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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 20.28% 25.49% 31.48%
As % of the Vendors category 31.52% 36.11% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 9
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£350 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £150 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
92 72 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 64.34% 70.59% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 19
Average daily rate £353 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £178 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Finance
3 25 (39.68%) MS Office
4 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 18 (28.57%) VMware
5 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (25.40%) ITIL
7 14 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 14 (22.22%) IIS
7 14 (22.22%) C#
7 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 13 (20.63%) XML
9 12 (19.05%) .NET
9 12 (19.05%) Visual Studio
9 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.05%) vSphere
9 12 (19.05%) Banking
10 11 (17.46%) Investment Banking
10 11 (17.46%) CRM
10 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
11 10 (15.87%) Citrix
11 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (14.29%) SAN
13 8 (12.70%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (22.22%) IIS
2 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (12.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (39.68%) MS Office
2 14 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 6 (9.52%) MS Project
4 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) SAN
2 6 (9.52%) NetScaler
3 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.94%) DNS
3 5 (7.94%) LAN
3 5 (7.94%) WAN
4 4 (6.35%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.35%) SSDT
4 2 (3.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.59%) QlikView
5 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.59%) MS Access
5 1 (1.59%) DataStage
5 1 (1.59%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.35%) MSI
4 2 (3.17%) NUnit
5 1 (1.59%) MSTest
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (1.59%) JIRA
5 1 (1.59%) ERwin
5 1 (1.59%) Introscope
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (50.79%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 11 (17.46%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Front Office
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Analyst
3 7 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) CRM Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Support
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) XML
2 12 (19.05%) .NET
3 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.52%) jQuery
3 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (7.94%) Ajax
5 4 (6.35%) WCF
5 4 (6.35%) JSON
6 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.76%) HTML
7 2 (3.17%) WinForms
7 2 (3.17%) Middleware
7 2 (3.17%) WF
7 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.59%) HTML5
8 1 (1.59%) CSS3
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Taxonomies
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.94%) SUSE
6 5 (7.94%) Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) CRM
3 8 (12.70%) Service Management
3 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.70%) Project Planning
4 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.11%) Workflow
4 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.52%) MVC
5 6 (9.52%) Six Sigma
5 6 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.94%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (7.94%) Project Management
6 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.35%) Change Management
7 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) C#
2 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.70%) SQL
4 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.94%) VB
6 3 (4.76%) VBScript
7 2 (3.17%) Java
7 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.17%) VBA
7 2 (3.17%) R
8 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.94%) MCSA
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.76%) MCTS
5 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) MCSM
6 1 (1.59%) HP AIS
6 1 (1.59%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.59%) CCNA
6 1 (1.59%) CCDA
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) vSphere
3 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (11.11%) XenApp
5 7 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) VMware
2 10 (15.87%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) AppSense
3 5 (7.94%) NetApp
3 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.94%) Dell
3 5 (7.94%) EMC
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
5 2 (3.17%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.59%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) OpenText
6 1 (1.59%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.59%) Vignette
6 1 (1.59%) Cognos
6 1 (1.59%) Siebel
6 1 (1.59%) HP