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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.56% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £138 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £337
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 23.08% 11.54% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Median daily rate £146 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.21% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £350 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 25 June 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) DameWare
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) PDA
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V2
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V2
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware