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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.58% 24.83% 22.12%
As % of the Vendors category 25.66% 47.10% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 72
Median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £199 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 8
Median hourly rate £10.30 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.57% +133.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
113 155 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 41.24% 52.72% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 100 140
Median daily rate £413 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 16
Median hourly rate £12.05 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £50.68 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 -13 6 £400 -30.43% 6
Bedford -3 4 £375 -3.22% 2
Dunstable -5 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 33 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 28 (34.57%) Windows
3 27 (33.33%) VMware
4 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (27.16%) Windows Server
6 21 (25.93%) Citrix
7 18 (22.22%) HP
8 17 (20.99%) ITIL
8 17 (20.99%) MS Excel
8 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
8 17 (20.99%) XenApp
9 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (19.75%) Office 365
9 16 (19.75%) SCCM
10 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (17.28%) vSphere
11 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
12 13 (16.05%) Data Centre
13 12 (14.81%) Dell
13 12 (14.81%) Migration
13 12 (14.81%) Firewall
14 11 (13.58%) Finance
14 11 (13.58%) Cisco
14 11 (13.58%) WAN
14 11 (13.58%) SQL
15 10 (12.35%) C#
15 10 (12.35%) IIS
15 10 (12.35%) Web Services

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 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.35%) IIS
3 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.94%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.23%) Apache
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS Office
2 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.75%) Office 365
2 15 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.64%) CloudFront
4 2 (2.47%) IaaS
4 2 (2.47%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) GitHub
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) Firewall
2 11 (13.58%) WAN
3 8 (9.88%) NetScaler
4 6 (7.41%) DNS
4 6 (7.41%) MPLS
5 5 (6.17%) DHCP
5 5 (6.17%) LAN
5 5 (6.17%) Network Security
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.70%) FTP
6 3 (3.70%) Internet
6 3 (3.70%) SMTP
7 2 (2.47%) VLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.23%) Intranet
8 1 (1.23%) IPsec
8 1 (1.23%) VPN
8 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.23%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) OLAP
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.23%) Power BI
6 1 (1.23%) QlikView
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Selenium
2 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) ERwin
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Advertising
2 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) French Language
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Military
3 1 (1.23%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (9.88%) Architect
3 8 (9.88%) Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) VMware Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) .NET
3 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) jQuery
4 1 (1.23%) JSON
4 1 (1.23%) REST
4 1 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) RIA
4 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.57%) Windows
2 22 (27.16%) Windows Server
3 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.41%) Solaris
7 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.47%) Linux
9 1 (1.23%) Android
9 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.23%) Debian
9 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Migration
3 10 (12.35%) Change Management
4 9 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.64%) High Availability
7 6 (7.41%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.41%) Open Source
8 5 (6.17%) Automation Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.17%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.17%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.94%) ETL
10 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) SQL
2 10 (12.35%) C#
2 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.17%) C
4 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.23%) Java
5 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) CCNA
1 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (7.41%) MCITP
1 6 (7.41%) MCSE
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.17%) CCSA
3 3 (3.70%) VCAP
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.47%) CCEA
4 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) CCNP
5 1 (1.23%) CCSE
5 1 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.23%) CIPD
5 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.23%) PMP
5 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 33 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.99%) XenApp
4 14 (17.28%) vSphere
5 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (9.88%) VMware ESX
7 7 (8.64%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (19.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.64%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.70%) Simpana
3 3 (3.70%) WSUS
4 2 (2.47%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) VMware
2 21 (25.93%) Citrix
3 18 (22.22%) HP
4 12 (14.81%) Dell
5 11 (13.58%) Cisco
6 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint
6 10 (12.35%) NetApp
7 9 (11.11%) Oracle
8 7 (8.64%) Akamai
9 6 (7.41%) 3PAR
10 5 (6.17%) Avaya
11 3 (3.70%) CommVault
11 3 (3.70%) IronPort
12 2 (2.47%) AppSense
12 2 (2.47%) Remedy
12 2 (2.47%) SAP
12 2 (2.47%) Xamarin
13 1 (1.23%) Cognos
13 1 (1.23%) Nintex
13 1 (1.23%) Tableau
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