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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 75 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.94% 15.81% 11.20%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 39.04% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 45
Median daily rate £338 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £130 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.10 £8.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.86 £24.10 £21.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.87 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +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
250 228 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 39.81% 40.50% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 149 227
Median daily rate £400 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 22
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +8.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.14 £67.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -7 42 £338 +22.72% 20
Kidlington 0 9 £145 -
Abingdon +2 6 - - 6
Witney - 2 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 78 (54.93%) Windows
2 47 (33.10%) Active Directory
3 46 (32.39%) MS Excel
4 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (23.94%) Windows Server
5 34 (23.94%) ITIL
6 32 (22.54%) DNS
7 30 (21.13%) Hyper-V
8 25 (17.61%) Windows 7
8 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (16.90%) SCCM
9 24 (16.90%) MS Office
9 24 (16.90%) .NET
9 24 (16.90%) VMware
10 23 (16.20%) MS Exchange
11 22 (15.49%) PowerShell
11 22 (15.49%) Office 365
12 21 (14.79%) DHCP
13 20 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
14 19 (13.38%) C#
14 19 (13.38%) SQL
15 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (11.97%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (11.97%) SCOM
16 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.27%) vSphere
17 16 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (11.27%) Migration

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 23 (16.20%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.11%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) Apache
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Drupal
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (32.39%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.90%) MS Office
3 9 (6.34%) MS Project
4 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.41%) Infor CloudSuite
2 2 (1.41%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 2 (1.41%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.70%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (15.49%) Office 365
3 16 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.82%) IaaS
5 2 (1.41%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.54%) DNS
2 21 (14.79%) DHCP
3 10 (7.04%) Kerberos
3 10 (7.04%) LDAP
4 6 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (4.23%) Firewall
5 4 (2.82%) Skype
5 4 (2.82%) WAN
6 3 (2.11%) LAN
6 3 (2.11%) SAN
6 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.41%) BGP
7 2 (1.41%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.41%) FTP
7 2 (1.41%) Internet
7 2 (1.41%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.70%) SMTP
8 1 (0.70%) VPN
8 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.11%) MySQL
6 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.11%) SSDT
7 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.70%) DB2
8 1 (0.70%) MS Access
8 1 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.41%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.41%) NuGet
5 2 (1.41%) Subversion
5 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.41%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.70%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.70%) WiX
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Publishing
3 4 (2.82%) Advertising
4 3 (2.11%) Back Office
5 2 (1.41%) Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Military
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (21.13%) Analyst
2 28 (19.72%) Developer
3 17 (11.97%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.56%) .NET Developer
4 15 (10.56%) IT Analyst
4 15 (10.56%) IT Support
5 13 (9.15%) IT Support Analyst
5 13 (9.15%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) Administrator
6 10 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.34%) Designer
7 9 (6.34%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (6.34%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Service Desk Support
8 8 (5.63%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (4.93%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.90%) .NET
2 8 (5.63%) Middleware
3 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.52%) Web Services
5 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.82%) jQuery
6 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.41%) MDX
6 2 (1.41%) RESTful
6 2 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (1.41%) WinForms
6 2 (1.41%) WPF
6 2 (1.41%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.70%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) HTML
7 1 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.86%) BYOD
3 9 (6.34%) CMDB
3 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.34%) PKI
4 7 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.23%) Handset
5 6 (4.23%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.70%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.70%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Oculus Rift
9 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (54.93%) Windows
2 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (23.94%) Windows Server
4 25 (17.61%) Windows 7
5 20 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.45%) Mac OS X
7 9 (6.34%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.93%) Linux
8 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.23%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.41%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Unix
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.94%) ITIL
2 17 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.27%) Migration
4 14 (9.86%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.15%) Service Design
6 12 (8.45%) Project Management
7 11 (7.75%) Patch Management
8 10 (7.04%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.04%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (7.04%) Line Management
8 10 (7.04%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.34%) Email Filtering
10 8 (5.63%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.93%) Data Migration
11 7 (4.93%) High Availability
11 7 (4.93%) Integration Testing
11 7 (4.93%) Regression Testing
11 7 (4.93%) Scrum
11 7 (4.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) PowerShell
2 19 (13.38%) C#
2 19 (13.38%) SQL
3 10 (7.04%) Perl
3 10 (7.04%) Python
4 7 (4.93%) Apex Code
5 5 (3.52%) C++
5 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.52%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.82%) Java
6 4 (2.82%) VB
7 3 (2.11%) C++/CLI
7 3 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (1.41%) C
8 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.34%) MCSE
3 8 (5.63%) CCNA
3 8 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.93%) Degree
5 6 (4.23%) CCNP
6 3 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.11%) MCP
7 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.41%) MCTS
7 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.70%) MCITP
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.70%) RHCE
8 1 (0.70%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (33.10%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.13%) Hyper-V
3 17 (11.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (11.27%) vSphere
5 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (7.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (6.34%) XenApp
8 7 (4.93%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.11%) XenServer
10 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (16.90%) SCCM
2 17 (11.97%) SCOM
3 7 (4.93%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.82%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.82%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.70%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.70%) DameWare
8 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (16.90%) VMware
2 14 (9.86%) Citrix
3 10 (7.04%) NetApp
3 10 (7.04%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (7.04%) Sophos
4 8 (5.63%) Cisco
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle
6 3 (2.11%) Dell
6 3 (2.11%) HP
6 3 (2.11%) Perforce
6 3 (2.11%) SAP
6 3 (2.11%) Talend
7 2 (1.41%) Apple
7 2 (1.41%) CODA
7 2 (1.41%) F5
7 2 (1.41%) Infor
7 2 (1.41%) Informatica
8 1 (0.70%) BMC
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) EMC
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