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 24 June 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.31% 1.13% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 7.55% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.80% +13.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.78 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.54% +19.35%
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 53 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.90% 15.01% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 57
Median daily rate £350 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.94% +34.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) MCSA
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix