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 23 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.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 25.00% 30.95% 8.42%
As % of the Vendors category 65.00% 86.67% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Average daily rate
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£163 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.37% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £340 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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West Sussex

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
20 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 38.46% 35.71% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 12
Average daily rate £325 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 10 (45.45%) MS Office
5 9 (40.91%) VMware
6 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 7 (31.82%) SCCM
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) IIS
8 6 (27.27%) Citrix
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (22.73%) MCP
9 5 (22.73%) MCSE
9 5 (22.73%) Migration
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
10 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 4 (18.18%) Project Management
10 4 (18.18%) SAN
11 3 (13.64%) CISSP
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
11 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
11 3 (13.64%) DHCP
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
3 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) IaaS
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (13.64%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Informatica Developer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) MCP
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) CEH
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) UAG
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Nessus
3 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) McAfee
4 3 (13.64%) Qualys
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Informatica
5 2 (9.09%) Lotus
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Veeam