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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 109 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.71% 13.61% 15.20%
As % of the Vendors category 35.05% 38.15% 30.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 28 37
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£379 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £120 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
Average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £11.62 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.40 £21.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
311 173 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 41.97% 35.67% 50.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 88 130
Average daily rate £425 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £173 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.09 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.20 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 44 £425 +123.68% 14
Banbury +1 10 £375 - 1
Kidlington - 10 - - 1
Abingdon 0 4 £350 - 5
Burford - 3 £130 -
Witney - 1 £200 - 2
Woodstock - 1 £180 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (41.63%) Windows
2 63 (30.14%) Active Directory
3 57 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 56 (26.79%) SQL
5 48 (22.97%) MS Office
6 40 (19.14%) ITIL
6 40 (19.14%) SharePoint
7 38 (18.18%) Migration
8 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
9 35 (16.75%) SQL Server
10 31 (14.83%) Windows 7
10 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (13.88%) MS Exchange
11 29 (13.88%) VMware
12 26 (12.44%) CRM
13 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (10.05%) Windows XP
14 21 (10.05%) Dynamics CRM
15 20 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (9.57%) .NET
15 20 (9.57%) Data Migration
16 19 (9.09%) C#
16 19 (9.09%) IIS
16 19 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (8.61%) PowerShell
17 18 (8.61%) Hyper-V
18 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (19.14%) SharePoint
2 29 (13.88%) MS Exchange
3 19 (9.09%) IIS
3 19 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (6.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.87%) Lync
7 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.91%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.44%) WordPress
10 2 (0.96%) CMS
10 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 57 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 48 (22.97%) MS Office
3 13 (6.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.39%) MS Project
5 5 (2.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.44%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (10.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.39%) Office 365
3 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.96%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.48%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.74%) WAN
2 8 (3.83%) DNS
2 8 (3.83%) LAN
2 8 (3.83%) SAN
3 7 (3.35%) DHCP
4 6 (2.87%) Wireless
4 6 (2.87%) Internet
5 5 (2.39%) VoIP
5 5 (2.39%) Firewall
6 4 (1.91%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.44%) Network Security
8 2 (0.96%) NAS
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.96%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.96%) VPN
8 2 (0.96%) SSL
8 2 (0.96%) Intranet
8 2 (0.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.91%) MS Access
8 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.48%) MySQL
10 1 (0.48%) OLAP
10 1 (0.48%) Big Data
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.96%) Mercurial
2 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.96%) ERwin
3 1 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (7.18%) Finance
2 12 (5.74%) Publishing
3 5 (2.39%) Retail
4 4 (1.91%) Banking
4 4 (1.91%) Advertising
5 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.44%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.48%) Games
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (37.80%) Analyst
2 33 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 26 (12.44%) Architect
4 24 (11.48%) Developer
5 18 (8.61%) Business Analyst
6 17 (8.13%) Support Engineer
7 16 (7.66%) Service Analyst
7 16 (7.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 11 (5.26%) IT Support
10 10 (4.78%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.78%) Consultant
11 9 (4.31%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (3.83%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.83%) Applications Support
13 7 (3.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.57%) .NET
2 14 (6.70%) Web Services
3 9 (4.31%) HTML
3 9 (4.31%) WCF
4 8 (3.83%) WPF
4 8 (3.83%) XML
5 6 (2.87%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.87%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.39%) CSS
6 5 (2.39%) SOAP
6 5 (2.39%) REST
6 5 (2.39%) Silverlight
7 4 (1.91%) jQuery
8 3 (1.44%) HTML5
8 3 (1.44%) CSS3
9 2 (0.96%) RESTful
9 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.48%) Flash
10 1 (0.48%) XHTML
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.78%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.87%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.39%) NHS
5 4 (1.91%) Open Source
5 4 (1.91%) Social Media
6 3 (1.44%) Statistics
6 3 (1.44%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.44%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.96%) Life Science
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.63%) Windows
2 31 (14.83%) Windows 7
3 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.05%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.35%) Linux
6 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.91%) UNIX
6 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.14%) ITIL
2 38 (18.18%) Migration
3 26 (12.44%) CRM
4 20 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (9.57%) Data Migration
5 19 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.70%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.22%) Service Management
8 11 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 11 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.78%) Business Analysis
10 9 (4.31%) UML
10 9 (4.31%) Waterfall
11 8 (3.83%) E-Commerce
12 7 (3.35%) Project Management
12 7 (3.35%) Identity Management
12 7 (3.35%) Validation
12 7 (3.35%) TDD
13 6 (2.87%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 56 (26.79%) SQL
2 19 (9.09%) C#
3 18 (8.61%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.83%) VBA
5 7 (3.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.96%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.70%) Degree
3 10 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.83%) CCNA
5 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.87%) ISEB
7 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.44%) MCSE
7 3 (1.44%) CCNP
7 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CCDA
9 1 (0.48%) MCP
9 1 (0.48%) MCAD
9 1 (0.48%) MCSD
9 1 (0.48%) HNC
9 1 (0.48%) MCTS
9 1 (0.48%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 63 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.61%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.31%) vSphere
5 6 (2.87%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.44%) XenApp
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (6.22%) SCCM
2 7 (3.35%) SCOM
3 4 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.91%) Puppet
4 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (13.88%) VMware
2 15 (7.18%) Cisco
3 12 (5.74%) Citrix
4 10 (4.78%) Dell
5 9 (4.31%) NetApp
5 9 (4.31%) HP
6 6 (2.87%) Adobe
7 4 (1.91%) EMC
7 4 (1.91%) Remedy
7 4 (1.91%) Lotus
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle
8 3 (1.44%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.44%) Altiris
8 3 (1.44%) Dell KACE
8 3 (1.44%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (1.44%) Kaspersky
9 2 (0.96%) SAP
9 2 (0.96%) Juniper
9 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.96%) Websense
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £50 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cognitive Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + n/a
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago