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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 7.02% 23.85% 21.84%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 48.15% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 14
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £125 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
51 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 21.07% 49.54% 50.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 30
Average daily rate £375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) MS Office
4 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (23.53%) vSphere
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 6 (17.65%) XenApp
8 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
8 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (14.71%) Time Management
8 5 (14.71%) AppSense
8 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
9 4 (11.76%) IIS
9 4 (11.76%) LAN
9 4 (11.76%) WAN
9 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.76%) X-Windows
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
9 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) nginx
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
1 4 (11.76%) WAN
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.94%) OSPF
4 1 (2.94%) VLAN
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.88%) Capybara
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) Ant
4 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.94%) Bower
4 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) Gradle
4 1 (2.94%) Grunt
4 1 (2.94%) gulp
4 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) MSI
4 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Planner
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Project Planner
6 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) EPoS
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
3 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.88%) pSOS
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.88%) SUSE
7 1 (2.94%) AIX
7 1 (2.94%) CentOS
7 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Time Management
4 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.76%) Dependency Management
4 4 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Test Management
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) Process Management
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C#
1 3 (8.82%) VB
1 3 (8.82%) VBScript
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) vSphere
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (17.65%) XenApp
5 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
6 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.94%) Docker
8 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.94%) EdgeSight
2 1 (2.94%) Kibana
2 1 (2.94%) logstash
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Salt
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Citrix
1 9 (26.47%) VMware
2 5 (14.71%) AppSense
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) Ariba
4 2 (5.88%) Dell
4 2 (5.88%) EMC
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.94%) Capita
5 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.94%) Sonatype
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago