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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 9 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 55 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.43% 17.63% 18.87%
As % of the Vendors category 25.89% 40.15% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 55
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £205 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £588 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 8
Median hourly rate £10.30 £50.68 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.67% +223.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
112 137 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.29% 43.91% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 128
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £43.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £14.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £50.68 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 7 £525 -8.69% 6
Bedford -7 4 £375 -4.76% 6
Dunstable -5 1 - - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (30.30%) VMware
4 18 (27.27%) Citrix
5 17 (25.76%) Windows
6 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 16 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (22.73%) Office 365
7 15 (22.73%) ITIL
8 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
8 14 (21.21%) XenApp
9 12 (18.18%) SQL
9 12 (18.18%) HP
9 12 (18.18%) Change Management
9 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 11 (16.67%) Migration
10 11 (16.67%) Firewall
10 11 (16.67%) WAN
10 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (15.15%) vSphere
11 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
12 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
12 9 (13.64%) Cisco
12 9 (13.64%) .NET
12 9 (13.64%) SCCM
12 9 (13.64%) Problem Management
13 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (12.12%) NetScaler

Microsoft
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 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (10.61%) IIS
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.03%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
4 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (22.73%) Office 365
3 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.58%) Akamai
4 5 (7.58%) CloudFront
5 2 (3.03%) IaaS
5 2 (3.03%) PaaS
5 2 (3.03%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Firewall
1 11 (16.67%) WAN
2 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
3 6 (9.09%) MPLS
4 5 (7.58%) DNS
4 5 (7.58%) LAN
4 5 (7.58%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.55%) DHCP
6 2 (3.03%) FTP
6 2 (3.03%) HTTP
6 2 (3.03%) SMTP
6 2 (3.03%) VLAN
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
7 1 (1.52%) Intranet
7 1 (1.52%) SSL
7 1 (1.52%) VPN
7 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) QlikView
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.58%) JIRA
2 5 (7.58%) Selenium
3 4 (6.06%) Calabash
3 4 (6.06%) Capybara
3 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.03%) Bower
4 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.52%) ERwin
5 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Advertising
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.52%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (12.12%) Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Mobile Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) VMware Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Architect
8 3 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.61%) Web Services
3 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.52%) jQuery
5 1 (1.52%) JSON
5 1 (1.52%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) REST
5 1 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) RIA
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.09%) Solaris
5 5 (7.58%) Android
5 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Change Management
3 11 (16.67%) Migration
4 9 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.61%) High Availability
7 6 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (7.58%) Project Management
9 4 (6.06%) API Testing
9 4 (6.06%) DevOps
9 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.06%) Identity Management
9 4 (6.06%) Open Source
10 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.55%) Network Management
10 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.12%) C#
4 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.58%) Java
6 4 (6.06%) Python
6 4 (6.06%) Ruby
7 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.03%) C
9 1 (1.52%) R
9 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) CCNA
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (10.61%) MCSE
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) MCITP
3 5 (7.58%) CCSA
4 3 (4.55%) MCP
4 3 (4.55%) VCAP
4 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.03%) CCEA
5 2 (3.03%) CCNP
5 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) ISEB
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) CCIP
6 1 (1.52%) CCSP
6 1 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.21%) XenApp
4 10 (15.15%) vSphere
5 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.55%) Simpana
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) VMware
2 18 (27.27%) Citrix
3 12 (18.18%) HP
4 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco
5 7 (10.61%) NetApp
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle
6 6 (9.09%) 3PAR
6 6 (9.09%) Dell
7 4 (6.06%) Avaya
8 3 (4.55%) CommVault
9 2 (3.03%) AppSense
9 2 (3.03%) Lotus
9 2 (3.03%) Remedy
9 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Ariba
10 1 (1.52%) IBM
10 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (1.52%) Nintex
10 1 (1.52%) Xamarin
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International
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