The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 1 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 32.65% 28.13% 4.17%
As % of the Vendors category 48.48% 39.13% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 1
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£160 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.73 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
33 46 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 67.35% 71.88% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 2
Average daily rate £200 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft 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.

1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) MS Office
3 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 11 (35.48%) Citrix
4 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) VMware
5 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.90%) Local Government
7 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.90%) MVC
7 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
8 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.68%) SLA
8 3 (9.68%) Adobe
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.45%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (3.23%) InDesign
4 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) VPN
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) VoIP
1 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.23%) PABX
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) QlikView
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) CorVu
4 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) NUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.90%) Local Government
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Designer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) jQuery
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.23%) LESS
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) NHS
3 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
2 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) MVC
4 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) SOA
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.23%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) SDLC
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.23%) ETL
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.23%) C++
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) CCA
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) TickIT
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Citrix
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Adobe
4 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.45%) Cognos
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Lotus
4 2 (6.45%) Symantec
4 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.23%) Facebook
5 1 (3.23%) Twitter
5 1 (3.23%) BT
5 1 (3.23%) Altiris
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.23%) Intel
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