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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.74% 2.12% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.99% 9.71% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £378 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £224 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £385 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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
91 103 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.83% 21.82% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 40
Average daily rate £338 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £48.50 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 -6 3 - - 2
Banbury - 1 £325 -
Bicester - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 5
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (30.77%) CCNA
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) ERP
8 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 2 (15.38%) C
8 2 (15.38%) Apple
8 2 (15.38%) EPoS
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) MCT
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (15.38%) Military
8 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (15.38%) MCDST
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (7.69%) MCTS
9 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (7.69%) MCITP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Military
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Trainer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Report Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) MCT
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) MCDST
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) CCENT
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.69%) ACSA
4 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec