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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.13% 20.10% 16.90%
As % of the Vendors category 39.84% 43.75% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 24
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£400 £328 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £296 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £448 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 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 £8.25 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £14.03 £13.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
128 96 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 37.98% 45.93% 50.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 44 68
Average daily rate £400 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 6
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 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 44 (43.56%) Windows
2 37 (36.63%) MS Excel
3 33 (32.67%) Active Directory
4 22 (21.78%) MS Office
5 21 (20.79%) SQL
6 20 (19.80%) SharePoint
7 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (15.84%) .NET
8 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (15.84%) Windows 7
9 15 (14.85%) C#
10 14 (13.86%) ITIL
10 14 (13.86%) MS Exchange
10 14 (13.86%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
11 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (12.87%) Degree
12 12 (11.88%) CRM
12 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
12 12 (11.88%) VMware
12 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (10.89%) Migration
14 10 (9.90%) Scrum
14 10 (9.90%) PowerShell
15 9 (8.91%) Dynamics CRM
15 9 (8.91%) Finance
15 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (8.91%) Windows 8
16 8 (7.92%) DNS
16 8 (7.92%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 20 (19.80%) SharePoint
2 14 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.86%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.96%) IIS
5 3 (2.97%) Lync
5 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.97%) WordPress
6 2 (1.98%) CMS
7 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (36.63%) MS Excel
2 22 (21.78%) MS Office
3 6 (5.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.96%) MS Project
5 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.99%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.99%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.95%) Office 365
3 3 (2.97%) Yammer
4 1 (0.99%) Boomi
4 1 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) DNS
2 6 (5.94%) WAN
3 5 (4.95%) DHCP
3 5 (4.95%) Wireless
3 5 (4.95%) LAN
4 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.97%) Network Security
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.99%) SAN
6 1 (0.99%) Internet
6 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.97%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) OLAP
5 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.99%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Publishing
3 5 (4.95%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Analyst
2 15 (14.85%) Architect
3 12 (11.88%) Developer
4 10 (9.90%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) IT Support
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.96%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) WPF
2 8 (7.92%) HTML
3 7 (6.93%) Web Services
4 6 (5.94%) XML
5 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.96%) WinForms
6 4 (3.96%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.96%) MDX
6 4 (3.96%) jQuery
7 3 (2.97%) WCF
7 3 (2.97%) REST
8 2 (1.98%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.98%) CSS
8 2 (1.98%) SOAP
9 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (0.99%) Flash
9 1 (0.99%) RESTful
9 1 (0.99%) HTML5
9 1 (0.99%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.94%) NHS
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.98%) Social Media
5 2 (1.98%) Life Science
5 2 (1.98%) Statistics
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.99%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (43.56%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Windows 7
3 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.91%) Windows 8
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.95%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.97%) Linux
7 3 (2.97%) CentOS
8 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (13.86%) ITIL
3 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.88%) CRM
5 11 (10.89%) Migration
6 10 (9.90%) Scrum
7 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.93%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.93%) TDD
9 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.95%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (4.95%) Web Development
10 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.95%) Project Management
10 5 (4.95%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.95%) Validation
10 5 (4.95%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.96%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (3.96%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.79%) SQL
2 15 (14.85%) C#
3 10 (9.90%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.97%) VBA
7 2 (1.98%) C++/CLI
7 2 (1.98%) C++
7 2 (1.98%) Java
8 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.87%) Degree
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) CCNA
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.99%) MCTS
4 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.99%) MCPD
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.99%) MCAD
4 1 (0.99%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
1 1 (0.99%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (32.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.92%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.96%) vSphere
5 2 (1.98%) XenApp
6 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) SCOM
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.98%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) VMware
2 7 (6.93%) Cisco
2 7 (6.93%) Adobe
3 5 (4.95%) HP
3 5 (4.95%) Dell
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) Citrix
4 3 (2.97%) Altiris
4 3 (2.97%) Dell KACE
4 3 (2.97%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (1.98%) Perforce
5 2 (1.98%) SAP
5 2 (1.98%) EMC
6 1 (0.99%) Novell
6 1 (0.99%) Apple
6 1 (0.99%) Meru Networks
6 1 (0.99%) Google
6 1 (0.99%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.99%) ProCurve
6 1 (0.99%) Xamarin
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