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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 16.28% 21.28% 5.77%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 52.63% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate
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£125 £413 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.69% +53.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
16 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 37.21% 40.43% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Average daily rate £335 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £184 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 10 (45.45%) MS Office
5 9 (40.91%) VMware
6 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 7 (31.82%) SCCM
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) IIS
8 6 (27.27%) Citrix
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (22.73%) MCP
9 5 (22.73%) MCSE
9 5 (22.73%) Migration
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
10 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 4 (18.18%) Project Management
10 4 (18.18%) SAN
11 3 (13.64%) CISSP
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
11 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
11 3 (13.64%) DHCP
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
3 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (13.64%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Informatica Developer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Change Control
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCP
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CEH
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) UAG
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Nessus
3 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) McAfee
4 3 (13.64%) Qualys
5 2 (9.09%) Informatica
5 2 (9.09%) Lotus
5 2 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Veeam
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