Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.35% 8.45% 11.70%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 23.79% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 50
Oxford median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69% -27.78%
10th Percentile £141 £134 £130
90th Percentile £500 £506 £491
Oxfordshire median daily rate £380 £350 £333
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.26% -14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Oxford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.85 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +35.00% -17.91%
10th Percentile £15.02 £11.50 £8.80
90th Percentile £31.75 £22.41 £15.75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.93 £12.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% +19.40% -9.42%

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 255 206 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 38.81% 35.52% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 154 169
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -15.70%
10th Percentile £253 £222 £200
90th Percentile £584 £563 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +5.88% +17.00% -14.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 12
Oxford median hourly rate £14.43 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +5.26% -6.56%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £20.85 £41.80 £70.58
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% -17.14%

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 22 May 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 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
4 30 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
5 29 (42.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
7 25 (36.76%) DNS
8 24 (35.29%) Web Services
9 21 (30.88%) Windows 10
9 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (29.41%) Office 365
10 20 (29.41%) DHCP
11 17 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 17 (25.00%) SCCM
12 16 (23.53%) Migration
13 15 (22.06%) Apple
13 15 (22.06%) Problem Management
14 14 (20.59%) Apple iOS
14 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Intune
15 13 (19.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
15 13 (19.12%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (19.12%) GDPR
16 12 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
16 12 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (17.65%) Data Protection
16 12 (17.65%) Application Packaging
16 12 (17.65%) Mac OS
16 12 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (16.18%) .NET

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 (8.82%) Apache
1 6 (8.82%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.47%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (42.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (29.41%) Office 365
4 9 (13.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 20 (29.41%) DHCP
3 12 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (14.71%) Network Security
5 9 (13.24%) VoIP
6 5 (7.35%) Firewall
6 5 (7.35%) VPN
7 4 (5.88%) BGP
7 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.94%) LAN
8 2 (2.94%) SAN
9 1 (1.47%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.47%) PBX
9 1 (1.47%) Skype
9 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) Amazon RDS
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MSTest
1 1 (1.47%) NUnit
1 1 (1.47%) Subversion
1 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.41%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Systems Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) IT Support
5 9 (13.24%) Active Directory Support
5 9 (13.24%) Server Support
5 9 (13.24%) Windows Server Support
6 8 (11.76%) Cloud Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Web Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
7 7 (10.29%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Server Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) Web Services
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 9 (13.24%) HTML
4 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 8 (11.76%) HTML5
5 2 (2.94%) MFC
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.47%) jQuery
6 1 (1.47%) LINQ
6 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) User Experience
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.94%) PMI
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Arduino
5 1 (1.47%) CCTV
5 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
3 21 (30.88%) Windows 10
3 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.59%) Apple iOS
5 12 (17.65%) Mac OS
6 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.82%) Linux
8 5 (7.35%) Unix
9 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.47%) Android
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) Debian
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Migration
2 15 (22.06%) Problem Management
3 12 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.65%) Application Packaging
3 12 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 12 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (14.71%) Runbook
4 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (13.24%) ITIL
6 8 (11.76%) Microservices
6 8 (11.76%) UX Design
6 8 (11.76%) Web Application Development
6 8 (11.76%) Web Development
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
8 6 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.82%) Service Design
8 6 (8.82%) Time Management
9 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) Go
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 7 (10.29%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) ANSI C
4 2 (2.94%) C
4 2 (2.94%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) C++
4 2 (2.94%) C++/CLI
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.94%) PMP
3 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) GDPR
2 4 (5.88%) PMO
3 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) Docker
5 1 (1.47%) Samba
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) SCCM
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (8.82%) SCOM
4 4 (5.88%) Nagios
5 2 (2.94%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.47%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) Packer
6 1 (1.47%) Puppet
6 1 (1.47%) Terraform
6 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Apple
2 9 (13.24%) Google
2 9 (13.24%) VMware
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.88%) Juniper
4 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.94%) Atmel
5 2 (2.94%) Meraki
5 2 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) McAfee
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) Sophos
6 1 (1.47%) Veritas