The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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.

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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 38.46% 12.12% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 62.50% 40.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£340 £145 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.48% -47.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £145 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Vendors Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
16 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 61.54% 30.30% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Microsoft 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.

1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Informatica
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) PowerCenter
4 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 4 (28.57%) ERP
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) QlikView
6 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) PowerCenter
3 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (14.29%) QlikView
5 1 (7.14%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (7.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) MorphX
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Informatica Developer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Transformation Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Operations
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) CGI
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Informatica
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Tableau
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Baan
4 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
4 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft