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 18 December 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.

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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 40.00% 6.67% 20.45%
As % of the Vendors category 72.73% 21.43% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £425 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £181 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
11 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 55.00% 31.11% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Average daily rate £340 £408 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +31.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £246 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
6 6 (27.27%) Informatica
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
7 4 (18.18%) PowerCenter
8 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.64%) Citrix
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (13.64%) SAN
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
8 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
8 3 (13.64%) Linux
8 3 (13.64%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 4 (18.18%) PowerCenter
4 2 (9.09%) QlikView
5 1 (4.55%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Informatica Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Operations
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) ERP
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
1 3 (13.64%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) CEH
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) CISSP
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Nessus
3 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Informatica
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Qualys
3 2 (9.09%) Tableau
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) McAfee
3 2 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) Veeam