The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Croydon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 27.36% 24.62% 8.18%
As % of the Vendors category 39.73% 47.06% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 8
Average daily rate £430 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
73 34 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 68.87% 52.31% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 41
Average daily rate £475 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £503 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 14 (31.82%) MS Office
4 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
5 12 (27.27%) SAN
5 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 11 (25.00%) ITIL
7 10 (22.73%) VMware
8 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
8 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
9 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 8 (18.18%) SLA
10 7 (15.91%) HP
10 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (13.64%) Migration
11 6 (13.64%) Finance
11 6 (13.64%) Degree
12 5 (11.36%) BladeLogic
12 5 (11.36%) Release Management
12 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
12 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.36%) Clustering
12 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
12 5 (11.36%) Citrix
12 5 (11.36%) Cisco
12 5 (11.36%) IIS
12 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.36%) IIS
4 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.55%) LiveLink
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.55%) Lync
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (31.82%) MS Office
3 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.82%) MS Project
5 2 (4.55%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) SAN
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (9.09%) DMZ
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) VoIP
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) MPLS
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) Wireless
4 2 (4.55%) IPsec
4 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.27%) PABX
5 1 (2.27%) SSH
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.27%) PVCS
4 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Consultant
2 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Systems Support
4 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (4.55%) Network Support
4 2 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) IT Support
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) Classic ASP
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
4 1 (2.27%) WF
4 1 (2.27%) LINQ
4 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) WinForms
4 1 (2.27%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.27%) COM
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Firmware
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) GIS
3 2 (4.55%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.27%) SCADA
4 1 (2.27%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) pSOS
7 1 (2.27%) zOS
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Release Management
3 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.09%) Information Management
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.82%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) OO
6 2 (4.55%) OOD
6 2 (4.55%) CAD
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (4.55%) MVC
6 2 (4.55%) Test Management
6 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.55%) Document Management
6 2 (4.55%) Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL V2
7 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) VB
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) MCSE
3 2 (4.55%) MCSA
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) MCSM
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
2 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.82%) XenApp
6 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (4.55%) UAG
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.27%) WSUS
4 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) VMware
2 7 (15.91%) HP
3 5 (11.36%) Citrix
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) Symantec
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 2 (4.55%) Open Text
5 2 (4.55%) Aruba
5 2 (4.55%) Stonesoft
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) Brocade
6 1 (2.27%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.27%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.27%) AppSense
6 1 (2.27%) Perforce
6 1 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (2.27%) BMC