The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 33.33% 16.67% 9.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 87.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
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£220 £585 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.39% +50.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 33.33% 19.05% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
Average daily rate £210 £345 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% -10.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Gatwick region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Gatwick region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) ITIL
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 10 (50.00%) VMware
6 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
6 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (40.00%) MS Office
8 7 (35.00%) Linux
8 7 (35.00%) SCCM
9 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (30.00%) IIS
9 6 (30.00%) MCSE
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (25.00%) Citrix
10 5 (25.00%) MCP
10 5 (25.00%) Migration
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
11 4 (20.00%) Project Management
11 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 4 (20.00%) SAN
11 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (15.00%) CISSP
12 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (15.00%) CCNA
12 3 (15.00%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (30.00%) IIS
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (40.00%) MS Office
3 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) IaaS
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (15.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) MCSE
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) CISSP
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) MCSA
3 3 (15.00%) CEH
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) UAG
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Nessus
3 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) McAfee
5 3 (15.00%) Qualys
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Lotus
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam