The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 17 April 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 42 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.65% 0.68% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.86% 5.26% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
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£450 £325 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +68.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £245 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £405 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
79 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.63% 12.84% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 27
Average daily rate £450 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £233 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedfordshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedfordshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -2 2 £388 - 1
Dunstable - 1 £125 -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Biggleswade - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) MCITP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) PMP
5 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (9.09%) NetWeaver
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) LESS
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) MCITP
3 3 (27.27%) PMP
3 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) Facebook
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter
4 1 (9.09%) Xamarin
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (9.09%) Intel
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
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