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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.00% 30.61% 18.60%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 51.72% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 2
Median daily rate - £180 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £8.25 £40.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.37% +107.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.32 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +6.89%
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
14 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 56.00% 59.18% 62.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 14
Median daily rate £375 £235 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -12.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £8.25 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.37% +207.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) MS Office
3 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) Lotus
4 5 (50.00%) IBM Notes
4 5 (50.00%) IBM Domino
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) Games
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (10.00%) SCCM
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (10.00%) DevOps
8 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (10.00%) vSphere
8 1 (10.00%) MVVM
8 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) IBM Domino
1 5 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) French Language
2 1 (10.00%) Japanese Language
2 1 (10.00%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (10.00%) Russian Language
2 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus Notes Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) PC Support
4 1 (10.00%) PC Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (10.00%) MVVM
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Lotus
1 5 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) HP