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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 19 1
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 9.82% 7.35% 34.19%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 32.26% 54.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 38
Median daily rate £475 £413 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +17.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £691 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 76 62 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 46.63% 22.79% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 62
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) Windows
4 9 (26.47%) MS Project
4 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
4 9 (26.47%) Migration
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
6 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (17.65%) Cisco
7 6 (17.65%) Firewall
7 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.65%) Dependency Management
7 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (14.71%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (14.71%) High Availability
8 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
8 5 (14.71%) QA
8 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (14.71%) Server Building
8 5 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (14.71%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (14.71%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) VLAN

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 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Project
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) CA PPM
2 2 (5.88%) Primavera
3 1 (2.94%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) MPLS
2 5 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (14.71%) SSL
2 5 (14.71%) VLAN
2 5 (14.71%) VPN
2 5 (14.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.94%) Power BI
3 1 (2.94%) QlikView
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
1 6 (17.65%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) CRM Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Programme Planner
4 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Portfolio Planner
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
1 5 (14.71%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.71%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Dependency Management
3 5 (14.71%) Critical Path Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.71%) High Availability
3 5 (14.71%) Identity Access Management
3 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.71%) Server Building
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) CRM
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VB
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.76%) CCIE
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) CCNP
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.76%) MCITP
4 4 (11.76%) MCP
4 4 (11.76%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.94%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (2.94%) PMO
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Terminal Services
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco
2 2 (5.88%) CA
2 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) AppSense
3 1 (2.94%) Autodesk
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Remedy
3 1 (2.94%) Snow
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau