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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 104 55 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.27% 19.50% 24.00%
As % of the Vendors category 54.17% 46.61% 49.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 32 54
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£363 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £177 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £389 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £17.30 £7.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £40.50 £70.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
192 118 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 41.11% 41.84% 48.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 69 121
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 +6 52 £356 -20.83% 4
Bedford +10 19 £380 +38.18% 14
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 62 (37.35%) MS Excel
2 61 (36.75%) Windows
3 57 (34.34%) Active Directory
4 56 (33.73%) E-Commerce
5 42 (25.30%) SCOM
6 41 (24.70%) .NET
7 39 (23.49%) SCCM
8 36 (21.69%) IIS
8 36 (21.69%) DHCP
8 36 (21.69%) DNS
9 35 (21.08%) ITIL
10 32 (19.28%) SQL
11 29 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (15.66%) FTP
14 23 (13.86%) C#
15 22 (13.25%) Web Services
15 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (12.65%) MS Project
16 21 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (11.45%) MS Office
18 18 (10.84%) Cisco
18 18 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
19 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
19 17 (10.24%) CRM
19 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (9.64%) VMware
20 16 (9.64%) Retail
20 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
21 15 (9.04%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (21.69%) IIS
2 8 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (4.82%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.22%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 7 (4.22%) CMS
4 5 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.20%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 62 (37.35%) MS Excel
2 21 (12.65%) MS Project
3 19 (11.45%) MS Office
4 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
5 7 (4.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.61%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.20%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.20%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.60%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.81%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.69%) DHCP
1 36 (21.69%) DNS
2 26 (15.66%) FTP
3 11 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.22%) Network Security
4 7 (4.22%) LAN
4 7 (4.22%) WAN
5 6 (3.61%) Firewall
6 5 (3.01%) SAN
7 3 (1.81%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.81%) VPN
7 3 (1.81%) OSPF
7 3 (1.81%) BGP
7 3 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.20%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.60%) NAS
9 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.41%) MS Access
4 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.60%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.01%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.60%) NUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.60%) NSubstitute
General
1 16 (9.64%) Retail
2 13 (7.83%) Finance
3 7 (4.22%) Legal
4 6 (3.61%) Publishing
5 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (19.88%) Analyst
3 18 (10.84%) Developer
4 17 (10.24%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.43%) Architect
6 9 (5.42%) Consultant
6 9 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.42%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.42%) Web Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.61%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.01%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.01%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.01%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.01%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Web Architect
10 4 (2.41%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.70%) .NET
2 22 (13.25%) Web Services
3 10 (6.02%) XML
3 10 (6.02%) HTML
4 8 (4.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.61%) EDI
6 5 (3.01%) CSS
7 4 (2.41%) Middleware
8 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.20%) WCF
9 2 (1.20%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.60%) HTML5
10 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.60%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (0.60%) Autofac
10 1 (0.60%) LINQ
10 1 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.20%) Social Media
4 2 (1.20%) FMCG
4 2 (1.20%) iPhone
4 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) User Experience
5 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.75%) Windows
2 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.42%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.41%) Linux
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.20%) UNIX
7 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.73%) E-Commerce
2 35 (21.08%) ITIL
3 29 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (10.24%) CRM
5 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
7 12 (7.23%) Scrum
7 12 (7.23%) Project Planning
8 10 (6.02%) Incident Management
8 10 (6.02%) UML
8 10 (6.02%) Project Management
9 9 (5.42%) Logistics
10 8 (4.82%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.22%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.22%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.61%) Web Development
12 6 (3.61%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.61%) Business Analysis
12 6 (3.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.28%) SQL
2 23 (13.86%) C#
3 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.82%) Java
6 6 (3.61%) ABAP
7 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.01%) VBScript
8 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.20%) VB
9 2 (1.20%) C
10 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.22%) MCITP
2 7 (4.22%) Degree
3 6 (3.61%) CCSA
3 6 (3.61%) CCNP
3 6 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (3.61%) MCTS
4 5 (3.01%) CCDP
4 5 (3.01%) MCSE
5 4 (2.41%) ISEB
5 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.41%) VCP5
6 3 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.81%) CCSE
6 3 (1.81%) MCSA
6 3 (1.81%) MCP
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 57 (34.34%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.22%) vSphere
4 4 (2.41%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.81%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
7 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.60%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 42 (25.30%) SCOM
2 39 (23.49%) SCCM
3 3 (1.81%) WSUS
3 3 (1.81%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (10.84%) Cisco
2 16 (9.64%) VMware
3 15 (9.04%) Akamai
4 9 (5.42%) Citrix
5 8 (4.82%) IBM
6 7 (4.22%) Oracle
6 7 (4.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.61%) SAP
8 4 (2.41%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.41%) CA
8 4 (2.41%) HP
9 3 (1.81%) CommVault
9 3 (1.81%) NetApp
9 3 (1.81%) Wyse
9 3 (1.81%) Altiris
10 2 (1.20%) Planview
10 2 (1.20%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.20%) McAfee
10 2 (1.20%) Lotus
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