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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 29.79% 20.45% 10.53%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 32.14% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£160 £170 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -58.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £170 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £170 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
28 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 59.57% 63.64% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 2
Average daily rate £200 £265 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -34.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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
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 2 June 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) MS Office
2 11 (39.29%) Citrix
3 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
4 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.86%) C#
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) IBM Notes
6 5 (17.86%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) Lotus
7 4 (14.29%) SLA
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (14.29%) MVC
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (14.29%) jQuery
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 5 (17.86%) IBM Notes
1 5 (17.86%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.57%) PABX
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) QlikView
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.57%) CorVu
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
1 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Report Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) jQuery
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.71%) WCF
4 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.57%) LESS
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (3.57%) MDX
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) SecurID
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.57%) SDLC
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) C#
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCA
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) TickIT
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Citrix
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Lotus
4 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos
5 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
5 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.14%) Xamarin
6 1 (3.57%) Facebook
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter
6 1 (3.57%) BT
6 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.57%) Intel
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco