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 17 April 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.04% 4.89% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.25% 17.31% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 17
Average daily rate
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£295 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.13 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.05% +4.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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
126 104 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 22.11% 28.26% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 70 46
Average daily rate £370 £363 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.56% -19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.75 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £41.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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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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 -11 14 £335 -16.25%
Crawley 0 2 - - 3
Horsham 0 1 - - 1
Arundel - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 42 (97.67%) Microsoft
2 36 (83.72%) MCSE
3 29 (67.44%) Windows
4 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
5 24 (55.81%) ITIL
6 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
7 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (37.21%) SCCM
8 16 (37.21%) MCP
9 14 (32.56%) VMware
10 12 (27.91%) MCITP
10 12 (27.91%) MS Office
10 12 (27.91%) Linux
10 12 (27.91%) SAN
11 11 (25.58%) Internet
11 11 (25.58%) MCSA
11 11 (25.58%) IIS
12 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (20.93%) DNS
14 8 (18.60%) DHCP
14 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
14 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
14 8 (18.60%) SQL
14 8 (18.60%) McAfee
14 8 (18.60%) Citrix
14 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
15 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (16.28%) HP
15 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
2 11 (25.58%) IIS
3 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (11.63%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (11.63%) Lync
5 5 (11.63%) SAS
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) IaaS
2 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) SAN
2 11 (25.58%) Internet
3 9 (20.93%) DNS
4 8 (18.60%) DHCP
5 6 (13.95%) Firewall
5 6 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (13.95%) Intranet
6 5 (11.63%) Wireless
6 5 (11.63%) VoIP
6 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.65%) SNMP
8 1 (2.33%) WAN
8 1 (2.33%) VPN
8 1 (2.33%) LAN
8 1 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Security Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) IT Security Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Architect
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (6.98%) Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (6.98%) Designer
3 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
1 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.63%) Private Cloud
2 5 (11.63%) PKI
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) iPhone
3 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.91%) Linux
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.33%) UNIX
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
3 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
3 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security
4 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (11.63%) Coaching
4 5 (11.63%) B2B
5 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.98%) Time Management
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) CRM
7 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (83.72%) MCSE
2 16 (37.21%) MCP
3 12 (27.91%) MCITP
4 11 (25.58%) MCSA
5 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
6 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.63%) CEH
7 5 (11.63%) CCNA
7 5 (11.63%) CISSP
7 5 (11.63%) MCDST
7 5 (11.63%) MCTS
7 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.98%) MCSD
9 2 (4.65%) MCDBA
9 2 (4.65%) MCPD
10 1 (2.33%) Degree
10 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.95%) UAG
4 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.33%) VMware GSX
5 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) Nessus
3 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.33%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.33%) MOM
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (97.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) McAfee
3 8 (18.60%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) Oracle
6 5 (11.63%) Qualys
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.63%) Sonus
6 5 (11.63%) Avaya
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco
8 3 (6.98%) Sophos
8 3 (6.98%) Panasonic
8 3 (6.98%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) Intel
9 1 (2.33%) CommVault
9 1 (2.33%) Veritas
9 1 (2.33%) IBM