Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 76 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 11.05% 11.23% 14.44%
As % of the Vendors category 25.84% 31.02% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 39 67
Oxford median daily rate £400 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +27.12% -34.44%
10th Percentile £213 £150 £130
90th Percentile £575 £490 £488
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -16.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Oxford median hourly rate £27.22 £14.53 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.37% +0.17% +1.75%
10th Percentile £16.17 £10.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.76 £21.84 £39.30
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.94 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.46% +3.02% -3.33%

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 298 245 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 42.75% 36.19% 42.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 173 195
Oxford median daily rate £438 £413 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.74% -21.58%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £156
90th Percentile £575 £538 £495
Oxfordshire median daily rate £444 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +4.41% +13.33% -14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 10
Oxford median hourly rate £14.00 £14.86 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.80% -36.08% +55.00%
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.68 £13.25
90th Percentile £31.53 £22.97 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.97 £16.38 £15.25
% change year-on-year -8.61% +7.38% -1.61%

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 21 February 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Oxford over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 35 (45.45%) Windows
2 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
3 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
4 29 (37.66%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (32.47%) SQL
6 24 (31.17%) C#
6 24 (31.17%) Web Services
7 23 (29.87%) .NET
8 22 (28.57%) HTML
9 21 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 21 (27.27%) CSS
9 21 (27.27%) DNS
9 21 (27.27%) VMware
10 20 (25.97%) MVC
10 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
11 19 (24.68%) AngularJS
12 18 (23.38%) DHCP
12 18 (23.38%) jQuery
12 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (19.48%) Ajax
14 15 (19.48%) Hyper-V
14 15 (19.48%) SCOM
14 15 (19.48%) ITIL
14 15 (19.48%) VB.NET
14 15 (19.48%) Office 365
15 13 (16.88%) SCCM
16 12 (15.58%) Problem Management
16 12 (15.58%) Change Management

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 8 (10.39%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.30%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.66%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (19.48%) Office 365
3 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon S3
4 4 (5.19%) Boomi
5 2 (2.60%) IaaS
5 2 (2.60%) PaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) SaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Serverless
6 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) DNS
2 18 (23.38%) DHCP
3 11 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 10 (12.99%) Network Security
5 9 (11.69%) VoIP
6 8 (10.39%) Firewall
7 6 (7.79%) VPN
8 5 (6.49%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (5.19%) BGP
9 4 (5.19%) FTP
9 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.19%) LAN
9 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.60%) SAN
10 2 (2.60%) WAN
11 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
11 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.30%) Intranet
11 1 (1.30%) MPLS
11 1 (1.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.60%) OLAP
6 2 (2.60%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.30%) Big Data
7 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) MSTest
1 1 (1.30%) NUnit
1 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (37.66%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 18 (23.38%) SQL Developer
4 17 (22.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 17 (22.08%) C# Developer
5 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 15 (19.48%) AWS Developer
6 15 (19.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (19.48%) SQL Server Developer
7 9 (11.69%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) IT Support
8 7 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
9 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Desktop Technician
10 5 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Server Support
10 5 (6.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) Web Services
2 23 (29.87%) .NET
3 22 (28.57%) HTML
4 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 21 (27.27%) CSS
5 19 (24.68%) AngularJS
6 18 (23.38%) jQuery
7 15 (19.48%) Ajax
8 11 (14.29%) LDAP
9 6 (7.79%) REST
10 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.19%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (5.19%) RESTful
12 3 (3.90%) SOAP
12 3 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.60%) Angular 2
13 2 (2.60%) MFC
13 2 (2.60%) Node.js
14 1 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.49%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.19%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) PMI
5 2 (2.60%) User Experience
5 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.30%) Arduino
6 1 (1.30%) CCTV
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (45.45%) Windows
2 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
3 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.69%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.09%) Linux
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.90%) Unix
9 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) MVC
2 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (19.48%) ITIL
4 12 (15.58%) Change Management
4 12 (15.58%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.99%) Service Design
6 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (9.09%) OOP
6 7 (9.09%) Project Management
6 7 (9.09%) Task Automation
7 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.79%) Migration
7 6 (7.79%) OO
8 5 (6.49%) Data Management
8 5 (6.49%) ETL
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.49%) TDD
8 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Refactoring
9 4 (5.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 24 (31.17%) C#
3 21 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 15 (19.48%) VB.NET
5 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
6 8 (10.39%) Java
6 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.90%) C
7 3 (3.90%) C++
8 2 (2.60%) ANSI C
8 2 (2.60%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.30%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) Python
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.60%) PMP
6 1 (1.30%) PhD
6 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.60%) GDPR
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.30%) PMO
4 1 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (19.48%) SCOM
2 13 (16.88%) SCCM
3 4 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.19%) Nagios
3 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.60%) Puppet
6 1 (1.30%) Ansible
6 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) VMware
2 5 (6.49%) Cisco
2 5 (6.49%) NetApp
3 4 (5.19%) Dell
3 4 (5.19%) McAfee
3 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.60%) Apple
4 2 (2.60%) Atmel
4 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix
4 2 (2.60%) Juniper
4 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.60%) Twitter
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) Sophos