Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 13 2
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 21.57% 11.95% 20.57%
As % of the Vendors category 44.59% 27.94% 55.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 20
Gatwick median daily rate £343 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.16% -8.75% +15.94%
10th Percentile £167 £185 £192
90th Percentile £464 £500 £541
West Sussex median daily rate £350 £370 £369
% change year-on-year -5.37% +0.30% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Gatwick median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.30% +156.75% +4.67%
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% +103.13% -

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 74 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 48.37% 42.77% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 35
Gatwick median daily rate £346 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +0.69% +6.62%
10th Percentile £133 £268 £246
90th Percentile £538 £500 £539
West Sussex median daily rate £403 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +7.33% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Gatwick median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +108.99% +4.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £33.50 £15.70
90th Percentile £26.90 £44.50 £17.40
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £21.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year -17.28% +28.21% +3.13%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 9 (27.27%) SOA
3 9 (27.27%) LAN
3 9 (27.27%) WAN
3 9 (27.27%) SLA
3 9 (27.27%) Publishing
3 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (27.27%) User Experience
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (21.21%) C#
5 7 (21.21%) .NET
6 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
6 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (12.12%) MVVM
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) SCCM
7 4 (12.12%) System Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Operations Management
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing

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 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) LAN
1 9 (27.27%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) EDRMS
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (27.27%) Publishing
2 2 (6.06%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Architect
1 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Manager
4 4 (12.12%) IT Services Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Applications Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support
6 2 (6.06%) Process Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (12.12%) WinForms
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) WCF
4 2 (6.06%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) HTML5
5 1 (3.03%) SOAP
5 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (27.27%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
1 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
1 9 (27.27%) SOA
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (12.12%) MVC
3 4 (12.12%) MVVM
3 4 (12.12%) Operations Management
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Scrum
3 4 (12.12%) Software Deployment
3 4 (12.12%) System Testing
3 4 (12.12%) TDD
3 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) BPMN
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (12.12%) MCSA
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CISM
3 2 (6.06%) CISSP
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) SANS
3 2 (6.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) COBIT
2 2 (6.06%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Computacenter
1 2 (6.06%) Qualys
1 2 (6.06%) Splunk
1 2 (6.06%) Tufin