The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 23 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 Qualifications for the East Sussex 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 3.95% 1.35% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.23% 11.76% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£130 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.44 £17.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.04% +5.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.81 £17.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +7.65%
Qualifications Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
43 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 13.07% 11.45% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 14
Average daily rate £268 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Average hourly rate £15.44 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% +12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +8 10 £110 -66.17%
Crowborough - 1 £150 -
Hastings - - - -
Hove - - - -
Lewes - - - -
St Leonards-on-Sea - - - -
Uckfield - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) MCSE
5 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Software Packaging
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (20.00%) MCP
9 4 (20.00%) SAN
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (15.00%) Firewall
10 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) LAN
10 3 (15.00%) WAN
10 3 (15.00%) MCSA
10 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
11 2 (10.00%) McAfee
11 2 (10.00%) VPN
11 2 (10.00%) SSL
11 2 (10.00%) EMC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.00%) Release Management
2 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.00%) Database Security
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (20.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) MCSA
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (5.00%) MCPD
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) WatchGuard
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) EMC
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle