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 2 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 68 45 13
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 3 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.07% 0.59% 8.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.45% 4.17% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 34
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £313 £308
% change year-on-year
+9.60% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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
124 72 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.64% 14.15% 34.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 33 111
Average daily rate £375 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £99.50 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury - 3 £300 -
Abingdon -1 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £100 - 4
Thame - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) Firewall
5 6 (46.15%) SAN
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
6 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (38.46%) NetApp
6 5 (38.46%) MCSE
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) UNIX
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 4 (30.77%) XenApp
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (23.08%) Network Security
8 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
8 3 (23.08%) Kaspersky
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (23.08%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) CCNP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) SAN
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Support
5 2 (15.38%) IT Support
5 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) CCNA
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSA
4 2 (15.38%) MCTS
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) MCPD
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCAD
5 1 (7.69%) MCSD
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (30.77%) XenApp
5 2 (15.38%) vSphere
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Kaspersky
7 2 (15.38%) McAfee
8 1 (7.69%) Apple
8 1 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (7.69%) EMC
8 1 (7.69%) Juniper
8 1 (7.69%) Meru Networks