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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 25.00% 35.06% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 47.37% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -20.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
32 57 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 57.14% 74.03% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 3
Average daily rate £210 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 13 (44.83%) MS Office
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
1 13 (44.83%) Citrix
2 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
3 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
5 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.79%) Change Management
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (10.34%) Local Government
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.34%) Marketing
9 3 (10.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (10.34%) Lotus
9 3 (10.34%) NHS
9 3 (10.34%) Symantec
9 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
9 3 (10.34%) SLA
9 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.34%) Adobe

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
1 3 (10.34%) Lotus Domino
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) MS Office
2 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.45%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) VPN
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
1 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) PABX
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.45%) CorVu
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) NUnit
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Report Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) MDX
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Management
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Management
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) CCA
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) HND
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) TickIT
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Citrix
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Adobe
3 3 (10.34%) Lotus
3 3 (10.34%) Symantec
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.45%) Altiris
5 1 (3.45%) Cognos
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
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