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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.32% 1.88% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 10.00% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
Median daily rate £250 £240 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £173 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.88 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +1.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
Microsoft Certification
South East

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
88 130 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.77% 18.84% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 93 57
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £15.77 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 10 £250 -21.87%
Banbury +7 1 £300 +66.66% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) MCSE
4 16 (57.14%) VMware
5 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
7 12 (42.86%) DNS
8 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
9 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
9 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
9 10 (35.71%) Citrix
9 10 (35.71%) NetApp
9 10 (35.71%) Office 365
10 8 (28.57%) Finance
10 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 7 (25.00%) MCTS
11 7 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (25.00%) ITIL
11 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (21.43%) MCP
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (21.43%) MCITP
12 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (21.43%) SCCM
13 5 (17.86%) Project Management
13 5 (17.86%) DHCP
14 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (14.29%) Banking

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 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) Skype
3 3 (10.71%) WAN
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Storage Virtualisation
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) MCSE
2 7 (25.00%) MCTS
3 6 (21.43%) MCITP
3 6 (21.43%) MCP
4 3 (10.71%) A+ Certification
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) MCDST
5 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.14%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Citrix
3 10 (35.71%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) Lotus
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos