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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 10.07% 22.62% 26.97%
As % of the Vendors category 18.29% 38.78% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 18
Average daily rate
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£463 £276 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.42% -14.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £175 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
82 49 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 55.03% 58.33% 61.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 40
Average daily rate £450 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.78 £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.28% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 26 (48.15%) Finance
3 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
3 19 (35.19%) MS Office
4 18 (33.33%) VMware
5 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 15 (27.78%) ITIL
7 14 (25.93%) IIS
8 13 (24.07%) XML
8 13 (24.07%) vSphere
9 12 (22.22%) CRM
9 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 11 (20.37%) Citrix
10 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
10 11 (20.37%) Visual Studio
10 11 (20.37%) C#
11 10 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 9 (16.67%) MS Project
12 9 (16.67%) SAN
12 9 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.81%) .NET
13 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (25.93%) IIS
2 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
3 9 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (35.19%) MS Office
1 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Project
3 2 (3.70%) 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 9 (16.67%) SAN
2 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.41%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) DHCP
3 4 (7.41%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
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 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) QlikView
4 1 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.85%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.56%) MSI
4 2 (3.70%) NUnit
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) ERwin
5 1 (1.85%) MSTest
General
1 26 (48.15%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) CRM Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) XML
2 8 (14.81%) .NET
3 5 (9.26%) Ajax
3 5 (9.26%) jQuery
4 4 (7.41%) JSON
4 4 (7.41%) X-Windows
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 3 (5.56%) WCF
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.70%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.70%) HTML
6 2 (3.70%) WF
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.85%) WinForms
7 1 (1.85%) XSL
7 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Taxonomies
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.26%) SUSE
5 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) CRM
3 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.96%) Project Management
5 7 (12.96%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (11.11%) Workflow
6 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (9.26%) Critical Path Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Service Management
7 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.41%) Coaching
9 3 (5.56%) Release Management
9 3 (5.56%) MVC
9 3 (5.56%) Change Management
9 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C#
2 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.96%) SQL
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.56%) VBScript
6 3 (5.56%) VB
7 2 (3.70%) R
8 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (9.26%) MCSA
3 5 (9.26%) MCTS
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) vSphere
2 12 (22.22%) 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 3 (5.56%) SCCM
1 3 (5.56%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 6 (11.11%) AppSense
4 5 (9.26%) NetApp
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.26%) Dell
4 5 (9.26%) EMC
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.85%) Cognos
7 1 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) Cerner
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