Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 6 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 14.16% 18.05% 8.97%
As % of the Vendors category 26.23% 27.27% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 16
Gatwick median daily rate £429 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.10% -2.86% -14.63%
10th Percentile £288 £150 £185
90th Percentile £583 £387 £460
West Sussex median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Gatwick median hourly rate £23.50 - £43.00
10th Percentile £23.25 - £41.50
90th Percentile £23.75 - £44.50
West Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +157.58% +10.00% -7.69%

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 61 88 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 53.98% 66.17% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 43
Gatwick median daily rate £419 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.16% -6.85% -8.75%
10th Percentile £288 £143 £281
90th Percentile £563 £511 £460
West Sussex median daily rate £429 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.19% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Gatwick median hourly rate £49.50 £57.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +32.56% +156.75%
10th Percentile £28.35 £42.40 £41.50
90th Percentile £50.85 £58.00 £44.50
West Sussex median hourly rate £29.25 £23.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +23.16% +43.94% +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (50.00%) MCSA
5 7 (43.75%) MCSE
5 7 (43.75%) Marketing
5 7 (43.75%) SCCM
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (37.50%) Retail
6 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (31.25%) DHCP
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
7 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
7 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
7 5 (31.25%) Software Deployment
7 5 (31.25%) ServiceNow
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (25.00%) Centrify
8 4 (25.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 4 (25.00%) GDPR
8 4 (25.00%) ISO 31000
8 4 (25.00%) IISP
8 4 (25.00%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (25.00%) CREST Certified

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 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) NFC
3 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.25%) Skype
4 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (6.25%) Data Lake
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) OLTP
2 1 (6.25%) Power BI
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) GCC
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (43.75%) Marketing
2 6 (37.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (25.00%) IT Services Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Payments Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (12.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
2 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
2 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (31.25%) Software Deployment
3 4 (25.00%) Business Development
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 4 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (25.00%) Operations Management
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Security Management
3 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MCSA
3 7 (43.75%) MCSE
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (25.00%) CISA
5 4 (25.00%) CISM
5 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) CREST Certified
5 4 (25.00%) IISP
6 2 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (12.50%) CCSP
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CLAS
6 2 (12.50%) MCSD
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) GDPR
1 4 (25.00%) ISAE 3402
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 22301
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 31000
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) Nessus
2 4 (25.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) ServiceNow
2 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 4 (25.00%) Centrify
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Imperva
2 4 (25.00%) McAfee
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Qualys
2 4 (25.00%) Remedy
2 4 (25.00%) Splunk
2 4 (25.00%) Trend Micro
2 4 (25.00%) Tripwire
3 2 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Okta
3 2 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau