The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Sussex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.45% 5.25% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.52% 28.05% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 3
Average daily rate £400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £425 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% +31.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
108 82 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 29.43% 18.72% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 43 36
Average daily rate £378 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £321 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +7.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £38.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Worthing - 15 £400 - 1
Crawley - 3 - - 1
Horsham - 1 £265 - 1
Chichester - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 21 (65.63%) ITIL
3 20 (62.50%) MCSE
3 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) ITIL V3
5 9 (28.13%) MCITP
5 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (28.13%) SAS
5 9 (28.13%) Internet
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (25.00%) Intranet
6 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (21.88%) Change Control
7 7 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (18.75%) MCDST
8 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.75%) SLA
9 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 5 (15.63%) Service Management
9 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.50%) VMware
10 4 (12.50%) MCTS
10 4 (12.50%) MCP
10 4 (12.50%) MCSA
10 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
11 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
11 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (28.13%) SAS
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Internet
2 8 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Applications Specialist
2 7 (21.88%) Applications Support
3 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Graduate
4 5 (15.63%) Applications Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Support Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Applications Support Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Junior
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL V3
3 7 (21.88%) Change Control
3 7 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (15.63%) Service Management
4 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
6 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.13%) Web Services Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) C++
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) MCSE
2 9 (28.13%) MCITP
3 6 (18.75%) MCDST
4 4 (12.50%) MCTS
4 4 (12.50%) MCP
4 4 (12.50%) MCSA
5 3 (9.38%) MCPD
5 3 (9.38%) MCDBA
5 3 (9.38%) PMP
5 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
5 3 (9.38%) MCSD
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Kaseya
5 1 (3.13%) HP