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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.94% 14.96% 12.61%
As % of the Vendors category 29.65% 35.42% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 35
Median daily rate £419 £270 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.09% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £111 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Median hourly rate £8.25 £39.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.98% +201.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
172 144 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 53.75% 42.23% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 97 118
Median daily rate £413 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £537 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +53.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 June 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
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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 0 30 £425 +58.13% 1
Bedford -2 5 £231 +44.53% 5
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 30 (30.00%) .NET
1 30 (30.00%) Windows
2 29 (29.00%) C#
3 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
3 28 (28.00%) SOA
4 27 (27.00%) Software Engineering
5 25 (25.00%) SOAP
6 24 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 24 (24.00%) REST
7 23 (23.00%) Microservices
8 22 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (21.00%) MS Office
9 21 (21.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (19.00%) E-Commerce
12 18 (18.00%) ITIL
13 16 (16.00%) Red Hat
13 16 (16.00%) Middleware
14 15 (15.00%) Citrix
14 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
15 14 (14.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (14.00%) Low Latency
15 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (13.00%) VMware
17 12 (12.00%) JBoss
17 12 (12.00%) User Stories
18 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (10.00%) WCF
20 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 12 (12.00%) JBoss
2 9 (9.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.00%) IBM Domino
3 7 (7.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.00%) Confluence
4 6 (6.00%) IBM Notes
5 4 (4.00%) IIS
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.00%) Apache
7 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.00%) Mule
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.00%) CMS
8 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (21.00%) MS Office
3 5 (5.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) CloudFront
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) DHCP
2 6 (6.00%) DNS
3 4 (4.00%) SMTP
4 2 (2.00%) Firewall
4 2 (2.00%) SAN
4 2 (2.00%) Skype
5 1 (1.00%) Internet
5 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.00%) SSL
5 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.00%) WAN
5 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.00%) OLAP
3 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) JIRA
2 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.00%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (8.00%) Retail
2 7 (7.00%) Finance
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
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.00%) Publishing
5 1 (1.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Architect
2 18 (18.00%) Developer
3 16 (16.00%) Senior Developer
3 16 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 14 (14.00%) Analyst
5 11 (11.00%) Project Manager
6 10 (10.00%) Designer
7 9 (9.00%) Senior Designer
8 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) .NET Designer
9 6 (6.00%) Service Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Middleware Architect
10 5 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) SOA Designer
11 4 (4.00%) Messaging Architect
11 4 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.00%) .NET
2 25 (25.00%) SOAP
3 24 (24.00%) REST
4 16 (16.00%) Middleware
5 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (10.00%) WCF
7 5 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.00%) WPF
9 2 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.00%) MSMQ
9 2 (2.00%) Web Services
10 1 (1.00%) Apache Camel
10 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.00%) EPoS
5 2 (2.00%) iPhone
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.00%) Statistics
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%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.00%) iPad
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) RIA
6 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.00%) Linux
10 2 (2.00%) Debian
10 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.00%) VxWorks
10 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.00%) Android
11 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) SOA
2 27 (27.00%) Software Engineering
3 23 (23.00%) Microservices
4 21 (21.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (19.00%) E-Commerce
7 18 (18.00%) ITIL
8 14 (14.00%) Low Latency
9 12 (12.00%) User Stories
10 9 (9.00%) TDD
11 8 (8.00%) Data Modelling
12 7 (7.00%) AOP
12 7 (7.00%) Migration
13 6 (6.00%) Data Transformation
13 6 (6.00%) Project Planning
14 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
15 4 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
15 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.00%) C#
2 5 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.00%) C
4 2 (2.00%) Ada
4 2 (2.00%) C++
4 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.00%) MCITP
5 1 (1.00%) MCSA
5 1 (1.00%) MCSE
5 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) COBIT
3 1 (1.00%) GxP
System Software
1 24 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.00%) vSphere
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Backup Exec
1 7 (7.00%) SCCM
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Red Hat
2 15 (15.00%) Citrix
3 13 (13.00%) VMware
4 8 (8.00%) HP
5 7 (7.00%) Dell
5 7 (7.00%) Lotus
6 6 (6.00%) Atlassian
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco
7 5 (5.00%) Symantec
8 4 (4.00%) IronPort
9 3 (3.00%) Avaya
10 2 (2.00%) Akamai
10 2 (2.00%) Apigee
10 2 (2.00%) Apple
10 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.00%) IBM
10 2 (2.00%) Mashery
10 2 (2.00%) NetApp
10 2 (2.00%) Oracle
10 2 (2.00%) Tableau
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