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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.03% 1.09% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.43% 7.32% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £155 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £395 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £307
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -19.31%
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
35 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.02% 14.96% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 30
Average daily rate £428 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 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 0 2 £300 +9.09% 2
Biggleswade - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) Google

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (16.67%) LESS
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (16.67%) Facebook
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter
3 1 (16.67%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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