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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 8.96% 24.05% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 43.18% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 1
Median daily rate £440 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +13.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
24 44 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 35.82% 55.70% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 1
Median daily rate £365 £343 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% -5.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) CRM
2 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Office 365
4 5 (33.33%) Case Management
4 5 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) MCP
4 5 (33.33%) Service Management
4 5 (33.33%) Law
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) Private Cloud
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture

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 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) ADSL
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) PBX
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Law
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) CRM Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Services Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Private Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) CRM
2 5 (33.33%) Case Management
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Records Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
2 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (6.67%) Panasonic