The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 25 November 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.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 22 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 4.86% 4.35% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 14.71% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £182 £553
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £383 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -17.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Qualifications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 48.61% 29.57% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 26 22
Average daily rate £470 £387 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Croydon region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Croydon region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) MS Project
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (57.14%) MCTS
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) Workflow
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (28.57%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) NUnit
6 2 (28.57%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (28.57%) MSTest
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Project
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (28.57%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
1 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Strategic Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCTS
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) HP AIS
3 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP