Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 90 84
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.57% 1.32% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.41% 9.20% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 11
Oxfordshire median daily rate £413 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £153 £250 £150
90th Percentile £488 £357 £369
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £16.50 £21.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.50% +10.60%
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £20.66 £22.24
% change year-on-year -3.17% -7.13% +11.20%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 118 174 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.88% 14.33% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 140 121
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £185 £210 £185
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.23% +0.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.97 £20.50 £21.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.15% -3.71% -21.15%
10th Percentile £15.41 £16.56 £17.05
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.80 £38.90
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.65% -8.87% -11.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +24 8 £450 +80.00% 5
Kidlington - 3 £413 -
Witney - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) Office 365
5 9 (52.94%) ITIL
6 8 (47.06%) MCSE
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
7 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
7 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
7 7 (41.18%) Degree
7 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
8 6 (35.29%) DNS
8 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
9 5 (29.41%) SCCM
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco
9 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
9 5 (29.41%) VoIP
9 5 (29.41%) Migration
9 5 (29.41%) VMware
10 4 (23.53%) Firewall
10 4 (23.53%) MCITP
10 4 (23.53%) Content Management
10 4 (23.53%) DHCP
10 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (23.53%) Yammer
10 4 (23.53%) OneDrive
10 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (17.65%) CMS
4 3 (17.65%) IIS
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Office 365
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (23.53%) OneDrive
3 4 (23.53%) Yammer
4 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) VoIP
3 4 (23.53%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) IPv4
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) IT Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (23.53%) Content Management
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
5 3 (17.65%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (17.65%) Operations Management
5 3 (17.65%) Runbook
5 3 (17.65%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Personalization
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) MCSE
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (23.53%) MCITP
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (11.76%) Ivanti
4 2 (11.76%) Sophos
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) IBM