 (11.94%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (11.94%) Service Design
5 7 (10.45%) Email Filtering
6 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.96%) Migration
6 6 (8.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (7.46%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.46%) ETL
8 4 (5.97%) ETL Development
8 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.97%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (5.97%) Project Management
8 4 (5.97%) SDLC
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.48%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.46%) Java
3 4 (5.97%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.99%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.93%) MCSE
3 5 (7.46%) CCNA
3 5 (7.46%) CCNP
3 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.46%) MCITP
3 5 (7.46%) MCTS
4 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) ISEB
5 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.37%) Hyper-V
3 9 (13.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (8.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (4.48%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.99%) vSphere
7 1 (1.49%) XenApp
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) SCCM
1 10 (14.93%) SCOM
2 3 (4.48%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) VMware
2 12 (17.91%) Citrix
3 11 (16.42%) NetApp
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) Remedy
5 4 (5.97%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.48%) Dell
6 3 (4.48%) Informatica
6 3 (4.48%) Talend
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Sophos
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) F5
8 1 (1.49%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.49%) Tableau
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