Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Banbury 38.46% 12.00% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% 33.33% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 13
Banbury median daily rate £400 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.67% +1.69%
10th Percentile £260 £323 £162
90th Percentile £440 £438 £483
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Banbury median hourly rate £16.50 - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £15.63 £14.00
% change year-on-year -36.00% +11.61% -1.41%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Banbury.

All Vendors
Banbury
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 14 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Banbury 53.85% 36.00% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 21
Banbury median daily rate £400 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +31.82% -35.29%
10th Percentile £300 £232 £180
90th Percentile £448 £438 £488
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.27% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Banbury median hourly rate £16.50 - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.87% +10.20%

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Banbury

Microsoft
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 23 November 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 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 6 (60.00%) NetApp
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Network Design
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) vSphere
2 6 (60.00%) Storage Virtualisation
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) XenServer
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V

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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft BI Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Server Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Practitioner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (60.00%) vSphere
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) NetApp
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix