The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Brighton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 9.48% 6.49% 10.47%
As % of the Vendors category 37.93% 27.91% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£115 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.73% -1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £408 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
58 43 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 25.00% 23.24% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 33
Average daily rate £250 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £213 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
East Sussex

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Brighton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Windows 7
3 17 (32.08%) MS Excel
3 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
4 14 (26.42%) .NET
4 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET
5 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
5 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
6 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) MS Office
8 10 (18.87%) SQL
9 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
9 8 (15.09%) Software Packaging
10 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (11.32%) C#
12 5 (9.43%) HTML
12 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
12 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (9.43%) CRM
12 5 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (9.43%) VMware
12 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
13 4 (7.55%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.66%) SAS
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (32.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) VPN
1 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.66%) NUnit
2 3 (5.66%) Subversion
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (5.66%) Hudson
2 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.43%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) IT Support
5 4 (7.55%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
1 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET
2 8 (15.09%) Software Packaging
3 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (9.43%) HTML
4 4 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (7.55%) WCF
4 4 (7.55%) LINQ
4 4 (7.55%) jQuery
5 3 (5.66%) XML
5 3 (5.66%) WinForms
5 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (3.77%) COM+
7 1 (1.89%) CSS
7 1 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.89%) PMI
2 1 (1.89%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Windows 7
3 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) CRM
3 4 (7.55%) MVC
3 4 (7.55%) Scrum
3 4 (7.55%) TDD
3 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
4 3 (5.66%) Web Development
4 3 (5.66%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (5.66%) Load Testing
4 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.77%) Data Management
5 2 (3.77%) Service Management
5 2 (3.77%) Time Management
5 2 (3.77%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (3.77%) DSDM
5 2 (3.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C#
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) VB
4 4 (7.55%) VB6
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.77%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) CCA
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.89%) CIPD
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) vSphere
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) XenServer
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) VMware
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco
2 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 2 (3.77%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Juniper
4 1 (1.89%) Kofax
4 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard
4 1 (1.89%) Veeam
4 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
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