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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
London / Croydon
Rank 27 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.44% 0.35% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.05% 0.65% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £500 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +212.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%

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
99 154 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 48.29% 54.61% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 131 18
Median daily rate £470 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £320 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

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 1 March 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) CCIE
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (50.00%) High Availability
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Server Building
5 4 (50.00%) Migration
5 4 (50.00%) Replication
5 4 (50.00%) Clustering
5 4 (50.00%) MCITP
5 4 (50.00%) VLAN

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 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
2 4 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (50.00%) SSL
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Law
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
1 4 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Ticket Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCIE
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) MCITP
3 4 (50.00%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy