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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 10.07% 30.25% 13.29%
As % of the Vendors category 22.06% 63.16% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 14
Average daily rate
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£388 £318 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £120 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
68 57 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 45.64% 47.90% 49.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 62
Average daily rate £375 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £155 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £16.80 £33.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 12 (38.71%) MS Office
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
4 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
4 7 (22.58%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) SCCM
5 6 (19.35%) Office 365
6 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.90%) VB
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (12.90%) Lync
7 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
8 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.68%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Lync
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.68%) MS Project
4 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
1 3 (9.68%) DHCP
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) VLAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (3.23%) SignalR
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSL
3 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) Velocity
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Telematics
1 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Project Management
1 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) OOP
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) VB
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CCIE
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) P3O
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.23%) UAG
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) 3Com
4 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Intel
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Toshiba
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) LANDesk