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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 32 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.34% 1.19% 5.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 5.00% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £325 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
60 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 40.27% 23.81% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 23
Average daily rate £450 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (56.25%) MS Project
3 9 (56.25%) MS Office
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) MCSE
4 8 (50.00%) MCSA
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 6 (37.50%) SAN
6 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (37.50%) VMware ESX
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (31.25%) MCTS
7 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
7 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (31.25%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) ISO 9001
7 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
8 4 (25.00%) IIS
8 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
8 4 (25.00%) MCSM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Project
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) PC Support
2 2 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 4 (25.00%) Critical Path Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) R
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) MCSE
1 8 (50.00%) MCSA
2 5 (31.25%) MCTS
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (25.00%) MCSM
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) VMware ESX
2 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix