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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 114 81 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.12% 16.33% 17.08%
As % of the Vendors category 37.25% 40.30% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 28 51
Average daily rate
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£369 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 8
Average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.60 £21.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
306 201 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 40.58% 40.52% 47.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 98 142
Average daily rate £400 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 48 £400 +14.28% 15
Banbury +1 10 £375 - 1
Abingdon +1 6 £400 +70.21% 5
Kidlington - 6 - - 1
Burford - 2 £130 -
Woodstock - 1 £180 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 114 (47.30%) Windows
2 72 (29.88%) SQL
3 70 (29.05%) MS Excel
3 70 (29.05%) Active Directory
4 57 (23.65%) MS Office
5 48 (19.92%) Windows 7
6 47 (19.50%) SharePoint
7 46 (19.09%) SQL Server
8 41 (17.01%) ITIL
8 41 (17.01%) Security Cleared
9 37 (15.35%) .NET
10 33 (13.69%) MS Exchange
10 33 (13.69%) VMware
11 31 (12.86%) Migration
12 29 (12.03%) C#
12 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
12 29 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (11.20%) Hyper-V
14 27 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (10.37%) Windows XP
16 24 (9.96%) PowerShell
16 24 (9.96%) Data Centre
17 22 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 20 (8.30%) Scrum
19 20 (8.30%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 47 (19.50%) SharePoint
2 33 (13.69%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.30%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (7.88%) IIS
5 12 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.66%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.24%) Lync
10 3 (1.24%) WordPress
11 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.83%) CMS
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 70 (29.05%) MS Excel
2 57 (23.65%) MS Office
3 9 (3.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.90%) MS Project
6 4 (1.66%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.24%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (7.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.41%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.81%) DNS
2 13 (5.39%) WAN
2 13 (5.39%) DHCP
3 10 (4.15%) SAN
4 9 (3.73%) LAN
5 8 (3.32%) Wireless
6 6 (2.49%) Internet
6 6 (2.49%) Firewall
7 5 (2.07%) VoIP
7 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.24%) Network Security
8 3 (1.24%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.83%) NAS
9 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.83%) Extranet
9 2 (0.83%) Intranet
9 2 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.15%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.49%) MySQL
7 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.07%) SSDT
8 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.66%) MS Access
9 3 (1.24%) OLAP
10 2 (0.83%) Big Data
10 2 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (6.22%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.49%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (2.07%) WinDbg
5 5 (2.07%) Subversion
5 5 (2.07%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.83%) ERwin
6 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.41%) JIRA
7 1 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
General
1 17 (7.05%) Finance
2 11 (4.56%) Publishing
3 6 (2.49%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.66%) Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (34.02%) Analyst
2 38 (15.77%) Support Analyst
3 29 (12.03%) Developer
4 28 (11.62%) Architect
5 23 (9.54%) Support Engineer
6 20 (8.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (7.88%) IT Support
8 18 (7.47%) Service Analyst
8 18 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.81%) Business Analyst
10 12 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (4.56%) Administrator
11 11 (4.56%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (4.56%) Desktop Support
12 10 (4.15%) Consultant
12 10 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.73%) Web Developer
13 9 (3.73%) Technical Specialist
14 8 (3.32%) IT Support Analyst
14 8 (3.32%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.35%) .NET
2 14 (5.81%) ASP.NET
2 14 (5.81%) WPF
3 13 (5.39%) HTML
4 11 (4.56%) jQuery
5 10 (4.15%) Web Services
5 10 (4.15%) XML
6 7 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.49%) WinForms
8 5 (2.07%) Silverlight
8 5 (2.07%) MDX
8 5 (2.07%) WCF
8 5 (2.07%) CSS
8 5 (2.07%) REST
9 3 (1.24%) CSS3
9 3 (1.24%) HTML5
9 3 (1.24%) SOAP
10 2 (0.83%) Flash
10 2 (0.83%) RESTful
10 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.96%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.15%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.90%) NHS
5 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.66%) Social Media
7 3 (1.24%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.24%) Statistics
7 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.24%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (0.83%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.83%) Life Science
8 2 (0.83%) Replication
8 2 (0.83%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 114 (47.30%) Windows
2 48 (19.92%) Windows 7
3 29 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (10.37%) Windows XP
6 15 (6.22%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.32%) Linux
8 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.07%) UNIX
10 3 (1.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.01%) ITIL
2 31 (12.86%) Migration
3 28 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (8.30%) Scrum
6 20 (8.30%) CRM
7 19 (7.88%) Data Migration
8 15 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (6.22%) Service Management
9 13 (5.39%) TDD
10 12 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.15%) Software Engineering
12 8 (3.32%) E-Commerce
12 8 (3.32%) Data Modelling
13 7 (2.90%) OOP
13 7 (2.90%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.90%) Configuration Management
13 7 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.90%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.88%) SQL
2 29 (12.03%) C#
3 24 (9.96%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.56%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.32%) VBA
7 7 (2.90%) C++
7 7 (2.90%) C++/CLI
8 5 (2.07%) Perl
8 5 (2.07%) Python
9 2 (0.83%) Java
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (17.01%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.47%) Degree
3 13 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.73%) CCNA
6 5 (2.07%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.66%) MCSE
8 3 (1.24%) CCNP
8 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.83%) MCTS
9 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.83%) ISEB
10 1 (0.41%) CCDA
10 1 (0.41%) MCP
10 1 (0.41%) MCAD
10 1 (0.41%) MCSD
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 70 (29.05%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.20%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.15%) vSphere
5 8 (3.32%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.32%) XenApp
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (8.30%) SCCM
2 9 (3.73%) SCOM
3 4 (1.66%) Puppet
3 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.24%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (13.69%) VMware
2 18 (7.47%) Cisco
2 18 (7.47%) Citrix
3 11 (4.56%) HP
4 10 (4.15%) Adobe
5 9 (3.73%) Oracle
5 9 (3.73%) NetApp
6 7 (2.90%) Dell
6 7 (2.90%) Perforce
7 6 (2.49%) EMC
8 4 (1.66%) Lotus
8 4 (1.66%) Remedy
9 3 (1.24%) McAfee
9 3 (1.24%) Juniper
9 3 (1.24%) Symantec
9 3 (1.24%) Kaspersky
9 3 (1.24%) Altiris
9 3 (1.24%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.24%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (0.83%) Meru Networks
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