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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 8 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 45 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.95% 14.06% 17.42%
As % of the Vendors category 30.30% 32.37% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 57
Median daily rate £445 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £152 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £50.68 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +189.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
99 139 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 36.13% 43.44% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 91 140
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £45.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.88% +157.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Bedford -2 8 £355 +140.67% 8
Luton -7 5 £525 -10.63% 7
Dunstable -1 1 - - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 14 (23.33%) ITIL
3 14 (23.33%) Change Management
3 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.00%) Office 365
4 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (18.33%) Windows
5 11 (18.33%) .NET
5 11 (18.33%) Java
5 11 (18.33%) VMware
5 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
5 11 (18.33%) JIRA
6 10 (16.67%) Ruby
6 10 (16.67%) Selenium
6 10 (16.67%) Android
6 10 (16.67%) Capybara
6 10 (16.67%) Calabash
6 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 10 (16.67%) Python
6 10 (16.67%) API Testing
7 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (15.00%) Problem Management
8 8 (13.33%) Citrix
8 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (13.33%) C#
9 7 (11.67%) Windows Server

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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.33%) CMS
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (20.00%) Office 365
3 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.00%) Akamai
4 3 (5.00%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.67%) GitHub
5 1 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
1 4 (6.67%) WAN
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 3 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) DHCP
3 2 (3.33%) HTTP
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
3 2 (3.33%) MPLS
3 2 (3.33%) Network Security
3 2 (3.33%) SMTP
3 2 (3.33%) VLAN
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.67%) Intranet
4 1 (1.67%) SSL
4 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.00%) QlikView
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) JIRA
2 10 (16.67%) Calabash
2 10 (16.67%) Capybara
2 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 10 (16.67%) Selenium
2 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.33%) Appium
4 2 (3.33%) Bower
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Advertising
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Military
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Developer
1 10 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (15.00%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Mobile Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Web Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) JSON
6 1 (1.67%) Middleware
6 1 (1.67%) Node.js
6 1 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Android
2 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) Solaris
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (23.33%) Change Management
1 14 (23.33%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) API Testing
3 9 (15.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.67%) DevOps
5 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.00%) High Availability
6 3 (5.00%) MVC
6 3 (5.00%) Open Source
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.00%) Validation
7 2 (3.33%) Information Security
7 2 (3.33%) Security Management
7 2 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) Python
4 10 (16.67%) Ruby
5 8 (13.33%) C#
6 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) R
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) CCNA
1 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) ISEB
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.00%) MCP
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) CCEA
3 2 (3.33%) CCNP
3 2 (3.33%) CCSA
3 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (1.67%) CCIP
4 1 (1.67%) CCSE
4 1 (1.67%) CCSP
4 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.67%) PMP
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) SDET
3 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) XenApp
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.67%) Simpana
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) VMware
2 8 (13.33%) Citrix
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco
4 4 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) NetApp
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.33%) AppSense
6 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.33%) Dell
6 2 (3.33%) Lotus
6 2 (3.33%) Nintex
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Ariba
7 1 (1.67%) CommVault
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
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