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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 14.58% 16.94% 6.84%
As % of the Vendors category 32.89% 43.62% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £112 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £433 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
149 94 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 44.35% 38.84% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 46 31
Average daily rate £350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -30.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.00 £18.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £21.00 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 2015. 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 -5 35 £315 +14.54% 14
Lewes -4 10 £225 -40.00% 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.32%) VMware
4 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
5 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 15 (20.27%) Scrum
6 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
6 15 (20.27%) SQL
7 14 (18.92%) SAN
8 13 (17.57%) Firewall
8 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
8 13 (17.57%) MS Office
8 13 (17.57%) Python
9 12 (16.22%) Citrix
9 12 (16.22%) C++
9 12 (16.22%) VC++
9 12 (16.22%) Finance
9 12 (16.22%) Automation Testing
10 11 (14.86%) .NET
11 9 (12.16%) iSCSI
11 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
11 9 (12.16%) IIS
11 9 (12.16%) VPN
11 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
11 9 (12.16%) VoIP
11 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
11 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) IIS
2 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.41%) SAS
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.35%) Lync
5 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.57%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) SAN
2 13 (17.57%) Firewall
3 9 (12.16%) iSCSI
3 9 (12.16%) VoIP
3 9 (12.16%) VPN
4 8 (10.81%) DNS
4 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.46%) Network Security
6 5 (6.76%) DHCP
7 3 (4.05%) VLAN
7 3 (4.05%) NAS
8 2 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.70%) SSL
8 2 (2.70%) WAN
8 2 (2.70%) LAN
9 1 (1.35%) Broadband
9 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.35%) FTP
9 1 (1.35%) Wireless
9 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) MySQL
6 1 (1.35%) DB2
6 1 (1.35%) OLAP
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.35%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
3 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) Trac
4 1 (1.35%) Toad
4 1 (1.35%) ERwin
4 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.35%) NUnit
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) MSTest
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Publishing
2 1 (1.35%) Banking
2 1 (1.35%) Private Banking
2 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 12 (16.22%) Software Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Data Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) IT Support
7 5 (6.76%) Senior IT Support
8 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) HTML
3 3 (4.05%) HTML5
3 3 (4.05%) Entity Framework
3 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.05%) CSS
3 3 (4.05%) WCF
4 2 (2.70%) jQuery
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.35%) CSS3
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (1.35%) MDX
5 1 (1.35%) Web Services
5 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.70%) Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.70%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.35%) PDA
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) Video Editing
5 1 (1.35%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.76%) Linux
6 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.35%) zOS
8 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
3 15 (20.27%) Scrum
4 12 (16.22%) Automation Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Data Management
5 7 (9.46%) ITIL
5 7 (9.46%) Change Management
6 6 (8.11%) Information Security
6 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.11%) Information Security Management
6 6 (8.11%) Security Management
6 6 (8.11%) ISMS
6 6 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (6.76%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Service Management
7 5 (6.76%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.41%) Validation
8 4 (5.41%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) Python
3 12 (16.22%) C++
3 12 (16.22%) VC++
4 8 (10.81%) C#
5 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.70%) VB
6 2 (2.70%) VB6
6 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.35%) Java
7 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) MCSE
3 2 (2.70%) CCNA
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) MCP
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.41%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.70%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) vSphere
4 2 (2.70%) vCloud
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) Nagios
2 2 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.70%) vMotion
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) VMware
2 12 (16.22%) Citrix
3 7 (9.46%) Cisco
4 6 (8.11%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) Juniper
6 2 (2.70%) McAfee
6 2 (2.70%) BT
6 2 (2.70%) EMC
6 2 (2.70%) Avaya
6 2 (2.70%) Capita
6 2 (2.70%) AirMagnet
6 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.35%) Akamai
7 1 (1.35%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.35%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle
7 1 (1.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) Teradata
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