The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
London / Croydon
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 34 13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon - 1.56% 10.14%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.48% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 14
Median daily rate - £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -17.85% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -5.00% +35.59%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Croydon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 73 115 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 44.51% 44.75% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 91 35
Median daily rate £500 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +186.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Croydon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Croydon

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Server Building
3 4 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (66.67%) High Availability
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 4 (66.67%) VLAN
3 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Replication
3 4 (66.67%) Clustering
3 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
1 4 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (66.67%) High Availability
1 4 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) CCIE
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy