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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 6.94% 31.03% 16.25%
As % of the Vendors category 15.63% 62.07% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 13
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£413 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £134 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £408 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -26.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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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
64 58 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 44.44% 50.00% 56.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 63
Average daily rate £413 £338 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £178 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -50.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 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 7 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 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) MS Office
4 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (19.35%) SCCM
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) HP
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.13%) Project Management
7 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
7 5 (16.13%) Lync
7 5 (16.13%) Office 365
8 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (12.90%) VMware
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 3 (9.68%) MS Project
9 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
9 3 (9.68%) VB
9 3 (9.68%) HTML
9 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.68%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Lync
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.68%) MS Project
4 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) WAN
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.45%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) Converged Networks
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) 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 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.68%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) XSL
2 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) Velocity
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) 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%) XSLT
3 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Telematics
2 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 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%) Risk Management
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) B2B
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
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%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) VB
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) VBScript
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCDST
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) CCIE
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (3.23%) UAG
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.23%) Sonus
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) Avaya
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) McAfee
3 1 (3.23%) Sophos
3 1 (3.23%) Toshiba
3 1 (3.23%) 3Com