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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.99% 14.93% 13.92%
As % of the Vendors category 26.94% 33.53% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 48
Median daily rate £388 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Median hourly rate £8.25 £27.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.72% +109.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
193 167 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 55.62% 44.53% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 113 134
Median daily rate £400 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £150 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +68.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.54 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 26 £400 +19.85% 7
Bedford +1 9 £263 +45.83% 7
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (34.58%) Windows
2 32 (29.91%) Active Directory
3 27 (25.23%) MS Excel
3 27 (25.23%) C#
4 23 (21.50%) .NET
5 22 (20.56%) MS Office
6 21 (19.63%) Citrix
6 21 (19.63%) VMware
6 21 (19.63%) Software Engineering
7 20 (18.69%) SOA
7 20 (18.69%) SOAP
7 20 (18.69%) Windows Server
8 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (17.76%) REST
8 19 (17.76%) ITIL
9 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (15.89%) Reverse Engineering
10 17 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (14.02%) E-Commerce
11 15 (14.02%) SCCM
11 15 (14.02%) Microservices
12 14 (13.08%) HP
13 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
14 12 (11.21%) Data Centre
15 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.28%) User Stories
15 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
15 11 (10.28%) SQL

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 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.54%) IBM Domino
2 7 (6.54%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.61%) IBM Notes
3 6 (5.61%) IIS
3 6 (5.61%) JBoss
4 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.80%) Confluence
7 2 (1.87%) Apache
7 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.93%) CMS
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.93%) Mule
8 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (25.23%) MS Excel
2 22 (20.56%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Office 365
2 8 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.80%) CloudFront
4 3 (2.80%) SaaS
5 2 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) IaaS
6 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) DHCP
1 8 (7.48%) DNS
2 5 (4.67%) WAN
3 4 (3.74%) MPLS
3 4 (3.74%) NetScaler
3 4 (3.74%) SMTP
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.87%) Firewall
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) SAN
4 2 (1.87%) Skype
5 1 (0.93%) FTP
5 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.93%) SSL
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.74%) OLAP
3 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.87%) MySQL
3 2 (1.87%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) Power BI
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Selenium
2 3 (2.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.93%) VectorCAST
General
1 8 (7.48%) Retail
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) French Language
4 2 (1.87%) German Language
4 2 (1.87%) Local Government
4 2 (1.87%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.87%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Architect
2 16 (14.95%) Analyst
2 16 (14.95%) Developer
3 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (12.15%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Technical Architect
5 11 (10.28%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.41%) Designer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Designer
8 6 (5.61%) .NET Designer
8 6 (5.61%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) SOA Designer
10 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.50%) .NET
2 20 (18.69%) SOAP
3 19 (17.76%) REST
4 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (9.35%) Middleware
5 9 (8.41%) WCF
6 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.74%) Web Services
7 2 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.87%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.87%) WPF
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.80%) EPoS
5 2 (1.87%) iPhone
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) RIA
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.58%) Windows
2 20 (18.69%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.54%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.74%) Solaris
10 3 (2.80%) Linux
11 2 (1.87%) Android
11 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.87%) Debian
11 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.93%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Software Engineering
2 20 (18.69%) SOA
3 19 (17.76%) ITIL
4 17 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.89%) Reverse Engineering
5 15 (14.02%) E-Commerce
5 15 (14.02%) Microservices
6 11 (10.28%) Migration
6 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (10.28%) User Stories
7 9 (8.41%) Low Latency
8 7 (6.54%) TDD
9 6 (5.61%) Open Source
9 6 (5.61%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.67%) AOP
10 5 (4.67%) Automation Testing
10 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (4.67%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.67%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (4.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) C#
2 11 (10.28%) SQL
3 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.74%) C
5 1 (0.93%) Ada
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.67%) MCITP
3 5 (4.67%) MCSE
4 4 (3.74%) Degree
4 4 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.87%) VCAP
6 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (29.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.35%) vSphere
4 8 (7.48%) XenApp
5 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.61%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) SCCM
2 9 (8.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.80%) SCOM
3 3 (2.80%) WSUS
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.87%) Simpana
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Citrix
1 21 (19.63%) VMware
2 14 (13.08%) HP
3 10 (9.35%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.41%) Dell
5 7 (6.54%) Cisco
5 7 (6.54%) Lotus
5 7 (6.54%) Oracle
6 5 (4.67%) Symantec
7 4 (3.74%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.74%) IronPort
7 4 (3.74%) NetApp
8 3 (2.80%) Akamai
8 3 (2.80%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.80%) Avaya
9 2 (1.87%) Apple
9 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.87%) CommVault
9 2 (1.87%) IBM
9 2 (1.87%) Tableau
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