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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Oxfordshire / Banbury
Rank 1 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Banbury 57.14% 16.67% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 42.86% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £313 £520 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.90% +73.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £516 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £524 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 6 7 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Banbury 85.71% 38.89% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Median daily rate £300 £470 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.17% +56.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Banbury

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Banbury citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Banbury

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Banbury

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Banbury

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Storage Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer

Microsoft
Top Related 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Server Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Project Governance
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Virtualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix