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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.01% 18.11% 16.15%
As % of the Vendors category 34.57% 43.40% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 70 28
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£300 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.40 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.78 £12.80 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
162 212 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 43.43% 41.73% 49.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 149 66
Average daily rate £325 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £12.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +5 35 £325 -10.34% 2
Bedford 0 14 £225 -36.61% 11
Dunstable -2 1 £388 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 33 (27.73%) Windows
3 32 (26.89%) Citrix
4 31 (26.05%) Active Directory
5 28 (23.53%) MS Office
6 27 (22.69%) VMware
7 26 (21.85%) ITIL
8 18 (15.13%) SQL
9 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (12.61%) .NET
12 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
12 13 (10.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (9.24%) Cisco
14 11 (9.24%) C#
14 11 (9.24%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (8.40%) Migration
15 10 (8.40%) Finance
15 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (8.40%) Windows 7
16 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (7.56%) SAN
16 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.36%) Mule
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.52%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.84%) Lync
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.53%) MS Office
3 11 (9.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (5.88%) MS Project
5 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.68%) InDesign
7 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.84%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.84%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.84%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.88%) Office 365
3 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) SAN
2 8 (6.72%) DHCP
2 8 (6.72%) DNS
3 6 (5.04%) VPN
3 6 (5.04%) IP Telephony
4 5 (4.20%) Internet
4 5 (4.20%) WAN
5 4 (3.36%) LAN
5 4 (3.36%) VoIP
6 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.68%) Firewall
6 2 (1.68%) Intranet
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.84%) PABX
7 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.84%) Wireless
7 1 (0.84%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.04%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.68%) OLAP
6 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.84%) CorVu
6 1 (0.84%) QlikView
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.84%) NUnit
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Selenium
3 1 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.84%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (8.40%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Retail
3 7 (5.88%) Local Government
4 4 (3.36%) Marketing
5 3 (2.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Electronics
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Analyst
2 11 (9.24%) Architect
3 10 (8.40%) Developer
4 9 (7.56%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.72%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Administrator
7 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Network Specialist
9 4 (3.36%) Principal Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Designer
9 4 (3.36%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.36%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.52%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.88%) WCF
4 5 (4.20%) jQuery
5 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.36%) REST
5 4 (3.36%) CSS
5 4 (3.36%) SOAP
5 4 (3.36%) HTML
6 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.52%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.52%) Qt
6 3 (2.52%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.84%) MDX
8 1 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.84%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.84%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.84%) Middleware
8 1 (0.84%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 7 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.20%) Statistics
4 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.52%) NHS
6 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.84%) iPhone
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) Windows
2 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.40%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.52%) Linux
6 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.68%) Android
8 1 (0.84%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.85%) ITIL
2 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 10 (8.40%) Migration
5 9 (7.56%) CRM
6 8 (6.72%) SOA
6 8 (6.72%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.88%) Change Management
8 6 (5.04%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.04%) Project Management
9 5 (4.20%) MVC
9 5 (4.20%) Data Management
9 5 (4.20%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.20%) Data Governance
9 5 (4.20%) Data Architecture
9 5 (4.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Data Management
10 4 (3.36%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) SQL
2 11 (9.24%) C#
3 4 (3.36%) C++
3 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.68%) C
5 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.84%) Ada
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (6.72%) Degree
4 5 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (3.36%) CCNA
6 3 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.52%) MCSA
6 3 (2.52%) CCNP
7 2 (1.68%) MCSE
7 2 (1.68%) CCA
7 2 (1.68%) PMP
7 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.68%) MCITP
8 1 (0.84%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.84%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.84%) TickIT
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (26.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.68%) XenApp
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
5 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.84%) Firmware
6 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Backup Exec
1 4 (3.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.68%) WSUS
3 1 (0.84%) SCOM
3 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (26.89%) Citrix
2 27 (22.69%) VMware
3 11 (9.24%) Cisco
4 7 (5.88%) SAP
5 6 (5.04%) Oracle
6 5 (4.20%) Symantec
6 5 (4.20%) Adobe
7 4 (3.36%) Cognos
7 4 (3.36%) HP
8 3 (2.52%) Lotus
8 3 (2.52%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.52%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.68%) Tableau
9 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.68%) CommVault
9 2 (1.68%) Dell
10 1 (0.84%) EMC
10 1 (0.84%) Avaya
10 1 (0.84%) Sun
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