Period
to 25 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 25 June 2021 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 41 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.37% 13.44% 16.77%
As % of the Vendors category 41.86% 35.04% 45.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 109
10th Percentile £303 £200 £135
25th Percentile £359 £225 £160
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £443 £375 £280
Median % change year-on-year +18.00% +33.93% -27.97%
75th Percentile £491 £478 £438
90th Percentile £525 £515 £513
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% +17.86% -4.18%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Oxfordshire.

All Vendors
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 129 117 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 43.88% 38.36% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 77 217
10th Percentile £263 £205 £135
25th Percentile £363 £325 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £405 £413
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.82% -8.33%
75th Percentile £525 £488 £525
90th Percentile £559 £550 £588
South East median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
10th Percentile £18.47 £10.75 £15.08
25th Percentile £18.67 £12.06 £21.42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -25.86% +42.42%
75th Percentile £22.11 £21.67 £24.44
90th Percentile £23.84 £31.03 £26.28
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £16.82 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.80% -3.89% +6.06%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 June 2021. 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 -1 20 £463 +8.82% 23
Abingdon -2 11 £450 +20.00% 3
Thame - 3 - - 2
Kidlington +1 1 £145 -69.47% 1
Carterton - 1 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 23 (42.59%) Azure
2 22 (40.74%) Social Skills
3 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (29.63%) Microservices
4 16 (29.63%) GCP
4 16 (29.63%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) Google
5 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.78%) AngularJS
6 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.93%) .NET
7 12 (22.22%) Python
7 12 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (20.37%) C#
8 11 (20.37%) Kubernetes
8 11 (20.37%) DevOps
9 10 (18.52%) .NET Core
9 10 (18.52%) Windows
10 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
10 9 (16.67%) RESTful
10 9 (16.67%) SaaS
11 8 (14.81%) SOLID
11 8 (14.81%) Data Ingestion
11 8 (14.81%) TypeScript
11 8 (14.81%) Go
11 8 (14.81%) OO
11 8 (14.81%) OOD
11 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.81%) ITIL

Microsoft
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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (42.59%) Azure
2 16 (29.63%) GCP
3 9 (16.67%) SaaS
4 6 (11.11%) Apigee
4 6 (11.11%) OpenShift
5 4 (7.41%) Power Platform
6 3 (5.56%) AWS
6 3 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (3.70%) PaaS
8 1 (1.85%) Azure App Service
8 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (1.85%) Azure Service Fabric
8 1 (1.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.85%) IaaS
8 1 (1.85%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.85%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
3 4 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (7.41%) VLAN
3 4 (7.41%) VoIP
4 2 (3.70%) 3G
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Power BI
4 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Toad
3 1 (1.85%) JMeter
3 1 (1.85%) Postman
3 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (40.74%) Social Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Automotive
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.56%) Marketing
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Law
6 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) Full Stack Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) IT Manager
4 4 (7.41%) IT Support
4 4 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Architect
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Report Developer
6 2 (3.70%) SaaS Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) AngularJS
2 14 (25.93%) .NET
3 10 (18.52%) .NET Core
4 9 (16.67%) RESTful
5 6 (11.11%) Node.js
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.56%) Web Services
8 2 (3.70%) pytest
8 2 (3.70%) Velocity
9 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.85%) Blazor
9 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.85%) REST
9 1 (1.85%) SOAP
9 1 (1.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) User Experience
2 4 (7.41%) Life Science
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) NHS
2 4 (7.41%) Renewable Energy
3 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) CMDB
5 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) CentOS
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (29.63%) Microservices
3 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 12 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (20.37%) DevOps
7 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Data Ingestion
8 8 (14.81%) ITIL
8 8 (14.81%) OO
8 8 (14.81%) OOD
8 8 (14.81%) SOLID
9 7 (12.96%) Analytics
9 7 (12.96%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
10 6 (11.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 6 (11.11%) Time Management
11 5 (9.26%) Scrum
11 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 12 (22.22%) Python
3 11 (20.37%) C#
4 8 (14.81%) Go
4 8 (14.81%) TypeScript
5 6 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.70%) VBA
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) vSphere
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.85%) Docker
4 1 (1.85%) vCloud
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Kubernetes
2 8 (14.81%) Istio
3 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.70%) SCCM
5 1 (1.85%) Ansible
5 1 (1.85%) Terraform
5 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Google
2 5 (9.26%) IBM
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) Veeam
4 2 (3.70%) BMC
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Planview
4 2 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Databricks
5 1 (1.85%) Juniper
5 1 (1.85%) Nintex
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow