Period
to 17 November 2017

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 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.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 14 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 158 145 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.62% 11.36% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 28.37% 29.59% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 82 178
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £202 £139 £155
90th Percentile £540 £438 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £14.94 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.05% +6.70% -1.41%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 557 490 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 44.49% 38.40% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 322 402
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £191
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 39
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +3.04% +9.40%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.68 £23.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.57% -14.58% +15.27%

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 November 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 6 months to 17 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 +4 90 £400 +14.29% 19
Kidlington -3 15 £375 +98.68% 1
Banbury +7 10 £400 -5.88% 1
Abingdon +1 10 £350 +70.73% 3
Witney -1 3 - -
Thame - 2 £400 -
Carterton - 2 £100 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 80 (50.63%) Windows
2 74 (46.84%) Active Directory
3 46 (29.11%) SQL
3 46 (29.11%) VMware
4 43 (27.22%) Office 365
5 42 (26.58%) DNS
6 40 (25.32%) SQL Server
7 39 (24.68%) Amazon AWS
8 37 (23.42%) DHCP
9 35 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (20.89%) Windows Server
11 32 (20.25%) Web Services
12 30 (18.99%) ITIL
12 30 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (18.99%) SCCM
12 30 (18.99%) SCOM
13 29 (18.35%) PowerShell
13 29 (18.35%) Hyper-V
14 28 (17.72%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (17.72%) HTML
15 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (16.46%) JavaScript
16 26 (16.46%) .NET
17 25 (15.82%) C#
17 25 (15.82%) CSS
18 24 (15.19%) LDAP
18 24 (15.19%) Kerberos
18 24 (15.19%) Problem Management
19 23 (14.56%) Change Management
19 23 (14.56%) Disaster Recovery

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 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.53%) IIS
4 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.63%) Totara
Applications
1 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.53%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (27.22%) Office 365
2 39 (24.68%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (17.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.53%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (2.53%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (2.53%) Boomi
4 4 (2.53%) IaaS
4 4 (2.53%) PaaS
5 3 (1.90%) SaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Slack
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.27%) Bluemix
6 2 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Serverless
7 1 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.63%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.58%) DNS
2 37 (23.42%) DHCP
3 24 (15.19%) Kerberos
3 24 (15.19%) LDAP
4 18 (11.39%) Firewall
5 12 (7.59%) Network Security
6 10 (6.33%) SAN
6 10 (6.33%) VoIP
7 9 (5.70%) VPN
8 8 (5.06%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.16%) BGP
10 5 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.53%) FTP
11 4 (2.53%) Intranet
11 4 (2.53%) LAN
11 4 (2.53%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.53%) WAN
12 2 (1.27%) Internet
12 2 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.16%) Power BI
6 4 (2.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.90%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.90%) OLAP
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.27%) Big Data
8 2 (1.27%) HDInsight
8 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.27%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) JIRA
2 3 (1.90%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.27%) Subversion
3 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.63%) Ant
4 1 (0.63%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.63%) Hudson
4 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) Maven
4 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (10.76%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Publishing
3 4 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (22.15%) Developer
2 23 (14.56%) Analyst
3 21 (13.29%) .NET Developer
4 18 (11.39%) SQL Developer
5 17 (10.76%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (10.13%) C# Developer
7 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 15 (9.49%) AWS Developer
7 15 (9.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (9.49%) SQL Server Developer
8 13 (8.23%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (6.96%) IT Analyst
9 11 (6.96%) Service Analyst
9 11 (6.96%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (6.33%) Consultant
10 10 (6.33%) Desktop Support
10 10 (6.33%) IT Support
10 10 (6.33%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.25%) Web Services
2 28 (17.72%) HTML
3 26 (16.46%) .NET
4 25 (15.82%) CSS
5 22 (13.92%) AngularJS
5 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET
6 20 (12.66%) jQuery
7 16 (10.13%) Ajax
8 8 (5.06%) REST
9 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.16%) SOAP
9 5 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.53%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (2.53%) RESTful
10 4 (2.53%) XML
11 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.90%) Angular 2
11 3 (1.90%) CSS3
11 3 (1.90%) HTML5
11 3 (1.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.33%) Replication
3 8 (5.06%) Clustering
4 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.53%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.90%) NHS
6 3 (1.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) iPhone
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
7 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Handset
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 80 (50.63%) Windows
2 33 (20.89%) Windows Server
3 30 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (12.03%) Windows 10
5 18 (11.39%) Windows 7
6 14 (8.86%) Linux
7 12 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (7.59%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.06%) Unix
9 7 (4.43%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.27%) Android
11 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.63%) Debian
12 1 (0.63%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.63%) VMS
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.99%) ITIL
2 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.19%) Problem Management
4 23 (14.56%) Change Management
4 23 (14.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (13.29%) MVC
6 20 (12.66%) Migration
7 17 (10.76%) Service Design
8 16 (10.13%) Project Management
9 15 (9.49%) Task Automation
10 14 (8.86%) Application Packaging
11 13 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.59%) Incident Management
13 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.70%) DevOps
13 9 (5.70%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (5.70%) Patch Management
14 8 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (5.06%) ETL
14 8 (5.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (29.11%) SQL
2 29 (18.35%) PowerShell
3 26 (16.46%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.82%) C#
5 16 (10.13%) VB.NET
6 14 (8.86%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.96%) Java
8 4 (2.53%) Python
8 4 (2.53%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) C
10 1 (0.63%) C++
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) R
10 1 (0.63%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.23%) Degree
3 10 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.90%) MCSE
5 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PMP
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.70%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.27%) GDPR
4 2 (1.27%) PMO
4 2 (1.27%) QA
4 2 (1.27%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (46.84%) Active Directory
2 35 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (18.35%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (8.23%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.06%) vSphere
7 4 (2.53%) Docker
8 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.90%) XenApp
8 3 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.90%) XenServer
9 2 (1.27%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (18.99%) SCCM
1 30 (18.99%) SCOM
2 12 (7.59%) NetBackup
3 11 (6.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.16%) Nagios
6 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.53%) Puppet
7 3 (1.90%) Nessus
8 2 (1.27%) Ansible
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (29.11%) VMware
2 18 (11.39%) NetApp
3 14 (8.86%) Cisco
4 10 (6.33%) Citrix
5 9 (5.70%) HP
6 8 (5.06%) McAfee
7 5 (3.16%) Dell
7 5 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.53%) Sophos
9 3 (1.90%) Avaya
9 3 (1.90%) IBM
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle
9 3 (1.90%) SAP
10 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.27%) F5
10 2 (1.27%) Juniper
10 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.27%) Samsung
10 2 (1.27%) Twitter