An axially slotted cylinder coated with two different types of inhomogeneous coating layers is considered. These inhomogeneous coatings have decreasing permittivity profiles. The effects of various parameters of these coatings upon the gain pattern have been investigated using numerical simulations. It is studied that the gain at certain observation angles can be enhanced or diminished by controlling the inhomogeneity parameters of these considered profiles. It is further studied that for specific type of considered inhomogeneous coatings, the forward direction gain can be enhanced significantly.