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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.21% 25.00% 25.81%
As % of the Vendors category 28.26% 45.65% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 18
Average daily rate
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£456 £375 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +20.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £250 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
92 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 50.27% 54.76% 53.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 38 37
Average daily rate £463 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.28% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.78 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 26 (48.15%) Finance
2 24 (44.44%) Windows
3 21 (38.89%) MS Office
4 20 (37.04%) VMware
5 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (33.33%) ITIL
5 18 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 15 (27.78%) IIS
7 14 (25.93%) vSphere
8 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 12 (22.22%) CRM
9 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
9 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
9 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
9 11 (20.37%) XML
9 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (18.52%) SAN
10 10 (18.52%) Citrix
10 10 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (16.67%) Project Management
11 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 9 (16.67%) MS Project
11 9 (16.67%) C#
11 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
11 9 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (27.78%) IIS
2 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
3 9 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (38.89%) MS Office
2 18 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) SAN
2 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.41%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.41%) SSDT
4 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.70%) MSI
4 1 (1.85%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) MSTest
General
1 26 (48.15%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) CRM Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Service Management Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) XML
2 6 (11.11%) X-Windows
2 6 (11.11%) .NET
3 5 (9.26%) jQuery
3 5 (9.26%) Ajax
4 4 (7.41%) JSON
5 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.85%) WCF
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Taxonomies
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.11%) SUSE
5 2 (3.70%) pSOS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) CRM
3 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
3 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (12.96%) Service Management
5 7 (12.96%) Workflow
5 7 (12.96%) Strategic Planning
5 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.26%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (9.26%) Critical Path Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) Coaching
8 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.56%) Resource Management
9 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.56%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) C#
1 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.70%) VBScript
3 2 (3.70%) VB
3 2 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (9.26%) MCTS
4 5 (9.26%) MCSA
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) vSphere
2 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (14.81%) XenApp
5 8 (14.81%) XenDesktop
6 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
1 2 (3.70%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) VMware
2 10 (18.52%) Citrix
3 7 (12.96%) AppSense
4 6 (11.11%) NetApp
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.11%) Dell
4 6 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Sun
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Cerner
5 1 (1.85%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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