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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Sussex / Gatwick
Rank 18 15 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 7.78% 2.22% -
As % of the Qualifications category 14.58% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

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 48 9 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 53.33% 20.00% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 9 15
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £359 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Gatwick over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Gatwick

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) NetApp
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
7 2 (16.67%) CRM
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) DB2
7 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (16.67%) Change Control
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) High Availability
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) NAS
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (16.67%) Replication

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) NAS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Senior SharePoint Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint Architect
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL Server DBA
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Change Control
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) CRM
1 2 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSD
3 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) VMware