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 3 months to 26 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 36 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.96% 0.31% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.96% 2.94% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £138 - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +30.05%  

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 Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 34 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.08% 10.69% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 38
Median daily rate £429 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £326 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
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 Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 5 - - 2
Bedford - 1 £138 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) MCSE
1 7 (87.50%) MCSA
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
3 5 (62.50%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Application Packaging
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Skype
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Programme Governance
5 3 (37.50%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (25.00%) High Availability
6 2 (25.00%) VCAP
6 2 (25.00%) CMMI
6 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Skype
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Applications Specialist
1 3 (37.50%) Migration Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Application Packaging
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Programme Governance
2 3 (37.50%) Remediation Plan
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) CMMI
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) MCSA
1 7 (87.50%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CCA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) VCAP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) CCIP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCSP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
Luton, Bedfordshire
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