The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Oxford region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.10% 17.76% 8.45%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 34.23% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 7
Average daily rate
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£328 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £136 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £422 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.91 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -12.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.64 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £13.18 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
96 111 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 45.93% 51.87% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 84
Average daily rate £338 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £11.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Microsoft
Oxfordshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 36 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 24 (31.58%) MS Office
4 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
5 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 17 (22.37%) Migration
7 15 (19.74%) Windows 8
8 13 (17.11%) SQL
9 9 (11.84%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
9 9 (11.84%) CRM
9 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
10 8 (10.53%) .NET
11 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
12 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
12 6 (7.89%) Web Services
12 6 (7.89%) C#
12 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
12 6 (7.89%) MS Project
12 6 (7.89%) DHCP
12 6 (7.89%) DNS
13 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
13 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
13 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (5.26%) NHS
14 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) IIS
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.63%) SAS
4 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) Lync
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 24 (31.58%) MS Office
3 6 (7.89%) MS Project
4 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.63%) SPSS
5 2 (2.63%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.32%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) DHCP
1 6 (7.89%) DNS
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) VoIP
2 2 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.32%) OLTP
7 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.32%) MS Access
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.95%) Marketing
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (14.47%) Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Consultant
4 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 7 (9.21%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Migration Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Business Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) Web Services
3 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.95%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) DHTML
5 2 (2.63%) WF
5 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) XSLT
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.32%) CMDB
3 1 (1.32%) EPoS
3 1 (1.32%) Clustering
3 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
3 15 (19.74%) Windows 8
4 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.32%) Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Migration
2 9 (11.84%) CRM
3 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.95%) Waterfall
6 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Project Management
7 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.63%) MVC
7 2 (2.63%) Workflow
7 2 (2.63%) Service Management
7 2 (2.63%) ETL
7 2 (2.63%) ITIL
7 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.63%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.32%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.32%) User Stories
8 1 (1.32%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (1.32%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) C#
2 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.32%) CCENT
1 1 (1.32%) CCNA
1 1 (1.32%) ISEB
1 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (1.32%) MCP
1 1 (1.32%) MCSE
1 1 (1.32%) MCDST
1 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.32%) SCCM
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (3.95%) Lotus
2 2 (2.63%) Alterian
2 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (2.63%) HP
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.32%) NetApp
3 1 (1.32%) Dell
3 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.32%) Apple
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) SAP
3 1 (1.32%) Hummingbird
3 1 (1.32%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Google