The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 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.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.30% 14.96% 13.59%
As % of the Vendors category 40.57% 34.45% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £182 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.65 £14.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -63.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £25.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
Microsoft
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
175 119 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.10% 43.43% 49.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 76 65
Average daily rate £425 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
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 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
Luton +2 35 £413 +37.50% 8
Bedford +2 13 £300 +7.62% 4
Dunstable - 1 £413 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Biggleswade - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 80 (45.98%) E-Commerce
1 80 (45.98%) Active Directory
2 78 (44.83%) Windows
3 61 (35.06%) MS Excel
4 60 (34.48%) IIS
5 58 (33.33%) .NET
6 56 (32.18%) SCOM
7 51 (29.31%) DNS
8 49 (28.16%) SCCM
9 47 (27.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (25.86%) DHCP
11 42 (24.14%) ITIL
12 35 (20.11%) Web Services
13 34 (19.54%) FTP
14 30 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (14.37%) Akamai
17 23 (13.22%) SLA
18 22 (12.64%) Retail
19 20 (11.49%) C#
19 20 (11.49%) PowerShell
20 18 (10.34%) SQL
20 18 (10.34%) MS Office
21 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
22 16 (9.20%) DevOps
22 16 (9.20%) Citrix
23 13 (7.47%) VMware
24 12 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
24 12 (6.90%) SQL Server
24 12 (6.90%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
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 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 60 (34.48%) IIS
2 10 (5.75%) CMS
2 10 (5.75%) IBM Notes
3 9 (5.17%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (4.02%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 2 (1.15%) Lync
9 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.57%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 61 (35.06%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.34%) MS Office
3 9 (5.17%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.60%) MS Project
5 5 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.15%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.57%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.30%) PaaS
4 3 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 51 (29.31%) DNS
2 45 (25.86%) DHCP
3 34 (19.54%) FTP
4 8 (4.60%) Internet
4 8 (4.60%) VPN
5 5 (2.87%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.87%) WAN
5 5 (2.87%) LAN
5 5 (2.87%) Wireless
6 4 (2.30%) Firewall
6 4 (2.30%) VoIP
7 3 (1.72%) SAN
8 2 (1.15%) Network Security
8 2 (1.15%) OSPF
8 2 (1.15%) BGP
9 1 (0.57%) MPLS
9 1 (0.57%) Intranet
9 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.57%) LDAP
9 1 (0.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.30%) QlikView
2 4 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.30%) MS Access
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.15%) CorVu
4 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.57%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) NUnit
4 1 (0.57%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.57%) ReSharper
General
1 22 (12.64%) Retail
2 11 (6.32%) Finance
3 8 (4.60%) Legal
4 6 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.87%) Publishing
5 5 (2.87%) Marketing
6 2 (1.15%) Electronics
6 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.15%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (18.97%) Web Engineer
3 31 (17.82%) Analyst
4 25 (14.37%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (12.07%) Architect
6 16 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.90%) Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.75%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Web Architect
11 6 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.45%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.87%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.87%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.87%) Senior Support Analyst
12 5 (2.87%) Wintel Engineer
13 4 (2.30%) IT Support
13 4 (2.30%) Data Analyst
13 4 (2.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (33.33%) .NET
2 35 (20.11%) Web Services
3 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (3.45%) HTML
4 6 (3.45%) CSS
5 5 (2.87%) Middleware
5 5 (2.87%) WCF
6 4 (2.30%) XML
7 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (1.72%) jQuery
7 3 (1.72%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.15%) HTML5
8 2 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (1.15%) J2EE
9 1 (0.57%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.57%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.57%) WinForms
9 1 (0.57%) LESS
9 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.60%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.30%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.30%) SecurID
4 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.15%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.15%) FMCG
5 2 (1.15%) iPhone
5 2 (1.15%) Social Media
5 2 (1.15%) Handset
5 2 (1.15%) DTV
6 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.57%) PDA
6 1 (0.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.83%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.87%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.72%) Linux
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (45.98%) E-Commerce
2 42 (24.14%) ITIL
3 27 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.20%) DevOps
5 12 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.75%) Project Management
6 10 (5.75%) SOA
6 10 (5.75%) CRM
7 9 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.17%) Scrum
7 9 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.02%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (4.02%) Database Security
9 6 (3.45%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.45%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.45%) MVC
9 6 (3.45%) UML
10 5 (2.87%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.49%) C#
1 20 (11.49%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.34%) SQL
3 7 (4.02%) Java
3 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.30%) VBScript
6 2 (1.15%) C++
6 2 (1.15%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.57%) Python
7 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
7 1 (0.57%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.15%) Degree
2 2 (1.15%) CCSE
2 2 (1.15%) CCSA
2 2 (1.15%) CCNP
2 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.57%) CCDP
3 1 (0.57%) MCSE
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.57%) CBAP
3 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 80 (45.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.87%) vSphere
3 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.30%) XenApp
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.30%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.72%) XenServer
4 3 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 56 (32.18%) SCOM
2 49 (28.16%) SCCM
3 3 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.72%) WSUS
4 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (14.37%) Akamai
2 16 (9.20%) Citrix
3 13 (7.47%) VMware
4 11 (6.32%) Lotus
5 10 (5.75%) Cisco
6 7 (4.02%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.87%) Symantec
7 5 (2.87%) McAfee
7 5 (2.87%) Oracle
8 4 (2.30%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.30%) CommVault
9 3 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.72%) Avaya
9 3 (1.72%) IBM
9 3 (1.72%) Cognos
9 3 (1.72%) Wyse
10 2 (1.15%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.15%) Facebook
10 2 (1.15%) KANA
10 2 (1.15%) Altiris
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