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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 109 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.42% 14.71% 13.58%
As % of the Vendors category 26.61% 35.05% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 28
Median daily rate £350 £379 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% +21.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £171 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.35 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% -4.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.45 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
248 311 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 42.91% 41.97% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 193 88
Median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 19
Median hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.35 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £18.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -3 33 £328 -22.94% 10
Kidlington +1 5 £125 -
Banbury -5 2 £370 -1.46% 1
Bicester - 2 - - 1
Abingdon 0 1 £150 -57.14% 10
Thame - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 69 (55.20%) Windows
2 50 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 34 (27.20%) SQL Server
4 32 (25.60%) ITIL
5 28 (22.40%) MS Excel
6 26 (20.80%) SQL
7 25 (20.00%) MS Office
7 25 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 24 (19.20%) Windows 7
9 22 (17.60%) SharePoint
10 21 (16.80%) VMware
10 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
11 20 (16.00%) MS Exchange
12 18 (14.40%) Finance
12 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (13.60%) Windows XP
14 16 (12.80%) Incident Management
15 15 (12.00%) DNS
16 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (11.20%) NetApp
17 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
17 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (9.60%) Project Management
18 12 (9.60%) Change Management
19 11 (8.80%) Internet
19 11 (8.80%) CRM
19 11 (8.80%) PowerShell
20 10 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
20 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 10 (8.00%) IBM Notes

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 22 (17.60%) SharePoint
2 20 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (8.00%) IBM Notes
4 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.60%) IIS
5 7 (5.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.00%) Apache Solr
8 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.60%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.80%) Apache
10 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.80%) Kentico
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (22.40%) MS Excel
2 25 (20.00%) MS Office
3 8 (6.40%) Acrobat
4 6 (4.80%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.40%) MS Project
6 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.40%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.80%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.20%) Office 365
3 7 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.80%) IaaS
5 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.20%) Boomi
6 4 (3.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.80%) GitHub
7 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.00%) DNS
2 11 (8.80%) Internet
3 10 (8.00%) VPN
4 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.60%) DHCP
6 6 (4.80%) Intranet
7 5 (4.00%) Firewall
8 4 (3.20%) FTP
9 2 (1.60%) HTTP
10 1 (0.80%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.80%) LAN
10 1 (0.80%) Network Security
10 1 (0.80%) PBX
10 1 (0.80%) SAN
10 1 (0.80%) VoIP
10 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.20%) Power BI
8 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.60%) OLAP
8 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.80%) GIS
9 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.80%) MySQL
9 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.00%) Subversion
2 4 (3.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Analyst
2 17 (13.60%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.80%) Service Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (12.00%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Architect
6 11 (8.80%) Service Desk Support
7 10 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.00%) Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 9 (7.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (6.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) IT Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) .NET
2 7 (5.60%) CSS
2 7 (5.60%) HTML
3 6 (4.80%) Web Services
4 5 (4.00%) Classic ASP
4 5 (4.00%) HTML5
5 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.20%) RESTful
5 4 (3.20%) XML
6 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.60%) MDX
6 2 (1.60%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.80%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.80%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.80%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.60%) CMDB
3 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.60%) Handset
3 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.80%) Blog
4 1 (0.80%) Clustering
4 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.80%) EPoS
4 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.80%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.80%) iPad
4 1 (0.80%) iPhone
4 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.80%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (55.20%) Windows
2 25 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 24 (19.20%) Windows 7
4 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.60%) Windows XP
6 8 (6.40%) Linux
6 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.60%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.20%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.40%) Unix
12 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.80%) Android
13 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) ITIL
2 16 (12.80%) Incident Management
3 12 (9.60%) Change Management
3 12 (9.60%) Project Management
4 11 (8.80%) CRM
5 10 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.60%) ETL
7 7 (5.60%) Migration
7 7 (5.60%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.80%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (4.80%) OO
8 6 (4.80%) SDLC
8 6 (4.80%) Service Management
9 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.00%) OOP
9 5 (4.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.80%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.40%) Java
4 7 (5.60%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.20%) C#
6 4 (3.20%) VB
7 2 (1.60%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) F#
8 1 (0.80%) Haskell
8 1 (0.80%) PHP
8 1 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) MCSE
3 8 (6.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.60%) Degree
5 5 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.00%) MCITP
5 5 (4.00%) MCTS
6 4 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.20%) ISEB
6 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.60%) CCNA
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) CISSP
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.80%) LPIC
8 1 (0.80%) MCP
8 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.80%) PMP
8 1 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) SLA
2 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 50 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.20%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.40%) vSphere
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.80%) Firmware
6 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.80%) Samba
6 1 (0.80%) vCloud
6 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) DameWare
2 7 (5.60%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.20%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (2.40%) SCCM
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.80%) Puppet
6 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (16.80%) VMware
2 14 (11.20%) NetApp
3 10 (8.00%) Lotus
4 9 (7.20%) Adobe
4 9 (7.20%) Citrix
4 9 (7.20%) PeopleSoft
5 8 (6.40%) Cisco
6 6 (4.80%) Dell
6 6 (4.80%) Oracle
6 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.00%) Google
8 4 (3.20%) BMC
8 4 (3.20%) Informatica
8 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.20%) Talend
9 3 (2.40%) Remedy
9 3 (2.40%) Tableau
10 2 (1.60%) AppSense
10 2 (1.60%) HP
10 2 (1.60%) Sophos
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