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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 23.13% 16.50% 8.82%
As % of the Vendors category 69.39% 34.00% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 6
Average daily rate
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£403 £308 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.89% -31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £111 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
49 50 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 33.33% 48.54% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 36
Average daily rate £400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014, 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 21 (38.89%) MS Project
1 21 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 20 (37.04%) Finance
3 18 (33.33%) MS Office
4 17 (31.48%) Windows
4 17 (31.48%) Project Management
5 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.37%) ITIL
7 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
8 8 (14.81%) C#
8 8 (14.81%) .NET
8 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
8 8 (14.81%) Strategic Planning
8 8 (14.81%) Project Planning
9 7 (12.96%) SCCM
9 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
9 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
9 7 (12.96%) P3O
9 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
9 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
10 6 (11.11%) XML
10 6 (11.11%) SQL
10 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
10 6 (11.11%) NUnit
10 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
10 6 (11.11%) MS Project Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.11%) MS Project Server
3 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.70%) IIS
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (38.89%) MS Project
1 21 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 18 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) WAN
1 2 (3.70%) DHCP
1 2 (3.70%) DNS
1 2 (3.70%) Wireless
1 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) VoIP
2 1 (1.85%) IPsec
2 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.85%) HSRP
2 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) MPLS
2 1 (1.85%) TACACS
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (7.41%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.11%) NUnit
3 3 (5.56%) MSTest
4 2 (3.70%) MSI
5 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (12.96%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (7.41%) CRM Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Field Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Project Officer
5 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (7.41%) jQuery
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.56%) WCF
5 3 (5.56%) WF
5 3 (5.56%) WinForms
5 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.85%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.85%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.85%) XSL
7 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) PKI
1 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Social Network
2 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Project Management
2 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) ITIL
4 8 (14.81%) Strategic Planning
4 8 (14.81%) Project Planning
5 6 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) TDD
6 5 (9.26%) CRM
7 4 (7.41%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) Workflow
7 4 (7.41%) Migration
7 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.56%) Change Control
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (5.56%) Line Management
8 3 (5.56%) Scrum
8 3 (5.56%) OOD
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) C#
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
6 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.26%) ISEB
3 5 (9.26%) APMP
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.56%) MCTS
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.70%) HNC
5 2 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) P3O
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) HP
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (3.70%) Compaq
3 2 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.85%) Websense
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Mitel
4 1 (1.85%) Altiris
4 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.85%) F5
4 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.85%) Meraki
4 1 (1.85%) Sun
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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