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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 4.76% 16.22% 12.73%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 40.00% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £585 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +112.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.52 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 28.57% 40.54% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 7
Average daily rate - £585 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +103.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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
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 18 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Statistics
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) MCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Deskside Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) Avaya