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 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.61% 16.75% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 30.43% 37.21% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 28
Median daily rate £525 £390 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £147 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Median hourly rate £8.25 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.37% +207.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
161 172 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 51.27% 45.03% 44.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 113 104
Median daily rate £444 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +2 26 £450 - 6
Bedford -5 3 £425 +112.50% 19
Dunstable +5 2 £608 +42.94% 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 34 (36.17%) .NET
2 33 (35.11%) Software Engineering
3 30 (31.91%) C#
3 30 (31.91%) MS Excel
3 30 (31.91%) SOA
4 26 (27.66%) SOAP
5 25 (26.60%) REST
6 24 (25.53%) Microservices
6 24 (25.53%) Windows
7 22 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (23.40%) Reverse Engineering
7 22 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (21.28%) MS Office
8 20 (21.28%) E-Commerce
9 18 (19.15%) ITIL
10 16 (17.02%) Middleware
11 15 (15.96%) Red Hat
11 15 (15.96%) Low Latency
12 14 (14.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (12.77%) User Stories
13 12 (12.77%) JBoss
14 11 (11.70%) Citrix
14 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
14 11 (11.70%) WCF
15 9 (9.57%) Windows Server
15 9 (9.57%) TDD
15 9 (9.57%) Retail
15 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
16 8 (8.51%) VMware

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 (12.77%) JBoss
2 6 (6.38%) Confluence
2 6 (6.38%) IBM Domino
3 5 (5.32%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.13%) IIS
6 2 (2.13%) Mule
6 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.06%) Apache
7 1 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 20 (21.28%) MS Office
3 5 (5.32%) MS Project
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) DHCP
1 4 (4.26%) DNS
2 3 (3.19%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) SAN
3 2 (2.13%) SSL
3 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.06%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) Skype
4 1 (1.06%) SMTP
4 1 (1.06%) VLAN
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
4 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.06%) Wireless
4 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.13%) OLAP
2 2 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (7.45%) Rational Rhapsody
1 7 (7.45%) VectorCAST
2 6 (6.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.57%) Retail
2 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Games
3 2 (2.13%) German Language
3 2 (2.13%) Local Government
3 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Advertising
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
4 1 (1.06%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.06%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Architect
2 19 (20.21%) Developer
3 16 (17.02%) Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Senior Developer
3 16 (17.02%) Technical Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Designer
5 9 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.57%) Senior Designer
6 7 (7.45%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) .NET Designer
7 6 (6.38%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Principal Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Middleware Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.32%) SOA Designer
9 4 (4.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.17%) .NET
2 26 (27.66%) SOAP
3 25 (26.60%) REST
4 16 (17.02%) Middleware
5 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (11.70%) WCF
7 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.26%) WPF
9 2 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.13%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.06%) Apache Camel
10 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.19%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.13%) EPoS
4 2 (2.13%) iPhone
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.06%) CMDB
5 1 (1.06%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.06%) iPad
5 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.45%) VxWorks
4 7 (7.45%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.06%) Android
9 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.06%) Debian
9 1 (1.06%) Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.11%) Software Engineering
2 30 (31.91%) SOA
3 24 (25.53%) Microservices
4 22 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (23.40%) Reverse Engineering
5 20 (21.28%) E-Commerce
6 18 (19.15%) ITIL
7 15 (15.96%) Low Latency
8 12 (12.77%) User Stories
9 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
9 9 (9.57%) TDD
10 7 (7.45%) AOP
10 7 (7.45%) Data Transformation
10 7 (7.45%) Migration
10 7 (7.45%) OO
10 7 (7.45%) UML
10 7 (7.45%) Validation
11 6 (6.38%) Project Planning
12 4 (4.26%) MVVM
12 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) C#
2 7 (7.45%) Ada
2 7 (7.45%) C++
3 5 (5.32%) SQL
4 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.26%) Degree
4 2 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.06%) MCSA
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) Red Hat
2 11 (11.70%) Citrix
3 8 (8.51%) VMware
4 6 (6.38%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.38%) Lotus
5 5 (5.32%) Symantec
6 3 (3.19%) Apple
6 3 (3.19%) Cisco
7 2 (2.13%) Apigee
7 2 (2.13%) Avaya
7 2 (2.13%) HP
7 2 (2.13%) IBM
7 2 (2.13%) Mashery
8 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.06%) Dell
8 1 (1.06%) IronPort
8 1 (1.06%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.06%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.06%) WSO2
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