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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 90 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 23.20% 13.42% 14.19%
As % of the Vendors category 48.13% 25.89% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 44
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £126 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.50 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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
187 197 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 48.20% 51.84% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 110 141
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £163 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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
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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 +1 20 £444 +4.41% 5
Worthing +6 15 £375 -10.71% 2
Gatwick +6 8 £340 -20.00%
Horsham - 6 £138 - 2
East Grinstead +2 2 £340 -10.52%
Haywards Heath -2 2 £463 -11.90% 2
Burgess Hill - 2 - -
Littlehampton - 2 £335 -
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 - -
Hassocks - - - - 1
Chichester - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 91 (52.30%) Windows
2 74 (42.53%) Active Directory
3 61 (35.06%) MS Office
4 58 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 39 (22.41%) ITIL
6 38 (21.84%) MS Exchange
7 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (19.54%) SharePoint
9 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 28 (16.09%) MCSE
12 26 (14.94%) SQL
13 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
13 25 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (13.79%) SCCM
15 23 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (12.64%) Lync
16 22 (12.64%) MCP
17 21 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (10.92%) Citrix
19 17 (9.77%) VMware
20 16 (9.20%) Clustering
20 16 (9.20%) Finance
20 16 (9.20%) Migration
21 15 (8.62%) Office 365
22 14 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
22 14 (8.05%) C#
22 14 (8.05%) IIS
22 14 (8.05%) .NET
22 14 (8.05%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 38 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 34 (19.54%) SharePoint
3 22 (12.64%) Lync
4 14 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (8.05%) IIS
5 13 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (7.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (4.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.60%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.45%) Node.js
9 5 (2.87%) Lotus Domino
9 5 (2.87%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.57%) Site Server
Applications
1 61 (35.06%) MS Office
2 58 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (6.90%) MS Visio
4 11 (6.32%) MS Project
5 10 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.15%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.57%) assyst
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.62%) Office 365
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) SAN
2 11 (6.32%) DNS
3 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.75%) Firewall
4 8 (4.60%) Wireless
5 7 (4.02%) VoIP
6 6 (3.45%) DHCP
7 5 (2.87%) Intranet
7 5 (2.87%) Internet
7 5 (2.87%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.30%) WAN
8 4 (2.30%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.72%) LAN
9 3 (1.72%) SNMP
9 3 (1.72%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.15%) VLAN
10 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.57%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.57%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.30%) PowerCenter
7 3 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.15%) QlikView
8 2 (1.15%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.57%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.57%) MS Access
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.57%) MySQL
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) NUnit
2 1 (0.57%) Subversion
2 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.57%) MSI
2 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.57%) Trac
2 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 16 (9.20%) Finance
2 8 (4.60%) Marketing
3 6 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.72%) Retail
5 3 (1.72%) Advertising
5 3 (1.72%) Back Office
6 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 44 (25.29%) Analyst
2 21 (12.07%) Developer
3 16 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (7.47%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.47%) Server Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) Architect
7 10 (5.75%) Consultant
8 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.17%) IT Support
9 8 (4.60%) Junior
10 7 (4.02%) Security Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) IT Security Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.45%) Infrastructure Designer
11 6 (3.45%) Designer
11 6 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) .NET
2 8 (4.60%) WCF
2 8 (4.60%) REST
2 8 (4.60%) SOAP
3 6 (3.45%) Web Services
3 6 (3.45%) XML
4 5 (2.87%) HTML
4 5 (2.87%) CSS
4 5 (2.87%) Backbone.js
4 5 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (2.87%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.30%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.30%) PostGIS
6 3 (1.72%) XSLT
6 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.72%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.15%) jQuery
7 2 (1.15%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.20%) Clustering
3 10 (5.75%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.02%) GIS
5 5 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.30%) PDA
6 4 (2.30%) iPad
7 2 (1.15%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.15%) PKI
7 2 (1.15%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.15%) iPhone
7 2 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.15%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.15%) Social Media
7 2 (1.15%) Open Source
7 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.57%) IVR
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 91 (52.30%) Windows
2 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
3 25 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.05%) Linux
6 13 (7.47%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.30%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.30%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.15%) UNIX
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.57%) AIX
10 1 (0.57%) HPUX
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.41%) ITIL
2 16 (9.20%) Migration
3 10 (5.75%) CRM
3 10 (5.75%) Project Management
4 9 (5.17%) MVC
4 9 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (5.17%) ERP
4 9 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.60%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (4.60%) Coaching
5 8 (4.60%) ITIL V3
5 8 (4.60%) PRINCE2
5 8 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (4.60%) TDD
6 7 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (4.02%) Scrum
6 7 (4.02%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.45%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.94%) SQL
2 14 (8.05%) C#
3 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.72%) VBScript
4 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) Python
6 1 (0.57%) ABAP
6 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (16.09%) MCSE
3 22 (12.64%) MCP
4 12 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.32%) Degree
6 9 (5.17%) CCNA
6 9 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.02%) CEH
7 7 (4.02%) CISSP
7 7 (4.02%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.45%) MCSA
9 3 (1.72%) MCITP
10 2 (1.15%) MCTS
10 2 (1.15%) ISEB
10 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCNP
11 1 (0.57%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.57%) MCSD
11 1 (0.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) QA
3 3 (1.72%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.15%) GAMP
4 2 (1.15%) GMP
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 74 (42.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (2.87%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.30%) XenApp
6 4 (2.30%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.15%) UAG
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (13.79%) SCCM
2 7 (4.02%) Nessus
3 6 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.15%) SCOM
4 2 (1.15%) WSUS
4 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) MIIS
5 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (10.92%) Citrix
2 17 (9.77%) VMware
3 12 (6.90%) Cisco
4 10 (5.75%) Lotus
5 8 (4.60%) McAfee
6 7 (4.02%) HP
6 7 (4.02%) SAP
6 7 (4.02%) Qualys
7 6 (3.45%) Oracle
7 6 (3.45%) Informatica
7 6 (3.45%) Dell
8 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.72%) EMC
8 3 (1.72%) Sage
8 3 (1.72%) Zoho
9 2 (1.15%) Facebook
9 2 (1.15%) Twitter
9 2 (1.15%) Sonus
9 2 (1.15%) Tableau
9 2 (1.15%) Symantec
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