The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Oxfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 18 45
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.05% 6.48% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.35% 20.25% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
68 158 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.26% 31.98% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 103 38
Average daily rate £331 £369 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% +11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £228 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 21
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -10.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £20.50 £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
South East

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
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 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxford -20 1 - - 1
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 2
Banbury - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) C
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (14.29%) EPoS
6 1 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) CCA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) CCENT
3 1 (14.29%) ACSA
3 1 (14.29%) MCDST
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
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