Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 153 139 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.51% 11.34% 15.76%
As % of the Vendors category 27.97% 29.45% 39.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 71 152
Oxfordshire median daily rate £398 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +17.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £175 £150 £155
90th Percentile £546 £450 £500
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 14
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +3.93% +10.11%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £30.75 £20.83 £33.03
South East median hourly rate £15.23 £14.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.13% -13.03% +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 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 547 472 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 44.73% 38.50% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 315 353
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -12.79%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £171
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 27
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -2.94% +17.24%
10th Percentile £10.63 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £38.60 £23.35 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.36 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.97% -19.18% +19.22%

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 17 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 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 +3 87 £400 - 29
Kidlington -7 14 £388 +167.24% 3
Banbury - 7 £300 - 3
Abingdon +1 5 £350 - 11
Bicester - 4 £175 - 4
Witney -2 2 - - 2
Carterton - 2 £100 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 76 (49.67%) Active Directory
2 75 (49.02%) Windows
3 44 (28.76%) SQL
3 44 (28.76%) VMware
4 42 (27.45%) SQL Server
4 42 (27.45%) DNS
5 40 (26.14%) Office 365
6 38 (24.84%) DHCP
7 34 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 32 (20.92%) Windows Server
9 31 (20.26%) Web Services
9 31 (20.26%) ITIL
10 30 (19.61%) Hyper-V
10 30 (19.61%) SCCM
11 29 (18.95%) SCOM
11 29 (18.95%) .NET
12 28 (18.30%) HTML
12 28 (18.30%) PowerShell
13 27 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (17.65%) C#
13 27 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (16.99%) JavaScript
15 25 (16.34%) CSS
15 25 (16.34%) Problem Management
16 24 (15.69%) Kerberos
16 24 (15.69%) ASP.NET
16 24 (15.69%) LDAP
17 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (15.03%) Change Management

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 17 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.88%) IIS
3 8 (5.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.92%) Apache
5 3 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.31%) Totara
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.65%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.61%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (26.14%) Office 365
2 34 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.27%) IaaS
4 5 (3.27%) PaaS
5 4 (2.61%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (2.61%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.61%) Boomi
5 4 (2.61%) SaaS
6 3 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.96%) Slack
7 2 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.31%) Bluemix
7 2 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.31%) Serverless
8 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (27.45%) DNS
2 38 (24.84%) DHCP
3 24 (15.69%) Kerberos
3 24 (15.69%) LDAP
4 16 (10.46%) Firewall
4 16 (10.46%) Network Security
5 14 (9.15%) VoIP
6 11 (7.19%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (5.88%) SAN
7 9 (5.88%) VPN
8 7 (4.58%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.92%) LAN
10 5 (3.27%) BGP
10 5 (3.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.61%) FTP
11 4 (2.61%) WAN
12 3 (1.96%) Intranet
13 2 (1.31%) VLAN
14 1 (0.65%) IPsec
14 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.61%) Power BI
7 3 (1.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.96%) Big Data
7 3 (1.96%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.96%) OLAP
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.31%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.65%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.96%) JIRA
1 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.31%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) MSTest
3 1 (0.65%) NUnit
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Publishing
3 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
4 1 (0.65%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Military
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (24.18%) Developer
2 24 (15.69%) .NET Developer
3 21 (13.73%) Analyst
4 18 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 18 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 18 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 18 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 15 (9.80%) AWS Developer
6 15 (9.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (9.80%) SQL Server Developer
7 13 (8.50%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (7.84%) IT Support
9 11 (7.19%) Desktop Support
9 11 (7.19%) SCCM Engineer
10 9 (5.88%) Architect
10 9 (5.88%) Network Engineer
11 8 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.26%) Web Services
2 29 (18.95%) .NET
3 28 (18.30%) HTML
4 25 (16.34%) CSS
5 24 (15.69%) ASP.NET
6 22 (14.38%) AngularJS
7 21 (13.73%) jQuery
8 16 (10.46%) Ajax
9 10 (6.54%) REST
10 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.27%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (3.27%) SOAP
11 5 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (2.61%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.61%) RESTful
12 4 (2.61%) XML
13 3 (1.96%) Angular 2
13 3 (1.96%) CSS3
13 3 (1.96%) HTML5
13 3 (1.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.88%) Replication
4 8 (5.23%) Clustering
5 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.61%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.96%) iPad
7 3 (1.96%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.31%) NHS
8 2 (1.31%) User Experience
8 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) iPhone
9 1 (0.65%) RIA
9 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (49.02%) Windows
2 32 (20.92%) Windows Server
3 27 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (14.38%) Windows 10
5 18 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.19%) Linux
6 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.58%) Unix
7 7 (4.58%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.61%) Android
10 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.26%) ITIL
2 27 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.34%) Problem Management
4 23 (15.03%) Change Management
4 23 (15.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (15.03%) MVC
5 17 (11.11%) Service Design
6 15 (9.80%) Task Automation
7 14 (9.15%) Migration
8 13 (8.50%) Application Packaging
9 12 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 12 (7.84%) Service Delivery
10 11 (7.19%) Project Management
11 10 (6.54%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (5.23%) ETL
13 7 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.58%) OO
13 7 (4.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.76%) SQL
2 28 (18.30%) PowerShell
3 27 (17.65%) C#
4 26 (16.99%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.46%) VB.NET
6 14 (9.15%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.19%) Java
8 4 (2.61%) VB
9 2 (1.31%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.31%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.31%) C
9 2 (1.31%) C++
9 2 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.31%) X++
10 1 (0.65%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.65%) C++/CLI
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.80%) Degree
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) MCSE
6 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.31%) GDPR
4 2 (1.31%) PMO
4 2 (1.31%) QA
4 2 (1.31%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 76 (49.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (19.61%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.92%) vSphere
7 3 (1.96%) Docker
7 3 (1.96%) XenApp
7 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.96%) XenServer
8 2 (1.31%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (19.61%) SCCM
2 29 (18.95%) SCOM
3 11 (7.19%) NetBackup
3 11 (7.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (5.23%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.27%) Nagios
6 4 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.61%) Puppet
7 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.31%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.65%) Ansible
9 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (28.76%) VMware
2 17 (11.11%) NetApp
3 12 (7.84%) Cisco
4 10 (6.54%) Citrix
5 8 (5.23%) HP
5 8 (5.23%) McAfee
6 5 (3.27%) Apple
6 5 (3.27%) Dell
6 5 (3.27%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.61%) SAP
8 3 (1.96%) IBM
9 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.31%) Juniper
9 2 (1.31%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.31%) Twitter
10 1 (0.65%) Atmel
10 1 (0.65%) Lumension
10 1 (0.65%) Proofpoint
10 1 (0.65%) Tableau