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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.50% 13.64% 10.34%
As % of the Vendors category 23.02% 29.35% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
139 92 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 41.25% 46.46% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 46 63
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +41.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.25 £17.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (55.07%) Windows
2 29 (42.03%) MS Excel
3 17 (24.64%) Migration
4 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
5 15 (21.74%) MS Office
6 12 (17.39%) SQL
6 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
6 12 (17.39%) Blackberry
7 9 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (13.04%) CRM
7 9 (13.04%) .NET
7 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
8 8 (11.59%) Windows 8
8 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (10.14%) C#
10 6 (8.70%) NHS
10 6 (8.70%) HTML
10 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
10 6 (8.70%) DHCP
10 6 (8.70%) DNS
10 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
11 5 (7.25%) MVC
11 5 (7.25%) XML
11 5 (7.25%) ITIL
11 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
11 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.35%) IIS
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) SAS
5 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (42.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (21.74%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS Project
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.90%) FastStats
5 2 (2.90%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) DHCP
1 6 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.35%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) VoIP
4 2 (2.90%) NAS
5 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.45%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.45%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.90%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.35%) Marketing
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
3 1 (1.45%) Arabic Language
3 1 (1.45%) French Language
3 1 (1.45%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Consultant
5 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.70%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Field Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) IT Support
11 2 (2.90%) CRM Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Senior Support Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) HTML
3 5 (7.25%) XML
3 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.35%) CSS
5 3 (4.35%) Web Services
5 3 (4.35%) XSLT
5 3 (4.35%) RESTful
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.90%) WF
6 2 (2.90%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.70%) NHS
3 3 (4.35%) W3C
3 3 (4.35%) EPoS
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
5 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.07%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.59%) Windows 8
4 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Migration
2 9 (13.04%) CRM
3 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (7.25%) MVC
4 5 (7.25%) ITIL
5 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.80%) Project Management
5 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.35%) TDD
6 3 (4.35%) MVVM
7 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.90%) Workflow
7 2 (2.90%) Validation
7 2 (2.90%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.90%) Service Management
7 2 (2.90%) ETL
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.45%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.14%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.35%) MCDST
2 3 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (2.90%) CCNA
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) MCP
4 1 (1.45%) ISEB
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.45%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) Terminal Server
2 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
2 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.90%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Lotus
1 3 (4.35%) VMware
2 2 (2.90%) Alterian
2 2 (2.90%) Symantec
2 2 (2.90%) Sophos
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco
2 2 (2.90%) HP
2 2 (2.90%) Citrix
2 2 (2.90%) NetApp
3 1 (1.45%) Dell
3 1 (1.45%) Apple
3 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Google
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