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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 9 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 54 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.17% 10.06% 14.89%
As % of the Vendors category 28.51% 28.27% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 55
Median daily rate £375 £365 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £14.20 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.29 £17.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
235 191 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 39.17% 35.57% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 149 188
Median daily rate £375 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £67.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +1 31 £375 +15.38% 19
Kidlington +1 9 £145 -30.53% 1
Witney - 3 £350 - 2
Abingdon - 2 £150 - 6
Banbury +1 1 £300 -42.58% 1
Bicester - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 76 (52.78%) Windows
2 50 (34.72%) MS Excel
3 39 (27.08%) ITIL
4 31 (21.53%) Active Directory
5 29 (20.14%) MS Office
6 27 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (18.75%) Office 365
7 26 (18.06%) SCCM
8 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
8 23 (15.97%) Windows Server
9 21 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (14.58%) .NET
9 21 (14.58%) SQL
10 20 (13.89%) Finance
10 20 (13.89%) Migration
10 20 (13.89%) Windows 10
10 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (13.19%) Windows 7
11 19 (13.19%) C#
12 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (11.81%) DNS
14 16 (11.11%) Hyper-V
14 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
15 15 (10.42%) VMware
16 14 (9.72%) Project Management
17 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
17 13 (9.03%) DHCP

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 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 3 (2.08%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Drupal
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (34.72%) MS Excel
2 29 (20.14%) MS Office
3 9 (6.25%) MS Project
4 7 (4.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.08%) Infor CloudSuite
3 3 (2.08%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (1.39%) CA PPM
4 2 (1.39%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.69%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (18.75%) Office 365
2 18 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.81%) DNS
2 13 (9.03%) DHCP
3 5 (3.47%) Kerberos
3 5 (3.47%) LDAP
3 5 (3.47%) WAN
4 4 (2.78%) Firewall
4 4 (2.78%) LAN
4 4 (2.78%) Skype
5 3 (2.08%) DMARC
5 3 (2.08%) SMTP
5 3 (2.08%) VPN
6 2 (1.39%) Internet
6 2 (1.39%) Intranet
6 2 (1.39%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.39%) SAN
6 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.69%) VPLS
7 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.69%) DB2
6 1 (0.69%) MS Access
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.39%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.69%) NuGet
4 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.69%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.69%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Advertising
3 4 (2.78%) Publishing
4 3 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Analyst
2 24 (16.67%) Developer
3 19 (13.19%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) .NET Developer
5 13 (9.03%) IT Support
6 12 (8.33%) IT Analyst
7 11 (7.64%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.94%) Administrator
8 10 (6.94%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Service Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
10 8 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) Salesforce Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Senior Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) .NET
2 8 (5.56%) Middleware
3 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.86%) Web Services
4 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.08%) WPF
6 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.39%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.39%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.39%) WinForms
6 2 (1.39%) XML
7 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.69%) CSS3
7 1 (0.69%) Handlebars
7 1 (0.69%) HTML5
7 1 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.69%) React
7 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.25%) BYOD
3 8 (5.56%) CMDB
3 8 (5.56%) PKI
4 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.17%) PMI
5 5 (3.47%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.47%) Handset
5 5 (3.47%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.39%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.69%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.69%) Informatics
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (52.78%) Windows
2 23 (15.97%) Windows Server
3 20 (13.89%) Windows 10
3 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.19%) Windows 7
5 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.86%) Linux
7 7 (4.86%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.47%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.39%) Android
11 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.69%) Unix
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.08%) ITIL
2 20 (13.89%) Migration
3 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.72%) Project Management
5 13 (9.03%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.94%) Line Management
6 10 (6.94%) Service Design
7 8 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 8 (5.56%) MVC
7 8 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.86%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.86%) High Availability
8 7 (4.86%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.86%) Integration Testing
8 7 (4.86%) Regression Testing
8 7 (4.86%) Scrum
8 7 (4.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.58%) SQL
2 19 (13.19%) C#
3 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.94%) Perl
5 8 (5.56%) Python
6 7 (4.86%) Apex Code
7 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.08%) VB
9 2 (1.39%) C++
9 2 (1.39%) PHP
9 2 (1.39%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.39%) XAML
10 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.69%) C++/CLI
10 1 (0.69%) Java
10 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.03%) Degree
3 7 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.86%) MCP
4 6 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.17%) PMP
5 5 (3.47%) MCSE
6 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.39%) CCNA
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.69%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.69%) MCDST
8 1 (0.69%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) MCTS
8 1 (0.69%) RHCE
8 1 (0.69%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (21.53%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.33%) vSphere
4 11 (7.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (4.17%) XenApp
7 5 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (18.06%) SCCM
2 10 (6.94%) SCOM
3 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (4.86%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.78%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.78%) EdgeSight
7 3 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.69%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.69%) DameWare
8 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (10.42%) VMware
2 12 (8.33%) Sophos
3 8 (5.56%) Citrix
3 8 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.17%) BMC
4 6 (4.17%) HP
5 5 (3.47%) NetApp
5 5 (3.47%) Remedy
6 4 (2.78%) Apple
7 3 (2.08%) Avaya
7 3 (2.08%) Clearswift
7 3 (2.08%) Infor
7 3 (2.08%) Oracle
7 3 (2.08%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) AppSense
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) CODA
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.69%) Palo Alto
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Modis International
Rate: £11 - £12 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
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