Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.86% - 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Bedford median daily rate £236 - £350
10th Percentile £157 - £325
90th Percentile £315 - £375
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 20.00% 25.53% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 18
Bedford median daily rate £130 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £125 £305 £187
90th Percentile £400 £416 £523
Bedfordshire median daily rate £415 £415 £360
% change year-on-year - +15.28% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Bedford median hourly rate £25.00 £10.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.72% - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.53% -10.00% -4.76%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedford over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (50.00%) DameWare
1 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas