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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 26.44% 25.53% 11.81%
As % of the Vendors category 47.92% 47.06% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £311 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.74% -21.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £111 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 55.17% 54.26% 51.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 29
Average daily rate £353 £338 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -24.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014, 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 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) MS Office
3 13 (28.89%) ITIL
3 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
4 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
6 9 (20.00%) SAN
6 9 (20.00%) Finance
6 9 (20.00%) Degree
7 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (15.56%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) VMware ESX
8 7 (15.56%) MS Project
8 7 (15.56%) SCCM
8 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.33%) HP
9 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco
10 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
10 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
11 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.44%) Lync
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (33.33%) MS Office
2 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (15.56%) MS Project
4 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
5 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.67%) DMZ
2 3 (6.67%) WAN
2 3 (6.67%) DHCP
2 3 (6.67%) Wireless
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) IPsec
3 2 (4.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.22%) TACACS
4 1 (2.22%) FTP
4 1 (2.22%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (4.44%) MSI
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) CRM Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support
6 2 (4.44%) Project Officer
6 2 (4.44%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 3 (6.67%) WinForms
2 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.67%) WCF
2 3 (6.67%) WF
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSL
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
4 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.22%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Firmware
4 2 (4.44%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Social Network
5 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) CRM
2 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.89%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) OO
4 3 (6.67%) OOD
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) MVC
4 3 (6.67%) Workflow
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Scrum
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (6.67%) Time Management
4 3 (6.67%) Release Management
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL V2
5 2 (4.44%) Information Management
5 2 (4.44%) Document Management
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C#
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.44%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) MCSE
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) HNC
4 2 (4.44%) MCSA
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) MCSM
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
1 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware ESX
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.22%) UAG
5 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) VMware
2 6 (13.33%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) Dell
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.44%) Compaq
6 1 (2.22%) Sun
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Websense
6 1 (2.22%) Mitel
6 1 (2.22%) Altiris
6 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.22%) Brocade
6 1 (2.22%) Aruba
6 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Meraki
6 1 (2.22%) Stonesoft
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