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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 39.53% 21.95% 11.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
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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 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 39.53% 21.95% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
Average daily rate £210 £585 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.10% +50.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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%
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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 23 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 23 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 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 10 (55.56%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) VMware
5 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (38.89%) SCCM
6 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) MCSE
7 6 (33.33%) IIS
7 6 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (27.78%) MCP
8 5 (27.78%) Migration
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 4 (22.22%) Project Management
9 4 (22.22%) SAN
9 4 (22.22%) Citrix
9 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (16.67%) Internet
10 3 (16.67%) McAfee
10 3 (16.67%) CISSP
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) MCSE
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) MCP
3 3 (16.67%) CEH
3 3 (16.67%) MCSA
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) CISSP
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) UAG
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Nessus
3 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) McAfee
4 3 (16.67%) Qualys
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
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