The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 37 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.75% 15.88% 28.92%
As % of the Vendors category 32.71% 36.27% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 50
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £412 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +143.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
214 102 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 42.04% 43.78% 57.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 51 97
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £22.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £22.50 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014. 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 -5 30 £400 +33.33% 8
Bedford +10 25 £300 -27.05% 23
Dunstable -2 2 - - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 41 (33.06%) MS Excel
2 40 (32.26%) Windows
3 23 (18.55%) MS Office
3 23 (18.55%) SQL
4 21 (16.94%) .NET
4 21 (16.94%) CRM
4 21 (16.94%) Active Directory
5 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 20 (16.13%) C#
5 20 (16.13%) Finance
6 19 (15.32%) Cisco
7 16 (12.90%) ITIL
7 16 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (12.10%) MS Visio
8 15 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (11.29%) DNS
9 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (10.48%) DHCP
10 13 (10.48%) MS Project
10 13 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.68%) VMware
11 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
11 12 (9.68%) IIS
11 12 (9.68%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
12 11 (8.87%) SCCM
12 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (8.06%) Contact Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (9.68%) IIS
2 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.65%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (33.06%) MS Excel
2 23 (18.55%) MS Office
3 15 (12.10%) MS Visio
4 13 (10.48%) MS Project
5 10 (8.06%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.84%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.61%) Agresso
3 2 (1.61%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) SaaS
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) DNS
2 13 (10.48%) DHCP
3 8 (6.45%) LAN
3 8 (6.45%) WAN
3 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.65%) FTP
4 7 (5.65%) Network Security
5 6 (4.84%) Firewall
6 3 (2.42%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.42%) SAN
7 2 (1.61%) OSPF
7 2 (1.61%) BGP
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.81%) NAS
8 1 (0.81%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.81%) DMZ
8 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.23%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.61%) MSI
4 2 (1.61%) NUnit
4 2 (1.61%) Selenium
4 2 (1.61%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.61%) RSpec
4 2 (1.61%) MSTest
4 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.61%) JUnit
General
1 20 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Retail
3 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.61%) Legal
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
4 1 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Analyst
2 17 (13.71%) Project Manager
2 17 (13.71%) Developer
3 12 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Consultant
6 6 (4.84%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.84%) C# Developer
6 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (4.84%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Security Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Administrator
6 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.23%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Architect
8 4 (3.23%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) .NET
2 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.65%) XML
4 6 (4.84%) EDI
4 6 (4.84%) HTML
5 4 (3.23%) Web Services
6 3 (2.42%) Silverlight
6 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.61%) WCF
7 2 (1.61%) WF
7 2 (1.61%) XSD
7 2 (1.61%) XSLT
7 2 (1.61%) Middleware
7 2 (1.61%) OLE
8 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.81%) jQuery
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
1 5 (4.03%) iPhone
2 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.81%) Clustering
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.26%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.84%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.23%) Linux
8 2 (1.61%) UNIX
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.94%) CRM
2 16 (12.90%) ITIL
2 16 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 12 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.06%) Contact Management
6 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.26%) Workflow
8 8 (6.45%) Project Management
9 7 (5.65%) Migration
10 6 (4.84%) Logistics
10 6 (4.84%) Project Planning
11 5 (4.03%) Revenue Management
11 5 (4.03%) Network Management
11 5 (4.03%) Change Control
11 5 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.23%) OO
12 4 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.55%) SQL
2 20 (16.13%) C#
3 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.84%) ABAP
5 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.42%) Java
7 2 (1.61%) VBScript
7 2 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.65%) MCSE
2 7 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.65%) MCITP
3 6 (4.84%) MCTS
3 6 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.03%) CCSA
4 5 (4.03%) CCNP
4 5 (4.03%) Degree
5 4 (3.23%) VCP5
5 4 (3.23%) CCDP
5 4 (3.23%) MCP
5 4 (3.23%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.42%) MCSA
6 3 (2.42%) ISEB
6 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.61%) PMP
7 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) SLA
1 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 21 (16.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.23%) vSphere
4 3 (2.42%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.61%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) XenServer
6 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.81%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) SCCM
2 9 (7.26%) SCOM
3 3 (2.42%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.81%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) Cisco
2 12 (9.68%) VMware
3 7 (5.65%) SAP
3 7 (5.65%) Citrix
3 7 (5.65%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.84%) McAfee
5 5 (4.03%) Dell
5 5 (4.03%) LANDesk
6 4 (3.23%) IBM
6 4 (3.23%) HP
6 4 (3.23%) CA
7 3 (2.42%) NetApp
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle
8 2 (1.61%) Intel
8 2 (1.61%) Altiris
8 2 (1.61%) Planview
9 1 (0.81%) AppSense
9 1 (0.81%) Mitel
9 1 (0.81%) Polycom
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