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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 10 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.88% 11.96% 13.69%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 31.43% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 31
Median daily rate £350 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £130 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.17% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £17.65 £18.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
121 105 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 36.23% 38.04% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 107
Median daily rate £400 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Median hourly rate £14.53 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.55% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £14.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.27 £67.50 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 41 (53.25%) Windows
2 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 26 (33.77%) ITIL
4 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (22.08%) Office 365
7 17 (22.08%) SCCM
8 16 (20.78%) Windows Server
9 15 (19.48%) MS Office
10 14 (18.18%) SQL
10 14 (18.18%) Migration
10 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
11 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
12 12 (15.58%) Degree
12 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (15.58%) DHCP
12 12 (15.58%) DNS
13 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 11 (14.29%) Finance
13 11 (14.29%) Windows 10
14 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
14 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (11.69%) vSphere
15 9 (11.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (11.69%) Service Design
16 8 (10.39%) BYOD
16 8 (10.39%) VMware

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 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.48%) MS Office
3 4 (5.19%) MS Project
3 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.30%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.60%) CA PPM
2 2 (2.60%) Infor CloudSuite
2 2 (2.60%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 2 (2.60%) Infor CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (22.08%) Office 365
3 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) DHCP
1 12 (15.58%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) Kerberos
2 5 (6.49%) LDAP
3 4 (5.19%) WAN
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 3 (3.90%) Skype
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.30%) 3G
6 1 (1.30%) Intranet
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.30%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.30%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Back Office
2 3 (3.90%) Publishing
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Analyst
2 8 (10.39%) Administrator
2 8 (10.39%) Support Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) Developer
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Designer
4 5 (6.49%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
4 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Support Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.19%) Web Services
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.60%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.60%) WPF
6 1 (1.30%) Flash
6 1 (1.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) BYOD
2 8 (10.39%) PKI
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.19%) PMI
5 3 (3.90%) CMDB
5 3 (3.90%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.60%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.25%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.78%) Windows Server
4 11 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.09%) Mac OS X
7 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.19%) Linux
9 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.60%) Android
11 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Service Design
4 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (7.79%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.49%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.49%) Email Filtering
6 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.49%) Patch Management
6 5 (6.49%) Project Management
7 4 (5.19%) ETL
7 4 (5.19%) MVC
7 4 (5.19%) Resource Management
7 4 (5.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.49%) C#
4 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) VB
5 2 (2.60%) XAML
6 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Degree
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.79%) MCP
3 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.19%) PMP
3 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.30%) CCNA
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.30%) MCTS
6 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (11.69%) vSphere
4 6 (7.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.19%) XenApp
6 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) SCOM
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.90%) AppDNA
4 3 (3.90%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.30%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (1.30%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) VMware
2 5 (6.49%) BMC
2 5 (6.49%) Citrix
3 4 (5.19%) NetApp
3 4 (5.19%) Remedy
4 2 (2.60%) Apple
4 2 (2.60%) CODA
4 2 (2.60%) HP
4 2 (2.60%) Infor
4 2 (2.60%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) Sophos
4 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) EMC
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.30%) Talend