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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Dunstable
Rank - 4 10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dunstable - 20.00% 9.52%
As % of the Vendors category - 28.57% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £608 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 12 7 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dunstable 46.15% 70.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 15
Median daily rate £365 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £608 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dunstable

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Dunstable

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Top 3 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Migration

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Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Validation