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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.29% 13.49% 15.64%
As % of the Vendors category 32.35% 33.98% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 25
Average daily rate
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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 £124 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £560 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.61% -42.22%
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
170 206 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 44.16% 39.69% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 135 54
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +9 28 £338 -25.00% 5
Bedford -1 14 £200 -38.46% 9
Dunstable -1 1 £388 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 37 (30.33%) MS Excel
2 31 (25.41%) Windows
2 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
3 27 (22.13%) Citrix
4 24 (19.67%) MS Office
4 24 (19.67%) VMware
5 22 (18.03%) ITIL
5 22 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
7 18 (14.75%) SQL
7 18 (14.75%) .NET
7 18 (14.75%) SharePoint
8 15 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (12.30%) C#
8 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (11.48%) MS Exchange
9 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
10 12 (9.84%) Retail
10 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (9.02%) Migration
11 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET
11 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (8.20%) SOA
12 10 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (8.20%) WCF
13 9 (7.38%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.46%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (2.46%) Mule
4 2 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.64%) CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.82%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.82%) Lync
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (30.33%) MS Excel
2 24 (19.67%) MS Office
3 9 (7.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.28%) MS Project
5 2 (1.64%) InDesign
6 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.82%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.82%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.82%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.92%) Office 365
4 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) SAN
2 8 (6.56%) DHCP
2 8 (6.56%) DNS
3 6 (4.92%) VPN
4 5 (4.10%) LAN
4 5 (4.10%) WAN
5 4 (3.28%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.46%) VoIP
7 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.64%) Internet
8 1 (0.82%) Firewall
8 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.82%) Wireless
8 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.82%) PABX
8 1 (0.82%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.56%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.64%) OLAP
5 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.82%) CorVu
5 1 (0.82%) QlikView
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.46%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.82%) NUnit
3 1 (0.82%) JIRA
3 1 (0.82%) Selenium
3 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.82%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (9.84%) Retail
2 9 (7.38%) Finance
3 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.10%) Local Government
4 4 (3.28%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Analyst
2 17 (13.93%) Architect
3 13 (10.66%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.02%) Developer
5 9 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Service Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Web Architect
8 4 (3.28%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Designer
8 4 (3.28%) Senior Architect
8 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Administrator
8 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) .NET
2 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.20%) WCF
4 9 (7.38%) jQuery
5 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (5.74%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.28%) HTML
6 4 (3.28%) CSS
7 3 (2.46%) SOAP
7 3 (2.46%) REST
7 3 (2.46%) Qt
8 1 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.82%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.82%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.10%) Statistics
2 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.46%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) iPhone
5 1 (0.82%) Replication
5 1 (0.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Windows
2 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.92%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.28%) Linux
6 3 (2.46%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.82%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.82%) Android
7 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) ITIL
1 22 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
3 11 (9.02%) Migration
3 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 10 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.20%) SOA
5 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.56%) MVC
6 8 (6.56%) Data Modelling
6 8 (6.56%) Data Governance
7 7 (5.74%) Project Management
7 7 (5.74%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.74%) Change Management
8 6 (4.92%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.10%) CRM
9 5 (4.10%) Data Management
9 5 (4.10%) Data Architecture
9 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Data Management
10 4 (3.28%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) SQL
2 15 (12.30%) C#
3 4 (3.28%) C++
3 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.82%) Ada
6 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (6.56%) Degree
3 4 (3.28%) PMP
3 4 (3.28%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.46%) CCNA
4 3 (2.46%) MCSE
4 3 (2.46%) MCSA
5 2 (1.64%) CCNP
5 2 (1.64%) CCA
5 2 (1.64%) MCITP
5 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.82%) CISMP
6 1 (0.82%) HNC
6 1 (0.82%) HND
6 1 (0.82%) SSCP
6 1 (0.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.82%) TickIT
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.64%) XenApp
5 2 (1.64%) vSphere
5 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.82%) Firmware
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
1 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) WSUS
3 1 (0.82%) SCOM
3 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Citrix
2 24 (19.67%) VMware
3 9 (7.38%) SAP
4 8 (6.56%) Cisco
4 8 (6.56%) Oracle
5 6 (4.92%) Cognos
6 5 (4.10%) Adobe
6 5 (4.10%) Symantec
6 5 (4.10%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.46%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.46%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.46%) Lotus
7 3 (2.46%) HP
8 2 (1.64%) Dell
8 2 (1.64%) CommVault
8 2 (1.64%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.64%) Tableau
8 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.82%) RightFax
9 1 (0.82%) Xamarin
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