Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 167 118 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 13.44% 9.99% 10.93%
As % of the Vendors category 32.18% 25.82% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 79 93
Oxfordshire median daily rate £389 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +15.38% -14.47%
10th Percentile £147 £137 £130
90th Percentile £513 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +30.45% -17.60%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £38.28 £19.13 £15.75
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.63% -6.89% -3.17%

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 519 457 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 41.75% 38.70% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 323 339
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -11.59%
10th Percentile £258 £170 £193
90th Percentile £586 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £16.80 £14.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.13% +2.41% -17.14%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £20.48 £34.75 £36.93
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +0.72%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +8 73 £385 +10.00% 26
Kidlington +3 18 £385 +165.52% 3
Banbury -3 10 £450 +38.31% 2
Bicester +2 6 £175 -
Abingdon -4 5 £325 +40.54% 8
Thame -4 1 £625 +56.25% 4
Witney - 1 £425 - 4
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 87 (52.10%) Windows
2 82 (49.10%) Active Directory
3 64 (38.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (31.14%) Windows Server
5 50 (29.94%) Microsoft Office
6 45 (26.95%) Office 365
7 44 (26.35%) Amazon AWS
8 40 (23.95%) Migration
9 37 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (21.56%) PowerShell
10 36 (21.56%) Windows 10
10 36 (21.56%) Web Services
11 34 (20.36%) SCCM
12 31 (18.56%) SQL Server
12 31 (18.56%) DNS
13 30 (17.96%) ITIL
13 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (14.97%) DHCP
15 23 (13.77%) Application Packaging
16 22 (13.17%) SQL
17 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (11.98%) Problem Management
18 20 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (11.98%) .NET
18 20 (11.98%) Apple
19 19 (11.38%) VMware
19 19 (11.38%) Runbook
20 18 (10.78%) Remote Desktop
20 18 (10.78%) Microsoft App-V
20 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Excel

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 14 (8.38%) MS Exchange
1 14 (8.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.79%) IIS
2 8 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.40%) Apache
3 4 (2.40%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 50 (29.94%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.20%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (38.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (26.95%) Office 365
3 44 (26.35%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (5.39%) OneDrive
6 7 (4.19%) PaaS
7 5 (2.99%) Yammer
8 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.60%) G Suite
10 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.56%) DNS
2 25 (14.97%) DHCP
3 18 (10.78%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (5.99%) Firewall
4 10 (5.99%) Network Security
4 10 (5.99%) SAN
4 10 (5.99%) VoIP
5 8 (4.79%) VPN
6 7 (4.19%) LAN
6 7 (4.19%) WAN
7 5 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.40%) BGP
8 4 (2.40%) Skype
9 2 (1.20%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.20%) PBX
10 1 (0.60%) Internet
10 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.58%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.80%) MySQL
6 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) Big Data
8 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.60%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.20%) Maven
3 2 (1.20%) Subversion
3 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.60%) git-flow
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Publishing
3 5 (2.99%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (16.77%) Analyst
2 23 (13.77%) Developer
2 23 (13.77%) Systems Engineer
3 19 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 18 (10.78%) IT Support
5 16 (9.58%) Office 365 Engineer
5 16 (9.58%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Cloud Developer
6 11 (6.59%) Consultant
6 11 (6.59%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.59%) Web Developer
7 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.39%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Active Directory Support
7 9 (5.39%) Architect
7 9 (5.39%) SCCM Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Service Desk Support
8 8 (4.79%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.56%) Web Services
2 20 (11.98%) .NET
3 17 (10.18%) HTML
4 13 (7.78%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.59%) HTML5
6 6 (3.59%) CSS
6 6 (3.59%) XML
7 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.40%) XSLT
8 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.20%) jQuery
8 2 (1.20%) JSON
8 2 (1.20%) RESTful
8 2 (1.20%) SOAP
8 2 (1.20%) Spring
9 1 (0.60%) CSS3
9 1 (0.60%) KML
9 1 (0.60%) React
9 1 (0.60%) REST
9 1 (0.60%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.59%) User Experience
3 11 (6.59%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.99%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.40%) NHS
7 4 (2.40%) PMI
8 3 (1.80%) CMDB
8 3 (1.80%) iPad
9 2 (1.20%) Clustering
9 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.20%) Handset
9 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) CCTV
10 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.60%) PKI
10 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (52.10%) Windows
2 52 (31.14%) Windows Server
3 37 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (21.56%) Windows 10
5 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
6 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
6 15 (8.98%) Mac OS
7 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.39%) Linux
9 7 (4.19%) Unix
10 6 (3.59%) Android
11 4 (2.40%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.20%) CentOS
13 2 (1.20%) Debian
13 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.95%) Migration
2 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.96%) ITIL
3 23 (13.77%) Application Packaging
4 20 (11.98%) Problem Management
5 19 (11.38%) Runbook
6 17 (10.18%) Data Protection
6 17 (10.18%) Mobile Device Management
7 16 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (8.98%) Change Management
8 15 (8.98%) Time Management
9 14 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.59%) Data Migration
10 11 (6.59%) Microservices
10 11 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (6.59%) Web Development
11 10 (5.99%) UX Design
11 10 (5.99%) Web Application Development
12 8 (4.79%) Financial Modelling
12 8 (4.79%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.56%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.17%) SQL
3 13 (7.78%) Java
4 10 (5.99%) C#
4 10 (5.99%) Go
5 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.40%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.80%) C
7 3 (1.80%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.60%) Korn
9 1 (0.60%) Lingo
9 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Degree
2 9 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.99%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.40%) MCITP
4 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.40%) PMP
5 3 (1.80%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) MCP
6 1 (0.60%) PhD
6 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.18%) GDPR
2 5 (2.99%) PMO
3 3 (1.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (49.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.99%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.79%) vSphere
6 5 (2.99%) Docker
7 3 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.20%) Samba
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (20.36%) SCCM
2 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (6.59%) SCOM
4 8 (4.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.99%) Nagios
6 4 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.80%) Terraform
7 3 (1.80%) WSUS
8 2 (1.20%) Ansible
8 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.20%) Packer
8 2 (1.20%) Puppet
9 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Sentry
9 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Apple
2 19 (11.38%) VMware
3 15 (8.98%) Google
4 12 (7.19%) Cisco
5 11 (6.59%) NetApp
6 9 (5.39%) HP
7 7 (4.19%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.40%) Citrix
8 4 (2.40%) Juniper
8 4 (2.40%) Oracle
8 4 (2.40%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.80%) Meraki
10 2 (1.20%) EMC
10 2 (1.20%) McAfee
10 2 (1.20%) SAP
11 1 (0.60%) Brocade
11 1 (0.60%) Sony
11 1 (0.60%) Sophos
11 1 (0.60%) Symantec