The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 8 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 16.36% 12.16% 36.07%
As % of the Vendors category 22.50% 30.00% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 12
Median daily rate £311 £440 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.26% +7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £238 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £456 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +156.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 40 30 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 72.73% 40.54% 55.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 20
Median daily rate £383 £365 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +6.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £382 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £57.00 £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.55% +145.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Gatwick

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Gatwick

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Gatwick

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Project Governance
5 4 (25.00%) Line Management
5 4 (25.00%) Escalation Management
5 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) PMP
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (25.00%) APMP
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (18.75%) BPMN
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) SWOT Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) UML
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Governance
8 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop

Microsoft
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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) IPv4
1 1 (6.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Process Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior SharePoint Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Escalation Management
2 4 (25.00%) Line Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 3 (18.75%) BPMN
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (18.75%) SWOT Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) APMP
1 4 (25.00%) PMP
1 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) VMware