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 28 August 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.

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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 56 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.45% 15.01% 17.73%
As % of the Vendors category 26.84% 34.78% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 69
Median daily rate £380 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £123 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £575 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £9.00 £27.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.97% +118.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
190 161 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 53.82% 43.16% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 103 155
Median daily rate £388 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +160.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 25 £388 +19.23% 10
Bedford -3 13 £200 -11.11% 2
Dunstable +4 1 £175 -54.83% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 38 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (34.00%) Windows
3 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 24 (24.00%) VMware
5 22 (22.00%) Windows Server
6 21 (21.00%) Citrix
7 20 (20.00%) C#
7 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (19.00%) SCCM
8 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (17.00%) HP
10 16 (16.00%) .NET
10 16 (16.00%) MS Office
10 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
10 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (15.00%) SOAP
11 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 15 (15.00%) MS Exchange
11 15 (15.00%) SOA
12 14 (14.00%) ITIL
12 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (14.00%) REST
13 13 (13.00%) vSphere
13 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (12.00%) Dell
14 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (12.00%) Migration
14 12 (12.00%) Reverse Engineering
14 12 (12.00%) Microservices
15 11 (11.00%) Data Centre

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 15 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (8.00%) IIS
3 7 (7.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.00%) JBoss
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.00%) Apache
6 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.00%) Confluence
6 2 (2.00%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.00%) Mule
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (16.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.00%) MS Project
3 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.00%) Office 365
3 4 (4.00%) CloudFront
4 3 (3.00%) SaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.00%) IaaS
6 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) DHCP
1 9 (9.00%) DNS
1 9 (9.00%) Firewall
2 7 (7.00%) WAN
3 4 (4.00%) MPLS
3 4 (4.00%) NetScaler
3 4 (4.00%) SMTP
4 3 (3.00%) FTP
4 3 (3.00%) Internet
4 3 (3.00%) LAN
4 3 (3.00%) Network Security
5 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.00%) Skype
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.00%) IPsec
6 1 (1.00%) SSL
6 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.00%) OLAP
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.00%) Big Data
6 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) Power BI
6 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) ERwin
3 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 10 (10.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Retail
3 5 (5.00%) Games
4 2 (2.00%) French Language
4 2 (2.00%) German Language
4 2 (2.00%) Local Government
4 2 (2.00%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (2.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.00%) Publishing
5 1 (1.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (17.00%) Architect
3 12 (12.00%) Technical Architect
4 10 (10.00%) Developer
4 10 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.00%) Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Designer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Designer
9 4 (4.00%) .NET Designer
9 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) SOA Designer
10 3 (3.00%) Integration Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) .NET
2 15 (15.00%) SOAP
3 14 (14.00%) REST
4 9 (9.00%) Middleware
5 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (7.00%) Web Services
7 6 (6.00%) WCF
8 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.00%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.00%) Apache Camel
10 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.00%) EPoS
4 3 (3.00%) RIA
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.00%) CMDB
6 1 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.00%) iPad
6 1 (1.00%) iPhone
6 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.00%) Windows
2 22 (22.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.00%) Solaris
8 3 (3.00%) Linux
9 2 (2.00%) Android
9 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.00%) Debian
9 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.00%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 15 (15.00%) SOA
3 14 (14.00%) ITIL
4 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.00%) Microservices
4 12 (12.00%) Migration
4 12 (12.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.00%) User Stories
7 6 (6.00%) Open Source
8 5 (5.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.00%) ETL
8 5 (5.00%) Low Latency
8 5 (5.00%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.00%) TDD
8 5 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.00%) C#
2 10 (10.00%) SQL
3 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.00%) C
5 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) Ada
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) Java
6 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.00%) MCITP
2 5 (5.00%) MCSE
3 4 (4.00%) CCNA
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.00%) CCSA
5 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.00%) VCAP
5 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.00%) CCNP
6 1 (1.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.00%) MCSA
6 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
2 4 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.00%) COBIT
4 1 (1.00%) GxP
System Software
1 38 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.00%) vSphere
4 10 (10.00%) XenApp
5 9 (9.00%) VMware ESX
6 7 (7.00%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (19.00%) SCCM
2 7 (7.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.00%) SCOM
4 3 (3.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) VMware
2 21 (21.00%) Citrix
3 17 (17.00%) HP
4 12 (12.00%) Dell
5 10 (10.00%) Cisco
6 9 (9.00%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 7 (7.00%) NetApp
8 7 (7.00%) Oracle
9 6 (6.00%) Avaya
10 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.00%) Akamai
10 4 (4.00%) IronPort
11 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.00%) CommVault
11 2 (2.00%) IBM
11 2 (2.00%) Lotus
11 2 (2.00%) Tableau
11 2 (2.00%) Xamarin
12 1 (1.00%) Adobe
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