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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.71% 14.81% 16.13%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 32.65% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.28% -8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £141 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
30 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 29.41% 45.37% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 37
Average daily rate £400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.46 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.18% -0.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 (42.86%) MS Office
1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 22 (39.29%) MS Project
3 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 19 (33.93%) Project Management
5 18 (32.14%) ITIL
5 18 (32.14%) PRINCE2
5 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.00%) Project Planning
7 13 (23.21%) Windows
8 10 (17.86%) C#
8 10 (17.86%) .NET
9 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
9 9 (16.07%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (14.29%) P3O
11 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
11 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 6 (10.71%) Service Management
12 6 (10.71%) NUnit
12 6 (10.71%) Banking
12 6 (10.71%) MS Project Server
12 6 (10.71%) Critical Path Analysis
12 6 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (10.71%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) MS Project Server
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (42.86%) MS Office
2 22 (39.29%) MS Project
3 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) LAN
1 3 (5.36%) WAN
1 3 (5.36%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) DHCP
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.79%) Network Security
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.79%) HSRP
3 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.71%) NUnit
3 3 (5.36%) MSI
3 3 (5.36%) MSTest
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (8.93%) Service Manager
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (7.14%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (7.14%) Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 3 (5.36%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Programme Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Project Officer
5 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (1.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (1.79%) IT Support
6 1 (1.79%) Programme Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.93%) XML
3 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.14%) jQuery
4 4 (7.14%) WinForms
4 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.36%) WCF
5 3 (5.36%) WF
6 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.79%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.79%) XSLT
7 1 (1.79%) HTML
7 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.79%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.79%) PKI
2 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Project Management
2 18 (32.14%) ITIL
2 18 (32.14%) PRINCE2
2 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 9 (16.07%) Strategic Planning
5 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.71%) Service Management
6 6 (10.71%) Critical Path Analysis
7 5 (8.93%) TDD
7 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.93%) MVC
7 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.14%) Six Sigma
8 4 (7.14%) CRM
8 4 (7.14%) Workflow
8 4 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) C#
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.36%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (10.71%) ISEB
3 6 (10.71%) APMP
4 4 (7.14%) MCTS
4 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.36%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.57%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) CCDA
7 1 (1.79%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.79%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) P3O
2 2 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco
2 2 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (1.79%) Altiris
3 1 (1.79%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.79%) F5
3 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.79%) Meraki
3 1 (1.79%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.79%) Websense