The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.06% 1.74% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 6.72% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £463 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.29 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
86 134 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.19% 25.97% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 105 76
Median daily rate £350 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.60 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £67.50 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxfordshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxfordshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +3 3 - -
Abingdon - 1 - - 3
Kidlington - 1 £463 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
6 6 (35.29%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) Office 365
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) MCDST
8 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Project Management
9 3 (17.65%) A+ Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Lotus
9 3 (17.65%) MCP
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
9 3 (17.65%) DNS
9 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (17.65%) Web Development
9 3 (17.65%) CMDB
9 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
9 3 (17.65%) Line Management
9 3 (17.65%) Skype
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.88%) Drupal
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Rollout Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Handlebars
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (5.88%) React
2 1 (5.88%) WinForms
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Biotechnology
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.88%) Records Management
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
1 6 (35.29%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) MCDST
3 3 (17.65%) A+ Certification
3 3 (17.65%) MCP
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (11.76%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) RHCE
5 1 (5.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Lotus
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) AppSense
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Sophos
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec