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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 32 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.16% 2.11% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 10.87% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £150 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -41.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 54 46 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.42% 19.41% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 77
Median daily rate £375 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -32.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) MCP
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Adobe
6 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) VBScript
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) WAP
6 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) Apache
6 2 (22.22%) BMC
6 2 (22.22%) Apple
6 2 (22.22%) EPoS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Officer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Server Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Officer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WAP
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) CCTV
2 2 (22.22%) EPoS
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Records Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) MCTS
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) BMC
2 2 (22.22%) Remedy
2 2 (22.22%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SAP