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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 20.00% 40.74% 11.76%
As % of the Vendors category 45.00% 64.71% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate £519 £340 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.57% +134.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
20 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 44.44% 62.96% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 7
Average daily rate £450 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 February 2016, 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 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) CRM
3 7 (25.93%) MS Office
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (22.22%) Office 365
4 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 5 (18.52%) NetApp
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 5 (18.52%) MS Project
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) Time Management
6 4 (14.81%) Law
6 4 (14.81%) LANDesk

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS Office
3 5 (18.52%) MS Project
4 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) Intranet
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) ADSL
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.70%) IPsec
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) NX-OS
5 1 (3.70%) PBX
5 1 (3.70%) SNMP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) CRM Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) CRM Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
5 2 (7.41%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.41%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) CRM
1 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) Case Management
3 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
3 4 (14.81%) Time Management
3 4 (14.81%) User Stories
4 3 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) ITSM
5 2 (7.41%) Process Management
5 2 (7.41%) Records Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (7.41%) CBAP
5 2 (7.41%) ISEB
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.41%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco
1 5 (18.52%) Citrix
1 5 (18.52%) NetApp
1 5 (18.52%) VMware
2 4 (14.81%) LANDesk
3 3 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Sophos
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.70%) Lotus
4 1 (3.70%) Panasonic
4 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Websense