The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 90 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 9.56% 16.27% 27.71%
As % of the Vendors category 24.56% 32.97% 57.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 61
Median daily rate £400 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.75% +11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.90 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 West Sussex region.

Vendors Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
285 273 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 38.93% 49.37% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 159 99
Median daily rate £375 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £484 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.47% +9.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £14.05 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.90 £17.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +9 29 £400 +14.28% 7
Worthing -19 17 £300 -29.41% 2
Gatwick -7 9 £440 +7.31% 3
Horsham - 3 £130 - 3
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 64 (57.14%) Windows
2 43 (38.39%) Active Directory
3 39 (34.82%) MS Excel
4 31 (27.68%) MS Office
5 23 (20.54%) Finance
6 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
7 19 (16.96%) SQL
7 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
8 18 (16.07%) Windows Server
8 18 (16.07%) .NET
8 18 (16.07%) VMware
9 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (14.29%) ITIL
11 15 (13.39%) SCCM
12 14 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 14 (12.50%) HP
12 14 (12.50%) MS Exchange
13 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
13 13 (11.61%) Web Services
13 13 (11.61%) VBScript
13 13 (11.61%) C#
13 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
13 13 (11.61%) Office 365
14 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.82%) XML
14 11 (9.82%) MCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.14%) IIS
4 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.68%) Confluence
6 3 (2.68%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (34.82%) MS Excel
2 31 (27.68%) MS Office
3 8 (7.14%) MS Project
4 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.61%) Office 365
2 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.46%) IaaS
4 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.68%) Yammer
6 2 (1.79%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) SaaS
7 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.04%) Firewall
3 6 (5.36%) DNS
3 6 (5.36%) WAN
4 5 (4.46%) DHCP
4 5 (4.46%) Internet
5 4 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (3.57%) SAN
5 4 (3.57%) VLAN
5 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.68%) VPN
7 2 (1.79%) 3G
7 2 (1.79%) ADSL
7 2 (1.79%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.79%) Broadband
7 2 (1.79%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.79%) Skype
7 2 (1.79%) SNMP
7 2 (1.79%) VoIP
7 2 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.89%) DTS
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.25%) JIRA
3 5 (4.46%) NUnit
4 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.79%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.79%) Gatling
5 2 (1.79%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (1.79%) MSI
5 2 (1.79%) Selenium
6 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Law
3 4 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.79%) Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Developer
3 8 (7.14%) Architect
3 8 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (7.14%) IT Support
4 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 7 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 7 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (5.36%) C# Developer
5 6 (5.36%) CRM Developer
5 6 (5.36%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (5.36%) IT Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.07%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
2 13 (11.61%) Web Services
3 11 (9.82%) XML
4 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (5.36%) HTML
5 5 (4.46%) CSS
5 5 (4.46%) jQuery
6 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.79%) Java EE
7 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.46%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.57%) PKI
5 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.14%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.07%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.93%) Windows 10
5 10 (8.93%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.36%) Linux
6 6 (5.36%) Unix
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.29%) ITIL
3 10 (8.93%) CRM
4 9 (8.04%) SDLC
4 9 (8.04%) Service Management
5 8 (7.14%) Migration
5 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.25%) Case Management
7 6 (5.36%) Change Management
7 6 (5.36%) Coaching
7 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.36%) MVC
7 6 (5.36%) Open Source
8 5 (4.46%) Application Packaging
8 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.46%) DevOps
8 5 (4.46%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.46%) SOA
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.96%) SQL
2 14 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.61%) C#
3 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.61%) VBScript
4 9 (8.04%) Java
5 2 (1.79%) VB
6 1 (0.89%) Scala
6 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.82%) MCP
2 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) ISEB
3 8 (7.14%) MCSE
3 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.25%) MCSA
5 5 (4.46%) Degree
6 3 (2.68%) CISSP
6 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.79%) MCDST
7 2 (1.79%) MCSD
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (38.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) XenApp
4 4 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.68%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.68%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.68%) MOM
2 3 (2.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) VMware
2 14 (12.50%) HP
3 9 (8.04%) Cisco
4 7 (6.25%) Citrix
5 6 (5.36%) Oracle
5 6 (5.36%) SAP
6 5 (4.46%) Meraki
7 4 (3.57%) 3Com
7 4 (3.57%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 4 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.68%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.68%) Dell
8 3 (2.68%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.68%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.68%) webMethods
9 2 (1.79%) Apple
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