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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 85 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.53% 17.89% 12.43%
As % of the Vendors category 32.29% 37.12% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 17
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£303 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £147 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.17 £13.35 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% -12.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.95 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
223 229 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 41.92% 48.21% 56.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 130 149
Average daily rate £350 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 25
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.35 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -17.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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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 -1 37 £304 -5.07% 22
Kidlington +2 3 £400 - 2
Abingdon -6 3 £235 -14.54% 6
Banbury -2 2 - - 1
Bicester - - - - 3
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - - 3
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 73 (51.77%) Windows
2 61 (43.26%) MS Excel
3 36 (25.53%) MS Office
4 34 (24.11%) Active Directory
5 28 (19.86%) Windows 7
6 25 (17.73%) Migration
7 23 (16.31%) SQL
8 22 (15.60%) .NET
9 18 (12.77%) Windows 8
10 16 (11.35%) C#
11 15 (10.64%) MS Exchange
11 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (9.93%) Dynamics CRM
12 14 (9.93%) Blackberry
12 14 (9.93%) CRM
12 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
13 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (7.09%) Windows XP
15 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
16 8 (5.67%) Finance
16 8 (5.67%) MVC
16 8 (5.67%) Dynamics AX
16 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
16 8 (5.67%) ITIL
16 8 (5.67%) Cisco
16 8 (5.67%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 15 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.13%) Lync
5 3 (2.13%) IIS
6 2 (1.42%) SAS
6 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (43.26%) MS Excel
2 36 (25.53%) MS Office
3 7 (4.96%) MS Project
4 5 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.42%) FastStats
5 2 (1.42%) SPSS
6 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.71%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.13%) SaaS
2 3 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) DNS
1 6 (4.26%) SAN
2 5 (3.55%) DHCP
2 5 (3.55%) Firewall
2 5 (3.55%) LAN
3 4 (2.84%) WAN
4 3 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.42%) Wireless
5 2 (1.42%) VoIP
5 2 (1.42%) NAS
6 1 (0.71%) 4G
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.71%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) Intranet
6 1 (0.71%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.13%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.71%) OLTP
7 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 8 (5.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.13%) Advertising
3 3 (2.13%) Marketing
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (24.11%) Analyst
2 20 (14.18%) Consultant
2 20 (14.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (13.48%) Support Engineer
3 19 (13.48%) Developer
4 11 (7.80%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.09%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.38%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.67%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.26%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.26%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.55%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.60%) .NET
2 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.26%) OAuth
4 5 (3.55%) HTML
4 5 (3.55%) Web Services
5 4 (2.84%) XML
6 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.42%) WCF
7 2 (1.42%) WF
7 2 (1.42%) jQuery
7 2 (1.42%) DHTML
8 1 (0.71%) XSLT
8 1 (0.71%) COM
8 1 (0.71%) CSS
8 1 (0.71%) SOAP
8 1 (0.71%) MDX
8 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.84%) NHS
3 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.42%) EPoS
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) Replication
4 1 (0.71%) Clustering
4 1 (0.71%) Statistics
4 1 (0.71%) CMDB
4 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.71%) iPhone
4 1 (0.71%) iPad
4 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (51.77%) Windows
2 28 (19.86%) Windows 7
3 18 (12.77%) Windows 8
4 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.09%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.84%) Linux
8 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.73%) Migration
2 14 (9.93%) CRM
3 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (5.67%) Project Management
4 8 (5.67%) ITIL
4 8 (5.67%) MVC
5 7 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.84%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.84%) ERP
7 4 (2.84%) Service Management
7 4 (2.84%) ETL
7 4 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.13%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.13%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (1.42%) Workflow
9 2 (1.42%) Validation
9 2 (1.42%) Scrum
9 2 (1.42%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) SQL
2 16 (11.35%) C#
3 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.55%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.42%) C
6 2 (1.42%) VB
7 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.84%) CCNA
2 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.13%) Degree
4 2 (1.42%) CCENT
4 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) MCSE
4 2 (1.42%) MCT
5 1 (0.71%) CCNP
5 1 (0.71%) MCSA
5 1 (0.71%) MCP
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB
5 1 (0.71%) OCA
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.71%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) SLA
1 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (24.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.42%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.71%) XenServer
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.13%) SCCM
1 3 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.71%) MIIS
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (5.67%) Cisco
2 7 (4.96%) VMware
3 4 (2.84%) Symantec
3 4 (2.84%) Apple
4 3 (2.13%) HP
4 3 (2.13%) Lotus
5 2 (1.42%) Citrix
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle
5 2 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.42%) Alterian
6 1 (0.71%) Google
6 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.71%) Meru Networks
6 1 (0.71%) Remedy
6 1 (0.71%) Sophos
6 1 (0.71%) Hummingbird
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) Dell
6 1 (0.71%) NetApp
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