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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 50 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.46% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.18% 3.45% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Median daily rate £210 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £270 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £430 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £17.75 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +13.52%

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
110 116 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.86% 21.48% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 113
Median daily rate £395 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -30.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 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 4 £150 -57.14% 1
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) ITIL
4 10 (43.48%) Degree
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 8 (34.78%) MS Office
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (30.43%) Office 365
7 7 (30.43%) MCP
7 7 (30.43%) MCSE
8 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) MCDST
10 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
10 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 3 (13.04%) CMDB
10 3 (13.04%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 3 (13.04%) BMC
10 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
10 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
10 3 (13.04%) Lotus
10 3 (13.04%) Remedy

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Drupal
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) CSS3
1 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.35%) Handlebars
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.35%) React
1 1 (4.35%) WinForms
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Biotechnology
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.35%) Unix
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.04%) Line Management
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Document Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) MCP
2 7 (30.43%) MCSE
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (17.39%) MCDST
5 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
7 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.35%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCTS
7 1 (4.35%) RHCE
7 1 (4.35%) RHCSA
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) BMC
2 3 (13.04%) Lotus
2 3 (13.04%) Remedy
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) AppSense
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Sophos
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec