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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank - 2 10
Contract jobs citing Windows 0 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick - 23.40% 17.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 84.62% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Average daily rate
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- £210 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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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
1 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.26% 27.66% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 9
Average daily rate £350 £218 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.91% -16.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Lotus
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) Information Security
7 1 (12.50%) Retail
7 1 (12.50%) Nessus
7 1 (12.50%) CEH
7 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) EMC