Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 13.61% 6.97% 10.53%
As % of the Vendors category 35.04% 19.11% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 30 51
Oxford median daily rate £389 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% +14.75% -26.95%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £123
90th Percentile £501 £551 £438
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.90% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.85 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +35.00% +7.32%
10th Percentile £15.27 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £20.55 £18.50 £13.70
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +31.82% -17.60%

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 254 225 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 38.84% 36.47% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 180 180
Oxford median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £251 £213
90th Percentile £600 £563 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 8
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £8.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +76.14% -38.25%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -23.29%

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 16 August 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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 49 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 46 (51.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (46.07%) Windows
4 37 (41.57%) Office 365
5 33 (37.08%) PowerShell
6 31 (34.83%) Windows Server
7 29 (32.58%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (32.58%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (29.21%) Web Services
8 26 (29.21%) Migration
8 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (28.09%) DNS
10 22 (24.72%) Windows 10
11 21 (23.60%) SCCM
12 20 (22.47%) Runbook
13 19 (21.35%) DHCP
14 16 (17.98%) Problem Management
15 14 (15.73%) Apple
15 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
16 13 (14.61%) VoIP
16 13 (14.61%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (14.61%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (14.61%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (14.61%) Data Protection
16 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (13.48%) GDPR
17 12 (13.48%) Data Migration
17 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
17 12 (13.48%) Mac OS

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 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (5.62%) IIS
3 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) CMS
6 1 (1.12%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (32.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.25%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (51.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (41.57%) Office 365
3 29 (32.58%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (12.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (12.36%) OneDrive
5 8 (8.99%) Yammer
6 4 (4.49%) IaaS
7 2 (2.25%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.25%) PaaS
8 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.09%) DNS
2 19 (21.35%) DHCP
3 13 (14.61%) VoIP
4 12 (13.48%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (7.87%) Network Security
6 6 (6.74%) VPN
7 4 (4.49%) BGP
7 4 (4.49%) Firewall
7 4 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.37%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (3.37%) DAB
8 3 (3.37%) Skype
9 2 (2.25%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (2.25%) PBX
9 2 (2.25%) SAN
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.12%) MySQL
6 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.12%) Power BI
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (2.25%) Publishing
2 1 (1.12%) Finance
2 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (17.98%) Support Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Developer
3 14 (15.73%) Office 365 Engineer
4 12 (13.48%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Cloud Developer
5 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support
5 10 (11.24%) IT Support
5 10 (11.24%) Web Developer
6 9 (10.11%) Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Active Directory Support
7 7 (7.87%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Server Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Server Support
7 7 (7.87%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Windows Server Support
7 7 (7.87%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.21%) Web Services
2 12 (13.48%) .NET
2 12 (13.48%) HTML
3 11 (12.36%) HTML5
4 10 (11.24%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.49%) JSON
6 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
3 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (11.24%) User Experience
5 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (46.07%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Windows Server
3 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (24.72%) Windows 10
5 12 (13.48%) Apple iOS
5 12 (13.48%) Mac OS
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.74%) Linux
8 5 (5.62%) Unix
9 3 (3.37%) Android
10 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Debian
11 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Migration
2 20 (22.47%) Runbook
3 16 (17.98%) Problem Management
4 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.61%) Data Protection
4 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (13.48%) Application Packaging
5 12 (13.48%) Data Migration
5 12 (13.48%) ITIL
5 12 (13.48%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (11.24%) Microservices
6 10 (11.24%) Server Monitoring
6 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.24%) UX Design
6 10 (11.24%) Web Application Development
6 10 (11.24%) Web Development
7 8 (8.99%) Content Management
8 6 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.24%) Go
2 10 (11.24%) Java
3 9 (10.11%) SQL
4 2 (2.25%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) C
5 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Degree
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.37%) MCITP
4 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) GDPR
2 4 (4.49%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) Samba
6 1 (1.12%) Docker
6 1 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (23.60%) SCCM
2 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (7.87%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) Nagios
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Ansible
6 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.12%) Packer
6 1 (1.12%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.12%) Puppet
6 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.12%) Terraform
6 1 (1.12%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Apple
2 12 (13.48%) VMware
3 11 (12.36%) Google
4 9 (10.11%) Cisco
5 6 (6.74%) SolarWinds
6 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.49%) Juniper
6 4 (4.49%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.25%) Meraki
7 2 (2.25%) NetApp
8 1 (1.12%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.12%) Brocade
8 1 (1.12%) Citrix
8 1 (1.12%) EMC
8 1 (1.12%) HP
8 1 (1.12%) IBM
8 1 (1.12%) McAfee
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle
8 1 (1.12%) Veritas