The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 124 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.94% 16.15% 13.62%
As % of the Vendors category 28.16% 37.35% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 31
Median daily rate £310 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.35 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% -4.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £10.10 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
245 332 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 42.39% 43.23% 34.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 200 82
Median daily rate £345 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 45 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +69.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.35 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £18.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxfordshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxfordshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -1 31 £305 -32.22% 19
Kidlington +1 6 £178 -
Banbury -4 3 £375 -16.66% 2
Bicester - 2 - -
Burford 0 1 £175 +34.61%
Faringdon - 1 £300 -
Thame - 1 £325 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 83 (62.88%) Windows
2 61 (46.21%) Active Directory
3 34 (25.76%) SQL Server
4 33 (25.00%) ITIL
5 32 (24.24%) Windows 7
6 30 (22.73%) SQL
7 29 (21.97%) MS Excel
8 25 (18.94%) Windows Server
9 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 22 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 22 (16.67%) MS Office
10 22 (16.67%) VMware
10 22 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 21 (15.91%) Incident Management
12 20 (15.15%) MS Exchange
13 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
14 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (13.64%) IBM Notes
14 18 (13.64%) Lotus
15 16 (12.12%) Internet
15 16 (12.12%) Adobe
15 16 (12.12%) VPN
15 16 (12.12%) PeopleSoft
15 16 (12.12%) Finance
16 15 (11.36%) DameWare
16 15 (11.36%) DNS
16 15 (11.36%) Acrobat
17 14 (10.61%) NetApp
17 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (9.85%) CRM

Microsoft
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 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 20 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 18 (13.64%) IBM Notes
4 11 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.30%) IIS
7 6 (4.55%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.79%) Apache Solr
8 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.52%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.76%) Apache
10 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.76%) Kentico
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (21.97%) MS Excel
2 22 (16.67%) MS Office
3 15 (11.36%) Acrobat
4 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.76%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.06%) Office 365
3 7 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.79%) IaaS
5 4 (3.03%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) GitHub
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) Internet
1 16 (12.12%) VPN
2 15 (11.36%) DNS
3 12 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.58%) DHCP
5 6 (4.55%) Intranet
6 5 (3.79%) Firewall
7 3 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.52%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (1.52%) HTTP
8 2 (1.52%) PBX
8 2 (1.52%) VoIP
9 1 (0.76%) BGP
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.76%) LAN
9 1 (0.76%) MPLS
9 1 (0.76%) OSPF
9 1 (0.76%) SAN
9 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.03%) Power BI
7 2 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.52%) OLAP
7 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) GIS
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.79%) Subversion
2 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Publishing
3 4 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (27.27%) Analyst
2 21 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 20 (15.15%) Service Analyst
3 20 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (10.61%) Architect
4 14 (10.61%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Service Desk Support
6 9 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
7 8 (6.06%) IT Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.09%) .NET
2 7 (5.30%) CSS
2 7 (5.30%) HTML
2 7 (5.30%) Web Services
3 5 (3.79%) Classic ASP
3 5 (3.79%) HTML5
4 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.03%) XML
5 2 (1.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.52%) MDX
5 2 (1.52%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.76%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.76%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.76%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.52%) CMDB
4 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.52%) Handset
4 2 (1.52%) NHS
4 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.52%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.76%) Blog
5 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.76%) EPoS
5 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.76%) Informatics
5 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.76%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 83 (62.88%) Windows
2 32 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 25 (18.94%) Windows Server
4 22 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.06%) Linux
8 6 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.03%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.27%) Unix
11 2 (1.52%) Android
11 2 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.00%) ITIL
2 21 (15.91%) Incident Management
3 13 (9.85%) Change Management
3 13 (9.85%) CRM
4 12 (9.09%) Project Management
4 12 (9.09%) Release Management
5 10 (7.58%) Change Control
6 9 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.06%) Migration
7 8 (6.06%) Software Distribution
8 7 (5.30%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.79%) High Availability
10 5 (3.79%) Service Management
11 4 (3.03%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) SQL
2 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.03%) C#
4 4 (3.03%) Java
4 4 (3.03%) VB
5 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) F#
7 1 (0.76%) Haskell
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (6.06%) MCSE
6 5 (3.79%) Degree
6 5 (3.79%) MCITP
6 5 (3.79%) MCTS
6 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.52%) ISEB
9 1 (0.76%) CISSP
9 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.76%) LPIC
9 1 (0.76%) MCP
9 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.76%) PMP
9 1 (0.76%) RHCE
9 1 (0.76%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 5 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 61 (46.21%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.82%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.79%) vSphere
5 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.52%) Samba
7 2 (1.52%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.76%) Firmware
8 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.76%) vCloud
8 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) DameWare
2 7 (5.30%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.03%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (3.03%) SCCM
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.76%) Puppet
5 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (16.67%) VMware
2 18 (13.64%) Lotus
3 16 (12.12%) Adobe
3 16 (12.12%) PeopleSoft
4 14 (10.61%) NetApp
5 10 (7.58%) Citrix
6 7 (5.30%) Cisco
7 6 (4.55%) Oracle
7 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.79%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.79%) Google
9 4 (3.03%) BMC
9 4 (3.03%) Dell
10 3 (2.27%) Acronis
10 3 (2.27%) Apple
10 3 (2.27%) HP
10 3 (2.27%) Remedy
10 3 (2.27%) Tableau
11 2 (1.52%) AppSense
11 2 (1.52%) Lumension
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