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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.33% 36.11% 24.44%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 48.15% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate £388 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £638 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £15.65 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
18 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 60.00% 75.00% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 6
Average daily rate £444 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (21.43%) Presales
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Domino
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) BGP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) OSPF
2 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Project Support Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Senior VoIP Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Telephony Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Presales
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCDP
2 2 (14.29%) CCSA
2 2 (14.29%) CCSE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) VCP5
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Intel
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Mitel
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
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