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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 16.92% 9.26% 16.93%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 26.32% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 23
Average daily rate
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£360 £475 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +31.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
66 38 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 50.77% 35.19% 52.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 65
Average daily rate £375 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £96 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £502 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (39.02%) Windows
3 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
4 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
4 12 (29.27%) MS Office
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (24.39%) B2B
6 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
6 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (21.95%) SCCM
8 8 (19.51%) VMware
8 8 (19.51%) MCSE
8 8 (19.51%) CSS
8 8 (19.51%) HTML
8 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
8 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
8 8 (19.51%) Lync
9 7 (17.07%) SQL
9 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (17.07%) Application Packaging
10 6 (14.63%) Finance
10 6 (14.63%) XSL
10 6 (14.63%) Web Services
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (12.20%) Sonus
11 5 (12.20%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (12.20%) Information Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
3 8 (19.51%) Lync
4 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (12.20%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (12.20%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 12 (29.27%) MS Office
3 5 (12.20%) InfoPath
4 4 (9.76%) MS Project
5 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Intranet
1 5 (12.20%) VoIP
2 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 3 (7.32%) SNMP
4 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) DNS
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) PerformancePoint
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MSI
1 2 (4.88%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.20%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Architect
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) CSS
1 8 (19.51%) HTML
2 7 (17.07%) Application Packaging
3 6 (14.63%) XSL
3 6 (14.63%) Web Services
4 5 (12.20%) XSLT
5 4 (9.76%) .NET
6 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.88%) HTML5
8 1 (2.44%) MSMQ
8 1 (2.44%) XML
8 1 (2.44%) WCF
8 1 (2.44%) jQuery
8 1 (2.44%) Ajax
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
8 1 (2.44%) CSS3
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Taxonomies
2 3 (7.32%) Telematics
3 2 (4.88%) iPad
3 2 (4.88%) iPhone
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.32%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) B2B
2 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.20%) Information Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Content Management
4 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.88%) TDD
6 2 (4.88%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.44%) SOA
7 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.44%) Scrum
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.51%) MCSE
3 5 (12.20%) MCSA
3 5 (12.20%) MCTS
3 5 (12.20%) MCITP
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) MCP
6 1 (2.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.88%) XenApp
5 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) VMware
2 5 (12.20%) Sonus
2 5 (12.20%) Avaya
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) HP
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee