Period
to 23 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 6 months to 23 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 85 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.26% 12.02% 12.41%
As % of the Vendors category 31.30% 28.91% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 60
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £156 £250 £147
90th Percentile £545 £575 £438
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £330
% change year-on-year - +21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Oxford median hourly rate £18.00 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £15.63 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.73 £18.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £10.00 £14.44
% change year-on-year +82.50% -30.74% +6.94%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Oxford.

All Vendors
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 246 294 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 39.17% 41.58% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 242 201
Oxford median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £320 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £488
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 10
Oxford median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +52.38% -20.45%
10th Percentile £15.94 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £24.72 £40.75 £20.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +20.97% -4.62% +4.84%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Oxford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Oxford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Oxford over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Oxford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
3 30 (38.96%) Office 365
4 24 (31.17%) Windows
5 22 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 18 (23.38%) Migration
7 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
9 15 (19.48%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (16.88%) Runbook
11 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (14.29%) SQL
12 11 (14.29%) .NET
12 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (14.29%) VoIP
12 11 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (14.29%) Data Migration
12 11 (14.29%) OneDrive
13 10 (12.99%) Server Monitoring
13 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (12.99%) Cisco
13 10 (12.99%) HTML
14 9 (11.69%) Web Services
14 9 (11.69%) VMware
14 9 (11.69%) SCCM
15 8 (10.39%) Skype

Microsoft
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 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.60%) Apache
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.60%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (38.96%) Office 365
3 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 8 (10.39%) Yammer
6 6 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (3.90%) IaaS
8 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.30%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.30%) PaaS
9 1 (1.30%) SaaS
9 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) VoIP
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) Skype
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) WAN
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.90%) DAB
5 3 (3.90%) Intranet
5 3 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.90%) Wireless
6 2 (2.60%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (2.60%) LAN
6 2 (2.60%) Network Security
6 2 (2.60%) PBX
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) Power BI
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Desktop Support
3 9 (11.69%) Office 365 Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Administrator
6 6 (7.79%) Cloud Developer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support
6 6 (7.79%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) SharePoint Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) .NET
2 10 (12.99%) HTML
3 9 (11.69%) Web Services
4 8 (10.39%) HTML5
5 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.49%) JSON
7 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (2.60%) XML
9 1 (1.30%) CSS
9 1 (1.30%) Dapper ORM
9 1 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.79%) User Experience
5 4 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Clustering
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.17%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.39%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.19%) Android
5 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.60%) CentOS
7 2 (2.60%) Debian
7 2 (2.60%) Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Migration
2 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.88%) Runbook
4 11 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 11 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.99%) Server Monitoring
6 8 (10.39%) Content Management
6 8 (10.39%) Project Management
7 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (9.09%) ITIL
7 7 (9.09%) Web Development
8 6 (7.79%) Microservices
8 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.79%) UX Design
8 6 (7.79%) Web Application Development
8 6 (7.79%) Workflow
9 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.29%) SQL
3 6 (7.79%) Go
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.39%) Degree
3 7 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.90%) MCITP
5 1 (1.30%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) MCP
5 1 (1.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) GDPR
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.60%) Docker
5 2 (2.60%) Samba
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.60%) Packer
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.30%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Cisco
2 9 (11.69%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) Google
4 5 (6.49%) Apple
5 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.30%) Brocade
6 1 (1.30%) EMC
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Xamarin