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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 25.71% 8.67% 7.57%
As % of the Vendors category 51.92% 20.27% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 16
Average daily rate
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£315 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -17.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
52 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 49.52% 42.77% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 45
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £288 £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 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -17.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 28 (45.90%) MS Excel
1 28 (45.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (39.34%) Windows
3 23 (37.70%) MS Office
4 15 (24.59%) Cisco
5 14 (22.95%) ITIL
5 14 (22.95%) Firewall
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (16.39%) SQL
8 10 (16.39%) MCSE
8 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
8 10 (16.39%) Lync
9 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
9 9 (14.75%) CRM
9 9 (14.75%) Project Management
10 8 (13.11%) SCCM
11 7 (11.48%) Email Marketing
11 7 (11.48%) Marketing
11 7 (11.48%) Zoho
11 7 (11.48%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (11.48%) Wireless
11 7 (11.48%) VMware
11 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
11 7 (11.48%) Avaya
11 7 (11.48%) Juniper
11 7 (11.48%) Sage
11 7 (11.48%) CCNA
12 6 (9.84%) VoIP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (16.39%) Lync
2 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.28%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.28%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (45.90%) MS Excel
2 23 (37.70%) MS Office
3 7 (11.48%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.64%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Firewall
2 7 (11.48%) Wireless
3 6 (9.84%) MPLS
3 6 (9.84%) VoIP
4 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.20%) VPN
4 5 (8.20%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) IP Telephony
4 5 (8.20%) VLAN
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (6.56%) OSPF
5 4 (6.56%) BGP
5 4 (6.56%) DNS
5 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 4 (6.56%) DHCP
5 4 (6.56%) ADSL
5 4 (6.56%) LAN
6 3 (4.92%) WLAN
6 3 (4.92%) DMZ
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (6.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.48%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (9.84%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Developer
4 6 (9.84%) CRM Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Voice Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.64%) DataPower
2 1 (1.64%) EPoS
2 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Linux
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Phone
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) CRM
2 9 (14.75%) Project Management
2 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
3 7 (11.48%) Email Marketing
4 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.20%) Information Security
5 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.20%) Change Control
5 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.56%) QMS
6 4 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (6.56%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.92%) ERP
7 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.92%) Network Design
8 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (16.39%) MCSE
4 7 (11.48%) CCNA
5 6 (9.84%) MCP
6 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) CISSP
7 4 (6.56%) CCIE
7 4 (6.56%) CCNP
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) CEH
8 2 (3.28%) MCDST
8 2 (3.28%) MCTS
8 2 (3.28%) MCITP
8 2 (3.28%) MCSA
9 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) Dell Certification
9 1 (1.64%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (45.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.64%) vSphere
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.56%) Nessus
3 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Cisco
2 7 (11.48%) Avaya
2 7 (11.48%) Juniper
2 7 (11.48%) Sage
2 7 (11.48%) VMware
2 7 (11.48%) Zoho
3 5 (8.20%) Symantec
4 4 (6.56%) McAfee
4 4 (6.56%) HP
4 4 (6.56%) Business Objects
4 4 (6.56%) Qualys
4 4 (6.56%) ProCurve
4 4 (6.56%) Riverbed
5 3 (4.92%) Dell
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.28%) Lotus
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
6 2 (3.28%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle