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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 19 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 80 138 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.99% 19.74% 10.55%
As % of the Vendors category 33.61% 44.37% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 97 22
Median daily rate £350 £350 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £14.94 £14.89 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £25.25 £20.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
238 311 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 35.68% 44.49% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 223 148
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 19
Median hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £14.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 -16 44 £313 -20.88% 10
Abingdon -3 6 - - 8
Kidlington -8 6 £363 -19.44%
Banbury +2 1 £300 +4.34% 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 85 (57.82%) Windows
2 58 (39.46%) Active Directory
3 40 (27.21%) MS Excel
4 39 (26.53%) Windows Server
5 36 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (22.45%) MS Exchange
7 32 (21.77%) ITIL
8 29 (19.73%) MS Office
8 29 (19.73%) DNS
9 28 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 28 (19.05%) Hyper-V
10 27 (18.37%) Windows 7
10 27 (18.37%) VMware
11 21 (14.29%) Office 365
12 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
12 20 (13.61%) Finance
13 19 (12.93%) SCCM
14 18 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (11.56%) .NET
16 16 (10.88%) SQL
16 16 (10.88%) Citrix
17 15 (10.20%) Cisco
17 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (9.52%) DHCP
18 14 (9.52%) C#
19 13 (8.84%) Windows XP
19 13 (8.84%) MCSE
19 13 (8.84%) NetApp

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 33 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.44%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.04%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (27.21%) MS Excel
2 29 (19.73%) MS Office
3 8 (5.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.72%) MS Project
5 3 (2.04%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.29%) Office 365
2 18 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.08%) Boomi
4 6 (4.08%) IaaS
5 4 (2.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.73%) DNS
2 14 (9.52%) DHCP
3 10 (6.80%) Kerberos
3 10 (6.80%) LDAP
4 9 (6.12%) Firewall
5 7 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (4.76%) Internet
5 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.08%) FTP
7 4 (2.72%) SAN
7 4 (2.72%) VPN
8 3 (2.04%) BGP
8 3 (2.04%) WAN
9 2 (1.36%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.36%) LAN
10 1 (0.68%) MPLS
10 1 (0.68%) OSPF
10 1 (0.68%) VPLS
10 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.04%) MySQL
7 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.04%) SSDT
8 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.36%) QlikView
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.68%) Power BI
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Talend Open Studio
1 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.36%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.36%) NuGet
2 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.36%) Subversion
2 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.36%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.68%) WiX
General
1 20 (13.61%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Publishing
3 3 (2.04%) Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Analyst
2 24 (16.33%) Developer
3 19 (12.93%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Support Analyst
5 13 (8.84%) IT Analyst
5 13 (8.84%) Service Analyst
5 13 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (8.16%) Service Desk Support
7 11 (7.48%) IT Support
8 10 (6.80%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.44%) Designer
10 8 (5.44%) Network Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Solutions Designer
11 7 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.76%) Administrator
11 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) .NET
2 6 (4.08%) RESTful
3 5 (3.40%) Middleware
4 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.04%) jQuery
5 3 (2.04%) Web Services
6 2 (1.36%) MDX
6 2 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (1.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) WinForms
7 1 (0.68%) WPF
7 1 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.80%) BYOD
3 9 (6.12%) PKI
4 7 (4.76%) CMDB
4 7 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.72%) Handset
6 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) Clustering
8 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.68%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.68%) Oculus Rift
9 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (57.82%) Windows
2 39 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 36 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.37%) Windows 7
5 13 (8.84%) Windows XP
6 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.80%) Mac OS X
7 10 (6.80%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.72%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (2.04%) Unix
10 3 (2.04%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.36%) Linux
11 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.77%) ITIL
2 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.48%) Migration
3 11 (7.48%) Patch Management
3 11 (7.48%) Problem Management
3 11 (7.48%) Project Management
4 10 (6.80%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (6.80%) Service Design
5 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 9 (6.12%) Email Filtering
5 9 (6.12%) ETL
6 8 (5.44%) Line Management
7 7 (4.76%) Change Management
7 7 (4.76%) ETL Development
7 7 (4.76%) High Availability
7 7 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
7 7 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.88%) SQL
3 14 (9.52%) C#
4 10 (6.80%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.12%) Java
6 8 (5.44%) Perl
6 8 (5.44%) Python
7 6 (4.08%) C++
8 5 (3.40%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.04%) C
9 3 (2.04%) C++/CLI
9 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.04%) PHP
9 3 (2.04%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.84%) MCSE
3 11 (7.48%) CCNA
3 11 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.76%) MCTS
5 6 (4.08%) CCNP
5 6 (4.08%) Degree
5 6 (4.08%) MCITP
6 4 (2.72%) MCP
7 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.36%) ISEB
7 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.68%) CISSP
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.68%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 58 (39.46%) Active Directory
2 28 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.12%) vSphere
5 7 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.72%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.72%) XenApp
6 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.72%) XenServer
7 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.68%) Firmware
8 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.68%) vCloud
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (12.93%) SCCM
2 13 (8.84%) SCOM
3 5 (3.40%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.04%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (2.04%) DameWare
6 2 (1.36%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) VMware
2 16 (10.88%) Citrix
3 15 (10.20%) Cisco
4 13 (8.84%) NetApp
5 12 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (5.44%) Dell
6 8 (5.44%) Sophos
7 6 (4.08%) Informatica
7 6 (4.08%) Talend
8 5 (3.40%) Oracle
9 4 (2.72%) HP
9 4 (2.72%) Remedy
10 3 (2.04%) Adobe
10 3 (2.04%) BMC
10 3 (2.04%) F5
10 3 (2.04%) Lotus
10 3 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (2.04%) Perforce
11 2 (1.36%) EMC
11 2 (1.36%) SAP
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