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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 September 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.

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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 80 87 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 14.76% 23.39% 13.59%
As % of the Vendors category 35.87% 50.00% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 32
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £124 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £16.95 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
223 174 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 41.14% 46.77% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 111 113
Average daily rate £363 £295 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -21.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £128 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.10 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Crawley -7 21 £388 +29.16% 14
Gatwick -1 14 £503 +139.28%
Worthing -13 6 £210 +44.82% 3
East Grinstead 0 2 £238 -47.22% 1
Horsham -5 2 £525 +159.25% 1
Burgess Hill - 2 £205 - 3
Chichester - 1 £425 -
Haywards Heath - 1 - - 3
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 80 (45.20%) Windows
2 67 (37.85%) MS Excel
3 51 (28.81%) Finance
4 49 (27.68%) Active Directory
5 48 (27.12%) MS Office
6 43 (24.29%) SQL
7 37 (20.90%) .NET
7 37 (20.90%) ITIL
8 31 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (16.38%) Windows 7
9 29 (16.38%) C#
10 28 (15.82%) VMware
11 26 (14.69%) SharePoint
12 24 (13.56%) SQL Server
12 24 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (12.99%) Security Cleared
14 22 (12.43%) MS Exchange
14 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (11.86%) Project Management
16 20 (11.30%) CRM
17 19 (10.73%) ASP.NET
17 19 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.73%) Dynamics CRM
17 19 (10.73%) Office 365
18 18 (10.17%) Web Services
18 18 (10.17%) DNS
18 18 (10.17%) Migration
19 17 (9.60%) MVC
19 17 (9.60%) Citrix
20 16 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 26 (14.69%) SharePoint
2 22 (12.43%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.39%) IIS
6 5 (2.82%) Lync
7 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.13%) Confluence
8 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) SAS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (37.85%) MS Excel
2 48 (27.12%) MS Office
3 15 (8.47%) MS Project
4 6 (3.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics SL
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.73%) Office 365
2 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.26%) IaaS
4 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.13%) SaaS
4 2 (1.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.17%) DNS
2 15 (8.47%) DHCP
3 10 (5.65%) Firewall
3 10 (5.65%) VLAN
4 8 (4.52%) SAN
4 8 (4.52%) Intranet
4 8 (4.52%) Internet
5 6 (3.39%) WAN
6 5 (2.82%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (1.69%) LAN
8 3 (1.69%) WLAN
9 2 (1.13%) Wireless
9 2 (1.13%) NAS
9 2 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.56%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) DTS
9 1 (0.56%) OLTP
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Visual Studio
1 14 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.82%) MSBuild
3 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.69%) Selenium
4 2 (1.13%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 51 (28.81%) Finance
2 7 (3.95%) Law
3 4 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.26%) Local Government
4 3 (1.69%) Back Office
4 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.69%) French Language
4 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.13%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (33.33%) Analyst
2 27 (15.25%) Developer
3 18 (10.17%) Architect
3 18 (10.17%) Business Analyst
4 17 (9.60%) Project Manager
5 15 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.78%) Service Analyst
7 12 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.65%) CRM Business Analyst
8 10 (5.65%) CRM Analyst
9 9 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Web Architect
10 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.90%) .NET
2 19 (10.73%) ASP.NET
3 18 (10.17%) Web Services
4 14 (7.91%) .NET Framework
5 13 (7.34%) XML
6 9 (5.08%) MDX
6 9 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.95%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.39%) HTML
9 5 (2.82%) HTML5
9 5 (2.82%) CSS
9 5 (2.82%) WCF
10 4 (2.26%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.26%) CSS3
10 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.69%) RESTful
11 3 (1.69%) jQuery
11 3 (1.69%) EDI
12 2 (1.13%) JSON
12 2 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.08%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.52%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.82%) PDA
6 4 (2.26%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.26%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.69%) iPad
8 2 (1.13%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.13%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.13%) Replication
8 2 (1.13%) PKI
8 2 (1.13%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.56%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 80 (45.20%) Windows
2 31 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (16.38%) Windows 7
4 16 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.65%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.52%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.95%) UNIX
9 5 (2.82%) Linux
10 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.13%) Android
11 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.90%) ITIL
2 21 (11.86%) Project Management
3 20 (11.30%) CRM
4 18 (10.17%) Migration
5 17 (9.60%) MVC
6 16 (9.04%) PRINCE2
7 15 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.34%) Web Development
9 12 (6.78%) Systems Analysis
9 12 (6.78%) User Stories
10 11 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.65%) ITIL V3
12 9 (5.08%) TDD
12 9 (5.08%) Test Scripting
13 7 (3.95%) Time Management
14 6 (3.39%) Unit Testing
14 6 (3.39%) SOA
15 5 (2.82%) OOP
15 5 (2.82%) Scrum
15 5 (2.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.29%) SQL
2 29 (16.38%) C#
3 14 (7.91%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.21%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.08%) X++
6 7 (3.95%) VB
6 7 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.82%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.26%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.69%) VBScript
10 2 (1.13%) C
11 1 (0.56%) VBA
11 1 (0.56%) C++
11 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.21%) MCSE
4 11 (6.21%) Degree
5 5 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.69%) MCP
7 3 (1.69%) MCSA
7 3 (1.69%) MCDST
7 3 (1.69%) MCITP
8 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.13%) PMP
8 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.13%) CCIE
9 1 (0.56%) ISEB
9 1 (0.56%) HND
9 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (27.68%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.95%) XenApp
4 6 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.13%) vSphere
6 2 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.13%) vCloud
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) SCCM
2 6 (3.39%) SCOM
2 6 (3.39%) SCVMM
3 4 (2.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.13%) WSUS
4 2 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.13%) vMotion
5 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.56%) SCSM
5 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 28 (15.82%) VMware
2 17 (9.60%) Citrix
3 14 (7.91%) Cisco
4 12 (6.78%) HP
5 9 (5.08%) Oracle
5 9 (5.08%) Tableau
6 6 (3.39%) Sophos
7 4 (2.26%) Google
7 4 (2.26%) LANDesk
7 4 (2.26%) Adobe
7 4 (2.26%) NetApp
8 3 (1.69%) Epicor
8 3 (1.69%) Apple
8 3 (1.69%) Symantec
8 3 (1.69%) McAfee
8 3 (1.69%) SAP
8 3 (1.69%) Dell
8 3 (1.69%) Intel
8 3 (1.69%) Panasonic
8 3 (1.69%) Toshiba
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £12 to £14 per hour £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago