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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.88% 12.36% 17.26%
As % of the Vendors category 33.75% 28.72% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.94% +14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £186 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £535 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 0
Average hourly rate £27.13 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
160 195 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 44.08% 43.05% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 117 47
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £460 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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 +7 25 £288 -28.12% 11
Bedford +2 16 £160 -46.66% 12
Dunstable -4 3 £388 +236.95% 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 36 (27.48%) MS Excel
2 33 (25.19%) Windows
3 32 (24.43%) Active Directory
4 26 (19.85%) ITIL
5 25 (19.08%) MS Office
5 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
5 25 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (18.32%) .NET
6 24 (18.32%) SQL
6 24 (18.32%) Citrix
7 23 (17.56%) VMware
8 20 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
9 19 (14.50%) E-Commerce
9 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (13.74%) C#
11 15 (11.45%) ASP.NET
11 15 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (9.92%) WCF
13 13 (9.92%) jQuery
13 13 (9.92%) SOA
14 12 (9.16%) Retail
14 12 (9.16%) MVC
14 12 (9.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (8.40%) Cloud Computing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.40%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (1.53%) CMS
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.53%) Mule
4 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Lync
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.76%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (27.48%) MS Excel
2 25 (19.08%) MS Office
3 6 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.82%) MS Project
5 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.53%) InDesign
7 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.76%) TeleForm
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.76%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.40%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.05%) PaaS
4 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) SAN
2 6 (4.58%) DNS
3 5 (3.82%) VPN
3 5 (3.82%) DHCP
3 5 (3.82%) Internet
4 4 (3.05%) IP Telephony
4 4 (3.05%) LAN
5 3 (2.29%) VoIP
5 3 (2.29%) WAN
6 1 (0.76%) LDAP
6 1 (0.76%) ADSL
6 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.76%) PABX
6 1 (0.76%) Firewall
6 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (9.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.82%) QlikView
7 3 (2.29%) CorVu
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.76%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.76%) NUnit
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Selenium
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (9.16%) Retail
2 11 (8.40%) Finance
3 6 (4.58%) Local Government
4 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.05%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Analyst
2 20 (15.27%) Architect
3 13 (9.92%) Developer
3 13 (9.92%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (6.87%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.11%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.34%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.34%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.34%) Senior Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Consultant
8 5 (3.82%) Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Web Architect
9 4 (3.05%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.32%) .NET
2 15 (11.45%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.92%) WCF
3 13 (9.92%) jQuery
4 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (7.63%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.82%) Middleware
8 4 (3.05%) CSS
8 4 (3.05%) HTML
9 3 (2.29%) Qt
10 2 (1.53%) J2EE
10 2 (1.53%) REST
10 2 (1.53%) SOAP
10 2 (1.53%) Web Services
10 2 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.76%) LESS
11 1 (0.76%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.82%) Thin Client
2 5 (3.82%) Statistics
2 5 (3.82%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.05%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.29%) NHS
4 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.53%) Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.19%) Windows
2 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.34%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.58%) Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.76%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.76%) Android
7 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) ITIL
2 25 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (14.50%) E-Commerce
4 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.92%) SOA
6 12 (9.16%) MVC
7 9 (6.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (6.11%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.11%) Data Governance
8 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.34%) Data Modelling
9 7 (5.34%) CRM
9 7 (5.34%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.34%) Migration
10 6 (4.58%) Change Management
10 6 (4.58%) Project Management
11 5 (3.82%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.82%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.82%) Data Management
11 5 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.32%) SQL
2 18 (13.74%) C#
3 5 (3.82%) C++
3 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.05%) Java
4 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
7 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) Ada
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.82%) Degree
3 4 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.05%) PMP
3 4 (3.05%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.05%) MCSE
4 3 (2.29%) MCSA
4 3 (2.29%) CCNA
4 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.53%) CISMP
5 2 (1.53%) MCITP
5 2 (1.53%) CCA
5 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.53%) CCNP
5 2 (1.53%) SSCP
5 2 (1.53%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.76%) TickIT
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (24.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.53%) XenApp
3 2 (1.53%) vSphere
3 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.76%) Firmware
4 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) SCCM
2 4 (3.05%) WSUS
3 2 (1.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.53%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (18.32%) Citrix
2 23 (17.56%) VMware
3 11 (8.40%) Business Objects
4 9 (6.87%) SAP
5 8 (6.11%) Oracle
6 7 (5.34%) Cognos
7 6 (4.58%) Cisco
8 5 (3.82%) Adobe
8 5 (3.82%) Sitecore
9 3 (2.29%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.29%) Symantec
10 2 (1.53%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.53%) HP
10 2 (1.53%) Dell
10 2 (1.53%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.53%) Lotus
11 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.76%) Avaya
11 1 (0.76%) CommVault
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