The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.00% 19.05% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 38.89% 100.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £246 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 51.43% 19.05% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate £265 £180 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -66.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £168 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 8 (36.36%) McAfee
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) MS Office
4 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 7 (31.82%) Blackberry
5 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 6 (27.27%) VPN
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
6 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
7 4 (18.18%) DHCP
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
7 4 (18.18%) CRM
7 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 4 (18.18%) LANDesk
7 4 (18.18%) iPhone
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (13.64%) Time Management
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
8 3 (13.64%) IBM Notes

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) IBM Notes
2 3 (13.64%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.55%) InDesign
3 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) VPN
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) OpenVPN
5 1 (4.55%) VLAN
5 1 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (4.55%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Military
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
3 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Trainer
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Trainer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) WCF
1 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
1 1 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) iPhone
3 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) CRM
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) MVVM
5 1 (4.55%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) MCDST
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) CCSP
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) CCIP
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
1 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) XenMobile
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) McAfee
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) LANDesk
4 3 (13.64%) Lotus
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Panasonic
6 1 (4.55%) Altiris
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos