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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 - 10
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dunstable 40.00% - 6.52%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% - 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Dunstable.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Dunstable
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8 8 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dunstable 80.00% 34.78% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 13
Median daily rate £463 £470 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +34.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £466 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £474 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dunstable

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dunstable citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dunstable.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit

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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) E-Business Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Finance Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Lead .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Lead C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Manager
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Office Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) LINQ
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) E-business
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle