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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 27.91% 9.25% 7.78%
As % of the Vendors category 58.54% 22.22% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £154 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £425 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
41 72 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 47.67% 41.62% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 53
Average daily rate £350 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £33.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 28 (47.46%) MS Excel
3 26 (44.07%) Windows
4 23 (38.98%) MS Office
5 14 (23.73%) ITIL
5 14 (23.73%) Cisco
5 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (18.64%) Firewall
6 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
7 10 (16.95%) SQL
7 10 (16.95%) MCSE
8 9 (15.25%) CRM
8 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (15.25%) VMware
9 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
9 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (13.56%) SCCM
10 7 (11.86%) Email Marketing
10 7 (11.86%) Marketing
10 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
10 7 (11.86%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (11.86%) Lync
10 7 (11.86%) Zoho
10 7 (11.86%) Sage
10 7 (11.86%) SAN
10 7 (11.86%) CCNA
10 7 (11.86%) Project Management
11 6 (10.17%) MPLS
11 6 (10.17%) VoIP
11 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.86%) Lync
3 4 (6.78%) IIS
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.39%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.39%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (47.46%) MS Excel
2 23 (38.98%) MS Office
3 7 (11.86%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (6.78%) MS Project
4 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 7 (11.86%) SAN
3 6 (10.17%) MPLS
3 6 (10.17%) VoIP
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.47%) VPN
4 5 (8.47%) IP Telephony
4 5 (8.47%) Wireless
5 4 (6.78%) DNS
5 4 (6.78%) WAN
5 4 (6.78%) DHCP
5 4 (6.78%) ADSL
6 2 (3.39%) LAN
6 2 (3.39%) Network Security
6 2 (3.39%) VLAN
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Subversion
1 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.86%) Marketing
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Systems Developer
3 6 (10.17%) CRM Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Voice Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.47%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Security Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.39%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.69%) DataPower
3 1 (1.69%) IVR
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.17%) Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.39%) UNIX
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) CRM
3 7 (11.86%) Email Marketing
3 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
4 5 (8.47%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (8.47%) Information Security
5 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.78%) Migration
5 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (6.78%) Coaching
6 3 (5.08%) Change Control
6 3 (5.08%) ERP
6 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.39%) Service Management
7 2 (3.39%) Change Management
7 2 (3.39%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.95%) MCSE
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.86%) CCNA
5 6 (10.17%) MCP
6 4 (6.78%) CEH
6 4 (6.78%) CISSP
7 2 (3.39%) CCNP
7 2 (3.39%) MCSA
7 2 (3.39%) MCDST
7 2 (3.39%) MCTS
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) MCITP
7 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) Nessus
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Cisco
2 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) Zoho
3 7 (11.86%) Sage
4 5 (8.47%) Symantec
4 5 (8.47%) Avaya
4 5 (8.47%) Juniper
5 4 (6.78%) McAfee
5 4 (6.78%) HP
5 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
5 4 (6.78%) ProCurve
5 4 (6.78%) Qualys
5 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix
7 2 (3.39%) Lotus
7 2 (3.39%) Dell
7 2 (3.39%) EMC
7 2 (3.39%) SAP
7 2 (3.39%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.69%) Northgate