Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.54% 1.60% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.64% 10.99% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 18
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £150 £173
90th Percentile £358 £366 £438
South East median daily rate £328 £341 £363
% change year-on-year -4.03% -5.86% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.88 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -22.73% +6.94%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £15.77
90th Percentile £19.00 £15.31 £30.38
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £22.45 £19.25
% change year-on-year -19.80% +16.60% +16.67%

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 197 182 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.95% 14.53% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 130 191
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.54% +7.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £192 £200
90th Percentile £525 £526 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.46% -21.88% +88.24%
10th Percentile £16.63 £17.64 £15.77
90th Percentile £28.78 £49.05 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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 0 11 £250 - 4
Banbury +1 4 £300 -9.43%
Abingdon - 1 £350 -
Thame - 1 £310 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) NetApp
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Hyper-V
4 9 (47.37%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (42.11%) Incident Management
5 8 (42.11%) Problem Management
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (42.11%) ITIL
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (42.11%) DHCP
5 8 (42.11%) DNS
5 8 (42.11%) NetBackup
5 8 (42.11%) Change Management
5 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (36.84%) Project Management
6 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
6 7 (36.84%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
7 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) MCSE
8 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
8 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (21.05%) XenApp
9 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DHCP
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Intranet
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) CSS3
1 1 (5.26%) Handlebars
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (5.26%) React
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Change Management
1 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (42.11%) Incident Management
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
1 8 (42.11%) Problem Management
2 7 (36.84%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
3 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
3 4 (21.05%) Document Management
3 4 (21.05%) High Availability
3 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
3 4 (21.05%) Proactive Management
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
4 3 (15.79%) Change Control
4 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 3 (15.79%) Storage Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
6 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) MCSE
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) Hyper-V
3 9 (47.37%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) XenApp
5 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
6 3 (15.79%) vSphere
6 3 (15.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) NetApp
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco