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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.55% 21.62% 18.03%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 33.33% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Median daily rate £375 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +40.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
19 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 35.85% 64.86% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 22
Median daily rate £375 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (35.29%) SCCM
5 6 (35.29%) VMware ESX
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Backup Exec
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) Dell
5 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (35.29%) vSphere
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Avaya
6 4 (23.53%) Identity Management
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
8 2 (11.76%) Network Management
8 2 (11.76%) Open Source
8 2 (11.76%) NetScaler

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 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support
3 1 (5.88%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Server Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Identity Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Process Management
3 1 (5.88%) Product Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Source to Pay
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCEA
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) CCSA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (35.29%) VMware ESX
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Backup Exec
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
2 6 (35.29%) Dell
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) AppSense
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) Ariba
5 1 (5.88%) SAP