Period
to 15 December 2018

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 6 months to 15 December 2018 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 94 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.24% 14.37% 11.01%
As % of the Vendors category 25.53% 31.76% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 42
Bedfordshire median daily rate £365 £254 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.84% -30.00% +11.54%
10th Percentile £138 £125 £134
90th Percentile £475 £494 £437
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.67 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.59% +13.25% -70.57%
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bedfordshire.

All Vendors
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 235 296 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 44.01% 45.26% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 191 180
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £200 £130 £200
90th Percentile £575 £606 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £11.84 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.47% -8.92% -62.86%
10th Percentile £13.78 £9.39 £10.86
90th Percentile £28.80 £35.31 £28.30
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.30% +1.32% -19.51%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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 -3 23 £363 -14.71% 22
Bedford -4 13 £383 +150.82% 7
Dunstable 0 5 £321 - 3
Shefford - 4 £145 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 19 (31.67%) Office 365
4 15 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (21.67%) SQL
6 13 (21.67%) DNS
6 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
6 13 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (16.67%) VMware
9 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (16.67%) DHCP
10 9 (15.00%) ETL
10 9 (15.00%) Dell
11 8 (13.33%) LAN
11 8 (13.33%) WAN
11 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (13.33%) Analytics
12 7 (11.67%) Infor M3
12 7 (11.67%) Data Structures
12 7 (11.67%) Windows 10
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
12 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (11.67%) VPN
12 7 (11.67%) ERP
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel

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 15 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) CMS
4 2 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.67%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (1.67%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.67%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.67%) Office 365
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.33%) Mimecast
5 4 (6.67%) IaaS
6 3 (5.00%) Akamai
7 2 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 10 (16.67%) DHCP
3 8 (13.33%) LAN
3 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.33%) WAN
4 7 (11.67%) Firewall
4 7 (11.67%) VPN
5 5 (8.33%) VPLS
6 3 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (3.33%) FTP
7 2 (3.33%) HTTP
7 2 (3.33%) Internet
7 2 (3.33%) Network Security
7 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (3.33%) Skype
7 2 (3.33%) SMTP
7 2 (3.33%) SSH
7 2 (3.33%) SSL
7 2 (3.33%) VLAN
7 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.00%) OLAP
5 4 (6.67%) Big Data
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.67%) Selenium
1 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 4 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Exchange Migration Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Exchange Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Migration Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.67%) JSON
5 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Data Structures
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) CMDB
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) ETL
4 8 (13.33%) Analytics
5 7 (11.67%) ERP
5 7 (11.67%) ITIL
5 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.00%) Contingency Planning
6 6 (10.00%) Migration
6 6 (10.00%) Scorecard
6 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
7 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.33%) ITSM
7 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) Service Management
8 4 (6.67%) CRM
8 4 (6.67%) High Availability
8 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.67%) Task Automation
8 4 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.00%) Java
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.00%) VB
3 2 (3.33%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.33%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) CCNA
2 2 (3.33%) CCSA
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) VCAP
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.67%) CCA
3 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) MCTS
3 1 (1.67%) VCP4
3 1 (1.67%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) Squid
4 2 (3.33%) vCloud
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (8.33%) Terraform
3 4 (6.67%) Ansible
4 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.33%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) VMware
2 9 (15.00%) Dell
3 6 (10.00%) Citrix
3 6 (10.00%) Infor
4 5 (8.33%) HP
4 5 (8.33%) Juniper
4 5 (8.33%) McAfee
5 4 (6.67%) Adobe
5 4 (6.67%) Altiris
5 4 (6.67%) Cloudera
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco
6 3 (5.00%) F5
7 2 (3.33%) Apple
7 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Symantec
8 1 (1.67%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.67%) Siemens