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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 19.23% 23.26% 34.38%
As % of the Vendors category 26.32% 40.00% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 17
Median daily rate £200 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
38 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 73.08% 58.14% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 33
Median daily rate £250 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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
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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 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 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) SCCM
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (40.00%) vSphere
3 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (40.00%) Backup Exec
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) Dell
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Avaya
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Games
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control

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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) French Language
3 2 (13.33%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Japanese Language
4 1 (6.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) LAN Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Process Management
3 1 (6.67%) Product Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) CCSA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (40.00%) Dell
1 6 (40.00%) HP
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Avaya
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco