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 24 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.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Sussex / Gatwick
Rank 18 13 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 7.78% 4.55% 20.69%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 12.50% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 63 16 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 70.00% 36.36% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 13
Median daily rate £459 £366 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.25% -22.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Gatwick

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Line Management
5 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (26.67%) APMP
5 4 (26.67%) Escalation Management
5 4 (26.67%) Project Governance
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) PMP
5 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (6.67%) Snow
8 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
8 1 (6.67%) Boomi
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
8 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.67%) NUnit
8 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 1 (6.67%) TOGAF

Microsoft
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 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Boomi
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Senior SharePoint Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 5 (33.33%) SharePoint Architect
2 5 (33.33%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
3 4 (26.67%) IT Manager
3 4 (26.67%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Escalation Management
1 4 (26.67%) Line Management
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (26.67%) Project Governance
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Test Management
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) APMP
2 4 (26.67%) PMP
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) MCSD
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Dell
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
1 1 (6.67%) Snow