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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.89% 17.73% 10.34%
As % of the Vendors category 37.37% 35.64% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 8
Average daily rate
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£304 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £99 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.95 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £13.05 £20.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
99 101 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 45.21% 49.75% 53.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 76
Average daily rate £338 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -27.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.85 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (56.76%) Windows
2 34 (45.95%) MS Excel
3 20 (27.03%) MS Office
4 19 (25.68%) Migration
5 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
6 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
7 13 (17.57%) SQL
7 13 (17.57%) Windows 8
8 12 (16.22%) Blackberry
9 10 (13.51%) CRM
9 10 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
11 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.46%) .NET
12 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (6.76%) DHCP
14 5 (6.76%) DNS
14 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
14 5 (6.76%) C#
14 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
14 5 (6.76%) MS Project
14 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
14 5 (6.76%) Web Services
14 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) SAS
4 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) Lync
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 34 (45.95%) MS Excel
2 20 (27.03%) MS Office
3 5 (6.76%) MS Project
4 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.70%) FastStats
5 2 (2.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.35%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) DHCP
1 5 (6.76%) DNS
2 3 (4.05%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) VoIP
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.35%) OLTP
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
1 3 (4.05%) Marketing
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Billing
3 1 (1.35%) Automotive
3 1 (1.35%) Arabic Language
3 1 (1.35%) French Language
3 1 (1.35%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (17.57%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (2.70%) CRM Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (2.70%) Business Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.76%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) HTML
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.70%) WF
4 2 (2.70%) DHTML
5 1 (1.35%) XSLT
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) EPoS
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) CMDB
3 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.76%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
3 13 (17.57%) Windows 8
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Migration
2 10 (13.51%) CRM
3 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.41%) Project Management
4 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.05%) ITIL
5 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.05%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.70%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.70%) ETL
6 2 (2.70%) MVC
6 2 (2.70%) Workflow
6 2 (2.70%) Service Management
7 1 (1.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.35%) Change Management
7 1 (1.35%) Regression Testing
7 1 (1.35%) Scrum
7 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.35%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.76%) C#
3 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.35%) VB
5 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) CCNA
1 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.35%) MCP
2 1 (1.35%) MCSE
2 1 (1.35%) CCENT
2 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) MCDST
2 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.35%) SCDPM
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Lotus
1 3 (4.05%) Cisco
2 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (2.70%) HP
2 2 (2.70%) Alterian
2 2 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.35%) Hummingbird
3 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.35%) NetApp
3 1 (1.35%) Apple
3 1 (1.35%) Symantec
3 1 (1.35%) Sophos
3 1 (1.35%) Dell
3 1 (1.35%) Citrix
3 1 (1.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.35%) Google
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