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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 21 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 10.62% 12.95% 27.89%
As % of the Vendors category 22.31% 28.41% 64.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 37
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £363 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
130 88 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 47.62% 45.60% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 68 55
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.15 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (48.78%) Windows
3 12 (29.27%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (26.83%) VMware
5 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (21.95%) Cisco
6 9 (21.95%) Local Government
7 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) Citrix
7 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
7 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
8 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
9 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
9 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (14.63%) Resource Management
9 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
10 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (12.20%) Network Management
10 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
10 5 (12.20%) XenApp
10 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
10 5 (12.20%) Network Security
10 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared

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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) MS Project
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) 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%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Power BI
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) GIS
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) QlikView
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
1 1 (2.44%) NUnit
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.95%) Local Government
2 4 (9.76%) Law
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Project 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%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Project Planner
6 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.44%) Applications Packager
7 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) HTML5
3 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.44%) COM
4 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.44%) WCF
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) BYOD
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) RIA
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (14.63%) Resource Management
3 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Migration
3 5 (12.20%) Network Management
3 5 (12.20%) Network Security Management
3 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (12.20%) Security Management
4 4 (9.76%) Content Management
4 4 (9.76%) Network Design
4 4 (9.76%) Planning and Forecasting
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Analytics
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analytics
5 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) VBScript
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) VBA
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.20%) MCSA
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) CCIE
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.76%) MCSE
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) Government Security Classifications
1 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (12.20%) XenApp
3 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) PowerCLI
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) VMware
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco
3 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 5 (12.20%) AppSense
4 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.76%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Lumension
6 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.44%) Sophos
6 1 (2.44%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) Veeam
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