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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.64% 14.00% 13.30%
As % of the Vendors category 32.71% 28.00% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 14
Average daily rate
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£303 £300 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £95 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.39 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.90 £20.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
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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
107 100 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 44.77% 50.00% 53.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 69
Average daily rate £338 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £521 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.65 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (56.41%) Windows
2 35 (44.87%) MS Excel
3 21 (26.92%) MS Office
4 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
5 19 (24.36%) Migration
6 17 (21.79%) Windows 7
7 13 (16.67%) SQL
7 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 13 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 12 (15.38%) Blackberry
9 10 (12.82%) CRM
9 10 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
10 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (8.97%) .NET
11 7 (8.97%) DHCP
11 7 (8.97%) DNS
11 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
12 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
13 5 (6.41%) C#
13 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
13 5 (6.41%) MS Project
13 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
13 5 (6.41%) Web Services
13 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (6.41%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.85%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.56%) Lync
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) SAS
5 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (44.87%) MS Excel
2 21 (26.92%) MS Office
3 5 (6.41%) MS Project
4 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.56%) FastStats
5 2 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.28%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) DHCP
1 7 (8.97%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) VoIP
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.28%) NAS
4 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.28%) OLTP
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.85%) Finance
1 3 (3.85%) Marketing
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Billing
3 1 (1.28%) Automotive
3 1 (1.28%) Arabic Language
3 1 (1.28%) French Language
3 1 (1.28%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Support Engineer
1 14 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (14.10%) Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Consultant
5 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Migration Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Exchange Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) IT Support
10 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.56%) CRM Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Business Project Manager
10 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) Business Manager
10 2 (2.56%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.41%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) XML
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (2.56%) DHTML
4 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.56%) WF
5 1 (1.28%) XSLT
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.13%) NHS
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) CMDB
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (56.41%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.28%) Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Migration
2 10 (12.82%) CRM
3 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.41%) Project Management
4 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.85%) ITIL
6 3 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.85%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.56%) ETL
7 2 (2.56%) Service Management
7 2 (2.56%) Change Management
7 2 (2.56%) MVC
7 2 (2.56%) Workflow
7 2 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.56%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.28%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.41%) C#
3 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.56%) CCNA
2 1 (1.28%) ISEB
2 1 (1.28%) MCP
2 1 (1.28%) MCSE
2 1 (1.28%) MCDST
2 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.28%) CCENT
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3 (3.85%) Cisco
1 3 (3.85%) HP
1 3 (3.85%) Lotus
2 2 (2.56%) VMware
2 2 (2.56%) Alterian
2 2 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (2.56%) NetApp
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.28%) Dell
3 1 (1.28%) Citrix
3 1 (1.28%) Google
3 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.28%) Apple
3 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Symantec
3 1 (1.28%) Sophos
3 1 (1.28%) Hummingbird
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