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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.19% 1.69% 2.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.91% 10.98% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 10
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£180 £275 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £195 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -57.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -8.88%
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
115 82 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.78% 15.41% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 79
Average daily rate £350 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £260 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 - 4 £180 -
Oxford -17 3 £320 - 6
Abingdon - 2 - - 1
Thame - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) MCSE
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) CCNA
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (33.33%) DNS
7 6 (33.33%) Wireless
7 6 (33.33%) NetApp
7 6 (33.33%) Network Design
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (27.78%) Aerohive Networks
8 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
8 5 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (27.78%) QNAP
8 5 (27.78%) Skype
8 5 (27.78%) WebEx
8 5 (27.78%) Lync
8 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
8 5 (27.78%) SonicWALL
8 5 (27.78%) Polycom
8 5 (27.78%) Tandberg
8 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (27.78%) Lync
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (27.78%) Skype
3 5 (27.78%) WebEx
3 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Deskside Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista
6 3 (16.67%) UNIX
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Network Design
2 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 2 (11.11%) Server Building
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) MCSE
2 7 (38.89%) CCNA
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
3 4 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (11.11%) MCTS
4 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) ACSA
5 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) CCENT
5 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) XenApp
4 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) NetApp
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) SonicWALL
4 5 (27.78%) Polycom
4 5 (27.78%) Tandberg
4 5 (27.78%) Aerohive Networks
4 5 (27.78%) QNAP
5 4 (22.22%) Spiceworks
6 3 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) EMC
7 2 (11.11%) Juniper
7 2 (11.11%) Apple
7 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 2 (11.11%) McAfee
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco
7 2 (11.11%) Meru Networks
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