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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.98% 7.91% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 23.32% 18.92% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £445 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.40 £18.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.16% +13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £18.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.84 £18.50 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
193 74 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 47.07% 41.81% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 46 82
Average daily rate £475 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £143 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £10.47 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £22.30 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 30 (39.47%) MS Excel
3 24 (31.58%) MS Office
4 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
5 14 (18.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (17.11%) MS Exchange
7 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.16%) SQL
8 10 (13.16%) Migration
9 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
9 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
9 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
10 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (10.53%) CRM
10 8 (10.53%) ITIL
11 7 (9.21%) C#
11 7 (9.21%) .NET
11 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
11 7 (9.21%) Project Management
11 7 (9.21%) Marketing
11 7 (9.21%) German Language
11 7 (9.21%) SCCM
12 6 (7.89%) SCOM
12 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
12 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.89%) Office 365
12 6 (7.89%) NHS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.58%) Lync
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.63%) SAS
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 24 (31.58%) MS Office
3 14 (18.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.26%) MS Project
5 2 (2.63%) SPSS
5 2 (2.63%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) DHCP
1 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (2.63%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) NAS
3 1 (1.32%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.32%) MS Access
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) FxCop
2 1 (1.32%) StyleCop
2 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (9.21%) Marketing
1 7 (9.21%) German Language
2 5 (6.58%) Publishing
3 4 (5.26%) Games
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.32%) French Language
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.84%) Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.95%) IT Support
8 3 (3.95%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.63%) Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) HTML
2 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.58%) XML
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
4 4 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (3.95%) XSLT
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.95%) WF
5 3 (3.95%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.63%) DHTML
7 1 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) W3C
4 3 (3.95%) Data Conversion
4 3 (3.95%) EPoS
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.32%) Statistics
6 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
2 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) Migration
1 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.53%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) CRM
3 7 (9.21%) Project Management
4 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
5 5 (6.58%) Data Analysis
5 5 (6.58%) Service Management
5 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.26%) ITSM
6 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.26%) UML
6 4 (5.26%) Web Analytics
6 4 (5.26%) Product Management
6 4 (5.26%) Analytics
6 4 (5.26%) User Stories
7 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) C#
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) ISEB
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.26%) Degree
1 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.95%) MCDST
2 3 (3.95%) MCSE
3 1 (1.32%) CCNA
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) HNC
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
1 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Terminal Server
2 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) SCCM
2 6 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.63%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.32%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3 (3.95%) VMware
2 2 (2.63%) Alterian
2 2 (2.63%) Sophos
2 2 (2.63%) HP
2 2 (2.63%) Symantec
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco
2 2 (2.63%) Citrix
3 1 (1.32%) NetApp
3 1 (1.32%) Peregrine
3 1 (1.32%) Apple
3 1 (1.32%) IBM
3 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.32%) SAP
3 1 (1.32%) Cognos
3 1 (1.32%) Remedy
3 1 (1.32%) Dell
3 1 (1.32%) Google
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