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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 32.91% 18.18% 26.47%
As % of the Vendors category 59.09% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £220 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -62.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
44 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 55.70% 45.45% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 11
Average daily rate £343 £220 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.68% -62.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £363 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) MS Project
4 7 (23.33%) MS Office
4 7 (23.33%) CRM
4 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Workflow
5 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
5 6 (20.00%) XML
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (13.33%) Document Management
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.33%) Intranet
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (26.67%) MS Project
3 7 (23.33%) MS Office
4 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Intranet
2 3 (10.00%) VLAN
2 3 (10.00%) DHCP
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.33%) MorphX
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Server Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.00%) WCF
4 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (10.00%) EDI
5 1 (3.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) CRM
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Workflow
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.33%) Document Management
5 3 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) OOP
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.00%) User Stories
6 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Epicor
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.33%) Baan
3 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.33%) SAP