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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 29.73% 27.27% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 44.00% 55.56% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
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£275 £293 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% -23.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.65 £11.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.08% -75.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
25 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 67.57% 49.09% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Average daily rate £275 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +2.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) MS Office
3 8 (27.59%) .NET
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) IBM Notes
5 6 (20.69%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (20.69%) C#
5 6 (20.69%) Lotus
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) MVC
7 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) Network Design
7 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (13.79%) WCF
7 4 (13.79%) UML
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
7 4 (13.79%) McAfee

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (20.69%) IBM Notes
1 6 (20.69%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Network Security
1 2 (6.90%) Wireless
1 2 (6.90%) VPN
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
2 1 (3.45%) OSPF
2 1 (3.45%) BGP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Support Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Chief Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (13.79%) WCF
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.90%) iPhone
3 2 (6.90%) SecurID
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) MVC
3 4 (13.79%) TDD
3 4 (13.79%) Network Design
3 4 (13.79%) UML
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Logistics
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Data Transformation
4 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.90%) Product Management
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CCSA
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.90%) CCSE
1 2 (6.90%) CCNP
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CCDP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.45%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Citrix
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 6 (20.69%) Lotus
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) McAfee
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) Intel