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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 7.77% 7.93% 7.80%
As % of the Vendors category 22.06% 29.06% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £298 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -17.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £138 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 1
Average hourly rate £18.68 £15.73 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +21.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
136 117 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 35.23% 27.27% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 47 44
Average daily rate £338 £298 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -17.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £150 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 3
Average hourly rate £18.68 £19.91 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% -33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.81 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.16 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 +4 25 £350 +12.00% 7
Lewes +7 1 - -
Hove +2 1 £413 +29.06% 2
Hastings - 1 £135 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (53.33%) Windows
2 28 (37.33%) SQL
3 25 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 22 (29.33%) MS Exchange
5 21 (28.00%) SAN
5 21 (28.00%) VMware
6 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
6 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
7 17 (22.67%) DNS
7 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (18.67%) DHCP
9 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
10 13 (17.33%) Finance
10 13 (17.33%) VLAN
10 13 (17.33%) IaaS
10 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (16.00%) NAS
11 12 (16.00%) SaaS
11 12 (16.00%) PaaS
11 12 (16.00%) vCloud
11 12 (16.00%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
11 12 (16.00%) vMotion
12 11 (14.67%) .NET
12 11 (14.67%) LAN
12 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 22 (29.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.67%) IIS
5 5 (6.67%) SAS
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.33%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.33%) MS Office
3 5 (6.67%) MS Project
4 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (17.33%) IaaS
2 12 (16.00%) SaaS
2 12 (16.00%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) SAN
2 17 (22.67%) DNS
3 14 (18.67%) DHCP
3 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (17.33%) VLAN
5 12 (16.00%) NAS
5 12 (16.00%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (14.67%) LAN
7 10 (13.33%) WLAN
8 7 (9.33%) VoIP
8 7 (9.33%) VPN
8 7 (9.33%) Network Security
8 7 (9.33%) Firewall
9 6 (8.00%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.67%) Wireless
11 1 (1.33%) Internet
11 1 (1.33%) Broadband
11 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.67%) DB2
8 1 (1.33%) OLAP
8 1 (1.33%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Toad
1 2 (2.67%) ERwin
1 2 (2.67%) NUnit
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) MSTest
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Analyst
2 12 (16.00%) Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Data Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) IT Support
7 5 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
7 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) .NET
2 6 (8.00%) CSS
2 6 (8.00%) HTML
3 4 (5.33%) HTML5
3 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.33%) WCF
4 2 (2.67%) jQuery
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 2 (2.67%) CSS3
4 2 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.00%) Replication
4 5 (6.67%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.00%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 40 (53.33%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) zOS
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (13.33%) Scrum
3 10 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 9 (12.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.67%) Data Management
6 7 (9.33%) Change Management
6 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
7 6 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (8.00%) ISMS
7 6 (8.00%) Information Security Management
7 6 (8.00%) Security Management
7 6 (8.00%) Information Security
7 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.33%) Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Data Architecture
8 4 (5.33%) Master Data Management
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.33%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 9 (12.00%) C++
3 9 (12.00%) VC++
3 9 (12.00%) Python
4 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.00%) VB
5 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.67%) MCSE
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.00%) vCloud
4 6 (8.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) vMotion
2 1 (1.33%) WSUS
2 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) VMware
2 9 (12.00%) Citrix
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco
4 3 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (2.67%) BT
5 2 (2.67%) Teradata
5 2 (2.67%) Capita
5 2 (2.67%) AirMagnet
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) CA
6 1 (1.33%) Informatica
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) EMC