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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 64 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.75% 11.11% 20.94%
As % of the Vendors category 37.21% 25.13% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 26
Average daily rate
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£390 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £165 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -34.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.51 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £20.50 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
172 199 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.03% 44.22% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 104 49
Average daily rate £389 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +45.71%
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 23 £450 +12.50% 6
Bedford +4 15 £200 +17.64% 14
Dunstable -2 4 £425 +269.56% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (33.08%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
3 37 (27.82%) MS Excel
4 31 (23.31%) .NET
5 29 (21.80%) E-Commerce
6 27 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (18.05%) ITIL
8 23 (17.29%) MS Office
8 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (16.54%) SQL Server
9 22 (16.54%) SQL
10 20 (15.04%) Citrix
10 20 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 18 (13.53%) VMware
13 17 (12.78%) C#
13 17 (12.78%) IIS
14 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
14 16 (12.03%) DNS
15 15 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (9.77%) MVC
16 13 (9.77%) jQuery
16 13 (9.77%) SCCM
16 13 (9.77%) SCOM
16 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 17 (12.78%) IIS
3 8 (6.02%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.26%) IBM Notes
5 6 (4.51%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.50%) Lync
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (27.82%) MS Excel
2 23 (17.29%) MS Office
3 9 (6.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.26%) MS Project
5 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.75%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.27%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.01%) PaaS
5 2 (1.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) DNS
2 12 (9.02%) DHCP
3 9 (6.77%) Internet
4 7 (5.26%) FTP
5 6 (4.51%) VPN
5 6 (4.51%) LAN
6 5 (3.76%) SAN
7 4 (3.01%) Wireless
7 4 (3.01%) VoIP
7 4 (3.01%) WAN
8 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.50%) Firewall
9 1 (0.75%) ADSL
9 1 (0.75%) LDAP
9 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.75%) PABX
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.76%) QlikView
7 3 (2.26%) CorVu
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.75%) MySQL
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.75%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.75%) JIRA
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium
3 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 12 (9.02%) Retail
2 11 (8.27%) Finance
3 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.26%) Advertising
5 3 (2.26%) Local Government
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Legal
6 2 (1.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Analyst
2 18 (13.53%) Architect
3 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Web Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (9.77%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Service Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Web Architect
11 5 (3.76%) Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.31%) .NET
2 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.77%) jQuery
4 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (8.27%) WCF
6 10 (7.52%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (7.52%) Web Services
7 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.76%) Middleware
9 4 (3.01%) HTML
9 4 (3.01%) CSS
10 3 (2.26%) Qt
11 2 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.50%) J2EE
12 1 (0.75%) XML
12 1 (0.75%) JSON
12 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.75%) MDX
12 1 (0.75%) REST
12 1 (0.75%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.01%) Data Integration
2 4 (3.01%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.26%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.26%) Statistics
3 3 (2.26%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.50%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.50%) SecurID
4 2 (1.50%) DTV
4 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Handset
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) PDA
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.08%) Windows
2 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.51%) Linux
6 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.80%) E-Commerce
2 27 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (18.05%) ITIL
4 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.77%) MVC
6 12 (9.02%) SOA
7 8 (6.02%) Data Governance
7 8 (6.02%) DevOps
7 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.02%) Project Management
8 7 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (4.51%) CRM
10 5 (3.76%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.76%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.76%) Migration
10 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Data Management
10 5 (3.76%) Data Management
10 5 (3.76%) Data Architecture
11 4 (3.01%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.54%) SQL
2 17 (12.78%) C#
3 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.01%) C++
5 4 (3.01%) Java
6 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) Python
8 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.01%) Degree
3 4 (3.01%) PMP
3 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.26%) MCSE
4 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.50%) CEH
5 2 (1.50%) CISMP
5 2 (1.50%) GIAC
5 2 (1.50%) SSCP
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) MCSA
6 1 (0.75%) CCA
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) TickIT
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.50%) XenApp
4 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.50%) vSphere
4 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) SCCM
1 13 (9.77%) SCOM
2 4 (3.01%) WSUS
3 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Citrix
2 18 (13.53%) VMware
3 11 (8.27%) Business Objects
4 10 (7.52%) SAP
5 8 (6.02%) Oracle
6 7 (5.26%) Cognos
6 7 (5.26%) Lotus
6 7 (5.26%) Akamai
7 5 (3.76%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.01%) Symantec
8 4 (3.01%) Cisco
9 3 (2.26%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.50%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.50%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.50%) McAfee
10 2 (1.50%) Avaya
11 1 (0.75%) Adobe
11 1 (0.75%) Sun
11 1 (0.75%) HP
11 1 (0.75%) Dell
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