The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 4.55% - 26.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate £490 - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Windows
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 36.36% 7.41% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 6
Average daily rate £400 £300 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £300 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 8 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) ADSL
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) PBX
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (16.67%) Apple
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus
5 1 (16.67%) Panasonic
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Sophos
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec