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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 12 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.04% 2.56% -
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.13% +7.14%
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
5 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.20% 30.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate £375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) PMP
3 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) LESS
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Intel
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin