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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 22.73% 18.92% 7.89%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 56.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
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£385 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
35 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 53.03% 33.78% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 13
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £395 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
4 10 (23.81%) .NET
5 9 (21.43%) Windows
5 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (19.05%) Cisco
6 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 8 (19.05%) MS Office
6 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
7 7 (16.67%) UML
7 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (14.29%) Logistics
8 6 (14.29%) SAP SD
8 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (14.29%) IBM
8 6 (14.29%) CRM
8 6 (14.29%) EDI
8 6 (14.29%) SAP
8 6 (14.29%) XML
8 6 (14.29%) ABAP
8 6 (14.29%) C#
8 6 (14.29%) Java
8 6 (14.29%) MCTS
8 6 (14.29%) MCITP
8 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (19.05%) MS Office
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Network Security
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) OSPF
2 2 (4.76%) BGP
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.76%) tcpdump
2 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.14%) MS Access
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Middleware Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) EDI
2 6 (14.29%) XML
2 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (9.52%) Middleware
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.76%) CSS
5 2 (4.76%) HTML
5 2 (4.76%) WCF
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.38%) LINQ
6 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.38%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.76%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
2 7 (16.67%) UML
2 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (14.29%) Logistics
3 6 (14.29%) CRM
4 5 (11.90%) Change Control
4 5 (11.90%) Network Management
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (7.14%) Data Transformation
6 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) ABAP
2 6 (14.29%) C#
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) VB
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCTS
2 6 (14.29%) MCITP
3 5 (11.90%) CCNP
3 5 (11.90%) CCDP
3 5 (11.90%) CCSA
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.52%) ISEB
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) VCP5
5 3 (7.14%) MCP
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
5 3 (7.14%) MCSA
5 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.76%) CCSE
6 2 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.76%) PMP
6 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco
2 6 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (14.29%) IBM
2 6 (14.29%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) McAfee
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) CA
5 2 (4.76%) Intel
5 2 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus
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