Period
to 13 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 118 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.36% 16.01% 13.99%
As % of the Vendors category 32.93% 40.27% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 95 135
Median daily rate £375 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +13.48%
10th Percentile £192 £135 £148
90th Percentile £540 £525 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Median hourly rate £20.90 £21.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +23.60% +20.69%
10th Percentile £12.78 £20.45 £13.77
90th Percentile £23.36 £21.76 £38.28
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £14.47
% change year-on-year +3.13% +10.61% +0.10%

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 82 293 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 43.62% 39.76% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 217 365
Median daily rate £425 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £201 £135 £254
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
South East median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 22
Median hourly rate £20.90 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% +22.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.78 £14.28 £13.53
90th Percentile £23.36 £67.50 £24.94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +13.59% +3.03%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 11 £350 +40.00% 10
Abingdon +11 6 £375 -25.00% 1
Kidlington +2 2 £338 -15.63%
Banbury +1 1 £463 +65.18% 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 12 (44.44%) SQL
1 12 (44.44%) Azure
2 11 (40.74%) C#
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
3 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 10 (37.04%) MVC
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
5 7 (25.93%) XML
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (25.93%) DevOps
5 7 (25.93%) SDLC
6 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
6 6 (22.22%) Xamarin
6 6 (22.22%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 6 (22.22%) Entity Framework
6 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
7 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting

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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (3.70%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Azure
2 4 (14.81%) AWS
2 4 (14.81%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Logic Apps
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) PowerApps
3 1 (3.70%) Trello
3 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) Intranet
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
3 5 (18.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (18.52%) Big Data
3 5 (18.52%) Cosmos DB
3 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (11.11%) Power BI
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.70%) PolyBase
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (7.41%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Police
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 5 (18.52%) DevOps Developer
4 4 (14.81%) IT Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) IT Support
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Azure Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
3 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (25.93%) XML
5 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 6 (22.22%) HTML
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 5 (18.52%) CSS
6 5 (18.52%) Kafka
6 5 (18.52%) Redux
6 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (18.52%) XSLT
7 2 (7.41%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) SOAP
7 2 (7.41%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) WPF
8 1 (3.70%) ODBC
8 1 (3.70%) Vue.js
8 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) DevOps
3 7 (25.93%) SDLC
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) Creative Thinking
5 5 (18.52%) Deep Learning
5 5 (18.52%) Machine Learning
5 5 (18.52%) SOA
5 5 (18.52%) Software Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Data Management
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) C#
3 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
5 5 (18.52%) XAML
6 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) GxP
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Xamarin
2 2 (7.41%) Apple
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) CommVault
3 1 (3.70%) Databricks
3 1 (3.70%) DocuSign
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Meraki
3 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Synology
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau
3 1 (3.70%) Zoho