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 3 months to 24 June 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.

Microsoft Certification
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 53 65
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.64% 2.03% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 10.34% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 4
Median daily rate £303 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.92% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 116 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 13.56% 19.59% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 84 76
Median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Median hourly rate £17.77 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.64% -18.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -9 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) MCSE
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (21.43%) BMC
5 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 3 (21.43%) Office 365
5 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (14.29%) CCTV
6 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security

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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) CCTV
2 2 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) Document Management
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
2 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) MCP
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCTS
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
5 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) BMC
2 3 (21.43%) Remedy
3 2 (14.29%) Adobe
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Sophos
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp