The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 30 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 24.51% 18.52% 20.93%
As % of the Vendors category 52.08% 39.47% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 17
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£375 £401 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Vendors Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
48 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 47.06% 46.91% 54.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 37
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.92 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.75% -3.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Croydon region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Croydon region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft 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.

1 30 (51.72%) Finance
2 28 (48.28%) MS Office
3 20 (34.48%) MS Excel
4 19 (32.76%) ITIL
4 19 (32.76%) Windows
5 18 (31.03%) MS Project
6 17 (29.31%) Project Management
7 16 (27.59%) PRINCE2
7 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
8 14 (24.14%) Project Planning
9 11 (18.97%) .NET
10 10 (17.24%) Banking
10 10 (17.24%) C#
10 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
11 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
11 9 (15.52%) Strategic Planning
12 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (13.79%) P3O
12 8 (13.79%) Service Management
12 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
12 8 (13.79%) Investment Banking
12 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
13 7 (12.07%) SQL
13 7 (12.07%) Windows XP
13 7 (12.07%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (12.07%) VMware
14 6 (10.34%) MVC
14 6 (10.34%) Critical Path Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.34%) MS Project Server
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (48.28%) MS Office
2 20 (34.48%) MS Excel
3 18 (31.03%) MS Project
4 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) LAN
1 6 (10.34%) WAN
2 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.17%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.72%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) HSRP
4 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) FTP
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.90%) PerformancePoint
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.34%) NUnit
3 3 (5.17%) MSTest
4 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.72%) MSI
5 1 (1.72%) Introscope
General
1 30 (51.72%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 8 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Front Office
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Back Office
6 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Service Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.90%) IT Support
5 4 (6.90%) Programme Office Support
6 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.45%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) PMO Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.62%) jQuery
4 5 (8.62%) XML
5 4 (6.90%) WinForms
5 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.90%) WCF
6 3 (5.17%) WF
7 2 (3.45%) HTML
8 1 (1.72%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.72%) HTML5
8 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.72%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (1.72%) CSS3
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) XSLT
8 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) PKI
2 1 (1.72%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
2 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) SUSE
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) ITIL
2 17 (29.31%) Project Management
3 16 (27.59%) PRINCE2
3 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.14%) Project Planning
5 9 (15.52%) Strategic Planning
6 8 (13.79%) Service Management
6 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.34%) MVC
7 6 (10.34%) Critical Path Analysis
7 6 (10.34%) Six Sigma
8 5 (8.62%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.62%) TDD
9 4 (6.90%) Workflow
9 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.90%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) C#
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.45%) VB
5 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.45%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.34%) ISEB
3 6 (10.34%) APMP
4 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (6.90%) MCTS
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.45%) CCNA
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.72%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.72%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) P3O
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) vSphere
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.17%) XenApp
4 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) WSUS
2 1 (1.72%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) VMware
2 3 (5.17%) Citrix
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco
2 3 (5.17%) AppSense
3 2 (3.45%) Dell
3 2 (3.45%) EMC
3 2 (3.45%) NetApp
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) F5
4 1 (1.72%) Meraki
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.72%) Vignette
4 1 (1.72%) Siebel
4 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.72%) Websense
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Open Text
4 1 (1.72%) Metastorm
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