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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 25.30% 27.78% 9.82%
As % of the Vendors category 40.38% 43.86% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £129 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £420 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 57 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 62.65% 63.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 23
Average daily rate £313 £338 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -24.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £215 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) MS Office
2 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 13 (27.08%) SharePoint
5 12 (25.00%) SAN
6 11 (22.92%) ITIL
7 10 (20.83%) VMware
7 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
8 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 8 (16.67%) HP
9 8 (16.67%) Finance
9 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) MS Project
10 7 (14.58%) SLA
10 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (14.58%) Degree
10 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
11 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (12.50%) SCCM
12 5 (10.42%) CRM
12 5 (10.42%) Cisco
12 5 (10.42%) Citrix
12 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
12 5 (10.42%) Clustering
12 5 (10.42%) BladeLogic

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (27.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) LiveLink
5 2 (4.17%) Lync
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Office
1 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) MS Project
3 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.17%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) DMZ
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) VoIP
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) DHCP
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
3 3 (6.25%) IPsec
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) TACACS
5 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Analyst
2 4 (8.33%) Developer
2 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
2 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (8.33%) CRM Developer
3 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (6.25%) Administrator
3 3 (6.25%) Field Engineer
3 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.17%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (4.17%) Network Support
4 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (4.17%) Systems Support
4 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) Consultant
4 2 (4.17%) Architect
4 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.42%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Firmware
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) GIS
4 2 (4.17%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.08%) Social Network
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.17%) UNIX
8 1 (2.08%) pSOS
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
2 5 (10.42%) CRM
3 4 (8.33%) Information Management
3 4 (8.33%) Workflow
3 4 (8.33%) Migration
3 4 (8.33%) Release Management
4 3 (6.25%) Time Management
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.25%) Document Management
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL V2
5 2 (4.17%) CAD
5 2 (4.17%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) MCSA
4 2 (4.17%) HNC
4 2 (4.17%) MCSM
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) SLA
2 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (4.17%) UAG
5 2 (4.17%) XenApp
6 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) BladeLogic
3 3 (6.25%) SCOM
4 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) VMware
2 8 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 5 (10.42%) Citrix
4 4 (8.33%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) EMC
5 2 (4.17%) Compaq
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
5 2 (4.17%) Open Text
5 2 (4.17%) Aruba
5 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.17%) Stonesoft
6 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.08%) BMC
6 1 (2.08%) AppSense
6 1 (2.08%) Mitel
6 1 (2.08%) Brocade
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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