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 3 months to 25 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.

Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.31% 2.71% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 15.69% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £305 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +205.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £337
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 44 51 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 13.54% 17.29% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 33
Median daily rate £450 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -4.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Adobe
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) WAP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) EPoS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy

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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Desktop Support
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Officer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Server Support
3 2 (28.57%) Support Officer
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) CCTV
2 2 (28.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Task Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) MCP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos