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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 83 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.77% 16.90% 11.52%
As % of the Vendors category 38.19% 35.62% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 19
Average daily rate
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£303 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £145 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.43 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.84 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £29.45 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
199 233 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 41.29% 47.45% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 146 159
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 £214 £177 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 26
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
South East

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 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -2 43 £328 -3.67% 10
Abingdon -2 3 £235 +67.85% 3
Banbury 0 1 - - 1
Kidlington 0 1 - - 2
Bicester - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 2
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 73 (50.34%) Windows
2 63 (43.45%) MS Excel
3 45 (31.03%) MS Office
4 35 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 34 (23.45%) Windows 7
6 25 (17.24%) .NET
7 24 (16.55%) SQL
8 22 (15.17%) Migration
9 21 (14.48%) Windows 8
10 19 (13.10%) C#
11 17 (11.72%) SQL Server
12 14 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
13 13 (8.97%) CRM
13 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (8.28%) Windows XP
14 12 (8.28%) MS Exchange
14 12 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (7.59%) Blackberry
16 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
16 10 (6.90%) MS Project
17 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
17 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
18 8 (5.52%) DNS
18 8 (5.52%) ITIL
18 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
18 8 (5.52%) Project Management
18 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (5.52%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.76%) MS Project Server
6 3 (2.07%) IIS
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.38%) SAS
7 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 63 (43.45%) MS Excel
2 45 (31.03%) MS Office
3 10 (6.90%) MS Project
4 5 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.38%) FastStats
5 2 (1.38%) SPSS
6 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.83%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.38%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.69%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
2 3 (2.07%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) DNS
2 6 (4.14%) DHCP
3 5 (3.45%) Firewall
4 4 (2.76%) LAN
4 4 (2.76%) SAN
5 3 (2.07%) WAN
6 2 (1.38%) VoIP
6 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.38%) Wireless
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 2008
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.07%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.38%) MS Access
7 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.69%) OLTP
8 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (4.14%) Finance
2 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.07%) Retail
3 3 (2.07%) Marketing
4 2 (1.38%) Advertising
4 2 (1.38%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (24.83%) Analyst
2 23 (15.86%) Developer
2 23 (15.86%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.41%) Consultant
4 17 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.59%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.83%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.14%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.24%) .NET
2 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.83%) Web Services
4 6 (4.14%) OAuth
5 4 (2.76%) HTML
6 3 (2.07%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.07%) XML
7 2 (1.38%) COM
7 2 (1.38%) DHTML
7 2 (1.38%) jQuery
7 2 (1.38%) WCF
7 2 (1.38%) WF
8 1 (0.69%) MDX
8 1 (0.69%) CSS
8 1 (0.69%) SOAP
8 1 (0.69%) XSLT
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.69%) D-Bus
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.14%) NHS
3 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.38%) EPoS
3 2 (1.38%) E-Learning
3 2 (1.38%) Replication
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.69%) CMDB
4 1 (0.69%) CCTV
4 1 (0.69%) Statistics
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.69%) iPad
4 1 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 73 (50.34%) Windows
2 34 (23.45%) Windows 7
3 21 (14.48%) Windows 8
4 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.28%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.45%) Linux
9 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.17%) Migration
2 13 (8.97%) CRM
3 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (5.52%) ITIL
4 8 (5.52%) Project Management
4 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (5.52%) MVC
5 7 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.76%) ETL
6 4 (2.76%) Service Management
6 4 (2.76%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.76%) Business Analysis
6 4 (2.76%) Supplier Management
6 4 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.07%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.07%) ERP
7 3 (2.07%) Waterfall
8 2 (1.38%) Kimball Methodology
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%) Degree
4 2 (1.38%) MCSE
4 2 (1.38%) OCA
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.38%) CCNA
4 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.38%) CCENT
5 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) MCDST
5 1 (0.69%) MCTS
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.69%) ACSA
5 1 (0.69%) MCITP
5 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) XenServer
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%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.14%) Cisco
1 6 (4.14%) VMware
2 4 (2.76%) Apple
3 3 (2.07%) Symantec
3 3 (2.07%) Lotus
3 3 (2.07%) HP
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.38%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.38%) Cerner
4 2 (1.38%) Alterian
5 1 (0.69%) Hummingbird
5 1 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.69%) NetApp
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.69%) Dell
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Meru Networks
5 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds
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