The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 38.89% 20.00% 38.46%
As % of the Vendors category 82.35% 26.92% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
Median daily rate £375 £148 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +154.23% -65.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £125 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £298 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 17 26 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 47.22% 74.29% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 16
Median daily rate £375 £263 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -17.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bedford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bedford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedford over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bedford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (26.32%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Ruby
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) Android
4 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
4 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
4 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Capybara
4 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
4 4 (21.05%) Calabash
4 4 (21.05%) User Experience
4 4 (21.05%) API Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (10.53%) AppSense
6 2 (10.53%) PKI

Microsoft
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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
1 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
1 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (10.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) QlikView
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Calabash
1 4 (21.05%) Capybara
1 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
1 4 (21.05%) JIRA
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) Appium
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Supplier Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Governance Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Governance Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (5.26%) QlikView Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) PDA
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Android
2 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) API Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
4 2 (10.53%) Scorecard
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.26%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCEA
1 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
1 2 (10.53%) SDET
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) AppSense
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) Ariba
4 1 (5.26%) SAP