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 30 August 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.85% 2.27% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.48% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £511 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.98% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +5.00%
Microsoft Certification
London

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
107 80 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 38.08% 45.45% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 15
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £331 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Firewall
4 6 (46.15%) MCSA
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (38.46%) Network Security Management
5 5 (38.46%) Security Management
5 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Network Security
5 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (38.46%) Network Management
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
6 4 (30.77%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
6 4 (30.77%) Content Management
6 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) MCSE
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
7 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (15.38%) Law
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Architect
2 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Architect
3 2 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) PC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) PC Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Network Management
1 5 (38.46%) Network Security Management
1 5 (38.46%) Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Content Management
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) MCSA
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) CCNP
5 2 (15.38%) MCTS
6 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Government Security Classifications
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy