The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Crawley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 17.09% 14.58% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 35.09% 29.58% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Average daily rate
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£444 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £148 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -52.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Crawley region.

Vendors Category
Crawley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
57 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 48.72% 49.31% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 48
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Crawley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Crawley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Crawley

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Crawley region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Crawley

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Crawley region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Crawley

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crawley

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crawley region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 21 (47.73%) Windows
4 14 (31.82%) MS Office
5 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.45%) Citrix
6 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco
6 9 (20.45%) VMware
7 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.18%) Lync
7 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (15.91%) SCCM
8 7 (15.91%) VoIP
8 7 (15.91%) Finance
9 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.36%) CRM
10 5 (11.36%) MCSE
10 5 (11.36%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (11.36%) XenDesktop
11 4 (9.09%) XenApp
11 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
11 4 (9.09%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crawley region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 8 (18.18%) Lync
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (31.82%) MS Office
3 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (9.09%) MS Project
4 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.27%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) VoIP
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (6.82%) SNMP
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
3 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.55%) Intranet
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) CTI
5 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MSI
1 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Back Office
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Analyst
1 8 (18.18%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (4.55%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) CSS
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) XSL
2 2 (4.55%) XSLT
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) LAMP
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.55%) iPhone
4 2 (4.55%) iPad
4 2 (4.55%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.27%) IVR
5 1 (2.27%) Telematics
5 1 (2.27%) DataPower
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Phone
7 2 (4.55%) UNIX
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) CRM
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) B2B
3 3 (6.82%) Service Management
4 2 (4.55%) Information Architecture
4 2 (4.55%) Email Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Content Management
4 2 (4.55%) Change Management
4 2 (4.55%) Project Management
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
4 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 2 (4.55%) ERP
4 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.27%) SOA
5 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) MCSE
3 3 (6.82%) MCITP
4 2 (4.55%) MCTS
4 2 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.27%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) XenDesktop
4 4 (9.09%) XenApp
5 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Citrix
1 9 (20.45%) Cisco
1 9 (20.45%) VMware
2 2 (4.55%) Sonus
2 2 (4.55%) Zoho
2 2 (4.55%) Sage
2 2 (4.55%) Lotus
2 2 (4.55%) Avaya
2 2 (4.55%) Dell
2 2 (4.55%) EMC
2 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Apple
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec
3 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) SAP