Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 21 6
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 90 80 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.33% 11.25% 15.37%
As % of the Vendors category 28.21% 31.75% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 87
Oxford median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £150 £147
90th Percentile £568 £438 £471
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Oxford median hourly rate £12.75 £15.94 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +27.50% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.64 £9.88
90th Percentile £18.73 £22.22 £50.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +7.14% -1.41%

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 319 252 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 43.70% 35.44% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 178 214
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £322 £213 £170
90th Percentile £575 £520 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.27% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Oxford median hourly rate £17.75 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -24.44% +60.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.66 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.34% +2.34% +11.00%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 42 (46.67%) Windows
2 41 (45.56%) Active Directory
3 30 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 29 (32.22%) SQL
4 29 (32.22%) DNS
4 29 (32.22%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (28.89%) DHCP
5 26 (28.89%) VMware
6 24 (26.67%) Web Services
7 23 (25.56%) C#
8 22 (24.44%) HTML
8 22 (24.44%) Office 365
9 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 21 (23.33%) .NET
9 21 (23.33%) CSS
10 20 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 20 (22.22%) SCOM
11 19 (21.11%) SCCM
11 19 (21.11%) Hyper-V
11 19 (21.11%) MVC
11 19 (21.11%) AngularJS
12 18 (20.00%) ITIL
12 18 (20.00%) Problem Management
13 17 (18.89%) jQuery
13 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (17.78%) Kerberos
14 16 (17.78%) LDAP

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 4 (4.44%) IIS
2 2 (2.22%) Apache
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.11%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (32.22%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (24.44%) Office 365
3 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.44%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.44%) Boomi
5 2 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.22%) IaaS
5 2 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.11%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.11%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Serverless
6 1 (1.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.22%) DNS
2 26 (28.89%) DHCP
3 16 (17.78%) Kerberos
3 16 (17.78%) LDAP
4 7 (7.78%) Firewall
4 7 (7.78%) Network Security
4 7 (7.78%) VPN
5 5 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (5.56%) VoIP
6 4 (4.44%) BGP
6 4 (4.44%) FTP
6 4 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.33%) LAN
7 3 (3.33%) WAN
8 2 (2.22%) Intranet
8 2 (2.22%) SAN
8 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.11%) HSRP
9 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.22%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.22%) OLAP
5 2 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
1 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Back Office
2 1 (1.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Developer
2 20 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 18 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 16 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (17.78%) C# Developer
5 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 15 (16.67%) AWS Developer
5 15 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 12 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Desktop Support
9 7 (7.78%) Network Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Consultant
10 6 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) Web Services
2 22 (24.44%) HTML
3 21 (23.33%) .NET
3 21 (23.33%) CSS
4 20 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 19 (21.11%) AngularJS
6 17 (18.89%) jQuery
7 15 (16.67%) Ajax
8 5 (5.56%) REST
9 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.44%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (4.44%) RESTful
10 3 (3.33%) SOAP
10 3 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.22%) Angular 2
11 2 (2.22%) Node.js
12 1 (1.11%) CSS3
12 1 (1.11%) JSP
12 1 (1.11%) React
12 1 (1.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Replication
3 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.44%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.33%) Clustering
6 2 (2.22%) iPhone
6 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.22%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.11%) Blog
7 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.67%) Windows
2 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (14.44%) Windows 10
5 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.89%) Linux
6 8 (8.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.44%) Unix
9 2 (2.22%) Android
9 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) MVC
2 18 (20.00%) ITIL
2 18 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.78%) Change Management
4 14 (15.56%) Service Design
5 12 (13.33%) Task Automation
6 11 (12.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (12.22%) Incident Management
7 10 (11.11%) Project Management
8 8 (8.89%) Migration
9 7 (7.78%) Application Packaging
10 6 (6.67%) Data Management
10 6 (6.67%) OO
10 6 (6.67%) OOP
11 5 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.56%) ETL
11 5 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.22%) SQL
2 23 (25.56%) C#
3 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
6 10 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 8 (8.89%) Java
8 1 (1.11%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.11%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.11%) C
8 1 (1.11%) C++
8 1 (1.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.11%) Python
8 1 (1.11%) Ruby
8 1 (1.11%) U-SQL
8 1 (1.11%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.89%) Degree
3 6 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.22%) GDPR
4 2 (2.22%) QA
5 1 (1.11%) PMO
5 1 (1.11%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 41 (45.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.11%) Hyper-V
3 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.11%) Docker
6 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (22.22%) SCOM
2 19 (21.11%) SCCM
3 11 (12.22%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.44%) Nagios
5 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.22%) Puppet
7 1 (1.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) VMware
2 11 (12.22%) NetApp
3 6 (6.67%) Cisco
4 4 (4.44%) Dell
4 4 (4.44%) McAfee
4 4 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix
5 2 (2.22%) Juniper
5 2 (2.22%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.22%) Samsung
5 2 (2.22%) Twitter
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Lotus
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) Sophos