The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 7.27% 10.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £250 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 30 32 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 54.55% 42.67% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 4
Median daily rate £383 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.06% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Median hourly rate £37.39 £43.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.05% +156.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £43.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £51.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gatwick citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Gatwick.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Gatwick.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) DB2
3 6 (54.55%) VB
3 6 (54.55%) MCDBA
3 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (54.55%) RDBMS
3 6 (54.55%) SAN
3 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (54.55%) Replication
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (54.55%) Clustering
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) NAS
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (54.55%) High Availability
3 6 (54.55%) Change Control
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
3 6 (54.55%) Database Mirroring
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (54.55%) PMO
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) NAS
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 6 (54.55%) RDBMS
2 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
1 6 (54.55%) DBA
1 6 (54.55%) Senior DBA
1 6 (54.55%) Senior SQL DBA
1 6 (54.55%) Senior SQL Server DBA
1 6 (54.55%) SQL DBA
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior SharePoint Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
1 6 (54.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Change Control
1 6 (54.55%) Change Management
1 6 (54.55%) Database Mirroring
1 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (54.55%) High Availability
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) MCDBA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) VMware