The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 9 11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 13.33% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category - 33.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11 30 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 19.64% 40.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 3
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £408 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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
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 12 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft