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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 31.82% 31.48% 27.50%
As % of the Vendors category 73.68% 68.00% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 8
Average daily rate
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£324 £220 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.15% -45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £125 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
19 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 43.18% 46.30% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
Average daily rate £325 £220 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £170 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £363 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (45.71%) Windows
1 16 (45.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) Finance
3 9 (25.71%) .NET
4 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (20.00%) MS Project
5 7 (20.00%) CRM
5 7 (20.00%) Migration
6 6 (17.14%) VMware
6 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
6 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 5 (14.29%) Web Services
7 5 (14.29%) XML
7 5 (14.29%) Workflow
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) Project Management
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (11.43%) Intranet
8 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (8.57%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (31.43%) MS Office
3 7 (20.00%) MS Project
4 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DHCP
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
1 4 (11.43%) Intranet
1 4 (11.43%) VLAN
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.43%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Server Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (8.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) CRM Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.43%) WCF
3 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
4 3 (8.57%) EDI
5 1 (2.86%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) CRM
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
1 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.29%) Workflow
3 4 (11.43%) Document Management
3 4 (11.43%) Scrum
3 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.43%) UML
3 4 (11.43%) OOP
3 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Supply Chain Management
4 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.57%) User Stories
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Google
3 3 (8.57%) Epicor
3 3 (8.57%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.71%) Sophos
4 2 (5.71%) Toshiba
4 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.71%) Adobe
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix