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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 17.46% 19.10% 29.63%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 48.57% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 5
Median daily rate £460 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £144 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £547 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
Microsoft
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
30 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 47.62% 39.33% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 8
Median daily rate £383 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £120 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £534 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gatwick region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) SOA
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) XML
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (29.41%) SCOM
6 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) NUnit
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
6 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (29.41%) SNMP
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (23.53%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Boomi
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
2 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (35.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (35.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (35.29%) C# Developer
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Senior SharePoint Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Architect
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 6 (35.29%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) SOA
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) CQRS
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) OOD
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) SOLID
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCSD
4 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) Dell