The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 11 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.99% 2.33% -
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 38.96% 6.98% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 2
Average daily rate £300 £275 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £323 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) CRM
2 6 (54.55%) EDI
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) SAP
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) ABAP
2 6 (54.55%) SAP SD
2 6 (54.55%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (54.55%) MCTS
2 6 (54.55%) MCITP
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) MCSA
4 4 (36.36%) MCP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) VCP5
5 3 (27.27%) vSphere
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (54.55%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Development Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) CRM
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) MCTS
1 6 (54.55%) MCITP
2 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
4 3 (27.27%) VCP5
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) vSphere
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) SAP
2 6 (54.55%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Intel
5 1 (9.09%) Panasonic
5 1 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (9.09%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco