Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 175 145 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.23% 11.92% 11.55%
As % of the Vendors category 34.79% 28.77% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 114 88
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £146 £209 £123
90th Percentile £568 £526 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 19
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £10.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.50% -28.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £14.85 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £39.18 £17.88 £17.95
South East median hourly rate £13.79 £15.29 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.81% +1.90% -5.57%

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 503 504 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 40.89% 41.45% 39.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 387 330
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +16.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 27
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -4.62% +3.04%
10th Percentile £15.67 £10.00 £9.52
90th Percentile £25.00 £38.75 £24.14
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +8.92% -11.11%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +4 82 £400 - 61
Kidlington +4 18 £394 +5.00% 6
Banbury -1 13 £447 +11.81% 2
Witney +5 8 £425 - 6
Abingdon -15 6 £125 -64.29% 15
Henley-on-Thames - 5 £250 - 1
Thame -8 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Bicester - 2 £163 - 2
Burford - 1 £245 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 77 (44.00%) Windows
2 76 (43.43%) Active Directory
3 63 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (31.43%) Office 365
5 45 (25.71%) Windows Server
6 40 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
6 40 (22.86%) Migration
7 36 (20.57%) SharePoint
8 35 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 34 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (18.86%) PowerShell
11 31 (17.71%) Windows 10
12 30 (17.14%) SQL
13 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (13.71%) VMware
15 23 (13.14%) Finance
15 23 (13.14%) .NET
15 23 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (11.43%) SCCM
16 20 (11.43%) ITIL
17 19 (10.86%) Web Services
17 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.86%) Runbook
18 18 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (10.29%) HTML
18 18 (10.29%) DNS
19 17 (9.71%) VoIP
19 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (9.71%) SharePoint 2013

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 36 (20.57%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.57%) IIS
5 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.29%) CMS
6 4 (2.29%) Totara
7 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.57%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (31.43%) Office 365
3 23 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (9.71%) OneDrive
5 11 (6.29%) Yammer
6 9 (5.14%) IaaS
7 8 (4.57%) PaaS
8 7 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.86%) Mimecast
10 5 (2.86%) SaaS
11 4 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.57%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.29%) DNS
2 17 (9.71%) VoIP
3 15 (8.57%) DHCP
4 12 (6.86%) SAN
4 12 (6.86%) WAN
5 10 (5.71%) LAN
5 10 (5.71%) Skype
6 9 (5.14%) Firewall
7 6 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.86%) Network Security
8 5 (2.86%) VPN
9 4 (2.29%) Intranet
10 3 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.71%) DAB
10 3 (1.71%) Internet
10 3 (1.71%) IPv4
10 3 (1.71%) Wireless
11 2 (1.14%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (1.14%) PBX
12 1 (0.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.29%) Power BI
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.71%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.71%) MySQL
9 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.14%) Moq
3 2 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (13.14%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Banking
3 7 (4.00%) Publishing
4 4 (2.29%) Front Office
5 3 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.14%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (22.29%) Analyst
2 33 (18.86%) Developer
3 21 (12.00%) IT Support
4 19 (10.86%) Support Analyst
5 17 (9.71%) Consultant
6 15 (8.57%) Architect
7 14 (8.00%) Desktop Support
7 14 (8.00%) IT Analyst
7 14 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 13 (7.43%) Office 365 Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (6.86%) Administrator
9 12 (6.86%) Business Analyst
9 12 (6.86%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) .NET Developer
10 9 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.14%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.14%) SharePoint Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Azure Architect
11 8 (4.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.14%) .NET
2 19 (10.86%) Web Services
3 18 (10.29%) HTML
4 12 (6.86%) HTML5
5 10 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.71%) XML
6 9 (5.14%) JSON
7 7 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.86%) XSLT
10 4 (2.29%) CSS
11 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 3 (1.71%) jQuery
12 2 (1.14%) ADO.NET
12 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (1.14%) Middleware
12 2 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (0.57%) EDI
13 1 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.00%) iPhone
5 7 (4.00%) User Experience
6 6 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.29%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.71%) CMDB
9 2 (1.14%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Life Science
9 2 (1.14%) NHS
10 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) PKI
10 1 (0.57%) Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 77 (44.00%) Windows
2 45 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 31 (17.71%) Windows 10
4 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.57%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.43%) Android
9 6 (3.43%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.14%) CentOS
10 2 (1.14%) Debian
10 2 (1.14%) Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.86%) Migration
2 34 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.43%) ITIL
4 19 (10.86%) Runbook
4 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (9.71%) Data Migration
6 16 (9.14%) Application Packaging
7 15 (8.57%) Server Monitoring
8 14 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (6.86%) Content Management
11 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.14%) Performance Management
12 9 (5.14%) Project Management
12 9 (5.14%) Storage Virtualisation
13 8 (4.57%) Asset Management
13 8 (4.57%) Data Protection
13 8 (4.57%) MVC
13 8 (4.57%) Web Development
14 7 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) PowerShell
2 30 (17.14%) SQL
3 15 (8.57%) C#
4 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.00%) Go
5 7 (4.00%) Java
6 6 (3.43%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.86%) VB
8 3 (1.71%) C++
9 2 (1.14%) C
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) Lingo
10 1 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.43%) Degree
3 9 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.43%) MCSE
5 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.29%) MCITP
7 3 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.14%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.57%) CCNA
9 1 (0.57%) CCNP
9 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) GDPR
2 4 (2.29%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.71%) SLA
4 2 (1.14%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (43.43%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.71%) vSphere
4 7 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.14%) Docker
7 2 (1.14%) Samba
7 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.57%) Firmware
8 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (11.43%) SCCM
2 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (6.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.71%) SCOM
4 3 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.71%) Terraform
4 3 (1.71%) WSUS
5 2 (1.14%) Ansible
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.14%) Foglight
5 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.14%) Packer
5 2 (1.14%) Puppet
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (13.71%) VMware
2 16 (9.14%) Cisco
3 13 (7.43%) Apple
4 10 (5.71%) HP
4 10 (5.71%) NetApp
5 7 (4.00%) Citrix
5 7 (4.00%) Google
6 5 (2.86%) Oracle
6 5 (2.86%) Sophos
7 3 (1.71%) Avaya
7 3 (1.71%) Xerox
8 2 (1.14%) Dell
8 2 (1.14%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.14%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.57%) EMC
9 1 (0.57%) IBM
9 1 (0.57%) Informatica
9 1 (0.57%) SAP
9 1 (0.57%) Sun