Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 106 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.95% 15.57% 14.12%
As % of the Vendors category 29.39% 32.62% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 66
Bedfordshire median daily rate £360 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.23% +31.36%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £136
90th Percentile £475 £531 £589
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £11.49 £8.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.32% +39.27% -79.38%
10th Percentile £14.25 £8.66 £7.88
90th Percentile £17.88 £12.73 £42.81
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.92 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.59% -9.58% +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 262 325 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 47.46% 47.72% 51.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 207 223
Bedfordshire median daily rate £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £208 £240 £250
90th Percentile £584 £550 £605
East of England median daily rate £425 £422 £390
% change year-on-year +0.71% +8.21% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 13
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £11.84 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.58% -8.92% -61.48%
10th Percentile £13.75 £9.09 £7.88
90th Percentile £23.00 £25.65 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.69% -3.03% -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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -9 25 £368 -8.13% 16
Bedford 0 22 £360 +15.20% 5
Dunstable -8 3 £369 -13.24% 2
Shefford - 3 £140 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 36 (46.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (40.26%) Windows
3 23 (29.87%) Office 365
4 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
5 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (24.68%) VMware
5 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (23.38%) SQL
7 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Excel
8 16 (20.78%) Windows Server
9 15 (19.48%) ITIL
10 14 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (16.88%) Citrix
12 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
12 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
12 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (14.29%) DNS
14 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (12.99%) Analytics
14 10 (12.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 9 (11.69%) Linux
15 9 (11.69%) Migration
15 9 (11.69%) Firewall
15 9 (11.69%) Service Management
15 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (10.39%) HP
16 8 (10.39%) Dell
16 8 (10.39%) ETL

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 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
1 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) CMS
3 4 (5.19%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (12.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.87%) Office 365
2 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.49%) IaaS
4 5 (6.49%) Mimecast
5 4 (5.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (5.19%) Akamai
6 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) DNS
2 9 (11.69%) Firewall
3 8 (10.39%) LAN
3 8 (10.39%) VLAN
3 8 (10.39%) WAN
4 6 (7.79%) DHCP
5 5 (6.49%) VPN
6 4 (5.19%) BIG-IP
6 4 (5.19%) SAN
6 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.90%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.90%) NAS
7 3 (3.90%) Network Security
7 3 (3.90%) VPLS
8 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.79%) Big Data
4 6 (7.79%) OLAP
4 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) MySQL
6 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.60%) Power BI
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Automotive
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Consultant
5 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) SQL BI Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Web Services
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) jQuery
4 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.19%) CMDB
3 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.90%) Replication
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.30%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.26%) Windows
2 16 (20.78%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.69%) Linux
4 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.19%) Mac OS
6 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.99%) Analytics
3 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (11.69%) Service Management
5 8 (10.39%) ETL
6 7 (9.09%) Contingency Planning
6 7 (9.09%) Project Management
7 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.79%) ERP
7 6 (7.79%) ITSM
7 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
7 6 (7.79%) Scorecard
7 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
7 6 (7.79%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.49%) High Availability
9 4 (5.19%) Software Distribution
9 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.19%) VBA
4 3 (3.90%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.90%) VBScript
5 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.60%) ACCA
2 2 (2.60%) CCNA
2 2 (2.60%) CCSA
2 2 (2.60%) CIMA
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.60%) HNC
2 2 (2.60%) MCSA
2 2 (2.60%) MCSE
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) VCAP
3 1 (1.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (46.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.30%) vCloud
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) Ansible
2 5 (6.49%) Terraform
3 4 (5.19%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.90%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.90%) SCOM
5 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.60%) WSUS
6 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) VMware
2 13 (16.88%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) Dell
3 8 (10.39%) HP
4 7 (9.09%) Altiris
5 6 (7.79%) Infor
5 6 (7.79%) Symantec
6 5 (6.49%) Cloudera
6 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.19%) Adobe
7 4 (5.19%) Apple
7 4 (5.19%) F5
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle
8 3 (3.90%) Cisco
8 3 (3.90%) CommVault
8 3 (3.90%) IBM
8 3 (3.90%) Juniper
8 3 (3.90%) McAfee
8 3 (3.90%) NetApp
8 3 (3.90%) Veritas