Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 97 78
Rank change year-on-year +31 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.89% 0.24% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 2.42% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Oxfordshire median daily rate £413 £310 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.06% +72.22% -40.00%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £149
90th Percentile £493 £315 £452
South East median daily rate £425 £380 £325
% change year-on-year +11.84% +16.92% -10.34%
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% -
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £20.66 £29.92
% change year-on-year +61.70% -30.97% +45.95%

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 98 124 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.47% 10.04% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 85 129
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £157 £205 £150
90th Percentile £675 £533 £525
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +4.71% +2.72% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.22 £18.50 £21.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -13.10% -14.84%
10th Percentile £21.42 £14.88 £17.05
90th Percentile £41.70 £41.00 £39.50
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £25.72 £22.76
% change year-on-year -3.14% +12.99% -28.88%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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
Kidlington - 3 £413 -
Oxford - 2 £475 - 7
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Personalization
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (28.57%) AWS Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) Ivanti
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM

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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Personalization
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Email Filtering
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Ivanti
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) CA