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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.59% 10.47% 9.60%
As % of the Vendors category 30.68% 24.66% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £125 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £700 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +26.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £15.30 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.50 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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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
176 73 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 47.57% 42.44% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 44 65
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £140 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +26.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.85 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 36 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 34 (39.08%) Windows
3 32 (36.78%) Active Directory
4 29 (33.33%) MS Office
5 17 (19.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (18.39%) Migration
6 16 (18.39%) SQL
7 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
8 14 (16.09%) CRM
8 14 (16.09%) SharePoint
8 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
10 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (11.49%) Waterfall
10 10 (11.49%) Blackberry
11 9 (10.34%) Publishing
11 9 (10.34%) Windows 7
12 8 (9.20%) Windows 8
12 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (9.20%) SCCM
12 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (9.20%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (9.20%) UML
13 7 (8.05%) ITIL
13 7 (8.05%) C#
13 7 (8.05%) .NET
13 7 (8.05%) ISEB
13 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (8.05%) Marketing
13 7 (8.05%) SCOM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.20%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.90%) Lync
6 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) SAS
9 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 36 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 29 (33.33%) MS Office
3 17 (19.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.30%) SPSS
5 2 (2.30%) FastStats
6 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) Office 365
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) DHCP
1 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.60%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) SAN
2 2 (2.30%) Intranet
2 2 (2.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) Extranet
2 2 (2.30%) NAS
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) VoIP
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) FxCop
2 1 (1.15%) StyleCop
2 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (10.34%) Publishing
2 7 (8.05%) Marketing
2 7 (8.05%) German Language
3 4 (4.60%) Games
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) Finance
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Support Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Architect
3 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.20%) Developer
4 7 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Senior Support Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.60%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (4.60%) Product Manager
6 4 (4.60%) IT Support
7 3 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) HTML
2 6 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.75%) XML
4 4 (4.60%) CSS
5 3 (3.45%) Web Services
5 3 (3.45%) XSLT
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.45%) WF
5 3 (3.45%) RESTful
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.30%) DHTML
7 1 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) NHS
4 3 (3.45%) W3C
4 3 (3.45%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) EPoS
6 1 (1.15%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.08%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Migration
2 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.09%) CRM
3 10 (11.49%) Waterfall
4 8 (9.20%) UML
5 7 (8.05%) ITIL
5 7 (8.05%) User Stories
6 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 6 (6.90%) Project Management
6 6 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.75%) Service Management
7 5 (5.75%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.75%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) Analytics
8 4 (4.60%) Web Analytics
8 4 (4.60%) Product Management
8 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) C#
3 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) Degree
2 7 (8.05%) ISEB
3 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.30%) MCDST
5 2 (2.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) CCNA
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
6 1 (1.15%) HNC
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
1 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 32 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.30%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.15%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (3.45%) Symantec
1 3 (3.45%) VMware
2 2 (2.30%) Alterian
2 2 (2.30%) Sophos
2 2 (2.30%) HP
2 2 (2.30%) Cisco
2 2 (2.30%) Citrix
3 1 (1.15%) NetApp
3 1 (1.15%) Peregrine
3 1 (1.15%) Apple
3 1 (1.15%) IBM
3 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.15%) SAP
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos
3 1 (1.15%) Dell
3 1 (1.15%) Remedy
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