Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 89 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.21% 14.76% 13.49%
As % of the Vendors category 22.41% 30.80% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 61
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £350 £123 £300
90th Percentile £547 £475 £525
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £44.99 £16.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.32% -10.19% -48.57%
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.64% -3.17% -4.55%

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 174 289 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 45.55% 47.93% 44.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 200 177
Bedfordshire median daily rate £434 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £308 £130 £300
90th Percentile £597 £575 £544
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £44.99 £16.08 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +179.75% +14.88% -67.06%
10th Percentile £17.40 £10.16 £12.20
90th Percentile £45.26 £33.75 £26.55
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £15.86 £17.64
% change year-on-year +8.76% -10.07% +6.88%

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 25 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 2019. 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 19 £438 +21.53% 14
Bedford -2 11 £425 +226.92% 3
Dunstable +4 3 - -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (25.64%) Office 365
2 10 (25.64%) Internet
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) IIS
4 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
4 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
5 7 (17.95%) MySQL
5 7 (17.95%) Finance
5 7 (17.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (17.95%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (15.38%) .NET
7 5 (12.82%) Project Management
7 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco
7 5 (12.82%) Windows
7 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) SCCM
7 5 (12.82%) High Availability
8 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (10.26%) Time Management
8 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (10.26%) Change Management
8 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 3 (7.69%) DNS
9 3 (7.69%) CCNA

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 9 (23.08%) IIS
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Confluence
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (25.64%) Office 365
3 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) IP Telephony
2 3 (7.69%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) Wireless
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) FTP
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (5.13%) SMTP
3 2 (5.13%) SSH
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.13%) Power BI
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Hudson
3 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Local Government
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) DBA
1 7 (17.95%) SQL DBA
2 6 (15.38%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Internet of Things
2 2 (5.13%) RIA
3 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) High Availability
1 5 (12.82%) Project Management
2 4 (10.26%) Change Management
2 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
2 4 (10.26%) Time Management
3 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.69%) Data Transformation
3 3 (7.69%) DevOps
3 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (7.69%) ETL
3 3 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) MVC
3 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.69%) SOA
3 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) CCNA
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.56%) GDPR
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Squid
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.13%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
2 2 (5.13%) Terraform
3 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.13%) Avaya
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Darktrace
4 1 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Sophos
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin