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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 29.66% 24.18% 18.60%
As % of the Vendors category 47.95% 44.00% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £411 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.81% +32.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £290 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
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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
73 50 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 61.86% 54.95% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 31 33
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 £300 £250 £268
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 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.96 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.19% +2.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 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 4 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 31 (47.69%) MS Office
1 31 (47.69%) Finance
2 26 (40.00%) Windows
3 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 19 (29.23%) ITIL
5 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
6 17 (26.15%) MS Project
7 16 (24.62%) Project Management
8 15 (23.08%) PRINCE2
9 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (21.54%) Project Planning
10 13 (20.00%) Banking
11 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
12 11 (16.92%) VMware
12 11 (16.92%) Investment Banking
13 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (15.38%) .NET
13 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
14 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (13.85%) C#
14 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
14 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
14 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
14 9 (13.85%) Strategic Planning
14 9 (13.85%) vSphere
15 8 (12.31%) P3O
15 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (12.31%) Service Management
16 7 (10.77%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 6 (9.23%) MS Project Server
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.62%) IIS
3 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (47.69%) MS Office
2 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 17 (26.15%) MS Project
4 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) NetScaler
2 5 (7.69%) LAN
2 5 (7.69%) WAN
3 3 (4.62%) SAN
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.15%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) QlikView
4 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.54%) MS Access
4 1 (1.54%) DataStage
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.15%) NUnit
3 3 (4.62%) MSTest
3 3 (4.62%) MSI
4 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (1.54%) Introscope
5 1 (1.54%) ERwin
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (47.69%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Banking
3 11 (16.92%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Front Office
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Programme Office Support
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support
7 3 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) PC Support
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Field Service Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.23%) XML
4 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (7.69%) jQuery
5 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.62%) WCF
5 3 (4.62%) HTML
6 2 (3.08%) Middleware
6 2 (3.08%) WinForms
6 2 (3.08%) WF
6 2 (3.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.08%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.54%) CSS3
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.54%) XSL
7 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
3 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.62%) SUSE
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.62%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) ITIL
2 16 (24.62%) Project Management
3 15 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.54%) Project Planning
5 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
5 9 (13.85%) Strategic Planning
6 8 (12.31%) Service Management
7 6 (9.23%) Six Sigma
7 6 (9.23%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.69%) TDD
8 5 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (7.69%) MVC
9 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.15%) Workflow
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) C#
1 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.23%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) VB
4 2 (3.08%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.08%) VBA
4 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.08%) VBScript
5 1 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (10.77%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (9.23%) ISEB
4 6 (9.23%) APMP
5 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (6.15%) MCTS
7 3 (4.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (3.08%) MCSA
9 1 (1.54%) Degree
9 1 (1.54%) HP AIS
9 1 (1.54%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.54%) CCNA
9 1 (1.54%) CCDA
9 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) P3O
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) vSphere
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (9.23%) XenApp
3 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) VMware
2 7 (10.77%) Citrix
3 4 (6.15%) AppSense
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) NetApp
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.62%) Dell
4 3 (4.62%) EMC
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) Altiris
6 1 (1.54%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.54%) Open Text
6 1 (1.54%) Remedy
6 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.54%) Cerner
6 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.54%) Vignette
6 1 (1.54%) Cognos
6 1 (1.54%) Siebel
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
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