Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 177 113 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.10% 10.00% 10.83%
As % of the Vendors category 34.04% 25.39% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 80 96
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £363 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +5.84% +0.37%
10th Percentile £148 £137 £150
90th Percentile £520 £500 £463
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.75 £14.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.41% +31.82% -17.60%
10th Percentile £15.98 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £38.28 £19.88 £16.38
South East median hourly rate £14.05 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.10% -3.33% -4.82%

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 520 445 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 41.43% 39.38% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 330 340
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £433 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +15.47% -7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £211
90th Percentile £614 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +8.93% -26.32%
10th Percentile £13.55 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £24.94 £31.25 £25.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.63 £17.45
% change year-on-year +2.26% -4.73% -0.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +13 89 £389 +10.28% 22
Kidlington +1 21 £386 +166.38% 4
Banbury -2 11 £450 +16.00% 5
Abingdon -13 6 £325 +4.84% 3
Thame -7 3 £488 +21.88% 2
Bicester - 3 £163 - 1
Witney +3 1 £425 - 2
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £175 - 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 84 (47.46%) Windows
2 82 (46.33%) Active Directory
3 80 (45.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (33.90%) Office 365
5 55 (31.07%) Windows Server
6 48 (27.12%) PowerShell
7 47 (26.55%) Migration
8 43 (24.29%) Microsoft Office
8 43 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
9 40 (22.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (20.90%) Web Services
11 35 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (19.21%) SQL Server
12 34 (19.21%) Windows 10
13 32 (18.08%) SCCM
14 30 (16.95%) DNS
15 28 (15.82%) SQL
16 26 (14.69%) Runbook
17 25 (14.12%) ITIL
18 24 (13.56%) DHCP
18 24 (13.56%) SharePoint
19 23 (12.99%) Application Packaging
20 22 (12.43%) VMware
20 22 (12.43%) .NET
20 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Intune
21 20 (11.30%) HTML
22 19 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 19 (10.73%) Problem Management
22 19 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
23 18 (10.17%) Apple

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 24 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.39%) IIS
5 3 (1.69%) Apache
5 3 (1.69%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.56%) Totara
Applications
1 43 (24.29%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 80 (45.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (33.90%) Office 365
3 43 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (9.60%) OneDrive
5 11 (6.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (6.21%) Yammer
6 8 (4.52%) PaaS
7 6 (3.39%) IaaS
8 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.13%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.95%) DNS
2 24 (13.56%) DHCP
3 15 (8.47%) Remote Desktop
4 14 (7.91%) VoIP
5 11 (6.21%) Firewall
6 10 (5.65%) Network Security
6 10 (5.65%) SAN
7 8 (4.52%) LAN
7 8 (4.52%) WAN
8 7 (3.95%) VPN
9 5 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.26%) BGP
10 4 (2.26%) Skype
11 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.69%) DAB
12 2 (1.13%) Asterisk PBX
12 2 (1.13%) Intranet
12 2 (1.13%) PBX
13 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.04%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.26%) MySQL
6 4 (2.26%) Power BI
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.13%) Maven
2 2 (1.13%) Moq
2 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.56%) git-flow
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (6.21%) Finance
2 10 (5.65%) Publishing
3 8 (4.52%) Banking
4 5 (2.82%) Retail
5 3 (1.69%) Automotive
6 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.95%) Developer
2 27 (15.25%) Analyst
3 25 (14.12%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (11.30%) Office 365 Engineer
5 18 (10.17%) IT Support
5 18 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.91%) Architect
6 14 (7.91%) Consultant
6 14 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 13 (7.34%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (6.21%) Cloud Developer
8 11 (6.21%) Web Developer
9 10 (5.65%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.65%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Active Directory Support
10 9 (5.08%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.08%) SharePoint Engineer
10 9 (5.08%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.90%) Web Services
2 22 (12.43%) .NET
3 20 (11.30%) HTML
4 15 (8.47%) HTML5
5 13 (7.34%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.08%) XML
7 8 (4.52%) JSON
8 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.82%) CSS
9 5 (2.82%) XSLT
10 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.26%) jQuery
11 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 2 (1.13%) Middleware
11 2 (1.13%) RESTful
11 2 (1.13%) SOAP
11 2 (1.13%) Spring
11 2 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.04%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.91%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (6.21%) User Experience
5 8 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.26%) CMDB
7 4 (2.26%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.69%) Clustering
9 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Life Science
9 2 (1.13%) NHS
10 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Handset
10 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.56%) iPhone
10 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (47.46%) Windows
2 55 (31.07%) Windows Server
3 40 (22.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (19.21%) Windows 10
5 15 (8.47%) Apple iOS
5 15 (8.47%) Mac OS
6 14 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.78%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.52%) Linux
9 6 (3.39%) Unix
10 5 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.26%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.69%) Android
13 2 (1.13%) CentOS
13 2 (1.13%) Debian
13 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.55%) Migration
2 35 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.69%) Runbook
4 25 (14.12%) ITIL
5 23 (12.99%) Application Packaging
6 19 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (10.73%) Problem Management
7 17 (9.60%) Data Migration
7 17 (9.60%) Data Protection
8 15 (8.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 15 (8.47%) Server Monitoring
9 12 (6.78%) Content Management
10 11 (6.21%) Microservices
10 11 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (6.21%) Web Development
11 10 (5.65%) Time Management
11 10 (5.65%) UX Design
11 10 (5.65%) Web Application Development
12 9 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.12%) PowerShell
2 28 (15.82%) SQL
3 13 (7.34%) C#
3 13 (7.34%) Java
4 11 (6.21%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.65%) Go
6 6 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.69%) C++
7 3 (1.69%) VB
8 2 (1.13%) C
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) Korn
9 1 (0.56%) Lingo
9 1 (0.56%) Python
9 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (7.91%) Degree
1 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.82%) MCITP
4 4 (2.26%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.69%) MCSE
5 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) MCP
7 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.04%) GDPR
2 5 (2.82%) PMO
3 3 (1.69%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (46.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (5.65%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.52%) vSphere
6 5 (2.82%) Docker
7 4 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.13%) Samba
10 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (18.08%) SCCM
2 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (7.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (6.78%) SCOM
5 5 (2.82%) Nagios
5 5 (2.82%) WSUS
6 4 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.69%) Terraform
8 2 (1.13%) Ansible
8 2 (1.13%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.13%) Packer
8 2 (1.13%) Puppet
9 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Sentry
9 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) VMware
2 18 (10.17%) Apple
3 13 (7.34%) Cisco
3 13 (7.34%) Google
4 10 (5.65%) NetApp
5 9 (5.08%) HP
6 7 (3.95%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.82%) Citrix
7 5 (2.82%) Oracle
8 4 (2.26%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.26%) Juniper
8 4 (2.26%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.69%) Meraki
10 2 (1.13%) McAfee
10 2 (1.13%) SAP
11 1 (0.56%) EMC
11 1 (0.56%) IBM
11 1 (0.56%) Sony
11 1 (0.56%) Sun
11 1 (0.56%) Symantec