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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / Croydon
Rank 22 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 7.79% 8.02% 22.00%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 34.00% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 17
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £254 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
90 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 38.96% 23.58% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 29
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017, 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 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 15 (32.61%) Cisco
3 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 11 (23.91%) Firewall
7 10 (21.74%) VMware
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (17.39%) Migration
9 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (17.39%) CCIE
9 8 (17.39%) MCSE
9 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.39%) SQL
10 6 (13.04%) MCSA
10 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
10 6 (13.04%) Network Security Management
10 6 (13.04%) Security Management
10 6 (13.04%) Retail
10 6 (13.04%) Clustering
10 6 (13.04%) Local Government
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus

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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.17%) MS Office
4 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (13.04%) Network Security
3 5 (10.87%) MPLS
3 5 (10.87%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (10.87%) SSL
3 5 (10.87%) VLAN
3 5 (10.87%) VPN
3 5 (10.87%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (8.70%) Power BI
3 3 (6.52%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) QlikView
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Local Government
1 6 (13.04%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Law
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Active Directory Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Programme Planner
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) COM
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) EPoS
5 1 (2.17%) RIA
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
2 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.87%) Unix
4 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.39%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Network Management
3 6 (13.04%) Network Security Management
3 6 (13.04%) Security Management
4 5 (10.87%) Content Management
4 5 (10.87%) Critical Path Analysis
4 5 (10.87%) Dependency Management
4 5 (10.87%) High Availability
4 5 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.87%) Resource Management
4 5 (10.87%) Server Building
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Network Design
5 4 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) VBScript
4 3 (6.52%) VBA
5 2 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) CCIE
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (17.39%) MCSE
4 6 (13.04%) MCSA
5 4 (8.70%) CCNA
5 4 (8.70%) CCNP
5 4 (8.70%) MCITP
5 4 (8.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.35%) QA
4 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) Terminal Services
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
4 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) PowerCLI
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
5 2 (4.35%) AppSense
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) Autodesk
6 1 (2.17%) EPiServer
6 1 (2.17%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.17%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau