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 3 months to 26 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.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 67 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.53% 11.39% 14.60%
As % of the Vendors category 23.18% 26.69% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 65
Median daily rate £388 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
Median hourly rate £15.25 £8.80 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.29% -34.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £15.80 £16.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 233 251 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 36.81% 42.69% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 189 199
Median daily rate £425 £363 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 28
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Oxfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 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 -19 17 £350 - 19
Banbury +6 9 £400 +6.66%
Abingdon +2 7 £288 +40.24% 1
Thame -2 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Kidlington -4 2 £145 +16.00%
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 59 (48.76%) Windows
2 38 (31.40%) Active Directory
3 31 (25.62%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (20.66%) ITIL
4 25 (20.66%) Finance
5 24 (19.83%) Windows Server
6 22 (18.18%) Office 365
7 19 (15.70%) SQL
8 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (13.22%) SCCM
9 16 (13.22%) Migration
9 16 (13.22%) VMware
10 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
10 15 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (11.57%) Windows 10
11 14 (11.57%) PRINCE2
12 13 (10.74%) Project Management
12 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (10.74%) Windows 7
13 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
14 11 (9.09%) HP
14 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (9.09%) Windows XP
14 11 (9.09%) Degree
14 11 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (7.44%) CRM
15 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
15 9 (7.44%) Linux

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 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.96%) IIS
4 5 (4.13%) Apache
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.65%) WordPress
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (25.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.13%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.65%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.83%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.83%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.83%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.18%) Office 365
2 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.13%) IaaS
5 4 (3.31%) PaaS
6 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) VoIP
2 6 (4.96%) Firewall
2 6 (4.96%) Network Security
2 6 (4.96%) SAN
3 4 (3.31%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.31%) VPN
4 3 (2.48%) WAN
5 2 (1.65%) BGP
5 2 (1.65%) DNS
5 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.65%) Intranet
5 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.83%) 3G
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) MPLS
6 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.83%) Big Data
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.83%) MS Access
6 1 (0.83%) QlikView
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) Ant
2 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.83%) Hudson
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
2 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.83%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Advertising
3 5 (4.13%) Publishing
4 3 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) Analyst
2 22 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 18 (14.88%) Support Analyst
4 16 (13.22%) Project Manager
5 14 (11.57%) IT Support
6 13 (10.74%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) Developer
7 11 (9.09%) IT Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Service Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.61%) Consultant
10 7 (5.79%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Service Desk Support
11 6 (4.96%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) Web Services
3 5 (4.13%) HTML
4 3 (2.48%) CSS
5 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.65%) WAP
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) Ajax
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.83%) DHTML
6 1 (0.83%) Flash
6 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.83%) LINQ
6 1 (0.83%) Spring
6 1 (0.83%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.83%) WinForms
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
6 1 (0.83%) XHTML
6 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) PMI
3 6 (4.96%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.48%) CCTV
4 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.48%) PKI
4 3 (2.48%) Replication
4 3 (2.48%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.65%) EPoS
5 2 (1.65%) iPhone
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
5 2 (1.65%) Photography
5 2 (1.65%) Social Media
5 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Handset
6 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 59 (48.76%) Windows
2 24 (19.83%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.57%) Windows 10
4 13 (10.74%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.44%) Linux
7 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.96%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.31%) Unix
10 2 (1.65%) Android
10 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.83%) Debian
11 1 (0.83%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.83%) VMS
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.66%) ITIL
2 16 (13.22%) Migration
3 14 (11.57%) PRINCE2
4 13 (10.74%) Project Management
5 11 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (7.44%) CRM
7 8 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.96%) Application Rationalisation
9 6 (4.96%) Business Continuity
9 6 (4.96%) Network Design
9 6 (4.96%) Release Management
9 6 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.96%) Storage Virtualisation
10 5 (4.13%) Application Packaging
10 5 (4.13%) Change Management
10 5 (4.13%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.13%) Service Management
11 4 (3.31%) Scrum
11 4 (3.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.70%) SQL
2 6 (4.96%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.31%) C#
5 3 (2.48%) Perl
5 3 (2.48%) Python
6 2 (1.65%) C
6 2 (1.65%) C++
6 2 (1.65%) Ruby
6 2 (1.65%) VBScript
7 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) Java
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Degree
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.61%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.96%) PMP
4 4 (3.31%) MCP
4 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) MCSE
6 2 (1.65%) ISEB
6 2 (1.65%) MCTS
6 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) APMP
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) CBAP
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.83%) IIBA
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) PMO
2 2 (1.65%) GDPR
2 2 (1.65%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (31.40%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.79%) vSphere
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.83%) Docker
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.31%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.65%) Nagios
4 2 (1.65%) Nessus
5 1 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (13.22%) VMware
2 11 (9.09%) HP
3 7 (5.79%) Citrix
3 7 (5.79%) Sophos
4 6 (4.96%) NetApp
5 5 (4.13%) Avaya
5 5 (4.13%) BMC
5 5 (4.13%) Remedy
6 4 (3.31%) Cisco
7 3 (2.48%) Adobe
7 3 (2.48%) Apple
7 3 (2.48%) Juniper
7 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.65%) F5
8 2 (1.65%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.65%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.65%) Sage
8 2 (1.65%) Samsung
9 1 (0.83%) AppSense
9 1 (0.83%) Sony
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