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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 125 70 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.94% 13.67% 15.15%
As % of the Vendors category 40.58% 39.77% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 35
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£375 £255 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -23.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £478 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.62 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.40 £20.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
308 176 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 41.73% 34.38% 49.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 85 126
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.25 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 52 £450 +125.00% 20
Banbury +5 9 £450 - 2
Kidlington -2 8 - - 2
Abingdon -1 6 £375 - 5
Witney +5 3 £320 - 3
Burford - 3 £130 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 90 (42.45%) Windows
2 66 (31.13%) Active Directory
3 61 (28.77%) MS Office
4 60 (28.30%) MS Excel
5 47 (22.17%) SQL
6 42 (19.81%) ITIL
7 37 (17.45%) Migration
8 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
9 32 (15.09%) CRM
9 32 (15.09%) SharePoint
9 32 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 32 (15.09%) Security Cleared
10 30 (14.15%) MS Exchange
10 30 (14.15%) SQL Server
11 27 (12.74%) VMware
12 23 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
12 23 (10.85%) Dynamics CRM
13 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (9.43%) Windows XP
16 19 (8.96%) IIS
17 18 (8.49%) Data Migration
18 17 (8.02%) Hyper-V
18 17 (8.02%) Degree
19 16 (7.55%) .NET
19 16 (7.55%) C#
19 16 (7.55%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 30 (14.15%) MS Exchange
3 20 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (8.96%) IIS
5 11 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.30%) Lync
8 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.89%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.42%) WordPress
10 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.94%) CMS
12 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 61 (28.77%) MS Office
2 60 (28.30%) MS Excel
3 23 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.36%) MS Project
6 4 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.94%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (10.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.77%) Office 365
3 4 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.47%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.13%) WAN
2 9 (4.25%) LAN
3 8 (3.77%) VoIP
4 7 (3.30%) SAN
4 7 (3.30%) Internet
5 6 (2.83%) DNS
5 6 (2.83%) Wireless
6 5 (2.36%) DHCP
7 4 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.89%) Firewall
8 3 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.42%) Network Security
8 3 (1.42%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.94%) NAS
9 2 (0.94%) WebEx
9 2 (0.94%) Intranet
9 2 (0.94%) Extranet
9 2 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.94%) Big Data
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) MS Access
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) OLAP
7 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) MSBuild
1 2 (0.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.94%) Mercurial
1 2 (0.94%) ERwin
1 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.47%) FxCop
2 1 (0.47%) StyleCop
General
1 15 (7.08%) Publishing
2 12 (5.66%) Finance
3 9 (4.25%) German Language
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
5 4 (1.89%) Games
5 4 (1.89%) Advertising
5 4 (1.89%) Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Marketing
6 3 (1.42%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (36.32%) Analyst
2 33 (15.57%) Support Analyst
3 25 (11.79%) Developer
4 24 (11.32%) Architect
5 19 (8.96%) Support Engineer
6 18 (8.49%) Business Analyst
6 18 (8.49%) Service Analyst
6 18 (8.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (6.13%) Consultant
7 13 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.25%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.25%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (4.25%) IT Support
11 8 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.77%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.55%) .NET
2 14 (6.60%) Web Services
3 11 (5.19%) WCF
4 7 (3.30%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.30%) XML
5 6 (2.83%) HTML
6 5 (2.36%) Silverlight
6 5 (2.36%) WPF
6 5 (2.36%) REST
7 3 (1.42%) SOAP
8 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.94%) CSS
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (0.47%) MDX
9 1 (0.47%) Flash
9 1 (0.47%) WF
9 1 (0.47%) jQuery
9 1 (0.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.60%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.83%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.83%) NHS
4 4 (1.89%) Open Source
4 4 (1.89%) Social Media
4 4 (1.89%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.42%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.94%) Life Science
6 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (42.45%) Windows
2 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
3 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.43%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.30%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.36%) Linux
8 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.42%) CentOS
10 2 (0.94%) UNIX
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.81%) ITIL
2 37 (17.45%) Migration
3 32 (15.09%) CRM
4 23 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (8.49%) Data Migration
7 15 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (6.60%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.13%) Service Management
9 13 (6.13%) Business Analysis
10 11 (5.19%) Waterfall
11 10 (4.72%) UML
11 10 (4.72%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.25%) User Stories
13 8 (3.77%) Project Management
13 8 (3.77%) Project Planning
14 7 (3.30%) Identity Management
14 7 (3.30%) Data Modelling
14 7 (3.30%) E-Commerce
15 6 (2.83%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.17%) SQL
2 16 (7.55%) C#
3 15 (7.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.83%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.94%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.02%) Degree
3 9 (4.25%) ISEB
4 8 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.83%) CCNA
7 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.42%) CCNP
8 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.94%) MCP
9 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.47%) MCTS
10 1 (0.47%) MCPD
10 1 (0.47%) MCAD
10 1 (0.47%) MCSD
10 1 (0.47%) HNC
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.02%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.77%) vSphere
3 8 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.36%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (7.08%) SCCM
2 6 (2.83%) SCOM
3 4 (1.89%) Puppet
3 4 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (12.74%) VMware
2 16 (7.55%) Cisco
3 10 (4.72%) Dell
3 10 (4.72%) Citrix
4 8 (3.77%) HP
4 8 (3.77%) NetApp
5 5 (2.36%) Adobe
5 5 (2.36%) Remedy
6 4 (1.89%) Lotus
7 3 (1.42%) Altiris
7 3 (1.42%) Cognos
7 3 (1.42%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.42%) SAP
7 3 (1.42%) EMC
7 3 (1.42%) Dell KACE
7 3 (1.42%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (1.42%) Kaspersky
8 2 (0.94%) Juniper
8 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.94%) Symantec
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