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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.54% 10.00% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 32.56% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
Average daily rate £433 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% -10.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
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
114 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 43.85% 30.71% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 36 18
Average daily rate £400 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £160 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) VPN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) IT Architect
2 2 (40.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (20.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) PC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) PC Support
3 1 (20.00%) PC Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Capita