The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 10.08% 9.48% 14.01%
As % of the Vendors category 31.17% 25.78% 51.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 15
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £109 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.60 £19.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the East Sussex region.

Vendors Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
77 128 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 32.35% 36.78% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 72 41
Average daily rate £325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.15 £14.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.60% +121.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £17.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £40.00 £16.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

Microsoft
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 within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 14 £375 +17.18% 4
Lewes - 1 £200 - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (30.77%) MS Office
5 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
5 11 (28.21%) Windows XP
5 11 (28.21%) HP
6 10 (25.64%) Wireless
6 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (23.08%) High Availability
7 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 9 (23.08%) Coaching
7 9 (23.08%) vCloud
7 9 (23.08%) Mimecast
7 9 (23.08%) AS400
7 9 (23.08%) Blackberry
7 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 9 (23.08%) WAN
7 9 (23.08%) LAN
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
8 8 (20.51%) vSphere
9 7 (17.95%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
10 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Mimecast
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (25.64%) Wireless
3 9 (23.08%) LAN
3 9 (23.08%) WAN
4 7 (17.95%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (10.26%) DHCP
5 4 (10.26%) DNS
6 3 (7.69%) NAS
6 3 (7.69%) SAN
6 3 (7.69%) VLAN
7 2 (5.13%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Ant
1 1 (2.56%) ERwin
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
1 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Service Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (10.26%) SQL BI Developer
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) CRM Developer
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
1 4 (10.26%) HTML5
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) CSS3
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) AS400
1 9 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (28.21%) Windows XP
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Coaching
1 9 (23.08%) High Availability
1 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.82%) CRM
4 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.69%) Presales
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Document Management
6 2 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Change Management
7 1 (2.56%) Migration
7 1 (2.56%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) VBA
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) C
6 1 (2.56%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) CCNA
1 2 (5.13%) CCNP
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.13%) MCP
1 2 (5.13%) MCSE
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) vCloud
3 8 (20.51%) vSphere
4 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.13%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.69%) HP SIM
1 3 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (7.69%) vMotion
2 2 (5.13%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Avaya
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) Becrypt
5 3 (7.69%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Acronis
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards