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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 127 71 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.61% 14.26% 15.12%
As % of the Vendors category 43.94% 39.44% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 24 34
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£418 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £675 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.43 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.18% -8.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.90 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
289 180 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 40.08% 36.14% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 73 115
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +2 64 £450 +125.00% 30
Banbury - 6 £300 -
Witney +5 5 £320 - 5
Abingdon 0 4 £450 - 15
Thame - 1 - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Bicester - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 82 (38.68%) Windows
2 66 (31.13%) Active Directory
3 60 (28.30%) MS Excel
4 56 (26.42%) MS Office
5 47 (22.17%) SQL
6 40 (18.87%) ITIL
7 34 (16.04%) CRM
7 34 (16.04%) Migration
8 32 (15.09%) SharePoint
9 30 (14.15%) MS Exchange
9 30 (14.15%) Windows 7
9 30 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 28 (13.21%) SQL Server
11 28 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (12.26%) VMware
13 25 (11.79%) Dynamics CRM
14 23 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
15 22 (10.38%) .NET
15 22 (10.38%) C#
16 21 (9.91%) SCCM
17 20 (9.43%) PowerShell
17 20 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (8.96%) Web Services
19 18 (8.49%) IIS
19 18 (8.49%) Hyper-V
20 17 (8.02%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 32 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 30 (14.15%) MS Exchange
3 20 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (8.49%) IIS
5 12 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.25%) Lync
8 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.42%) WordPress
9 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.94%) CMS
11 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 60 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 56 (26.42%) MS Office
3 23 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.36%) MS Project
6 4 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.94%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (11.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.60%) Office 365
3 4 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) VoIP
1 8 (3.77%) WAN
2 7 (3.30%) DNS
3 6 (2.83%) DHCP
3 6 (2.83%) Internet
3 6 (2.83%) SAN
4 5 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.36%) LAN
5 4 (1.89%) Wireless
5 4 (1.89%) Firewall
6 3 (1.42%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.42%) Network Security
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.94%) Extranet
7 2 (0.94%) Intranet
7 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.47%) NAS
8 1 (0.47%) VPN
8 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.94%) Big Data
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) MS Access
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.94%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.94%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) FxCop
4 1 (0.47%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 15 (7.08%) Publishing
2 9 (4.25%) German Language
3 7 (3.30%) Finance
4 6 (2.83%) Advertising
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
5 4 (1.89%) Games
5 4 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.89%) Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Marketing
6 3 (1.42%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (34.91%) Analyst
2 31 (14.62%) Support Analyst
3 30 (14.15%) Developer
4 20 (9.43%) Architect
5 18 (8.49%) Consultant
5 18 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 17 (8.02%) Service Analyst
6 17 (8.02%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (7.08%) .NET Developer
7 15 (7.08%) Business Analyst
8 14 (6.60%) Project Manager
9 13 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.25%) IT Support
11 9 (4.25%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.77%) Applications Support
12 8 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 7 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 7 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.38%) .NET
2 19 (8.96%) Web Services
3 16 (7.55%) WCF
4 13 (6.13%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.72%) WPF
5 10 (4.72%) REST
6 9 (4.25%) Silverlight
6 9 (4.25%) XML
7 8 (3.77%) HTML
8 4 (1.89%) CSS
9 3 (1.42%) SOAP
10 2 (0.94%) XSLT
10 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.94%) RESTful
11 1 (0.47%) WF
11 1 (0.47%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 1 (0.47%) Flash
11 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Blackberry
1 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.30%) Social Media
2 7 (3.30%) Open Source
3 6 (2.83%) NHS
3 6 (2.83%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.89%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.42%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.94%) W3C
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.94%) Life Science
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.68%) Windows
2 30 (14.15%) Windows 7
3 20 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (8.02%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.83%) Windows 8
6 5 (2.36%) Linux
7 3 (1.42%) CentOS
8 2 (0.94%) UNIX
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.87%) ITIL
2 34 (16.04%) CRM
2 34 (16.04%) Migration
3 28 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.55%) Data Migration
6 14 (6.60%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.13%) Service Management
8 12 (5.66%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.19%) Waterfall
9 11 (5.19%) Business Analysis
9 11 (5.19%) TDD
10 10 (4.72%) UML
11 9 (4.25%) User Stories
11 9 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.77%) Project Management
12 8 (3.77%) Project Planning
13 7 (3.30%) E-Commerce
14 6 (2.83%) Business Continuity
14 6 (2.83%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.17%) SQL
2 22 (10.38%) C#
3 20 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.36%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.94%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.08%) Degree
3 9 (4.25%) ISEB
4 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.89%) CCNA
6 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.42%) CCNP
7 2 (0.94%) MCP
7 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.47%) MCTS
8 1 (0.47%) MCPD
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) MOS
8 1 (0.47%) CCDA
8 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.49%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.83%) vSphere
5 5 (2.36%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.94%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenServer
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (9.91%) SCCM
2 10 (4.72%) SCOM
3 9 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.25%) Puppet
4 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (12.26%) VMware
2 11 (5.19%) Cisco
3 10 (4.72%) Dell
3 10 (4.72%) Citrix
4 9 (4.25%) HP
5 7 (3.30%) NetApp
6 5 (2.36%) Adobe
7 4 (1.89%) Remedy
8 3 (1.42%) Kaspersky
8 3 (1.42%) Dell KACE
8 3 (1.42%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (1.42%) Altiris
8 3 (1.42%) Symantec
8 3 (1.42%) Lotus
8 3 (1.42%) Cognos
8 3 (1.42%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.42%) SAP
9 2 (0.94%) IBM
9 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.94%) EMC
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