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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 34.19% 25.56% 24.62%
As % of the Vendors category 53.33% 41.07% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 12
Average daily rate
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£353 £415 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +33.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £292 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.91%
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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
75 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 64.10% 62.22% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 25
Average daily rate £450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Finance
3 22 (40.00%) MS Office
4 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
4 18 (32.73%) VMware
5 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (23.64%) IIS
6 13 (23.64%) ITIL
7 12 (21.82%) Banking
7 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
7 12 (21.82%) vSphere
8 11 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 11 (20.00%) .NET
9 10 (18.18%) C#
10 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.36%) XML
10 9 (16.36%) Citrix
10 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
10 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (14.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (14.55%) SQL
11 8 (14.55%) SAN
11 8 (14.55%) Service Management
11 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 13 (23.64%) IIS
2 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (12.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (40.00%) MS Office
2 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.64%) MS Project
5 1 (1.82%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) SAN
2 6 (10.91%) NetScaler
3 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 5 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.27%) SSDT
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) DataStage
5 1 (1.82%) MS Access
5 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.45%) MSI
4 1 (1.82%) ERwin
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Introscope
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 28 (50.91%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Banking
3 11 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Front Office
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Field Service Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Field Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) PC Support
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.45%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) XML
3 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (9.09%) jQuery
4 4 (7.27%) Ajax
4 4 (7.27%) JSON
5 3 (5.45%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.45%) WCF
6 2 (3.64%) WF
6 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.64%) WinForms
6 2 (3.64%) Middleware
7 1 (1.82%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) XSL
7 1 (1.82%) CSS3
7 1 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Taxonomies
3 3 (5.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
4 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.09%) SUSE
6 5 (9.09%) Linux
6 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (14.55%) Service Management
2 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.73%) CRM
3 7 (12.73%) Project Planning
4 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.91%) Six Sigma
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) MVC
5 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.27%) Workflow
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) C#
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) VB
6 2 (3.64%) R
6 2 (3.64%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.64%) VBA
6 2 (3.64%) VBScript
7 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (9.09%) MCSA
4 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) CCDA
6 1 (1.82%) ISEB
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.82%) APMP
6 1 (1.82%) MCSM
6 1 (1.82%) MCTS
6 1 (1.82%) HP AIS
6 1 (1.82%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) P3O
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) vSphere
3 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (12.73%) XenApp
4 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
5 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) EdgeSight
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) VMware
2 9 (16.36%) Citrix
3 5 (9.09%) AppSense
3 5 (9.09%) NetApp
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.09%) Dell
3 5 (9.09%) EMC
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Sun
6 1 (1.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.82%) Cerner
6 1 (1.82%) OpenText
6 1 (1.82%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.82%) Siebel
6 1 (1.82%) Vignette
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