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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 36 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.22% 12.79% 19.46%
As % of the Vendors category 12.75% 36.67% 61.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 24
Median daily rate £350 £338 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -17.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
102 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 40.96% 34.88% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 40
Median daily rate £425 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £493 £681
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) VMware
4 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (21.95%) Cisco
5 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
5 9 (21.95%) SQL
5 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) Local Government
6 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
7 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
7 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
7 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
7 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
7 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
7 6 (14.63%) Retail
8 5 (12.20%) Resource Management
8 5 (12.20%) Network Security
8 5 (12.20%) AppSense
8 5 (12.20%) Migration
8 5 (12.20%) Firewall
8 5 (12.20%) Network Security Management
8 5 (12.20%) Security Management
8 5 (12.20%) VBScript
8 5 (12.20%) MCSA
8 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
8 5 (12.20%) Citrix
8 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003

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 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 2 (4.88%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
1 5 (12.20%) Network Security
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) GIS
1 3 (7.32%) Power BI
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MSI
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.44%) NUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Local Government
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Law
4 3 (7.32%) Finance
4 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.44%) COM
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) HTML5
2 1 (2.44%) jQuery
2 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.44%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) EPoS
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) RIA
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Network Management
2 5 (12.20%) Network Security Management
2 5 (12.20%) Resource Management
2 5 (12.20%) Security Management
3 4 (9.76%) Content Management
3 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) Planning and Forecasting
3 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
3 4 (9.76%) Validation
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.32%) Release Management
4 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.20%) VBScript
4 3 (7.32%) VBA
5 2 (4.88%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) MCSA
4 4 (9.76%) CCIE
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.76%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) Government Security Classifications
1 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (12.20%) XenApp
3 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) PowerCLI
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) VMware
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco
3 5 (12.20%) AppSense
3 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Autodesk
6 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
6 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) Remedy
6 1 (2.44%) SAP