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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 27.59% 40.63%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 38.10% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £355 £170 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.82% -43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £125 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
16 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 28.57% 72.41% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 14
Median daily rate £388 £170 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.94% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Android
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (33.33%) Capybara
3 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Calabash
3 4 (33.33%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDET
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) Appium
4 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (16.67%) Scorecard
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) PKI

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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
1 2 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) QlikView
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Calabash
1 4 (33.33%) Capybara
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) Appium
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Dashboard Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Android
2 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) API Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Data Validation
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Scorecard
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Source to Pay
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCEA
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SDET
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) AppSense
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Ariba
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
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