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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.03% 17.75% 17.54%
As % of the Vendors category 37.01% 44.09% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £295 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £11.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £14.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £15.38 £13.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
127 93 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 37.91% 40.26% 52.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 37 75
Average daily rate £425 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 4
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.00 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
3 40 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 28 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 28 (25.00%) SQL
5 27 (24.11%) MS Office
6 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
7 20 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
9 17 (15.18%) Migration
9 17 (15.18%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (13.39%) .NET
10 15 (13.39%) CRM
11 14 (12.50%) ITIL
11 14 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (11.61%) Dynamics CRM
12 13 (11.61%) Degree
12 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
12 13 (11.61%) C#
13 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
14 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
15 9 (8.04%) Scrum
15 9 (8.04%) VMware
15 9 (8.04%) Publishing
15 9 (8.04%) Data Migration
15 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
15 9 (8.04%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 28 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.18%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.57%) IIS
8 3 (2.68%) WordPress
8 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.79%) CMS
10 1 (0.89%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.89%) Lync
10 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
2 27 (24.11%) MS Office
3 7 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (3.57%) MS Project
5 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.89%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.89%) Boomi
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) WAN
2 5 (4.46%) DHCP
2 5 (4.46%) DNS
2 5 (4.46%) Wireless
2 5 (4.46%) LAN
3 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) Intranet
4 2 (1.79%) Extranet
5 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.89%) Internet
5 1 (0.89%) SAN
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.79%) OLAP
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (8.04%) Publishing
2 7 (6.25%) Finance
3 5 (4.46%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Analyst
2 18 (16.07%) Architect
3 11 (9.82%) Developer
3 11 (9.82%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) IT Support
6 7 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) Integration Architect
9 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) .NET
2 8 (7.14%) WPF
2 8 (7.14%) HTML
3 7 (6.25%) Web Services
4 6 (5.36%) XML
5 4 (3.57%) WinForms
5 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.68%) MDX
6 3 (2.68%) WCF
6 3 (2.68%) jQuery
6 3 (2.68%) REST
7 2 (1.79%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.79%) CSS
7 2 (1.79%) SOAP
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (0.89%) Flash
8 1 (0.89%) RESTful
8 1 (0.89%) HTML5
8 1 (0.89%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.36%) NHS
2 6 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.68%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.79%) Social Media
6 2 (1.79%) Life Science
6 2 (1.79%) Statistics
6 2 (1.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.89%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.89%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
5 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.68%) Linux
7 3 (2.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (15.18%) Migration
3 15 (13.39%) CRM
4 14 (12.50%) ITIL
4 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.04%) Scrum
5 9 (8.04%) Data Migration
6 8 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.25%) TDD
8 6 (5.36%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.46%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (4.46%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.46%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.46%) Validation
9 5 (4.46%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.46%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) C#
3 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.68%) VBA
7 2 (1.79%) C++/CLI
7 2 (1.79%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) Java
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.61%) Degree
3 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.68%) CCNA
3 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.89%) MCAD
5 1 (0.89%) MCSD
5 1 (0.89%) MCTS
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.89%) MCPD
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) SLA
1 1 (0.89%) P3O
System Software
1 40 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (8.04%) VMware
2 7 (6.25%) Cisco
2 7 (6.25%) Adobe
3 5 (4.46%) HP
3 5 (4.46%) Dell
4 3 (2.68%) Citrix
4 3 (2.68%) Altiris
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) Dell KACE
4 3 (2.68%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Perforce
5 2 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (0.89%) Novell
6 1 (0.89%) Apple
6 1 (0.89%) Symantec
6 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.89%) Google
6 1 (0.89%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.89%) ProCurve
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