The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedford region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 35.14% 4.65% 15.15%
As % of the Vendors category 48.15% 18.18% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.97% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £410 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £412 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 72.97% 25.58% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 4 15
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £101.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £30.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 - £172.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (39.39%) SQL
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
5 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
5 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (18.18%) MCTS
6 6 (18.18%) MCITP
6 6 (18.18%) SAP SD
6 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (18.18%) McAfee
6 6 (18.18%) CRM
6 6 (18.18%) EDI
6 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 6 (18.18%) ABAP
6 6 (18.18%) SAP
7 5 (15.15%) MS Office
7 5 (15.15%) .NET
7 5 (15.15%) LAN
7 5 (15.15%) WAN
7 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
7 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
7 5 (15.15%) IBM
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
1 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (15.15%) MS Office
4 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) OSPF
3 1 (3.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
2 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) EDI
2 5 (15.15%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (6.06%) Middleware
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
1 5 (15.15%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (18.18%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) Change Control
6 4 (12.12%) UML
6 4 (12.12%) Network Management
6 4 (12.12%) Logistics
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (9.09%) Time Management
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.06%) Process Management
8 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
9 1 (3.03%) Migration
9 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) ABAP
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) C
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) MCTS
2 6 (18.18%) MCITP
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.12%) MCSE
4 4 (12.12%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) CCDP
4 4 (12.12%) A+ Certification
4 4 (12.12%) CCSA
5 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (9.09%) ISEB
5 3 (9.09%) MCSA
5 3 (9.09%) MCP
5 3 (9.09%) VCP5
6 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.06%) PMP
6 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.03%) MCDST
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) vSphere
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco
2 6 (18.18%) SAP
2 6 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (18.18%) McAfee
3 5 (15.15%) IBM
3 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) LANDesk
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Dell
5 2 (6.06%) Intel
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Panasonic
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