The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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.

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

Microsoft
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.71% 15.72% 14.66%
As % of the Vendors category 31.55% 28.74% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 34
Median daily rate £400 £425 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +55.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £138 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £8.25 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -79.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 Bedfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 187 174 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 52.97% 54.72% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 109 95
Median daily rate £445 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £588 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 12
Median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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 0 29 £400 -5.88% 5
Bedford +1 17 £363 +56.75% 2
Dunstable - 4 £425 - 6
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 25 (25.77%) SQL
2 22 (22.68%) .NET
3 21 (21.65%) Project Management
4 20 (20.62%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (17.53%) Java
7 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
8 14 (14.43%) Windows
8 14 (14.43%) E-Commerce
8 14 (14.43%) Citrix
8 14 (14.43%) VMware
8 14 (14.43%) JIRA
9 12 (12.37%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (12.37%) Migration
9 12 (12.37%) MS Visio
9 12 (12.37%) Mobile App
10 11 (11.34%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.34%) Cucumber
10 11 (11.34%) ITIL
10 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
10 11 (11.34%) Oracle
11 10 (10.31%) Supplier Management
12 9 (9.28%) Ruby
12 9 (9.28%) Selenium
12 9 (9.28%) Change Management
12 9 (9.28%) C#
12 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
12 9 (9.28%) Unix

Microsoft
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 7 (7.22%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.15%) Confluence
2 5 (5.15%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 4 (4.12%) CMS
3 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.06%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.03%) Site Server
Applications
1 20 (20.62%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (12.37%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.03%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.15%) SaaS
4 4 (4.12%) Office 365
5 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) DNS
2 3 (3.09%) DHCP
3 2 (2.06%) Firewall
3 2 (2.06%) HTTP
3 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.06%) Skype
3 2 (2.06%) SMTP
3 2 (2.06%) VoIP
3 2 (2.06%) VPN
4 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.03%) IMAP
4 1 (1.03%) LAN
4 1 (1.03%) SAN
4 1 (1.03%) SSL
4 1 (1.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.09%) QlikView
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) JIRA
2 11 (11.34%) Cucumber
3 9 (9.28%) Calabash
3 9 (9.28%) Capybara
3 9 (9.28%) Selenium
3 9 (9.28%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.06%) Appium
6 2 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.06%) Bower
6 2 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.06%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.06%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.03%) GitLab
7 1 (1.03%) NUnit
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (19.59%) Architect
2 16 (16.49%) Developer
3 14 (14.43%) Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.25%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) IT Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Mobile Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Integration Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Integration Developer
7 5 (5.15%) IT Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Supplier Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Systems Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (3.09%) Data Integration Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.68%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.25%) XML
4 7 (7.22%) .NET Framework
4 7 (7.22%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (7.22%) Middleware
4 7 (7.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.09%) CSS
8 3 (3.09%) jQuery
8 3 (3.09%) RESTful
9 2 (2.06%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.06%) HTML
9 2 (2.06%) JSON
10 1 (1.03%) Node.js
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.03%) REST
10 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) User Experience
4 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.06%) PDA
6 2 (2.06%) PKI
6 2 (2.06%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.03%) NHS
7 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) RIA
7 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Android
2 9 (9.28%) Apple iOS
2 9 (9.28%) Unix
3 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.09%) Linux
6 2 (2.06%) VxWorks
6 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.65%) Project Management
2 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.43%) E-Commerce
4 12 (12.37%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (12.37%) Migration
5 11 (11.34%) ITIL
5 11 (11.34%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.31%) Supplier Management
7 9 (9.28%) API Testing
7 9 (9.28%) Change Management
7 9 (9.28%) UML
8 7 (7.22%) Data Integration
8 7 (7.22%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.19%) MVC
9 6 (6.19%) Service Design
9 6 (6.19%) Web Development
10 5 (5.15%) DevOps
10 5 (5.15%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) SQL
2 17 (17.53%) Java
3 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.28%) C#
4 9 (9.28%) Python
4 9 (9.28%) Ruby
5 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.06%) Ada
7 2 (2.06%) C++
8 1 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) MCSA
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.19%) Degree
2 6 (6.19%) MCSE
3 3 (3.09%) CCNP
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.09%) ISEB
3 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.06%) CCA
4 2 (2.06%) CCNA
4 2 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.06%) MCP
4 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) VCAP
4 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) SLA
3 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.06%) PMO
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.03%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.25%) XenApp
2 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.06%) vSphere
5 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.03%) Ansible
3 1 (1.03%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.03%) DameWare
3 1 (1.03%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Citrix
1 14 (14.43%) VMware
2 11 (11.34%) Oracle
3 7 (7.22%) Cisco
3 7 (7.22%) IBM
4 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.15%) Sitecore
6 4 (4.12%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.09%) Google
7 3 (3.09%) hybris
7 3 (3.09%) Remedy
8 2 (2.06%) Dell
8 2 (2.06%) HP
8 2 (2.06%) McAfee
9 1 (1.03%) AppSense
9 1 (1.03%) EMC
9 1 (1.03%) F5
9 1 (1.03%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.03%) Lotus
9 1 (1.03%) Symantec
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