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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 25.45% 27.78% 27.50%
As % of the Vendors category 77.78% 65.22% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Average daily rate
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£503 £210 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.28% -47.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 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 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
18 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 32.73% 42.59% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Average daily rate £305 £329 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% -4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £363 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 22 (53.66%) MS Excel
2 18 (43.90%) Windows
3 12 (29.27%) Finance
4 11 (26.83%) MS Office
5 10 (24.39%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) CRM
5 10 (24.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
6 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
7 8 (19.51%) VMware
7 8 (19.51%) .NET
7 8 (19.51%) Web Services
8 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.07%) Project Management
8 7 (17.07%) MS Project
8 7 (17.07%) Migration
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (14.63%) User Stories
9 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
9 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
10 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
10 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (9.76%) Relational Database

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.32%) Lync
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (53.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
3 7 (17.07%) MS Project
4 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DHCP
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
1 4 (9.76%) Intranet
1 4 (9.76%) VLAN
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) SNMP
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.76%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.07%) Business Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) CRM Business Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) CRM Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
6 4 (9.76%) Server Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Applications Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) WCF
2 4 (9.76%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.32%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) CRM
2 7 (17.07%) Project Management
2 7 (17.07%) Migration
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
3 6 (14.63%) User Stories
4 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Automated Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
4 4 (9.76%) UML
4 4 (9.76%) OOP
4 4 (9.76%) Document Management
4 4 (9.76%) Scrum
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Workflow
5 3 (7.32%) Supply Chain Management
5 3 (7.32%) Time Management
5 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) VMware
2 4 (9.76%) HP
2 4 (9.76%) Citrix
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Epicor
3 3 (7.32%) Google
3 3 (7.32%) LANDesk
3 3 (7.32%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.88%) NetApp
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) Sophos
4 2 (4.88%) Toshiba
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec
5 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds