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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
London / Croydon
Rank 33 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.69% 0.46% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 0.92% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £303 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

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
122 109 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 54.71% 50.46% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 86 27
Median daily rate £470 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £306 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £610 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 January 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
5 8 (53.33%) MCSE
5 8 (53.33%) CCIE
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) Network Security Management
6 6 (40.00%) Security Management
6 6 (40.00%) Network Security
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (40.00%) MCSA
6 6 (40.00%) Network Management
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Content Management
7 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (26.67%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (26.67%) MCITP
8 4 (26.67%) VLAN
8 4 (26.67%) Network Design
8 4 (26.67%) Retail
8 4 (26.67%) Law

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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 4 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (26.67%) SSL
3 4 (26.67%) VLAN
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (26.67%) Law
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Architect
2 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Network Management
1 6 (40.00%) Network Security Management
1 6 (40.00%) Security Management
2 5 (33.33%) Content Management
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) High Availability
3 4 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 4 (26.67%) Server Building
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (13.33%) Operations Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) CCIE
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
3 6 (40.00%) MCSA
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) MCITP
4 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy