The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Gatwick region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 33.33% 25.58% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 70.37% 78.57% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
27 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 47.37% 32.56% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 11
Average daily rate £220 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £338 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £675 £400
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 £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
West Sussex

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 31 July 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 31 July 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%) MCP
8 6 (28.57%) IIS
8 6 (28.57%) Citrix
8 6 (28.57%) Migration
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (23.81%) MCSE
10 4 (19.05%) SAN
10 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
10 4 (19.05%) Project Management
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (14.29%) Qualys
11 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (14.29%) Office 365
11 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (14.29%) IaaS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) IaaS
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%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
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%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
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%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITSM
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) MCP
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CEH
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) CISSP
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 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 ESX
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
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%) McAfee
4 3 (14.29%) Qualys
5 2 (9.52%) Informatica
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam