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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 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.

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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 134 73 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.03% 13.77% 17.89%
As % of the Vendors category 44.08% 33.33% 36.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 25 37
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£323 £303 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -21.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £202 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £440 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.33 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.01 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.50 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
304 219 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 43.18% 41.32% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 131 134
Average daily rate £350 £350 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £12.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 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
Oxford -4 53 £378 +24.27% 30
Banbury +7 7 £203 - 2
Kidlington 0 6 £450 +12.50%
Abingdon +8 3 £400 +70.21% 4
Wallingford - 2 £238 -
Bicester - 1 £100 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Microsoft 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.

1 128 (52.67%) Windows
2 73 (30.04%) MS Excel
3 71 (29.22%) Windows 7
4 69 (28.40%) Active Directory
5 60 (24.69%) .NET
6 59 (24.28%) SQL
7 58 (23.87%) SQL Server
8 46 (18.93%) C#
8 46 (18.93%) VMware
8 46 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (17.28%) MS Office
10 35 (14.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (13.58%) SharePoint
13 32 (13.17%) MS Exchange
14 31 (12.76%) ITIL
15 30 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (11.93%) TDD
16 29 (11.93%) PowerShell
17 28 (11.52%) Windows 8
18 27 (11.11%) Migration
19 25 (10.29%) Visual Studio
20 24 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (9.88%) Finance
20 24 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
21 23 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 22 (9.05%) Scrum
22 22 (9.05%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (13.58%) SharePoint
2 32 (13.17%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (4.12%) IIS
5 9 (3.70%) Lync
6 8 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.65%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.23%) WordPress
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.82%) Apache
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.41%) CMS
12 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 73 (30.04%) MS Excel
2 42 (17.28%) MS Office
3 8 (3.29%) MS Project
4 5 (2.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.88%) Office 365
3 3 (1.23%) Yammer
4 2 (0.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.41%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.41%) DHCP
2 17 (7.00%) DNS
3 14 (5.76%) WAN
4 10 (4.12%) Wireless
5 9 (3.70%) Firewall
5 9 (3.70%) LAN
6 8 (3.29%) SAN
7 7 (2.88%) Internet
8 6 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.65%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (1.65%) Skype
9 4 (1.65%) WebEx
10 3 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (1.23%) Network Security
10 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.23%) VPN
11 2 (0.82%) VoIP
11 2 (0.82%) Intranet
11 2 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (8.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 20 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.35%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.70%) Big Data
7 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.88%) OLAP
8 7 (2.88%) MySQL
9 6 (2.47%) SSDT
10 5 (2.06%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.65%) MS Access
12 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (14.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.29%) ReSharper
4 7 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.47%) MSBuild
5 6 (2.47%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.47%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.47%) WinDbg
5 6 (2.47%) Subversion
6 2 (0.82%) ERwin
7 1 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
General
1 24 (9.88%) Finance
2 7 (2.88%) Publishing
3 3 (1.23%) Retail
3 3 (1.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (28.81%) Analyst
2 43 (17.70%) Developer
3 37 (15.23%) Support Engineer
4 31 (12.76%) Support Analyst
5 27 (11.11%) Architect
6 17 (7.00%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (5.76%) Service Analyst
7 14 (5.76%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Network Engineer
8 12 (4.94%) IT Support
9 11 (4.53%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.53%) Server Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) Administrator
10 10 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.69%) .NET
2 18 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.17%) WinForms
4 13 (5.35%) WPF
4 13 (5.35%) jQuery
5 11 (4.53%) HTML
6 9 (3.70%) XML
7 8 (3.29%) ADO.NET
8 7 (2.88%) CSS
8 7 (2.88%) Web Services
8 7 (2.88%) MDX
9 4 (1.65%) Ajax
10 3 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.23%) WCF
10 3 (1.23%) Silverlight
10 3 (1.23%) HTML5
10 3 (1.23%) CSS3
11 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.82%) REST
11 2 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.12%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.88%) NHS
6 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.23%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.23%) Statistics
8 2 (0.82%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.82%) Replication
8 2 (0.82%) Social Media
8 2 (0.82%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.82%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.82%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (52.67%) Windows
2 71 (29.22%) Windows 7
3 35 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (11.52%) Windows 8
5 24 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (9.05%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.88%) Linux
8 4 (1.65%) UNIX
9 3 (1.23%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (12.76%) ITIL
4 30 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (11.93%) TDD
6 27 (11.11%) Migration
7 22 (9.05%) Scrum
8 16 (6.58%) OOP
9 15 (6.17%) Multithreading
10 14 (5.76%) Data Migration
10 14 (5.76%) Service Management
11 13 (5.35%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.94%) Software Engineering
13 10 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (3.70%) Refactoring
14 9 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (3.29%) Knowledge Management
15 8 (3.29%) Web Development
15 8 (3.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.28%) SQL
2 46 (18.93%) C#
3 29 (11.93%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.58%) C++
6 12 (4.94%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.70%) VBA
8 8 (3.29%) C++/CLI
9 6 (2.47%) Python
9 6 (2.47%) Perl
10 2 (0.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.58%) Degree
3 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.94%) CCNA
6 11 (4.53%) MCSE
7 10 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.06%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.23%) MCITP
9 3 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.82%) MCTS
10 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.41%) MCSA
11 1 (0.41%) ISEB
11 1 (0.41%) ACSA
11 1 (0.41%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.65%) SLA
1 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.41%) P3O
2 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 69 (28.40%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.12%) XenApp
5 9 (3.70%) vSphere
6 5 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (7.82%) SCCM
2 14 (5.76%) Backup Exec
3 10 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.29%) SCOM
5 7 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.65%) WSUS
7 2 (0.82%) Puppet
7 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.41%) DameWare
Vendors
1 46 (18.93%) VMware
2 20 (8.23%) Cisco
3 19 (7.82%) Citrix
4 12 (4.94%) Apple
5 11 (4.53%) Symantec
6 10 (4.12%) HP
6 10 (4.12%) Oracle
7 9 (3.70%) Spiceworks
8 8 (3.29%) Infragistics
8 8 (3.29%) Perforce
8 8 (3.29%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.88%) McAfee
9 7 (2.88%) NetApp
9 7 (2.88%) Lumension
9 7 (2.88%) Acronis
10 6 (2.47%) Adobe
10 6 (2.47%) Remedy
10 6 (2.47%) Dell
10 6 (2.47%) EMC
11 4 (1.65%) Juniper
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