Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 17 10
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 78 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 14.70% 11.26% 11.44%
As % of the Vendors category 37.97% 26.35% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 68 41
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +31.58%
10th Percentile £149 £213 £150
90th Percentile £500 £575 £488
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Oxford median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% +181.69% -2.07%
10th Percentile £15.70 £37.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.30 £42.50 £22.03
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% +3.45%

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 187 296 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 38.72% 42.71% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 252 180
Oxford median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +9.46%
10th Percentile £188 £300 £213
90th Percentile £551 £575 £526
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Oxford median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £14.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -3.70% -37.47%
10th Percentile £15.31 £13.24 £10.23
90th Percentile £23.50 £34.10 £21.49
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year +22.58% -5.34% +7.38%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019, 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 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Office 365
3 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
5 14 (19.72%) PowerShell
6 12 (16.90%) SQL
7 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (14.08%) Time Management
8 10 (14.08%) Linux
9 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
10 8 (11.27%) Mac OS
11 7 (9.86%) IaaS
11 7 (9.86%) WAN
11 7 (9.86%) Project Management
11 7 (9.86%) Workflow
11 7 (9.86%) Migration
11 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.86%) Skype
12 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (8.45%) Finance
12 6 (8.45%) Publishing
12 6 (8.45%) VPN
12 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (8.45%) CRM
12 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
12 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
12 6 (8.45%) SCCM

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 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.41%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Office 365
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.86%) IaaS
5 4 (5.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (5.63%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (5.63%) PaaS
5 4 (5.63%) SaaS
6 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.41%) Serverless
7 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Skype
1 7 (9.86%) WAN
2 6 (8.45%) VPN
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
3 4 (5.63%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) DAB
4 3 (4.23%) VoIP
4 3 (4.23%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) DNS
5 2 (2.82%) Intranet
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.41%) NAS
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
1 6 (8.45%) Publishing
2 4 (5.63%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) French Language
3 2 (2.82%) German Language
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) IT Support
5 7 (9.86%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (8.45%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Data Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) IT Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) IT Support Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Mac Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) IT Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Linux Support
7 5 (7.04%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) JSON
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.23%) HTML
4 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.82%) OAuth
4 2 (2.82%) OpenID
4 2 (2.82%) scikit-learn
4 2 (2.82%) TensorFlow
4 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (1.41%) HTML5
5 1 (1.41%) WAP
5 1 (1.41%) WCF
5 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) PKI
3 2 (2.82%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Linux
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.27%) Mac OS
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.82%) CentOS
7 2 (2.82%) Debian
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.08%) Time Management
3 7 (9.86%) Migration
3 7 (9.86%) Project Management
3 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (9.86%) Workflow
4 6 (8.45%) CRM
4 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
4 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.04%) ITIL
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.63%) DevOps
6 4 (5.63%) Identity Management
6 4 (5.63%) Master Data Management
6 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.63%) UML
7 3 (4.23%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (4.23%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (4.23%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.90%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.82%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.82%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) Docker
5 1 (1.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (4.23%) Terraform
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.82%) Packer
4 2 (2.82%) Puppet
5 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) VMware
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco
3 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.41%) EMC
3 1 (1.41%) Google
3 1 (1.41%) HP
3 1 (1.41%) Informatica
3 1 (1.41%) Meraki
3 1 (1.41%) ProCurve
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.41%) Synology
3 1 (1.41%) Xamarin