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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 May 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 10.28% 20.57% 26.80%
As % of the Vendors category 31.33% 32.22% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £305 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 - £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.89%
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
83 90 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 32.81% 63.83% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 72 49
Median daily rate £393 £355 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% -18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £274 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (23.68%) Oracle
4 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 7 (18.42%) Change Management
6 7 (18.42%) HTML
6 7 (18.42%) MS Office
6 7 (18.42%) XML
6 7 (18.42%) Citrix
6 7 (18.42%) ServiceNow
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) Local Government
7 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
7 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
7 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.79%) Linux
7 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Service Management
7 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (15.79%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) Apache
1 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.42%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) LAN
1 5 (13.16%) WAN
2 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) OSPF
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.63%) DB2
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
1 6 (15.79%) Local Government
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) Analyst
1 5 (13.16%) Architect
2 4 (10.53%) Administrator
2 4 (10.53%) DBA
2 4 (10.53%) Developer
2 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
2 4 (10.53%) SQL DBA
2 4 (10.53%) Technical Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Applications Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Network Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Services Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) HTML
1 7 (18.42%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.89%) XSL
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.89%) Replication
3 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) BYOD
5 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.63%) Fintech
5 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Linux
4 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.16%) CentOS
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.89%) Unix
7 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.63%) AIX
9 1 (2.63%) SUSE
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 7 (18.42%) Change Management
5 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.79%) Service Management
6 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 5 (13.16%) OO
6 5 (13.16%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 4 (10.53%) Resource Management
7 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
8 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Information Management
8 3 (7.89%) Release Management
8 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
8 3 (7.89%) Test Management
8 3 (7.89%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) VB
4 4 (10.53%) VBScript
5 3 (7.89%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (7.89%) ISEB
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Puppet
1 5 (13.16%) ZABBIX
2 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Citrix
2 7 (18.42%) ServiceNow
3 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.89%) Sun
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) Sybase
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Ariba
6 1 (2.63%) Capita
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Lumension
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) Progress
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Sophos
6 1 (2.63%) Veeam
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