Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 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.

Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 63 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.62% 1.17% 2.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.46% 6.60% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
Oxford median daily rate £400 £150 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +166.67% -45.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £363 £143 £231
90th Percentile £438 £269 £363
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £210 £288
% change year-on-year +90.48% -26.96% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Oxford median hourly rate - £18.00 -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £18.00 -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 63 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 9.28% 17.70% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 83 82
Oxford median daily rate £438 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +26.76% -21.11%
10th Percentile £266 £150 £213
90th Percentile £553 £535 £475
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £364
% change year-on-year -5.56% +23.63% -14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Oxford median hourly rate £16.50 £17.77 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.15% -35.38% -
10th Percentile £14.43 £17.39 £14.05
90th Percentile £22.93 £18.39 £35.75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £17.77 £25.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -28.92% -16.67%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (63.64%) Office 365
3 6 (54.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (54.55%) Yammer
3 6 (54.55%) OneDrive
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 6 (54.55%) Content Management
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (45.45%) Runbook
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
4 5 (45.45%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) Android
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (27.27%) SCCM
6 3 (27.27%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) Time Management

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
1 6 (54.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (54.55%) OneDrive
2 6 (54.55%) Yammer
3 1 (9.09%) Mimecast
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Office 365 Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
4 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365 Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Support
5 2 (18.18%) Support Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
5 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Content Management
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Runbook
2 5 (45.45%) Server Monitoring
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery
6 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) VMware