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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 72 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.26% 17.43% 8.37%
As % of the Vendors category 30.74% 36.73% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 15 12
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£400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £142 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £690 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -8.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.65 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £14.50 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
283 196 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 43.14% 47.46% 46.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 90 116
Average daily rate £425 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -17.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.65 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £18.80 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 53 £450 +33.33% 18
Witney +3 4 £260 - 3
Thame - 2 - -
Bicester - 1 £163 -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - - 4
Banbury - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 60 (37.97%) Windows
2 53 (33.54%) MS Excel
3 49 (31.01%) Active Directory
4 44 (27.85%) MS Office
5 27 (17.09%) SQL
5 27 (17.09%) CRM
5 27 (17.09%) Migration
6 25 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (15.82%) MS Exchange
7 22 (13.92%) Windows 7
8 21 (13.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 19 (12.03%) SCCM
10 18 (11.39%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (11.39%) SharePoint
10 18 (11.39%) C#
10 18 (11.39%) ITIL
11 17 (10.76%) .NET
12 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
13 14 (8.86%) Blackberry
13 14 (8.86%) Security Cleared
14 13 (8.23%) Web Services
15 12 (7.59%) WCF
15 12 (7.59%) Degree
15 12 (7.59%) Publishing
15 12 (7.59%) Waterfall
15 12 (7.59%) Office 365
16 11 (6.96%) .NET Framework
16 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (6.96%) Data Migration
17 10 (6.33%) UML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (15.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.39%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (6.33%) Lync
5 8 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.63%) IIS
10 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 53 (33.54%) MS Excel
2 44 (27.85%) MS Office
3 21 (13.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) SPSS
5 2 (1.27%) FastStats
6 1 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (11.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Office 365
2 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.80%) DNS
2 6 (3.80%) DHCP
3 5 (3.16%) SAN
4 4 (2.53%) LAN
4 4 (2.53%) VoIP
4 4 (2.53%) WAN
5 3 (1.90%) NAS
5 3 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.27%) Intranet
6 2 (1.27%) Internet
6 2 (1.27%) Extranet
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.63%) 4G
7 1 (0.63%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.63%) 3G
7 1 (0.63%) Firewall
7 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.63%) Wireless
7 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.63%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.63%) FxCop
3 1 (0.63%) StyleCop
General
1 12 (7.59%) Publishing
2 9 (5.70%) German Language
3 7 (4.43%) Advertising
3 7 (4.43%) Marketing
4 6 (3.80%) Finance
5 5 (3.16%) Retail
6 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.53%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (27.22%) Analyst
2 25 (15.82%) Developer
3 15 (9.49%) Consultant
3 15 (9.49%) Support Analyst
4 14 (8.86%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.70%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.70%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.06%) Architect
8 8 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (5.06%) CRM Developer
9 7 (4.43%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) Senior Support Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.80%) IT Support
11 5 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.16%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.76%) .NET
2 13 (8.23%) Web Services
3 12 (7.59%) WCF
4 11 (6.96%) .NET Framework
5 8 (5.06%) XML
6 7 (4.43%) HTML
7 5 (3.16%) REST
7 5 (3.16%) Silverlight
7 5 (3.16%) WPF
8 4 (2.53%) CSS
9 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.90%) RESTful
9 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.90%) XSLT
9 3 (1.90%) WF
10 2 (1.27%) SOAP
10 2 (1.27%) DHTML
11 1 (0.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) NHS
4 4 (2.53%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.90%) Social Media
5 3 (1.90%) Open Source
5 3 (1.90%) W3C
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) EPoS
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 60 (37.97%) Windows
2 22 (13.92%) Windows 7
3 9 (5.70%) Windows XP
4 8 (5.06%) Windows 8
4 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.27%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.09%) CRM
1 27 (17.09%) Migration
2 25 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.39%) ITIL
4 12 (7.59%) Waterfall
5 11 (6.96%) Data Migration
6 10 (6.33%) UML
7 9 (5.70%) User Stories
7 9 (5.70%) Service Management
7 9 (5.70%) Project Management
8 8 (5.06%) Business Analysis
8 8 (5.06%) TDD
9 7 (4.43%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.43%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.80%) Data Analysis
10 6 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.80%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.16%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.16%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.09%) SQL
2 18 (11.39%) C#
3 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.16%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.27%) Pascal
5 2 (1.27%) Fortran
5 2 (1.27%) C
5 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.63%) Java
6 1 (0.63%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 14 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.59%) Degree
3 9 (5.70%) ISEB
4 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.90%) CCNA
6 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) MCDST
7 2 (1.27%) CCNP
7 2 (1.27%) MCSE
7 2 (1.27%) MCT
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.63%) MCP
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
8 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.63%) MOS
8 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) MCITP
8 1 (0.63%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) SLA
1 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 49 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.90%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) XenApp
5 1 (0.63%) XenServer
5 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (12.03%) SCCM
2 8 (5.06%) SCOM
3 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.16%) Puppet
4 2 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (5.06%) VMware
2 7 (4.43%) Cisco
3 6 (3.80%) Citrix
4 4 (2.53%) Symantec
4 4 (2.53%) Dell
5 3 (1.90%) Cognos
5 3 (1.90%) HP
5 3 (1.90%) Remedy
6 2 (1.27%) Alterian
6 2 (1.27%) NetApp
6 2 (1.27%) Apple
6 2 (1.27%) Sophos
6 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (0.63%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.63%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle
7 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
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