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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 11 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.85% 7.23% 5.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 42.86% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£245 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -15.27%
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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
9 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 16.67% 16.87% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Average daily rate £245 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MCITP
4 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (60.00%) MCTS
4 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (60.00%) CRM
4 6 (60.00%) EDI
4 6 (60.00%) SAP
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) ABAP
4 6 (60.00%) SAP SD
4 6 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) MCSE
6 3 (30.00%) MCSA
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) MCP
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) VCP5
7 2 (20.00%) vSphere
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Development Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) CRM
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) MCITP
2 6 (60.00%) MCTS
3 4 (40.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) MCSA
4 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) VCP5
6 1 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) SAP
2 6 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Intel