Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
South London > Croydon
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 32 16
Rank change year-on-year -17 -16 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.67% 7.58% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 18.82% 17.50% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 35
Croydon median daily rate £431 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -22.22% +16.13%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £350
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
South London median daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year - +4.36% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Croydon median hourly rate £28.50 - £12.50
South London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% +7.80%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Croydon.

All Vendors
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 255 240 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 30.11% 43.32% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 136 102
Croydon median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £313
90th Percentile £575 £546 £525
South London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Croydon median hourly rate £14.00 £13.58 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -51.13% +11.12%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.65 £14.76 £29.11
South London median hourly rate £46.42 £19.50 £27.78
% change year-on-year +138.03% -29.81% +73.63%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Croydon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Croydon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Croydon over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Croydon

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Croydon

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
1 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) Migration
3 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (29.17%) Windows
4 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (20.83%) Project Management
7 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.58%) Supplier Management
9 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 7 (14.58%) VMware
9 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
9 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.50%) VBScript
10 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (10.42%) Critical Path Analysis
11 5 (10.42%) EDRMS
11 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
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 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (10.42%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) CA PPM
2 2 (4.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) NAS
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
4 2 (4.17%) OSPF
4 2 (4.17%) VLAN
4 2 (4.17%) VSAN
5 1 (2.08%) ISDN
5 1 (2.08%) PBX
5 1 (2.08%) PSTN
5 1 (2.08%) Skype
5 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) EDRMS
2 3 (6.25%) Power BI
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) DocumentDB
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MSI
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (12.50%) Consultant
1 6 (12.50%) Coordinator
1 6 (12.50%) Programme Planner
2 4 (8.33%) Administrator
2 4 (8.33%) Product Manager
2 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Analyst
3 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Developer
3 3 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
3 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) Applications Packager
4 2 (4.17%) Architect
4 2 (4.17%) CRM Developer
4 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (4.17%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) DHTML
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.08%) MDX
3 1 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) RIA
3 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Linux
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.33%) SUSE
7 3 (6.25%) AIX
8 2 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Migration
2 10 (20.83%) Project Management
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Scrum
4 7 (14.58%) Supplier Management
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.42%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Dependency Management
6 5 (10.42%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.25%) Analytics
8 3 (6.25%) Change Control
8 3 (6.25%) Data Entry
8 3 (6.25%) Kanban
8 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.50%) VBScript
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
1 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) PMBOK
2 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) vSphere
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.17%) PowerCLI
3 2 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) EMC
3 4 (8.33%) NetApp
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.25%) Dell
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) CA
5 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.08%) AppSense
6 1 (2.08%) Ariba
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow