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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 50 44 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.83% 1.60% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.35% 7.62% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Median daily rate £150 £250 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £310 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 107 105 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 19.60% 21.00% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 120
Median daily rate £410 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -3 6 £150 -40.00%
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) MCSE
3 7 (43.75%) MS Office
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) MCP
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (18.75%) BMC
7 3 (18.75%) Apple
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy
7 3 (18.75%) Sophos
7 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Drupal
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Intranet
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Server Support
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) WAP
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Handlebars
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (6.25%) React
3 1 (6.25%) WinForms
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) CCTV
2 2 (12.50%) EPoS
3 1 (6.25%) Biotechnology
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Document Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Personalization
4 1 (6.25%) Records Management
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
1 7 (43.75%) MCSE
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (25.00%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) MCTS
6 1 (6.25%) AWS Certification
6 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (6.25%) MCDST
6 1 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (6.25%) RHCE
6 1 (6.25%) RHCSA
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Apple
2 3 (18.75%) BMC
2 3 (18.75%) Remedy
2 3 (18.75%) Sophos
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) AppSense
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec