Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dunstable 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 18 November 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
Bedfordshire > Dunstable
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dunstable 8.82% 3.45% 5.77%
As % of the Vendors category 15.79% 5.88% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Dunstable median daily rate £425 £175 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -54.84% -
10th Percentile £413 £163 £369
90th Percentile £438 £188 £406
Bedfordshire median daily rate £306 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -18.33% +25.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dunstable median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.67 £9.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.88% -61.40% +100.00%

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 Dunstable.

All Vendors
Dunstable
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dunstable 55.88% 58.62% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 11
Dunstable median daily rate £425 £233 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.80% -41.88% +60.00%
10th Percentile £281 £178 £300
90th Percentile £544 £481 £538
Bedfordshire median daily rate £418 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +5.03% -0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Dunstable median hourly rate - - £9.07
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £12.53 £32.03
% change year-on-year -5.47% -60.89% +113.52%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dunstable

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Dunstable

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dunstable

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Dunstable region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dunstable 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Office Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner