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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 13 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 16.54% 5.62% 16.09%
As % of the Vendors category 34.92% 15.15% 35.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £359 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £342 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £376 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.29%
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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
63 33 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 47.37% 37.08% 45.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 51
Average daily rate £400 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £334 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
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 £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (35.00%) MS Exchange
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (30.00%) MS Office
6 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
6 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.00%) SCCM
7 10 (25.00%) B2B
8 8 (20.00%) MCSE
8 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (20.00%) Lync
9 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (17.50%) VMware
9 7 (17.50%) Application Packaging
9 7 (17.50%) Citrix
10 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (15.00%) CSS
10 6 (15.00%) HTML
10 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.00%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) MCITP
10 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (12.50%) Sonus
11 5 (12.50%) Information Architecture
11 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
3 8 (20.00%) Lync
4 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (5.00%) IIS
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (30.00%) MS Office
3 5 (12.50%) InfoPath
4 4 (10.00%) MS Project
5 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) VoIP
1 5 (12.50%) Intranet
2 4 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (7.50%) SNMP
3 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MSI
1 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Application Packaging
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (12.50%) XSL
3 5 (12.50%) XSLT
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) LAMP
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Taxonomies
2 3 (7.50%) Telematics
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) iPad
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) iPhone
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.50%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) B2B
2 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.50%) Content Management
3 5 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) MVC
7 1 (2.50%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) SOA
7 1 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) VBScript
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (20.00%) MCSE
3 6 (15.00%) MCITP
4 5 (12.50%) MCSA
4 5 (12.50%) MCTS
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) VCP4
6 1 (2.50%) MCDST
6 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Citrix
1 7 (17.50%) VMware
2 5 (12.50%) Sonus
2 5 (12.50%) Avaya
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Dell
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee