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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 110 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.66% 14.36% 14.76%
As % of the Vendors category 26.24% 36.54% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 27
Median daily rate £350 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £180 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 18
Median hourly rate £8.80 £13.35 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.08% -4.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
263 301 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 44.43% 39.30% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 201 101
Median daily rate £363 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £39.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.10% +151.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.35 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 36 £350 -12.50% 10
Kidlington +1 5 £125 -
Banbury -3 4 £375 - 4
Abingdon -1 2 £205 -48.75% 5
Thame - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 70 (57.38%) Windows
2 47 (38.52%) Active Directory
3 30 (24.59%) ITIL
3 30 (24.59%) SQL Server
4 26 (21.31%) Windows Server
5 25 (20.49%) MS Excel
6 24 (19.67%) VMware
7 23 (18.85%) MS Office
7 23 (18.85%) Windows 7
7 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
9 20 (16.39%) Hyper-V
10 18 (14.75%) SQL
10 18 (14.75%) Finance
11 17 (13.93%) Incident Management
12 16 (13.11%) Windows XP
13 15 (12.30%) DNS
13 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (12.30%) NetApp
14 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
15 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (10.66%) Change Management
16 12 (9.84%) Project Management
16 12 (9.84%) Citrix
16 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (9.84%) PowerShell
17 11 (9.02%) Internet
17 11 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (8.20%) VMware ESX
18 10 (8.20%) Lotus

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 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.20%) IBM Notes
4 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.74%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (5.74%) IIS
6 6 (4.92%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.10%) Apache Solr
8 3 (2.46%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.82%) Apache
10 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.82%) Kentico
10 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (20.49%) MS Excel
2 23 (18.85%) MS Office
3 8 (6.56%) Acrobat
4 6 (4.92%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.28%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.38%) Office 365
3 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.92%) Boomi
4 6 (4.92%) IaaS
5 5 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.82%) GitHub
7 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) DNS
2 11 (9.02%) Internet
3 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.38%) VPN
4 8 (6.56%) DHCP
5 6 (4.92%) Firewall
5 6 (4.92%) FTP
5 6 (4.92%) Intranet
6 2 (1.64%) HTTP
6 2 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.82%) LAN
7 1 (0.82%) MPLS
7 1 (0.82%) Network Security
7 1 (0.82%) OSPF
7 1 (0.82%) SAN
7 1 (0.82%) VoIP
7 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.64%) QlikView
7 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.82%) GIS
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.10%) Subversion
3 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.64%) Banking
2 2 (1.64%) Publishing
3 1 (0.82%) Electronics
3 1 (0.82%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Analyst
2 18 (14.75%) Support Engineer
3 16 (13.11%) Support Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) Service Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (11.48%) Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Service Desk Support
7 10 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) IT Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.74%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (4.92%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) .NET
2 7 (5.74%) CSS
2 7 (5.74%) HTML
3 6 (4.92%) RESTful
3 6 (4.92%) Web Services
4 5 (4.10%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.10%) Classic ASP
4 5 (4.10%) HTML5
5 4 (3.28%) XML
6 2 (1.64%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (1.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.82%) MDX
7 1 (0.82%) REST
7 1 (0.82%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.82%) WCF
7 1 (0.82%) WPF
7 1 (0.82%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.28%) CMDB
3 4 (3.28%) Handset
3 4 (3.28%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.46%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.82%) Blog
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.82%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) iPhone
6 1 (0.82%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 70 (57.38%) Windows
2 26 (21.31%) Windows Server
3 23 (18.85%) Windows 7
3 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (13.11%) Windows XP
5 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.74%) Linux
8 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.28%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (2.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) ITIL
2 17 (13.93%) Incident Management
3 13 (10.66%) Change Management
4 12 (9.84%) Project Management
5 9 (7.38%) ETL
5 9 (7.38%) Migration
6 8 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.56%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.74%) ETL Development
7 7 (5.74%) Kimball Methodology
7 7 (5.74%) OO
8 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.92%) CRM
8 6 (4.92%) Data Management
8 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.92%) OOP
8 6 (4.92%) Process Improvement
8 6 (4.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) SQL
2 12 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.20%) Java
4 8 (6.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.10%) C#
5 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.28%) VB
7 2 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (0.82%) C
8 1 (0.82%) F#
8 1 (0.82%) Haskell
8 1 (0.82%) PHP
8 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.38%) MCSE
3 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.10%) MCITP
4 5 (4.10%) MCTS
5 4 (3.28%) Degree
5 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.46%) CCNA
6 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.46%) ISEB
6 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.82%) CISSP
8 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PMP
8 1 (0.82%) RHCE
8 1 (0.82%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 47 (38.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.39%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.20%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.74%) vSphere
5 5 (4.10%) XenApp
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.28%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.28%) XenServer
7 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.82%) Firmware
9 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.82%) vCloud
9 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) DameWare
1 8 (6.56%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.28%) BMC Marimba
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.82%) SCOM
3 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (19.67%) VMware
2 15 (12.30%) NetApp
3 12 (9.84%) Citrix
4 10 (8.20%) Lotus
5 9 (7.38%) PeopleSoft
6 8 (6.56%) Adobe
6 8 (6.56%) Dell
6 8 (6.56%) Oracle
7 7 (5.74%) Cisco
8 6 (4.92%) Informatica
8 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (4.92%) Talend
9 5 (4.10%) Google
10 4 (3.28%) BMC
10 4 (3.28%) Remedy
11 2 (1.64%) Avaya
11 2 (1.64%) HP
11 2 (1.64%) Sophos
11 2 (1.64%) Tableau
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