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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 7.46% 9.88% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.13% 34.78% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Average daily rate £350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
31 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 46.27% 28.40% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 1
Average daily rate £375 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +172.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) ADSL
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) IPsec
2 1 (14.29%) PBX
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 1 (14.29%) Email Filtering
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) ISMS
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Security Auditing
1 1 (14.29%) SIEM
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
1 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SANS
2 1 (14.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Panasonic
3 1 (14.29%) Qualys
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk