The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Banbury with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Oxfordshire / Banbury
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Banbury 47.37% 17.39% 27.78%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 28.57% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 16
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £359 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £438 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.31 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.28% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Banbury.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Banbury
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 9 14 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Banbury 47.37% 60.87% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 38
Median daily rate £400 £364 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +21.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £438 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Banbury

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Banbury.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Banbury

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Banbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Banbury.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Banbury

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Banbury

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Banbury over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Banbury

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Banbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Banbury.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Banbury

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Banbury region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) NetApp
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) Network Design
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) vSphere
2 6 (46.15%) Storage Virtualisation
3 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
5 3 (23.08%) Back Office
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (23.08%) Project Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Office 365
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) SQL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Banbury 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Back Office
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Server Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft BI Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Server Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Network Design
1 6 (46.15%) Storage Virtualisation
2 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
3 3 (23.08%) Project Governance
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (46.15%) vSphere
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) NetApp
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix