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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 29.09% 26.32% 8.40%
As % of the Vendors category 64.00% 83.33% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £296 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
25 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 45.45% 31.58% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 13
Average daily rate £333 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £283 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) ITIL
4 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
5 9 (42.86%) MS Office
5 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (33.33%) SCCM
7 7 (33.33%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) IIS
8 6 (28.57%) Citrix
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (23.81%) MCP
9 5 (23.81%) MCSE
9 5 (23.81%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
10 4 (19.05%) Project Management
10 4 (19.05%) SAN
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (14.29%) Qualys
11 3 (14.29%) PKI
11 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (14.29%) Nessus
11 3 (14.29%) CEH

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
1 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (28.57%) IIS
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Informatica Developer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (23.81%) MCP
1 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) CEH
2 3 (14.29%) CISSP
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) UAG
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Nessus
3 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
4 3 (14.29%) Qualys
4 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Informatica
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) EMC