The first table below looks at the demand 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft 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 Vendors 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 15.53% 15.75% 15.04%
As % of the Vendors category 35.85% 30.80% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £209 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £14.00 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £34.20 £14.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
159 224 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 43.32% 51.14% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 133 124
Average daily rate £350 £400 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.00 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.53% +74.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.25 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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
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 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
Crawley -3 17 £375 +4.16% 12
Worthing +5 14 £400 +45.45% 3
East Grinstead +1 8 £475 +28.81%
Gatwick -2 1 - - 1
Horsham -3 1 £265 +120.83% 4
Chichester - 1 - - 2
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Billingshurst - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - - 1
Haywards Heath - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
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 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 41 (47.67%) Windows
2 34 (39.53%) MS Excel
3 25 (29.07%) ITIL
4 23 (26.74%) MS Office
5 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
7 17 (19.77%) Active Directory
8 14 (16.28%) Project Management
8 14 (16.28%) VMware
9 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (15.12%) Citrix
10 12 (13.95%) SQL
11 11 (12.79%) .NET
11 11 (12.79%) Cisco
11 11 (12.79%) Service Management
11 11 (12.79%) Change Control
12 10 (11.63%) LAN
13 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
13 9 (10.47%) WAN
13 9 (10.47%) MCSE
13 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
13 9 (10.47%) Firewall
13 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
13 9 (10.47%) Degree
14 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
14 8 (9.30%) Finance
14 8 (9.30%) C#
14 8 (9.30%) SLA
14 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Software

Microsoft
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 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 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.81%) IIS
4 5 (5.81%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.49%) Lync
6 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.49%) SAS
7 1 (1.16%) Node.js
7 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 23 (26.74%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) LAN
2 9 (10.47%) WAN
2 9 (10.47%) Firewall
3 7 (8.14%) DNS
4 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (6.98%) DHCP
4 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.81%) Wireless
5 5 (5.81%) SAN
5 5 (5.81%) VLAN
6 4 (4.65%) Internet
7 3 (3.49%) OSPF
7 3 (3.49%) BGP
7 3 (3.49%) 802.11
7 3 (3.49%) Intranet
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.33%) SSH
8 2 (2.33%) DMZ
8 2 (2.33%) MPLS
8 2 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Subversion
1 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Analyst
1 15 (17.44%) Support Engineer
2 8 (9.30%) Technical Support
3 7 (8.14%) Applications Support
3 7 (8.14%) Architect
4 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Graduate
5 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.81%) Junior
5 5 (5.81%) Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Designer
5 5 (5.81%) Designer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (4.65%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) .NET
2 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.98%) WCF
3 6 (6.98%) jQuery
3 6 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (6.98%) REST
4 5 (5.81%) HTML
4 5 (5.81%) CSS
5 3 (3.49%) Web Services
6 2 (2.33%) Middleware
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.33%) EDI
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.16%) AppFabric
7 1 (1.16%) XML
7 1 (1.16%) XSLT
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.16%) Ajax
7 1 (1.16%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Clustering
4 4 (4.65%) Blog
5 3 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.33%) Statistics
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.16%) EPoS
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.67%) Windows
2 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.65%) UNIX
7 3 (3.49%) Linux
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) ITIL
2 14 (16.28%) Project Management
3 11 (12.79%) Service Management
3 11 (12.79%) Change Control
4 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.14%) ITIL V3
6 7 (8.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.98%) MVC
7 6 (6.98%) Quality Management
7 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.81%) Business Development
9 4 (4.65%) QMS
9 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.65%) Migration
9 4 (4.65%) Workflow
9 4 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) SQL
2 8 (9.30%) C#
3 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.98%) VB6
4 6 (6.98%) VB
5 3 (3.49%) C
6 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.33%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.47%) MCSE
2 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.47%) Degree
3 5 (5.81%) MCP
3 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.81%) MCDST
4 4 (4.65%) CCNP
5 3 (3.49%) CCIE
5 3 (3.49%) MCDBA
5 3 (3.49%) MCSD
5 3 (3.49%) MCPD
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) CCNA
7 1 (1.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.16%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.16%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) SLA
2 6 (6.98%) QA
3 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (19.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) SCOM
2 2 (2.33%) WSUS
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) VMware
2 13 (15.12%) Citrix
3 11 (12.79%) Cisco
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) HP
5 4 (4.65%) Avaya
5 4 (4.65%) SAP
6 3 (3.49%) Dell
7 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 2 (2.33%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) Tableau
8 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.16%) Informatica
8 1 (1.16%) BT
8 1 (1.16%) Kaseya
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
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Launch IT Recruitment
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