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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 38.46% 7.14% 19.23%
As % of the Vendors category 48.39% 18.18% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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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
62 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 79.49% 39.29% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 15
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 September 2014.

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 2 September 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 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 11 (28.21%) Windows
4 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
6 8 (20.51%) .NET
7 7 (17.95%) UML
7 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
7 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (15.38%) Logistics
8 6 (15.38%) MCTS
8 6 (15.38%) MCITP
8 6 (15.38%) ABAP
8 6 (15.38%) IBM
8 6 (15.38%) EDI
8 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (15.38%) SAP SD
8 6 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (15.38%) CRM
8 6 (15.38%) SAP
8 6 (15.38%) XML
8 6 (15.38%) ITIL
8 6 (15.38%) MS Office
8 6 (15.38%) Java
8 6 (15.38%) WebSphere
8 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 5 (12.82%) Network Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.82%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 6 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
1 5 (12.82%) WAN
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
1 5 (12.82%) Network Security
2 2 (5.13%) tcpdump
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) OSPF
2 2 (5.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.69%) MS Access
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MSI
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Development Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Support
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (15.38%) XML
2 6 (15.38%) EDI
3 4 (10.26%) Middleware
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.56%) WCF
5 1 (2.56%) LINQ
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.56%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 7 (17.95%) UML
2 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) CRM
3 6 (15.38%) Logistics
4 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) Network Management
4 5 (12.82%) Change Control
5 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Six Sigma
6 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (7.69%) Time Management
6 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Java
2 6 (15.38%) ABAP
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.13%) C
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VBScript
5 2 (5.13%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) MCTS
2 6 (15.38%) MCITP
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) CCSA
3 5 (12.82%) CCNP
3 5 (12.82%) CCDP
4 4 (10.26%) ISEB
4 4 (10.26%) MCSE
5 3 (7.69%) MCSA
5 3 (7.69%) MCP
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (7.69%) VCP5
6 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) CCSE
6 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.13%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (5.13%) PMP
6 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) IBM
2 6 (15.38%) SAP
2 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) McAfee
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.13%) Intel
6 2 (5.13%) CA
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) Panasonic