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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 107 71 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 29.64% 17.97% 10.49%
As % of the Vendors category 58.79% 36.41% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 28
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -33.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £10.25 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £19.50 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
182 195 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 50.42% 49.37% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 119 113
Average daily rate £290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £585 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.44 £22.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +4 37 £315 -8.69% 12
Gatwick 0 17 £285 -28.75% 2
Worthing +1 14 £265 -25.35% 2
Littlehampton - 5 - -
East Grinstead -2 4 £375 +7.14%
Horsham +2 2 £203 -54.49% 1
Lancing - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - - 1
Bognor Regis - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Chichester - - - - 4
Petworth - - - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 88 (52.69%) Windows
2 72 (43.11%) MS Excel
2 72 (43.11%) Active Directory
3 56 (33.53%) MS Office
4 51 (30.54%) ITIL
5 46 (27.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (21.56%) MCSE
7 34 (20.36%) SCCM
8 33 (19.76%) VMware
9 31 (18.56%) MS Exchange
9 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (16.17%) SharePoint
10 27 (16.17%) Linux
10 27 (16.17%) Firewall
11 26 (15.57%) MCP
11 26 (15.57%) SQL
11 26 (15.57%) Citrix
12 25 (14.97%) IIS
13 23 (13.77%) SQL Server
14 22 (13.17%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (11.38%) Windows 7
15 19 (11.38%) Incident Management
15 19 (11.38%) Configuration Management
15 19 (11.38%) Project Management
15 19 (11.38%) DNS
15 19 (11.38%) Cisco
16 18 (10.78%) DHCP
16 18 (10.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (10.18%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.17%) SharePoint
3 25 (14.97%) IIS
4 22 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (10.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (6.59%) Lync
7 10 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (2.40%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.80%) SAS
11 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.20%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 72 (43.11%) MS Excel
2 56 (33.53%) MS Office
3 10 (5.99%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.19%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (2.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (7.78%) Office 365
2 12 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.59%) IaaS
4 3 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.17%) Firewall
2 19 (11.38%) DNS
3 18 (10.78%) DHCP
4 17 (10.18%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.58%) Internet
6 14 (8.38%) SAN
6 14 (8.38%) Wireless
7 12 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (7.19%) WAN
8 11 (6.59%) LAN
9 8 (4.79%) VPN
9 8 (4.79%) MPLS
9 8 (4.79%) VLAN
10 5 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.99%) VoIP
11 4 (2.40%) ADSL
11 4 (2.40%) OSPF
11 4 (2.40%) BGP
11 4 (2.40%) DMZ
11 4 (2.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.60%) DB2
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Subversion
2 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 12 (7.19%) Finance
1 12 (7.19%) Marketing
2 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.40%) Advertising
4 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 34 (20.36%) Analyst
2 22 (13.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.98%) Support Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Consultant
6 10 (5.99%) Developer
6 10 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (5.99%) Security Analyst
6 10 (5.99%) IT Security Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (5.39%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.79%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.19%) IT Support
10 6 (3.59%) CRM Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Data Centre Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.19%) .NET
1 7 (4.19%) .NET Framework
2 6 (3.59%) WCF
2 6 (3.59%) jQuery
2 6 (3.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (3.59%) REST
2 6 (3.59%) Web Services
2 6 (3.59%) HTML
3 5 (2.99%) CSS
4 4 (2.40%) EDI
4 4 (2.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.60%) Ajax
5 1 (0.60%) XML
5 1 (0.60%) XSLT
5 1 (0.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.60%) AppFabric
5 1 (0.60%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) PKI
2 8 (4.79%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.79%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.40%) Blog
5 4 (2.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.60%) Statistics
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 88 (52.69%) Windows
2 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (16.17%) Linux
4 19 (11.38%) Windows 7
5 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.19%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.40%) Windows Phone
8 4 (2.40%) UNIX
9 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.54%) ITIL
2 19 (11.38%) Configuration Management
2 19 (11.38%) Project Management
2 19 (11.38%) Incident Management
3 14 (8.38%) CRM
4 13 (7.78%) Service Management
5 12 (7.19%) Migration
6 11 (6.59%) Change Control
7 10 (5.99%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (5.99%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (5.39%) Information Security
8 9 (5.39%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.39%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.79%) Quality Management
10 7 (4.19%) Change Management
10 7 (4.19%) Email Marketing
10 7 (4.19%) ITIL V3
11 6 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.59%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.57%) SQL
2 9 (5.39%) C#
3 7 (4.19%) Java
3 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.59%) VB
4 6 (3.59%) VB6
5 4 (2.40%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.40%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.20%) C
7 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (27.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (21.56%) MCSE
3 26 (15.57%) MCP
4 22 (13.17%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (9.58%) CCNA
6 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
7 13 (7.78%) MCSA
8 10 (5.99%) CISSP
8 10 (5.99%) CEH
8 10 (5.99%) Degree
9 9 (5.39%) MCDST
10 7 (4.19%) CCNP
11 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.40%) CCIE
13 3 (1.80%) MCDBA
13 3 (1.80%) MCSD
13 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.80%) MCPD
14 2 (1.20%) MCTS
14 2 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
2 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.80%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (43.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) UAG
3 5 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.20%) vSphere
5 2 (1.20%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (20.36%) SCCM
2 10 (5.99%) Nessus
3 4 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.20%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
6 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.60%) MIIS
6 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (19.76%) VMware
2 26 (15.57%) Citrix
3 19 (11.38%) Cisco
4 12 (7.19%) Red Hat
5 10 (5.99%) HP
5 10 (5.99%) McAfee
5 10 (5.99%) Qualys
6 9 (5.39%) Symantec
7 7 (4.19%) Zoho
7 7 (4.19%) Avaya
7 7 (4.19%) Juniper
7 7 (4.19%) Sage
8 6 (3.59%) Oracle
9 5 (2.99%) SAP
9 5 (2.99%) Apple
10 4 (2.40%) Lotus
10 4 (2.40%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.40%) Dell
10 4 (2.40%) ProCurve
10 4 (2.40%) Riverbed
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