Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 27.14% 17.89% 25.29%
As % of the Vendors category 37.25% 25.37% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 46
Bedford median daily rate £138 £200 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% -11.11% -35.71%
10th Percentile £125 £131 £95
90th Percentile £400 £388 £366
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Bedford median hourly rate £18.16 £9.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.21% - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.67 £10.30 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.25% -58.80% +100.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bedford.

All Vendors
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 51 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 72.86% 70.53% 63.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 39
Bedford median daily rate £366 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £152
90th Percentile £491 £458 £483
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Bedford median hourly rate £15.50 £9.65 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.62% -67.83% +140.00%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £13.50 £32.03
% change year-on-year -12.30% -57.85% +146.37%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) DHCP
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 8 (42.11%) Citrix
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (36.84%) VoIP
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (36.84%) VPN
6 7 (36.84%) McAfee
6 7 (36.84%) Google
6 7 (36.84%) RSA SecurID
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (36.84%) XenApp
6 7 (36.84%) vSphere
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (26.32%) G Suite
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
8 3 (15.79%) NHS
8 3 (15.79%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) .NET
9 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (10.53%) MCSA

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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Site Server
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Acrobat
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.26%) InDesign
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.26%) PaintShop Pro
2 1 (5.26%) RoboHelp
2 1 (5.26%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) G Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DHCP
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) VoIP
2 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Appium
1 1 (5.26%) Calabash
1 1 (5.26%) Capybara
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Service Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) IT Support
4 3 (15.79%) IT Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Architect
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Officer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (15.79%) NHS
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) PDA
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) ITSM
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) API Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) SDET
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.26%) VCAP
4 1 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) vSphere
2 7 (36.84%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) vCloud
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) DameWare
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix
3 7 (36.84%) Google
3 7 (36.84%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.26%) Adobe
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) CommVault
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Veritas