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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.58% 2.21% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.87% 13.45% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Median daily rate £275 £180 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £139 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £320 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +6.93%
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
92 119 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.51% 16.41% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 72 43
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £15.77 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.70 £22.50 £23.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 -6 6 £275 -14.06%
Banbury +3 2 £331 +84.02%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 21 (80.77%) VMware
4 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (65.38%) MCSE
7 16 (61.54%) DNS
8 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
9 14 (53.85%) NetApp
10 11 (42.31%) Citrix
10 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
10 11 (42.31%) Hyper-V
11 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
12 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
13 8 (30.77%) DHCP
13 8 (30.77%) ITIL
13 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (26.92%) Office 365
14 7 (26.92%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
15 6 (23.08%) MCTS
15 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
15 6 (23.08%) Change Management
15 6 (23.08%) SCCM
15 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
15 6 (23.08%) NetBackup
15 6 (23.08%) Project Management

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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (26.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Server Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Support
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
4 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
3 6 (23.08%) Change Management
3 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 6 (23.08%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V2
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) MCSE
2 6 (23.08%) MCTS
3 5 (19.23%) MCITP
4 4 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (11.54%) MCP
6 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.69%) MCSA
6 2 (7.69%) RHCSA
7 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
7 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.85%) MCDST
7 1 (3.85%) RHCE
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) Hyper-V
3 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) XenApp
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.85%) Postfix
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) NetBackup
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) VMware
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) NetApp
4 11 (42.31%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos