The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 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.

Microsoft Windows
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 18.18% 10.67% 26.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 29.63% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
Median daily rate £268 £295 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.32% -13.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £403 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +145.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 27 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 36.36% 36.00% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 17
Median daily rate £300 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.80% +12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £430 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Gatwick

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Gatwick

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Gatwick over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Gatwick

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (35.00%) Change Control
4 6 (30.00%) High Availability
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) NAS
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (30.00%) Database Mirroring
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Replication
4 6 (30.00%) Clustering
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 6 (30.00%) MCDBA
4 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (30.00%) DB2
4 6 (30.00%) VB
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (30.00%) PMO
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (20.00%) C#

Windows
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 2 (10.00%) CMS
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) NAS
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) IPv4
3 1 (5.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) DB2
2 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (10.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) DBA
2 6 (30.00%) Senior DBA
2 6 (30.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 6 (30.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 6 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (10.00%) LINQ
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) WinForms
2 2 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Change Control
3 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (30.00%) Change Management
3 6 (30.00%) Database Mirroring
3 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (30.00%) High Availability
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) OWASP
5 2 (10.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) VB
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Docker
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) NetApp
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Sitecore