Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.34% 1.11% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.17% 7.07% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 7
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 - £338
10th Percentile £154 - £260
90th Percentile £434 - £385
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £320
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £14.18 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +41.80% -36.59% -13.59%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 120 99 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.42% 15.74% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 87
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +15.28% -10.00%
10th Percentile £128 £276 £248
90th Percentile £575 £600 £523
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% -10.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £13.98 £19.18 £35.50
90th Percentile £23.93 £47.47 £50.80
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
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 Certification within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 10 £475 - 1
Bedford - 2 £236 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (86.96%) MCSA
3 18 (78.26%) MCSE
3 18 (78.26%) Citrix
4 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
5 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
6 14 (60.87%) Windows
6 14 (60.87%) VMware
6 14 (60.87%) SCCM
7 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (47.83%) PCI DSS
8 11 (47.83%) XenApp
8 11 (47.83%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (47.83%) Migration
8 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
8 11 (47.83%) ITIL
9 9 (39.13%) SQL
9 9 (39.13%) DHCP
9 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
9 9 (39.13%) DNS
9 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (34.78%) Skype for Business
11 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
11 7 (30.43%) Application Packaging
11 7 (30.43%) HP
11 7 (30.43%) CCA
11 7 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (30.43%) SAN
11 7 (30.43%) CommVault
11 7 (30.43%) Remediation Plan

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (34.78%) Skype for Business
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DHCP
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (30.43%) SAN
3 5 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (21.74%) iSCSI
3 5 (21.74%) NAS
4 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
4 4 (17.39%) Skype
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (21.74%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Applications Specialist
1 6 (26.09%) Migration Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
1 5 (21.74%) Replication
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Solaris
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Enterprise Architecture
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Application Packaging
2 7 (30.43%) Programme Governance
2 7 (30.43%) Remediation Plan
3 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
4 4 (17.39%) CMMI
4 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V2
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) MCSA
2 18 (78.26%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (30.43%) CCA
4 7 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 5 (21.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (17.39%) CCNP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (17.39%) MCP
6 4 (17.39%) VCAP
7 3 (13.04%) CCNA
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (8.70%) MCITP
8 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
9 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (47.83%) XenApp
4 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
4 6 (26.09%) Terminal Services
5 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) SCCM
2 6 (26.09%) SCOM
3 5 (21.74%) Backup Exec
3 5 (21.74%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
3 5 (21.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.35%) DameWare
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (78.26%) Citrix
3 14 (60.87%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
4 7 (30.43%) CommVault
4 7 (30.43%) HP
5 6 (26.09%) NetApp
5 6 (26.09%) Symantec
6 5 (21.74%) Dell
6 5 (21.74%) EqualLogic
6 5 (21.74%) IBM
6 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
6 5 (21.74%) Veritas
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
9 1 (4.35%) McAfee