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 3 months to 29 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.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 28 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.00% 11.91% 17.21%
As % of the Vendors category 30.84% 30.77% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 45
Median daily rate £350 £250 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -44.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £12.20 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £14.50 £16.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 107 91 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 38.91% 38.72% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 100
Median daily rate £405 £250 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -43.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 18
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.35% -6.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.51 £14.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 23 (38.98%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
3 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
4 16 (27.12%) SQL
5 15 (25.42%) MS Office
6 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (20.34%) SCCM
8 12 (20.34%) Degree
8 12 (20.34%) Migration
8 12 (20.34%) ITIL
9 11 (18.64%) Office 365
9 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
10 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
10 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
11 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (13.56%) Finance
12 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.86%) Application Virtualisation
13 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (11.86%) Citrix
13 7 (11.86%) DNS
13 7 (11.86%) .NET
13 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
13 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2

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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
2 15 (25.42%) MS Office
3 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.08%) MS Project
4 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.39%) CA PPM
3 2 (3.39%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (3.39%) Infor CloudSuite
3 2 (3.39%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (3.39%) Infor CRM
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (18.64%) Office 365
3 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.78%) IaaS
5 3 (5.08%) PaaS
6 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) DNS
2 6 (10.17%) DHCP
3 4 (6.78%) WAN
4 3 (5.08%) Firewall
4 3 (5.08%) LAN
4 3 (5.08%) Network Security
4 3 (5.08%) Skype
4 3 (5.08%) VoIP
5 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.69%) 3G
6 1 (1.69%) BGP
6 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.69%) Intranet
6 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.69%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Analyst
2 7 (11.86%) Desktop Support
2 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Administrator
3 6 (10.17%) Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) DBA
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) SQL DBA
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.39%) WAP
5 2 (3.39%) WPF
6 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.69%) Flash
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
6 1 (1.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) PMI
3 3 (5.08%) BYOD
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
3 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) CCTV
4 2 (3.39%) EPoS
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.39%) Android
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.69%) Linux
9 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
1 12 (20.34%) Migration
2 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.86%) Application Virtualisation
3 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
3 6 (10.17%) Scrum
4 5 (8.47%) CRM
4 5 (8.47%) Service Design
5 4 (6.78%) ETL
5 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.78%) Resource Management
5 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.08%) Change Management
6 3 (5.08%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (5.08%) MVC
6 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.78%) C#
5 2 (3.39%) Perl
5 2 (3.39%) VBScript
5 2 (3.39%) XAML
6 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) Python
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.78%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.78%) PMP
5 3 (5.08%) MCP
5 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) ISEB
6 2 (3.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.69%) CBAP
7 1 (1.69%) IIBA
7 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) PMO
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 4 (6.78%) XenApp
4 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) AppDNA
3 3 (5.08%) EdgeSight
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Citrix
2 4 (6.78%) Apple
2 4 (6.78%) BMC
2 4 (6.78%) Remedy
2 4 (6.78%) Sophos
3 2 (3.39%) Adobe
3 2 (3.39%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Infor
3 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
3 2 (3.39%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) CODA
4 1 (1.69%) Juniper
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Talend
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