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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 24.05% 26.53% 9.45%
As % of the Vendors category 42.22% 46.43% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £301 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.58% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £113 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £418 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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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
45 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 56.96% 57.14% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 30
Average daily rate £345 £338 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -24.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £488
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 £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) MS Office
2 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
3 13 (27.66%) SharePoint
4 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
5 10 (21.28%) SAN
5 10 (21.28%) ITIL
6 9 (19.15%) Finance
7 8 (17.02%) VMware
7 8 (17.02%) VMware ESX
7 8 (17.02%) Degree
7 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
8 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (12.77%) MS Project
9 6 (12.77%) HP
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (12.77%) SLA
9 6 (12.77%) SCCM
9 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
10 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
10 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
10 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
10 5 (10.64%) CRM
10 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
10 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
11 4 (8.51%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (27.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.26%) Lync
4 2 (4.26%) LiveLink
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Office
1 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Project
3 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.26%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) SAN
2 3 (6.38%) DMZ
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) Wireless
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) VoIP
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) IPsec
3 2 (4.26%) DHCP
3 2 (4.26%) MPLS
4 1 (2.13%) TACACS
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.38%) NUnit
3 2 (4.26%) MSI
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) CRM Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) Network Support
5 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Support
5 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) WinForms
2 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.38%) WCF
2 3 (6.38%) WF
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) XSL
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
4 1 (2.13%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.13%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Firmware
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) GIS
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Social Network
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) CRM
3 4 (8.51%) OO
3 4 (8.51%) Workflow
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Information Management
3 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.38%) Project Management
4 3 (6.38%) MVC
4 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (6.38%) Document Management
4 3 (6.38%) Release Management
4 3 (6.38%) Time Management
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.38%) Scrum
4 3 (6.38%) OOD
4 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.26%) CAD
5 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) C#
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.26%) VB
3 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) VBScript
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) MCSM
5 2 (4.26%) MCSA
5 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 2 (4.26%) HNC
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware ESX
3 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.13%) UAG
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) VMware
2 6 (12.77%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco
4 3 (6.38%) Dell
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) Open Text
5 2 (4.26%) Compaq
5 2 (4.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) AppSense
6 1 (2.13%) Mitel
6 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.13%) Brocade
6 1 (2.13%) Aruba
6 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
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