Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 11 16
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 166 150 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.00% 12.68% 10.88%
As % of the Vendors category 37.99% 28.46% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 123 70
Oxfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £213 £150
90th Percentile £538 £548 £444
South East median daily rate £403 £377 £375
% change year-on-year +6.76% +0.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -36.00% +11.61%
10th Percentile £14.40 £10.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £21.40 £28.40 £20.50
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year -6.67% +0.84% -7.03%

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 437 527 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 39.48% 44.55% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 411 308
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +1.91%
10th Percentile £206 £256 £255
90th Percentile £575 £578 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.52% -5.34% +5.65%
10th Percentile £15.44 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £25.00 £42.50 £22.97
South East median hourly rate £16.38 £17.13 £15.13
% change year-on-year -4.38% +13.22% -15.97%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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 +4 79 £400 - 43
Kidlington +4 18 £425 +13.33% 2
Banbury -2 9 £454 +13.56% 1
Witney +2 7 - - 5
Wallingford - 5 - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 5 £250 -
Abingdon -13 4 £125 -65.52% 14
Thame -7 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Carterton +1 1 £110 +10.00%
Bicester - 1 £163 - 3
Burford - 1 £245 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 75 (45.18%) Windows
2 66 (39.76%) Active Directory
3 57 (34.34%) Office 365
4 48 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (25.90%) Microsoft Office
6 42 (25.30%) Windows Server
7 30 (18.07%) PowerShell
8 29 (17.47%) SQL
9 28 (16.87%) SharePoint
10 27 (16.27%) Migration
11 26 (15.66%) SQL Server
12 25 (15.06%) Windows 10
13 24 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (12.65%) VMware
15 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (11.45%) Finance
17 18 (10.84%) ITIL
17 18 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
17 18 (10.84%) SCCM
18 17 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (10.24%) IaaS
18 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (10.24%) Degree
19 16 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (9.04%) MS Exchange
21 14 (8.43%) Data Modelling
21 14 (8.43%) VoIP
21 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification

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 28 (16.87%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.04%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.01%) IIS
5 4 (2.41%) Totara
6 3 (1.81%) CMS
6 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.20%) Apache
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.60%) GroupWise
Applications
1 43 (25.90%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.60%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (34.34%) Office 365
2 48 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (10.24%) IaaS
4 13 (7.83%) PaaS
5 11 (6.63%) SaaS
6 10 (6.02%) OneDrive
7 8 (4.82%) Yammer
8 5 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.81%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) VoIP
2 11 (6.63%) DNS
2 11 (6.63%) Firewall
2 11 (6.63%) VPN
2 11 (6.63%) WAN
3 10 (6.02%) SAN
4 8 (4.82%) LAN
4 8 (4.82%) Skype
5 5 (3.01%) DHCP
5 5 (3.01%) Network Security
6 4 (2.41%) DAB
6 4 (2.41%) Intranet
7 3 (1.81%) Internet
7 3 (1.81%) IPv4
7 3 (1.81%) Wireless
8 1 (0.60%) Broadband
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.61%) MySQL
5 5 (3.01%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (3.01%) GIS
6 4 (2.41%) Power BI
6 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.81%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.20%) Moq
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (11.45%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Publishing
3 10 (6.02%) Banking
4 5 (3.01%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.41%) Front Office
6 3 (1.81%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (27.11%) Analyst
2 25 (15.06%) Developer
3 21 (12.65%) IT Support
4 16 (9.64%) Support Analyst
5 15 (9.04%) Architect
6 14 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (7.23%) Consultant
7 12 (7.23%) Data Analyst
7 12 (7.23%) IT Analyst
7 12 (7.23%) IT Support Analyst
7 12 (7.23%) Junior
7 12 (7.23%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) Junior Analyst
9 10 (6.02%) Administrator
9 10 (6.02%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.82%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.82%) Azure Architect
11 8 (4.82%) Office 365 Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.83%) .NET
2 12 (7.23%) JSON
3 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.82%) HTML
4 7 (4.22%) Web Services
5 6 (3.61%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.61%) HTML5
5 6 (3.61%) XML
6 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (1.81%) jQuery
6 3 (1.81%) scikit-learn
6 3 (1.81%) TensorFlow
7 2 (1.20%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.20%) Middleware
7 2 (1.20%) OAuth
7 2 (1.20%) OpenID
7 2 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.63%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.82%) iPhone
5 7 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.22%) Life Science
6 6 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.61%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) PKI
7 2 (1.20%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 75 (45.18%) Windows
2 42 (25.30%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.06%) Windows 10
4 24 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.42%) Windows 8
5 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.22%) Linux
6 7 (4.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.01%) Android
8 3 (1.81%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.20%) CentOS
9 2 (1.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.27%) Migration
2 24 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (10.84%) ITIL
5 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (8.43%) Data Modelling
7 13 (7.83%) Data Analysis
8 11 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
9 10 (6.02%) Data Migration
10 9 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.42%) CRM
10 9 (5.42%) Machine Learning
11 8 (4.82%) Data Science
11 8 (4.82%) Project Management
11 8 (4.82%) Runbook
11 8 (4.82%) Server Monitoring
11 8 (4.82%) Time Management
12 7 (4.22%) Analytics
12 7 (4.22%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 29 (17.47%) SQL
3 11 (6.63%) C#
4 9 (5.42%) Python
5 8 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.01%) R
6 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.41%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Go
9 1 (0.60%) Java
9 1 (0.60%) Lingo
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.24%) Degree
2 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.22%) MCSE
4 5 (3.01%) AWS Certification
4 5 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.20%) CISSP
6 2 (1.20%) ISEB
6 2 (1.20%) MCITP
6 2 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.60%) CCNP
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) Government Security Classifications
1 5 (3.01%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (39.76%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.82%) vSphere
5 5 (3.01%) Docker
6 4 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) SCCM
2 9 (5.42%) SCOM
3 8 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (3.01%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.81%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.20%) Ansible
7 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.20%) Packer
7 2 (1.20%) Puppet
7 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.20%) Terraform
7 2 (1.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.60%) Foglight
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) VMware
2 13 (7.83%) Cisco
3 8 (4.82%) Citrix
4 7 (4.22%) HP
5 6 (3.61%) NetApp
5 6 (3.61%) Sophos
6 5 (3.01%) Apple
7 4 (2.41%) Avaya
8 3 (1.81%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle
8 3 (1.81%) Xerox
9 2 (1.20%) Dell
9 2 (1.20%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (1.20%) Google
9 2 (1.20%) IBM
9 2 (1.20%) SAP
9 2 (1.20%) Sun
9 2 (1.20%) Symantec
10 1 (0.60%) CommVault
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat