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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 57 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.24% 16.24% 19.83%
As % of the Vendors category 25.30% 37.01% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 76
Median daily rate £350 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +140.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
166 154 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 48.40% 43.87% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 97 145
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.71% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 25 September 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 -11 15 £388 +12.72% 6
Bedford -4 10 £200 -33.33% 4
Dunstable - 1 £175 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (35.87%) Windows
3 26 (28.26%) VMware
4 23 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (23.91%) Windows Server
6 21 (22.83%) Citrix
7 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (19.57%) SCCM
9 17 (18.48%) HP
10 16 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 16 (17.39%) ITIL
11 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
11 15 (16.30%) MS Office
11 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (15.22%) C#
13 13 (14.13%) E-Commerce
13 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (14.13%) Office 365
13 13 (14.13%) vSphere
14 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (13.04%) XenApp
14 12 (13.04%) Dell
15 11 (11.96%) Cisco
16 10 (10.87%) .NET
16 10 (10.87%) IIS
16 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (10.87%) Firewall
16 10 (10.87%) Finance
16 10 (10.87%) Migration

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 16 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.87%) IIS
3 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.61%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.17%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.17%) JBoss
6 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.09%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.09%) CMS
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Mule
7 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.30%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.17%) MS Project
5 1 (1.09%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (14.13%) Office 365
2 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.52%) CloudFront
4 3 (3.26%) SaaS
5 2 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.17%) IaaS
6 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Firewall
2 9 (9.78%) DNS
3 8 (8.70%) DHCP
3 8 (8.70%) WAN
4 4 (4.35%) LAN
4 4 (4.35%) MPLS
4 4 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 4 (4.35%) Network Security
4 4 (4.35%) SMTP
5 3 (3.26%) FTP
5 3 (3.26%) Internet
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.17%) Skype
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.09%) IPsec
7 1 (1.09%) SSL
7 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.09%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.17%) OLAP
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.09%) Power BI
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Selenium
2 1 (1.09%) ERwin
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.09%) VectorCAST
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Games
2 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) French Language
3 2 (2.17%) German Language
3 2 (2.17%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (2.17%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.09%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.09%) Local Government
4 1 (1.09%) Publishing
4 1 (1.09%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (14.13%) Architect
3 9 (9.78%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.78%) Technical Architect
4 6 (6.52%) Analyst
4 6 (6.52%) Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Collaboration Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Office 365 Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) VMware Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) SOA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) REST
2 9 (9.78%) Web Services
3 8 (8.70%) SOAP
4 4 (4.35%) Middleware
4 4 (4.35%) WCF
5 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.17%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.09%) HTML
7 1 (1.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.26%) EPoS
3 3 (3.26%) RIA
4 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.09%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.87%) Windows
2 22 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.43%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.35%) Solaris
8 3 (3.26%) Linux
9 2 (2.17%) Android
9 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.17%) Debian
9 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.09%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) ITIL
2 13 (14.13%) E-Commerce
3 10 (10.87%) Migration
4 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
4 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.70%) SOA
6 6 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.52%) High Availability
6 6 (6.52%) Open Source
6 6 (6.52%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (5.43%) Automation Testing
7 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.43%) ETL
7 5 (5.43%) Identity Management
7 5 (5.43%) Microservices
7 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Change Management
8 4 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.35%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.22%) C#
2 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.78%) SQL
4 4 (4.35%) C
5 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.09%) Ada
6 1 (1.09%) C++
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) CCNA
1 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.43%) MCITP
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) CCSA
2 4 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.17%) VCAP
3 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.09%) CCNP
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) MCSA
4 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) GxP
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.13%) vSphere
4 12 (13.04%) XenApp
5 9 (9.78%) VMware ESX
6 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
7 7 (7.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
3 3 (3.26%) WSUS
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) Simpana
Vendors
1 26 (28.26%) VMware
2 21 (22.83%) Citrix
3 17 (18.48%) HP
4 12 (13.04%) Dell
5 11 (11.96%) Cisco
6 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.78%) NetApp
7 7 (7.61%) Oracle
8 6 (6.52%) Akamai
8 6 (6.52%) Avaya
8 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.35%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.35%) IronPort
10 2 (2.17%) CommVault
10 2 (2.17%) IBM
10 2 (2.17%) Lotus
10 2 (2.17%) Tableau
10 2 (2.17%) Xamarin
11 1 (1.09%) Adobe
11 1 (1.09%) WSO2
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