The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 37 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.75% 15.48% 29.04%
As % of the Vendors category 33.98% 34.58% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 50
Average daily rate
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£363 £340 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £407 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £22.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
206 107 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.47% 44.77% 56.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 53 98
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £22.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
East of England

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 29 £450 +56.52% 7
Bedford +10 27 £325 -20.73% 23
Dunstable -3 2 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 40 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 39 (31.45%) Windows
3 25 (20.16%) SQL
4 23 (18.55%) .NET
4 23 (18.55%) MS Office
5 21 (16.94%) C#
5 21 (16.94%) CRM
6 20 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
7 18 (14.52%) Cisco
7 18 (14.52%) Finance
8 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
9 16 (12.90%) ITIL
9 16 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (12.10%) MS Project
10 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (11.29%) DNS
11 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (10.48%) DHCP
12 13 (10.48%) E-Commerce
12 13 (10.48%) MS Visio
13 12 (9.68%) IIS
13 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
13 12 (9.68%) VMware
14 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (8.87%) SCCM
14 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
15 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (8.06%) Contact Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 12 (9.68%) IIS
2 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.65%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 5 (4.03%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 23 (18.55%) MS Office
3 15 (12.10%) MS Project
4 13 (10.48%) MS Visio
5 8 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.84%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.61%) Agresso
3 2 (1.61%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) SaaS
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) DNS
2 13 (10.48%) DHCP
3 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.65%) Network Security
4 7 (5.65%) FTP
4 7 (5.65%) LAN
4 7 (5.65%) WAN
5 6 (4.84%) Firewall
6 3 (2.42%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.42%) SAN
7 2 (1.61%) OSPF
7 2 (1.61%) BGP
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.81%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.81%) NAS
8 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.81%) VPN
8 1 (0.81%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.61%) MSI
4 2 (1.61%) JUnit
4 2 (1.61%) Selenium
4 2 (1.61%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.61%) NUnit
4 2 (1.61%) RSpec
4 2 (1.61%) MSTest
4 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (1.61%) Legal
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
4 1 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Analyst
2 19 (15.32%) Project Manager
3 18 (14.52%) Developer
4 12 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Consultant
7 6 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.84%) Administrator
7 6 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.84%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.55%) .NET
2 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.26%) XML
4 6 (4.84%) HTML
4 6 (4.84%) EDI
5 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (3.23%) Web Services
7 3 (2.42%) Silverlight
7 3 (2.42%) Middleware
8 2 (1.61%) XSD
8 2 (1.61%) XSLT
8 2 (1.61%) WCF
8 2 (1.61%) WF
9 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.81%) jQuery
9 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.03%) iPhone
1 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.81%) Clustering
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.45%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.84%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.94%) CRM
2 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
3 16 (12.90%) ITIL
3 16 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (10.48%) E-Commerce
6 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.06%) Contact Management
8 9 (7.26%) Workflow
8 9 (7.26%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.45%) Project Management
9 8 (6.45%) Logistics
9 8 (6.45%) Migration
10 5 (4.03%) Network Management
10 5 (4.03%) Change Control
10 5 (4.03%) Revenue Management
10 5 (4.03%) UML
10 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) SQL
2 21 (16.94%) C#
3 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.84%) ABAP
5 5 (4.03%) Java
6 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.61%) VBScript
7 2 (1.61%) VB
7 2 (1.61%) C
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.65%) MCITP
2 7 (5.65%) MCSE
2 7 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.84%) MCTS
3 6 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.03%) CCSA
4 5 (4.03%) Degree
4 5 (4.03%) CCNP
5 4 (3.23%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.23%) MCP
5 4 (3.23%) CCDP
5 4 (3.23%) VCP5
6 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.42%) ISEB
6 3 (2.42%) MCSA
7 2 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.61%) PMP
7 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) SLA
1 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 20 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.23%) vSphere
4 3 (2.42%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.61%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) VMFS
6 1 (0.81%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) XenServer
6 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) SCCM
2 9 (7.26%) SCOM
3 3 (2.42%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.81%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (14.52%) Cisco
2 12 (9.68%) VMware
3 7 (5.65%) SAP
3 7 (5.65%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.84%) Citrix
4 6 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.84%) McAfee
4 6 (4.84%) IBM
5 5 (4.03%) LANDesk
6 4 (3.23%) CA
6 4 (3.23%) HP
6 4 (3.23%) Dell
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle
7 3 (2.42%) NetApp
8 2 (1.61%) Intel
8 2 (1.61%) Planview
9 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.81%) Akamai
9 1 (0.81%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.81%) Riverbed
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