The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Oxfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 78 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.88% 15.85% 11.51%
As % of the Vendors category 36.92% 33.77% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 20
Average daily rate
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£326 £345 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £145 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.43 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £11.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £29.45 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
195 231 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 40.29% 46.95% 55.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 149 161
Average daily rate £350 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £191 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 31
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -1 40 £350 +2.94% 13
Abingdon -2 3 £235 +67.85% 1
Banbury +2 1 - -
Kidlington 0 1 - - 3
Bicester - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 2
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 75 (51.72%) Windows
2 61 (42.07%) MS Excel
3 47 (32.41%) MS Office
4 36 (24.83%) Active Directory
4 36 (24.83%) Windows 7
5 25 (17.24%) .NET
6 24 (16.55%) SQL
7 21 (14.48%) Migration
7 21 (14.48%) Windows 8
8 19 (13.10%) C#
9 17 (11.72%) SQL Server
10 14 (9.66%) Windows XP
10 14 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (8.97%) CRM
12 12 (8.28%) MS Exchange
12 12 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (7.59%) Blackberry
14 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
14 10 (6.90%) DNS
14 10 (6.90%) MS Project
15 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
15 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (5.52%) DHCP
16 8 (5.52%) Web Services
16 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
16 8 (5.52%) Project Management
16 8 (5.52%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.76%) MS Project Server
4 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.07%) IIS
5 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.69%) Lync
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 61 (42.07%) MS Excel
2 47 (32.41%) MS Office
3 10 (6.90%) MS Project
4 5 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.38%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.69%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) SaaS
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) DNS
2 8 (5.52%) DHCP
3 5 (3.45%) Firewall
4 4 (2.76%) LAN
5 3 (2.07%) SAN
5 3 (2.07%) WAN
6 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.38%) Wireless
6 2 (1.38%) VoIP
7 1 (0.69%) Intranet
7 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.69%) VPN
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.07%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.38%) MS Access
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) OLTP
8 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (4.14%) Finance
2 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.07%) Retail
3 2 (1.38%) Marketing
3 2 (1.38%) Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (24.14%) Analyst
2 24 (16.55%) Developer
2 24 (16.55%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.41%) Consultant
3 18 (12.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (9.66%) Desktop Support
5 12 (8.28%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.52%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.14%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.24%) .NET
2 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.52%) Web Services
3 6 (4.14%) OAuth
4 4 (2.76%) HTML
5 3 (2.07%) XML
5 3 (2.07%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.38%) WCF
6 2 (1.38%) WF
6 2 (1.38%) jQuery
6 2 (1.38%) DHTML
7 1 (0.69%) XSLT
7 1 (0.69%) COM
7 1 (0.69%) CSS
7 1 (0.69%) SOAP
7 1 (0.69%) MDX
7 1 (0.69%) Qt
7 1 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.69%) D-Bus
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (1.38%) Replication
3 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.38%) EPoS
3 2 (1.38%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.69%) CCTV
4 1 (0.69%) CMDB
4 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.69%) iPhone
4 1 (0.69%) iPad
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 75 (51.72%) Windows
2 36 (24.83%) Windows 7
3 21 (14.48%) Windows 8
4 14 (9.66%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.14%) Linux
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.48%) Migration
2 13 (8.97%) CRM
3 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (5.52%) Project Management
4 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (5.52%) MVC
5 7 (4.83%) ITIL
5 7 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.76%) Service Management
7 4 (2.76%) ETL
7 4 (2.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (2.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.76%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.07%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.07%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.38%) Kimball Methodology
9 2 (1.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.55%) SQL
2 19 (13.10%) C#
3 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.07%) VB
7 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.38%) C
8 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.07%) MCSE
3 3 (2.07%) CCNA
3 3 (2.07%) Degree
4 2 (1.38%) CCENT
4 2 (1.38%) MCITP
4 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.38%) MCSA
4 2 (1.38%) OCA
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MCP
5 1 (0.69%) ISEB
5 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.69%) ACSA
5 1 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (24.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.07%) SCCM
2 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.38%) MIIS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (4.83%) Cisco
1 7 (4.83%) VMware
2 4 (2.76%) Apple
3 3 (2.07%) Symantec
3 3 (2.07%) HP
3 3 (2.07%) Lotus
4 2 (1.38%) Cerner
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.38%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Dell
5 1 (0.69%) NetApp
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.69%) Hummingbird
5 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.69%) Meru Networks
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