Period
to 22 October 2018

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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 21.11% 19.71% 9.87%
As % of the Vendors category 35.85% 36.00% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 17
Gatwick median daily rate £503 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.72% -2.14% +4.87%
10th Percentile £222 £156 £185
90th Percentile £579 £438 £500
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +16.79% -2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Gatwick median hourly rate - £13.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.77% +156.75%
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Gatwick.

All Vendors
Gatwick
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 53 75 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 58.89% 54.74% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 42
Gatwick median daily rate £413 £343 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.44% -6.16% +2.82%
10th Percentile £275 £145 £294
90th Percentile £544 £508 £486
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +11.46% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Gatwick median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +108.99%
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.25 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.99% +11.67% -6.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gatwick.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
5 8 (42.11%) Degree
5 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
5 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
5 8 (42.11%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) CISSP
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
6 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
6 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
6 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL V3
6 7 (36.84%) DevOps
6 7 (36.84%) Driving Licence
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 6 (31.58%) IISP
7 6 (31.58%) ISO 22301
7 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (31.58%) CREST Certified
7 6 (31.58%) ISAE 3402
7 6 (31.58%) SonarQube
7 6 (31.58%) Splunk
7 6 (31.58%) ArcSight
7 6 (31.58%) Imperva
7 6 (31.58%) Trend Micro

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 (31.58%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
1 5 (26.32%) NFC
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) SonarQube
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) NUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (21.05%) Back Office
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Security Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Payments Architect
4 4 (21.05%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
5 3 (15.79%) IT Services Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) CISSP Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Angular 2
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) LESS
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
3 7 (36.84%) Driving Licence
4 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
5 4 (21.05%) Public Cloud
6 2 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (10.53%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
7 1 (5.26%) Contactless
7 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
7 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
3 7 (36.84%) DevOps
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL V3
3 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
3 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
3 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
3 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Business Development
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) Quality Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Data Privacy
5 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) Dynamic Code Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Fuzz Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 7 (36.84%) CISSP
3 6 (31.58%) CISA
3 6 (31.58%) CISM
3 6 (31.58%) CREST Certified
3 6 (31.58%) IISP
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (21.05%) CCSP
5 4 (21.05%) CLAS
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (15.79%) MCSA
6 3 (15.79%) MCSE
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.26%) MCITP
8 1 (5.26%) VCAP
8 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
2 6 (31.58%) GDPR
2 6 (31.58%) ISAE 3402
2 6 (31.58%) ISO 22301
2 6 (31.58%) ISO 31000
2 6 (31.58%) ISO 9001
2 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 6 (31.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Nessus
1 6 (31.58%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) ArcSight
2 6 (31.58%) Barracuda Networks
2 6 (31.58%) Centrify
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 6 (31.58%) Imperva
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Qualys
2 6 (31.58%) Splunk
2 6 (31.58%) Trend Micro
2 6 (31.58%) Tripwire
3 4 (21.05%) Google
3 4 (21.05%) Okta
3 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
4 3 (15.79%) Remedy
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) Sun
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) HP