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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.97% 12.76% 22.16%
As % of the Vendors category 39.89% 27.92% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 25
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £145 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £452 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 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 £15.00 £12.50 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £67.50 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
178 197 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.06% 45.71% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 106 57
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 30 £588 +42.42% 6
Bedford +2 13 £363 - 8
Dunstable 0 6 £425 -3.95% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (35.56%) Windows
2 46 (34.07%) Active Directory
3 41 (30.37%) E-Commerce
4 37 (27.41%) .NET
5 35 (25.93%) MS Excel
6 28 (20.74%) IIS
6 28 (20.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (18.52%) ITIL
8 24 (17.78%) DNS
8 24 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 20 (14.81%) SCOM
11 19 (14.07%) Citrix
11 19 (14.07%) SCCM
12 18 (13.33%) DHCP
12 18 (13.33%) C#
12 18 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (12.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (12.59%) MS Office
13 17 (12.59%) SharePoint
14 16 (11.85%) SQL
14 16 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (10.37%) VMware
15 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET
15 14 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (9.63%) SOA
16 13 (9.63%) SLA
16 13 (9.63%) Web Services
16 13 (9.63%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (20.74%) IIS
2 17 (12.59%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.93%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.19%) IBM Notes
5 6 (4.44%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (2.96%) CMS
6 4 (2.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.48%) Lync
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.74%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 35 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 17 (12.59%) MS Office
3 8 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.22%) MS Project
5 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.15%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.96%) PaaS
5 2 (1.48%) IaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.78%) DNS
2 18 (13.33%) DHCP
3 12 (8.89%) FTP
4 10 (7.41%) Internet
5 8 (5.93%) LAN
6 6 (4.44%) VPN
6 6 (4.44%) WAN
7 5 (3.70%) VoIP
7 5 (3.70%) Wireless
8 3 (2.22%) Firewall
9 2 (1.48%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.74%) PABX
10 1 (0.74%) Network Security
10 1 (0.74%) LDAP
10 1 (0.74%) ADSL
10 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (12.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (8.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.70%) QlikView
7 3 (2.22%) CorVu
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.74%) MySQL
9 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) NUnit
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (9.63%) Retail
2 9 (6.67%) Finance
3 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.22%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Local Government
6 2 (1.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Automotive
7 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (20.74%) Analyst
2 26 (19.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (17.78%) Web Engineer
4 21 (15.56%) Architect
5 20 (14.81%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (11.85%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Web Architect
10 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.70%) Consultant
11 5 (3.70%) Service Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (27.41%) .NET
2 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.63%) Web Services
4 12 (8.89%) jQuery
4 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (8.15%) WCF
6 10 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.70%) Middleware
9 2 (1.48%) J2EE
9 2 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.74%) Qt
10 1 (0.74%) HTML5
10 1 (0.74%) LESS
10 1 (0.74%) REST
10 1 (0.74%) JSON
10 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.74%) HTML
10 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.19%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.96%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.22%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.22%) SecurID
5 2 (1.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.48%) DTV
5 2 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.48%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.48%) Handset
5 2 (1.48%) iPhone
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.74%) PDA
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (35.56%) Windows
2 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.96%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.96%) Linux
6 3 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.74%) Android
7 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.37%) E-Commerce
2 25 (18.52%) ITIL
3 24 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.63%) SOA
5 13 (9.63%) MVC
6 11 (8.15%) DevOps
7 8 (5.93%) Project Management
7 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.93%) Data Governance
8 7 (5.19%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (3.70%) Data Architecture
9 5 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (3.70%) Data Management
9 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Management
9 5 (3.70%) CRM
9 5 (3.70%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.96%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.33%) C#
2 16 (11.85%) SQL
3 10 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.96%) Java
5 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.48%) PHP
5 2 (1.48%) C++
6 1 (0.74%) Go
6 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.74%) Ruby
6 1 (0.74%) VBScript
6 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.74%) C
6 1 (0.74%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.96%) PMP
2 4 (2.96%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.22%) MCSE
3 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.48%) SSCP
4 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.48%) CCNP
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) CISMP
4 2 (1.48%) CEH
4 2 (1.48%) GIAC
4 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (0.74%) CCSA
5 1 (0.74%) CCSE
5 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.74%) Degree
5 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.48%) vSphere
4 2 (1.48%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.74%) XenServer
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (14.81%) SCOM
2 19 (14.07%) SCCM
3 3 (2.22%) WSUS
3 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (14.07%) Citrix
2 14 (10.37%) VMware
3 10 (7.41%) Business Objects
3 10 (7.41%) Akamai
4 8 (5.93%) SAP
5 7 (5.19%) Sitecore
5 7 (5.19%) Oracle
5 7 (5.19%) Cognos
5 7 (5.19%) Lotus
6 6 (4.44%) Cisco
7 4 (2.96%) Symantec
7 4 (2.96%) McAfee
8 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.22%) Avaya
9 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.48%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.74%) hybris
10 1 (0.74%) RightFax
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