Period
to 15 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 101 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.59% 15.26% 16.05%
As % of the Vendors category 30.17% 32.79% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 69 77
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +2.56% +30.00%
10th Percentile £125 £273 £131
90th Percentile £475 £536 £606
East of England median daily rate £360 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -0.69% -3.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £11.84 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.05% +31.56% -77.50%
10th Percentile £10.16 £8.76 £7.88
90th Percentile £24.88 £16.95 £50.70
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.30 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.89% -13.33% +4.63%

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 295 308 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 48.36% 46.53% 53.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 195 244
Bedfordshire median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £160 £291 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £604
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 15
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £14.92 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -57.37% -10.83%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.03 £7.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.98 £49.91
East of England median hourly rate £16.33 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.88% -9.09% -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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 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 -5 31 £338 -15.63% 10
Bedford 0 27 £160 -54.29% 7
Dunstable -5 2 £438 +2.94%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 38 (42.70%) Active Directory
2 29 (32.58%) Windows
3 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
4 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Excel
5 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Office
6 21 (23.60%) ITIL
7 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (22.47%) Office 365
8 18 (20.22%) SQL
9 17 (19.10%) SharePoint
9 17 (19.10%) Migration
10 16 (17.98%) VMware
11 15 (16.85%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (15.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 13 (14.61%) Citrix
13 13 (14.61%) Project Management
14 12 (13.48%) DNS
14 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
15 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
16 10 (11.24%) SCCM
16 10 (11.24%) Problem Management
16 10 (11.24%) HP
16 10 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (10.11%) Analytics
17 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (10.11%) Linux
17 9 (10.11%) Oracle
17 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 17 (19.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.74%) CMS
4 5 (5.62%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.49%) Apache
5 4 (4.49%) IIS
5 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.12%) Confluence
7 1 (1.12%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (15.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (22.47%) Office 365
2 9 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.62%) IaaS
4 4 (4.49%) Akamai
5 3 (3.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) DNS
2 7 (7.87%) DHCP
2 7 (7.87%) VLAN
3 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.62%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (5.62%) iSCSI
4 5 (5.62%) NAS
4 5 (5.62%) SAN
5 4 (4.49%) BIG-IP
5 4 (4.49%) Firewall
6 3 (3.37%) LAN
6 3 (3.37%) VPN
6 3 (3.37%) WAN
7 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.25%) MPLS
8 1 (1.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.74%) Big Data
4 6 (6.74%) Power BI
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.49%) MySQL
7 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.25%) OLAP
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.25%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Automotive
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Law
3 1 (1.12%) Publishing
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Analyst
2 11 (12.36%) Developer
3 8 (8.99%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Consultant
4 7 (7.87%) Coordinator
4 7 (7.87%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (6.74%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Data Migration Specialist
6 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Migration Specialist
6 5 (5.62%) Storage Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) .NET
2 7 (7.87%) CSS
2 7 (7.87%) HTML
3 5 (5.62%) Web Services
4 3 (3.37%) jQuery
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) Replication
3 4 (4.49%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.37%) CMDB
4 3 (3.37%) Infotainment
4 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) CCTV
6 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.12%) Android
7 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) ITIL
2 17 (19.10%) Migration
3 13 (14.61%) Project Management
4 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (11.24%) Problem Management
5 10 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.11%) Analytics
7 8 (8.99%) Service Management
8 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.62%) Data Encryption
9 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.62%) High Availability
9 5 (5.62%) ITSM
10 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.49%) Email Migration
10 4 (4.49%) ERP
10 4 (4.49%) ETL
10 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (4.49%) SDLC
10 4 (4.49%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.22%) SQL
2 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.99%) C#
4 6 (6.74%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.62%) VBScript
6 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.37%) Perl
6 3 (3.37%) Python
6 3 (3.37%) Ruby
6 3 (3.37%) VBA
7 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.49%) MCSA
2 4 (4.49%) MCSE
3 3 (3.37%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.25%) ACCA
4 2 (2.25%) CIMA
4 2 (2.25%) HNC
4 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.25%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 38 (42.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.87%) Terminal Services
4 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) Ansible
2 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.62%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.62%) SCOM
2 5 (5.62%) Terraform
3 4 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.37%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.25%) DameWare
5 2 (2.25%) WSUS
6 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) VMware
2 13 (14.61%) Citrix
3 10 (11.24%) HP
4 9 (10.11%) Oracle
5 7 (7.87%) Symantec
6 6 (6.74%) Dell
7 5 (5.62%) 3PAR
7 5 (5.62%) Altiris
7 5 (5.62%) Cloudera
7 5 (5.62%) CommVault
7 5 (5.62%) EqualLogic
7 5 (5.62%) IBM
7 5 (5.62%) NetApp
7 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.62%) Veritas
8 4 (4.49%) F5
8 4 (4.49%) SAP
9 3 (3.37%) Adobe
9 3 (3.37%) Apple