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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 19 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 106 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.24% 14.66% 14.88%
As % of the Vendors category 25.34% 36.43% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 61 22
Median daily rate £300 £380 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £208 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.05% -5.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £8.50 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.80 £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
221 291 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 36.47% 40.25% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 200 96
Median daily rate £350 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.38% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 24
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £40.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -14 36 £288 -28.12% 12
Kidlington -4 4 £145 -67.77%
Banbury 0 3 £363 +20.83% 2
Abingdon -2 2 £205 -48.75% 7
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 74 (58.27%) Windows
2 53 (41.73%) Active Directory
3 31 (24.41%) VMware
4 30 (23.62%) MS Exchange
5 29 (22.83%) Windows Server
6 28 (22.05%) Windows 7
7 27 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (21.26%) MS Office
7 27 (21.26%) ITIL
7 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
8 26 (20.47%) MS Excel
9 25 (19.69%) DNS
10 21 (16.54%) Hyper-V
11 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (15.75%) NetApp
12 16 (12.60%) Citrix
12 16 (12.60%) SQL
12 16 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (11.81%) PowerShell
13 15 (11.81%) Finance
14 14 (11.02%) Change Management
14 14 (11.02%) Incident Management
14 14 (11.02%) Windows XP
14 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (10.24%) MCSE
16 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
16 12 (9.45%) Cisco
17 11 (8.66%) VMware ESX
17 11 (8.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (8.66%) Java

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 30 (23.62%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.30%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (4.72%) IIS
6 5 (3.94%) Apache Solr
6 5 (3.94%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.36%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) Kentico
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (21.26%) MS Office
2 26 (20.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.15%) Acrobat
4 4 (3.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.15%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (7.87%) Office 365
2 7 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.72%) Boomi
3 6 (4.72%) IaaS
4 5 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.69%) DNS
2 10 (7.87%) DHCP
3 8 (6.30%) Firewall
4 7 (5.51%) Internet
4 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (4.72%) FTP
5 6 (4.72%) Intranet
6 5 (3.94%) VPN
7 3 (2.36%) SAN
8 2 (1.57%) BGP
8 2 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.79%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.79%) LAN
9 1 (0.79%) MPLS
9 1 (0.79%) Network Security
9 1 (0.79%) OSPF
9 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.57%) QlikView
8 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.79%) GIS
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.79%) Power BI
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Banking
2 2 (1.57%) Publishing
2 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Electronics
3 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (28.35%) Analyst
2 23 (18.11%) Support Engineer
3 18 (14.17%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.24%) Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Service Analyst
5 12 (9.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.66%) Service Desk Support
7 10 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) IT Analyst
8 9 (7.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 8 (6.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (6.30%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (6.30%) Server Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) .NET
1 7 (5.51%) CSS
1 7 (5.51%) HTML
2 6 (4.72%) RESTful
3 5 (3.94%) Classic ASP
3 5 (3.94%) HTML5
3 5 (3.94%) Web Services
4 4 (3.15%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.57%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (1.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (1.57%) XML
6 1 (0.79%) MDX
6 1 (0.79%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.79%) WCF
6 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.15%) CMDB
3 4 (3.15%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.15%) Handset
3 4 (3.15%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.36%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.57%) Clustering
5 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 74 (58.27%) Windows
2 29 (22.83%) Windows Server
3 28 (22.05%) Windows 7
4 27 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.02%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.30%) Linux
7 8 (6.30%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.15%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.15%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.15%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (2.36%) Unix
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.26%) ITIL
2 14 (11.02%) Change Management
2 14 (11.02%) Incident Management
3 11 (8.66%) Project Management
4 9 (7.09%) ETL
4 9 (7.09%) Migration
4 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
5 8 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.51%) ETL Development
6 7 (5.51%) Kimball Methodology
6 7 (5.51%) OO
7 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (4.72%) Data Management
7 6 (4.72%) OOP
7 6 (4.72%) Patch Management
7 6 (4.72%) Process Improvement
7 6 (4.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.60%) SQL
2 15 (11.81%) PowerShell
3 11 (8.66%) Java
4 8 (6.30%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.94%) C#
5 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.15%) VB
7 3 (2.36%) C++
8 2 (1.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) F#
9 1 (0.79%) Haskell
9 1 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.24%) MCSE
3 8 (6.30%) CCNA
3 8 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.94%) CCNP
4 5 (3.94%) MCITP
4 5 (3.94%) MCTS
5 4 (3.15%) Degree
6 3 (2.36%) ISEB
6 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MCP
8 1 (0.79%) PMP
8 1 (0.79%) RHCE
8 1 (0.79%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 53 (41.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.54%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.66%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.30%) vSphere
5 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.94%) XenApp
7 4 (3.15%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.15%) XenServer
8 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.79%) Firmware
10 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.79%) vCloud
10 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.51%) SCCM
3 4 (3.15%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (3.15%) DameWare
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (24.41%) VMware
2 20 (15.75%) NetApp
3 16 (12.60%) Citrix
4 12 (9.45%) Cisco
5 8 (6.30%) Dell
6 7 (5.51%) Oracle
7 6 (4.72%) Informatica
7 6 (4.72%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (4.72%) Talend
8 5 (3.94%) Google
8 5 (3.94%) Lotus
9 4 (3.15%) Adobe
9 4 (3.15%) BMC
9 4 (3.15%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (3.15%) Remedy
10 3 (2.36%) HP
11 2 (1.57%) AppSense
11 2 (1.57%) Avaya
11 2 (1.57%) Sophos