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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 50 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.54% 14.45% 17.59%
As % of the Vendors category 29.79% 37.31% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 9
Median daily rate £294 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £223 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £8.80 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
141 134 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 42.09% 38.73% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 99 39
Median daily rate £350 £400 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 15
Median hourly rate £12.90 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.54% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 40 (59.70%) Windows
2 36 (53.73%) Active Directory
3 21 (31.34%) MS Exchange
4 20 (29.85%) DNS
4 20 (29.85%) VMware
5 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (25.37%) MS Office
6 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
7 16 (23.88%) NetApp
8 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
9 13 (19.40%) ITIL
10 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (17.91%) Hyper-V
11 11 (16.42%) Citrix
12 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (14.93%) MCSE
12 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
12 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
12 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
13 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
13 9 (13.43%) Office 365
13 9 (13.43%) SQL
14 8 (11.94%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (11.94%) DHCP
14 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
14 8 (11.94%) NetBackup
14 8 (11.94%) VMware ESX
14 8 (11.94%) Change Management
14 8 (11.94%) Project Management

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 21 (31.34%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.94%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.97%) IIS
6 3 (4.48%) Apache Solr
6 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) Kentico
7 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (25.37%) MS Office
2 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.48%) Boomi
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) DNS
2 8 (11.94%) DHCP
3 4 (5.97%) Intranet
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.48%) FTP
5 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 2 (2.99%) SAN
6 1 (1.49%) Firewall
6 1 (1.49%) LAN
6 1 (1.49%) VoIP
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
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%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.48%) Subversion
1 3 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Publishing
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Developer
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Support Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
1 3 (4.48%) Classic ASP
1 3 (4.48%) CSS
1 3 (4.48%) HTML
1 3 (4.48%) HTML5
1 3 (4.48%) RESTful
2 2 (2.99%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.49%) MDX
3 1 (1.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (1.49%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.49%) WCF
3 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.49%) EPoS
2 1 (1.49%) iPad
2 1 (1.49%) iPhone
2 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.49%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 40 (59.70%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
4 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
5 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.97%) Linux
8 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.94%) Change Management
3 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
3 8 (11.94%) Project Management
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.96%) ETL
5 6 (8.96%) Patch Management
6 5 (7.46%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.46%) Migration
6 5 (7.46%) SDLC
7 4 (5.97%) ETL Development
7 4 (5.97%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (5.97%) OO
7 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.48%) OOP
8 3 (4.48%) SEO
8 3 (4.48%) UML
8 3 (4.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.43%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) C#
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) F#
7 1 (1.49%) Haskell
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.93%) MCSE
3 5 (7.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (7.46%) MCITP
3 5 (7.46%) MCTS
4 3 (4.48%) CCNA
4 3 (4.48%) CCNP
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) ISEB
5 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.49%) MCP
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (53.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) VMware
2 16 (23.88%) NetApp
3 11 (16.42%) Citrix
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) Remedy
6 3 (4.48%) Dell
6 3 (4.48%) Google
6 3 (4.48%) Informatica
6 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.48%) Talend
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya
7 2 (2.99%) Sophos
7 2 (2.99%) Tableau
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) F5
8 1 (1.49%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.49%) Lotus
8 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
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