The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 8.15% 5.85% 12.46%
As % of the Vendors category 37.29% 21.28% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £338 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £273 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £396 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Vendors Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
59 47 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 21.85% 27.49% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 44
Average daily rate £375 £338 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
3 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
4 15 (34.09%) ITIL
4 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 10 (22.73%) Software Packaging
8 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
10 7 (15.91%) SAS
11 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
12 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (11.36%) MS Office
13 4 (9.09%) Cisco
13 4 (9.09%) Firewall
13 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (9.09%) Visualisation
13 4 (9.09%) Analytics
13 4 (9.09%) Time Series Analysis
13 4 (9.09%) Predictive Analytics
13 4 (9.09%) QA
14 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
14 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
14 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
1 7 (15.91%) SAS
2 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
2 3 (6.82%) SAN
2 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) VoIP
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) VLAN
3 2 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) IT Support
3 5 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Project Office Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.27%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) HTML5
2 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.27%) WCF
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) E-Learning
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
3 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
3 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.09%) Analytics
4 4 (9.09%) Time Series Analysis
4 4 (9.09%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) CRM
6 2 (4.55%) ERP
6 2 (4.55%) Document Management
6 2 (4.55%) Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.27%) Time Management
7 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.27%) Network Design
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VB6
3 1 (2.27%) VB
3 1 (2.27%) VBA
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.82%) MCP
3 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 2 (4.55%) CCNA
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) APMP
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.27%) CIPD
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CCA
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) vCloud
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Nagios
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Cisco
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
2 3 (6.82%) Juniper
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Citrix
3 2 (4.55%) Avaya
3 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.27%) Veeam
4 1 (2.27%) WatchGuard
4 1 (2.27%) BT
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