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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 30 16 1
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.51% 10.14% 25.30%
As % of the Vendors category 14.02% 17.50% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 17
Median daily rate £343 £463 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.94% +76.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £365 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Microsoft
London

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
107 80 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 39.34% 57.97% 62.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 38
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.78 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.60% +63.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) ITIL
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 10 (25.64%) Citrix
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 9 (23.08%) Oracle
5 9 (23.08%) SQL
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (20.51%) HTML
6 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
7 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
7 7 (17.95%) XML
7 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.95%) Local Government
8 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) ServiceNow
8 6 (15.38%) Linux
8 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.38%) Change Management
8 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (15.38%) Service Management
8 6 (15.38%) Migration
8 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 6 (15.38%) Data Centre

Microsoft
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 (12.82%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.82%) MS Office
3 3 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.56%) OSPF
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (2.56%) QlikView
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.56%) MSI
2 1 (2.56%) NUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Local Government
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Architect
2 4 (10.26%) DBA
2 4 (10.26%) Developer
2 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
2 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
2 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Applications Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Network Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (5.13%) Support Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Sybase DBA
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) XML
3 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
3 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (10.26%) .NET
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) HTML5
5 3 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (7.69%) XSL
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.13%) WCF
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Middleware
7 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) BYOD
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.38%) Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.82%) CentOS
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.69%) Unix
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.56%) SUSE
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) Change Management
4 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.38%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.38%) Service Management
5 5 (12.82%) CRM
5 5 (12.82%) OO
5 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) ERP
6 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.26%) Resource Management
6 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Information Management
7 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.69%) Use Case
7 3 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
3 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 3 (7.69%) XenApp
3 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
1 5 (12.82%) ZABBIX
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Citrix
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.69%) AppSense
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
4 3 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
5 2 (5.13%) Sybase
6 1 (2.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Lumension
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) Progress
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Sophos
6 1 (2.56%) Veeam