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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 19.23% 26.09% 23.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 85.71% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £291 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -50.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
30 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 38.46% 30.43% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 8
Average daily rate £325 £220 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -62.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £573
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (33.33%) IIS
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) VLAN
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (26.67%) SCVMM
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
5 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Server Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Analyst Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (20.00%) WCF
1 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) OOP
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle