The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 12 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.66% 20.00% -
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 47.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Qualifications Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 16.98% 42.50% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate £350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) CISSP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) McAfee
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Qualys
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) Nessus
4 3 (50.00%) CEH
4 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (50.00%) Coaching
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) CISSP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CEH
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) UAG
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Nessus
3 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
2 3 (50.00%) Qualys
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam