The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 22 October 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 20 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.78% 6.30% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.24% 35.62% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £454 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.43% -0.47%
Microsoft Certification
South East

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

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
84 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 23.60% 17.68% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 51
Average daily rate £375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £499 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.91 £14.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% -13.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £14.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Worthing -5 7 £375 -6.25%
Crawley +7 4 - - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 48 (82.76%) MCSE
3 47 (81.03%) Microsoft
4 43 (74.14%) Active Directory
5 41 (70.69%) ITIL
6 32 (55.17%) MCP
6 32 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (43.10%) SCCM
8 24 (41.38%) MS Exchange
9 22 (37.93%) Linux
10 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (34.48%) IIS
12 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (32.76%) Firewall
13 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (31.03%) MS Office
14 17 (29.31%) SQL
14 17 (29.31%) CCNA
15 16 (27.59%) VMware
16 14 (24.14%) Incident Management
16 14 (24.14%) SAN
16 14 (24.14%) SharePoint
17 13 (22.41%) DHCP
17 13 (22.41%) DNS
17 13 (22.41%) MCSA
18 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
18 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
18 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
18 12 (20.69%) Wireless
18 12 (20.69%) Office 365

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 24 (41.38%) MS Exchange
2 20 (34.48%) IIS
3 14 (24.14%) SharePoint
4 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (17.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.72%) Lync
8 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) MS Office
2 10 (17.24%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Office 365
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (15.52%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) Firewall
2 14 (24.14%) SAN
3 13 (22.41%) DHCP
3 13 (22.41%) DNS
4 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 12 (20.69%) Wireless
5 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (15.52%) Internet
6 7 (12.07%) MPLS
6 7 (12.07%) VPN
6 7 (12.07%) WAN
7 4 (6.90%) ADSL
7 4 (6.90%) LAN
7 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony
8 3 (5.17%) Network Security
8 3 (5.17%) VoIP
8 3 (5.17%) SNMP
9 2 (3.45%) PBX
9 2 (3.45%) LDAP
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
General
1 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Server Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) IT Security Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Senior Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) LAMP
1 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) PKI
2 8 (13.79%) Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (37.93%) Linux
4 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (70.69%) ITIL
2 14 (24.14%) Incident Management
3 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
4 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (17.24%) Coaching
5 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
5 7 (12.07%) Project Management
6 5 (8.62%) Information Security
7 4 (6.90%) Service Management
7 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.17%) Network Management
8 3 (5.17%) ITSM
9 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.72%) Line Management
10 1 (1.72%) Time Management
10 1 (1.72%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (82.76%) MCSE
2 32 (55.17%) MCP
3 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (29.31%) CCNA
5 13 (22.41%) MCSA
6 10 (17.24%) CISSP
6 10 (17.24%) CEH
7 6 (10.34%) MCITP
8 5 (8.62%) MCDST
9 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.17%) CCNP
10 2 (3.45%) MCTS
10 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.72%) MCPD
11 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.72%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (74.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) UAG
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (43.10%) SCCM
2 10 (17.24%) Nessus
3 3 (5.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.72%) OVSD
4 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (81.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) McAfee
3 11 (18.97%) Citrix
4 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
4 10 (17.24%) Qualys
5 9 (15.52%) HP
5 9 (15.52%) Cisco
6 7 (12.07%) Symantec
7 5 (8.62%) ProCurve
7 5 (8.62%) Juniper
8 4 (6.90%) Avaya
8 4 (6.90%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.17%) Apple
10 1 (1.72%) F5
10 1 (1.72%) Kaseya
10 1 (1.72%) Veeam
10 1 (1.72%) BT
10 1 (1.72%) IBM
10 1 (1.72%) Dell