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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.86% 12.68% 18.11%
As % of the Vendors category 28.23% 36.44% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 12
Median daily rate £350 £400 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £214 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £508 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Median hourly rate £8.80 £8.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -39.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
124 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 42.03% 34.81% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 87 41
Median daily rate £350 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £264 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 16
Median hourly rate £8.80 £17.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.71% +23.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 June 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 June 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 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
3 17 (26.98%) MS Office
4 16 (25.40%) ITIL
5 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
6 13 (20.63%) VMware
6 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 12 (19.05%) SQL
7 12 (19.05%) DNS
7 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (17.46%) NetApp
8 11 (17.46%) Incident Management
9 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
9 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
10 9 (14.29%) Office 365
11 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.11%) Project Management
12 7 (11.11%) MCSE
12 7 (11.11%) Java
12 7 (11.11%) Citrix
12 7 (11.11%) SLA
12 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
12 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
12 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (9.52%) Problem Management
13 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010

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 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 5 (7.94%) IIS
5 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.76%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.59%) Apache
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Kentico
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.76%) Boomi
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) DNS
2 6 (9.52%) DHCP
2 6 (9.52%) Internet
3 4 (6.35%) Intranet
3 4 (6.35%) VPN
4 3 (4.76%) FTP
4 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) HTTP
6 1 (1.59%) LAN
6 1 (1.59%) SAN
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.17%) QlikView
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.76%) Subversion
1 3 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Service Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) Classic ASP
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
2 3 (4.76%) HTML
2 3 (4.76%) HTML5
2 3 (4.76%) RESTful
3 2 (3.17%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) MDX
4 1 (1.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.59%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.59%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) EPoS
3 1 (1.59%) iPad
3 1 (1.59%) iPhone
3 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.59%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.35%) Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) Incident Management
3 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.11%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) Change Management
4 6 (9.52%) ETL
4 6 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.94%) SDLC
6 4 (6.35%) Change Control
6 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.35%) ETL Development
6 4 (6.35%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (6.35%) Migration
6 4 (6.35%) OO
6 4 (6.35%) Patch Management
6 4 (6.35%) Release Management
6 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Software Distribution
7 3 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) Java
2 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.17%) C#
5 2 (3.17%) VB
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) F#
6 1 (1.59%) Haskell
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.11%) MCSE
3 5 (7.94%) MCITP
3 5 (7.94%) MCTS
4 4 (6.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.76%) Degree
5 3 (4.76%) ISEB
5 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) SLA
2 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.17%) vSphere
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.35%) DameWare
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) VMware
2 11 (17.46%) NetApp
3 7 (11.11%) Citrix
4 6 (9.52%) Lotus
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle
5 5 (7.94%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (6.35%) Adobe
6 4 (6.35%) Remedy
7 3 (4.76%) Dell
7 3 (4.76%) Google
7 3 (4.76%) Informatica
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.76%) Talend
8 2 (3.17%) Avaya
8 2 (3.17%) Sophos
8 2 (3.17%) Tableau
9 1 (1.59%) Alteryx
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco
9 1 (1.59%) EMC