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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 12 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 61 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.05% 11.78% 13.03%
As % of the Vendors category 26.03% 35.26% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 48
Median daily rate £400 £299 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £130 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Median hourly rate £18.25 £14.00 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £17.50 £23.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
219 173 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 38.62% 33.40% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 130 204
Median daily rate £400 £325 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -26.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £130 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.29 £67.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -9 25 £400 +45.45% 16
Kidlington +1 9 £179 -
Witney - 5 £350 - 2
Abingdon - 1 - - 11
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 (53.62%) Windows
2 46 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 35 (25.36%) Active Directory
4 34 (24.64%) ITIL
5 30 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (21.74%) Windows Server
6 27 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (18.84%) .NET
8 25 (18.12%) DNS
9 24 (17.39%) MS Office
9 24 (17.39%) SCCM
9 24 (17.39%) Hyper-V
10 22 (15.94%) Office 365
10 22 (15.94%) SQL
11 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
11 21 (15.22%) C#
11 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (15.22%) PowerShell
12 20 (14.49%) Windows 7
13 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (13.04%) DHCP
14 17 (12.32%) Migration
14 17 (12.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
16 14 (10.14%) Finance
16 14 (10.14%) SCOM
16 14 (10.14%) BYOD
17 13 (9.42%) Service Design

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 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.17%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.45%) Apache
6 2 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) Drupal
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 24 (17.39%) MS Office
3 9 (6.52%) MS Project
4 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.17%) Infor CloudSuite
2 3 (2.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (1.45%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.72%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.72%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (15.94%) Office 365
3 16 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.12%) DNS
2 18 (13.04%) DHCP
3 10 (7.25%) Kerberos
3 10 (7.25%) LDAP
4 4 (2.90%) Skype
4 4 (2.90%) WAN
5 3 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.17%) DMARC
5 3 (2.17%) Firewall
5 3 (2.17%) LAN
5 3 (2.17%) SMTP
5 3 (2.17%) VPN
6 2 (1.45%) BGP
6 2 (1.45%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.45%) Internet
6 2 (1.45%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.72%) Intranet
7 1 (0.72%) SAN
7 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.17%) MySQL
4 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.17%) SSDT
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.72%) Power BI
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.45%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.45%) NuGet
4 2 (1.45%) Subversion
4 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.45%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.72%) WiX
General
1 14 (10.14%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Advertising
3 5 (3.62%) Publishing
4 3 (2.17%) Back Office
5 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Automotive
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (21.01%) Developer
2 26 (18.84%) Analyst
3 16 (11.59%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.42%) IT Support
4 13 (9.42%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 11 (7.97%) IT Support Analyst
6 11 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Administrator
7 10 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.25%) Service Analyst
7 10 (7.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Designer
8 9 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (6.52%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (6.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) .NET
2 10 (7.25%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.80%) Middleware
4 6 (4.35%) Web Services
5 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.90%) jQuery
5 4 (2.90%) WPF
6 3 (2.17%) WinForms
7 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.45%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.45%) XML
8 1 (0.72%) CSS3
8 1 (0.72%) Handlebars
8 1 (0.72%) JSON
8 1 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.72%) MDX
8 1 (0.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.14%) BYOD
3 12 (8.70%) PKI
4 8 (5.80%) CMDB
5 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.62%) Handset
6 5 (3.62%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.72%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.72%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
9 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (53.62%) Windows
2 30 (21.74%) Windows Server
2 30 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (14.49%) Windows 7
4 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.70%) Mac OS X
6 11 (7.97%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.07%) Linux
9 6 (4.35%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.62%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.45%) Android
11 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.64%) ITIL
2 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.32%) Migration
4 13 (9.42%) Service Design
5 12 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 11 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (7.97%) Project Management
6 11 (7.97%) Scrum
7 10 (7.25%) Line Management
7 10 (7.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.52%) Email Filtering
8 9 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (6.52%) Patch Management
9 8 (5.80%) Data Migration
9 8 (5.80%) MVC
9 8 (5.80%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.07%) High Availability
10 7 (5.07%) Integration Testing
10 7 (5.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) SQL
2 21 (15.22%) C#
2 21 (15.22%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.25%) Perl
4 9 (6.52%) Python
5 7 (5.07%) Apex Code
6 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.62%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.90%) C++
9 3 (2.17%) C++/CLI
9 3 (2.17%) VB
10 2 (1.45%) C
10 2 (1.45%) PHP
10 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.45%) XAML
11 1 (0.72%) Java
11 1 (0.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.07%) Degree
3 5 (3.62%) CCNA
3 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.90%) MCSE
5 3 (2.17%) CCNP
5 3 (2.17%) MCP
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.45%) MCTS
7 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.72%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.72%) MCDST
7 1 (0.72%) MCITP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) RHCE
7 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (25.36%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 17 (12.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (7.97%) vSphere
5 10 (7.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (4.35%) XenApp
8 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) SCCM
2 14 (10.14%) SCOM
3 7 (5.07%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.90%) AppDNA
5 4 (2.90%) EdgeSight
6 3 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.72%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.72%) DameWare
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (8.70%) Sophos
1 12 (8.70%) VMware
2 8 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (5.07%) Citrix
4 5 (3.62%) Cisco
5 4 (2.90%) NetApp
5 4 (2.90%) Oracle
5 4 (2.90%) SAP
6 3 (2.17%) Apple
6 3 (2.17%) Clearswift
6 3 (2.17%) Infor
6 3 (2.17%) Perforce
7 2 (1.45%) AppSense
7 2 (1.45%) Avaya
7 2 (1.45%) CODA
7 2 (1.45%) HP
7 2 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.72%) Dell
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
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