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 3 months to 28 June 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
London / Croydon
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 29 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 -18  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.63% 5.28% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 15.00% 15.12% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 13
Median daily rate £438 £280 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -44.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £185 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £373 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.31 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.28% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 80 86 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 37.56% 34.96% 60.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 138 109
Median daily rate £450 £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +23.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £231 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 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 28 June 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 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) Dependency Management
4 9 (32.14%) Critical Path Analysis
5 8 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (25.00%) Project Management
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (21.43%) QA
8 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) Windows
9 4 (14.29%) CRM
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
10 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
10 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (10.71%) VMware
10 3 (10.71%) Clustering
10 3 (10.71%) Citrix
10 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
10 3 (10.71%) WAN
10 3 (10.71%) IIS

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 3 (10.71%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project Server
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) CA PPM
2 2 (7.14%) Primavera
3 1 (3.57%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) MPLS
3 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) VLAN
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Programme Planner
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Manager
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Planner
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) ETRM Expert
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (7.14%) DHTML
3 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (7.14%) WCF
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Dependency Management
2 9 (32.14%) Critical Path Analysis
3 8 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) CRM
6 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) High Availability
7 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) Change Control
8 2 (7.14%) CQRS
8 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) MVC
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
8 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) PMBOK
3 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Citrix
1 3 (10.71%) VMware
2 2 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (3.57%) AppSense
3 1 (3.57%) Ariba
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
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