Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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.

Microsoft Certification
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 73 72
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.50% 1.69% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.19% 12.90% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Oxford median daily rate £250 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -
10th Percentile £243 £150 £147
90th Percentile £358 £288 £330
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Oxford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.88 £19.25
% change year-on-year +21.01% -22.73% +6.94%

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 108 93 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 14.75% 13.14% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 108
Oxford median daily rate £450 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -5.08% -3.28%
10th Percentile £243 £163 £183
90th Percentile £525 £532 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £389 £363
% change year-on-year +12.54% +7.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £20.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.58% -63.64% +223.53%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -28.46% -21.88% +88.24%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxford over the 6 months to 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) NetApp
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) DHCP
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) Change Management
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) NetBackup
2 8 (72.73%) Incident Management
2 8 (72.73%) Problem Management
2 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
2 8 (72.73%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Project Management
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (36.36%) Patch Management
6 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (36.36%) Proactive Management
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Change Control
8 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
8 2 (18.18%) Office 365

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Change Management
1 8 (72.73%) Incident Management
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) Problem Management
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Patch Management
4 4 (36.36%) Proactive Management
4 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Change Control
6 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
6 2 (18.18%) Document Management
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
1 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
1 8 (72.73%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) NetBackup
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) NetApp
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco