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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 12.99% 34.92% 28.95%
As % of the Vendors category 32.26% 59.46% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 8
Median daily rate £428 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% +13.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £16.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.75% +4.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
31 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 40.26% 58.73% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 11
Median daily rate £365 £338 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £480 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.78% +7.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 6 (50.00%) CRM
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Law
5 5 (41.67%) MCP
5 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 5 (41.67%) Case Management
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (25.00%) Workflow
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (25.00%) SOA
7 3 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) CSS
7 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
7 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (41.67%) Law
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) CRM Developer
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) CRM Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Customer Services Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) CRM
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Case Management
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) CQRS
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) VMware