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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 106 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 13.77% 28.88% 17.68%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 58.24% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 69 38
Average daily rate
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£310 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £129 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 £10.00 £15.05 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.95 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
221 182 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 44.74% 49.59% 48.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 114 118
Average daily rate £375 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £155 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.88 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.49 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
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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 -9 15 £388 +22.04% 8
Gatwick 0 14 £324 +47.15%
Worthing -14 7 £120 -54.71% 2
East Grinstead 0 2 £238 -40.62%
Burgess Hill - 1 £205 - 1
Haywards Heath - 1 £350 - 4
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 94 (48.21%) Windows
2 63 (32.31%) Active Directory
3 58 (29.74%) Finance
4 56 (28.72%) MS Excel
5 50 (25.64%) SQL
5 50 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (24.62%) ITIL
7 44 (22.56%) .NET
8 40 (20.51%) MS Office
9 38 (19.49%) VMware
10 35 (17.95%) C#
11 34 (17.44%) SharePoint
11 34 (17.44%) HP
11 34 (17.44%) Hyper-V
12 33 (16.92%) Windows 7
13 32 (16.41%) SQL Server
14 30 (15.38%) MS Exchange
15 29 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 28 (14.36%) SCCM
17 27 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (13.33%) DNS
19 25 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (12.31%) DHCP
20 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (11.79%) SAN
21 23 (11.79%) MVC
21 23 (11.79%) Office 365
22 22 (11.28%) MCSE
23 21 (10.77%) ASP.NET
24 20 (10.26%) Clustering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (17.44%) SharePoint
2 30 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.18%) IIS
5 12 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.64%) Lync
7 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.56%) SAS
11 4 (2.05%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (1.03%) Confluence
12 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.51%) CMS
13 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (28.72%) MS Excel
2 40 (20.51%) MS Office
3 17 (8.72%) MS Project
4 5 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.79%) Office 365
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.08%) IaaS
4 4 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.03%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.33%) DNS
2 24 (12.31%) DHCP
3 23 (11.79%) SAN
4 13 (6.67%) Internet
5 11 (5.64%) Intranet
6 10 (5.13%) VLAN
7 5 (2.56%) Firewall
8 4 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.54%) WAN
10 2 (1.03%) LAN
10 2 (1.03%) WLAN
10 2 (1.03%) NAS
10 2 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.51%) Converged Networks
11 1 (0.51%) BT 21CN
11 1 (0.51%) VPN
11 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.51%) DTS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (8.21%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.56%) MSBuild
4 3 (1.54%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.54%) Selenium
5 2 (1.03%) JIRA
6 1 (0.51%) Toad
6 1 (0.51%) MSI
6 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
General
1 58 (29.74%) Finance
2 5 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.54%) Back Office
5 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.03%) Local Government
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 56 (28.72%) Analyst
2 30 (15.38%) Architect
3 27 (13.85%) Developer
4 16 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.21%) Support Analyst
5 12 (6.15%) Desktop Support
5 12 (6.15%) Service Analyst
5 12 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Server Engineer
6 10 (5.13%) Web Architect
6 10 (5.13%) IT Support
7 9 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.10%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.59%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.59%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.56%) .NET
2 21 (10.77%) ASP.NET
3 15 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (7.18%) Web Services
5 12 (6.15%) XML
6 11 (5.64%) AngularJS
7 10 (5.13%) HTML
8 9 (4.62%) MDX
9 8 (4.10%) HTML5
10 6 (3.08%) WCF
11 5 (2.56%) Entity Framework
11 5 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.05%) CSS
13 3 (1.54%) EDI
14 2 (1.03%) jQuery
14 2 (1.03%) CSS3
15 1 (0.51%) Velocity
15 1 (0.51%) REST
15 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Clustering
2 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.64%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.62%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.10%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.56%) PDA
7 4 (2.05%) PKI
8 3 (1.54%) iPad
8 3 (1.54%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.03%) NHS
9 2 (1.03%) Telematics
10 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.51%) Social Media
10 1 (0.51%) EPoS
10 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (48.21%) Windows
2 50 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (16.92%) Windows 7
4 25 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.67%) UNIX
7 6 (3.08%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.08%) HPUX
7 6 (3.08%) Linux
8 4 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.54%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.03%) Android
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.62%) ITIL
2 23 (11.79%) MVC
3 20 (10.26%) Web Development
4 16 (8.21%) CRM
4 16 (8.21%) Project Management
5 15 (7.69%) Migration
6 14 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.18%) ITIL V3
7 12 (6.15%) PRINCE2
8 11 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.13%) TDD
9 10 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
9 10 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.10%) Time Management
11 7 (3.59%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.08%) Workflow
12 6 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (2.56%) User Stories
13 5 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.64%) SQL
2 35 (17.95%) C#
3 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.13%) VBScript
5 9 (4.62%) X++
6 7 (3.59%) VB
6 7 (3.59%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.08%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Java
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (11.28%) MCSE
3 20 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.13%) Degree
4 10 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.10%) MCP
6 6 (3.08%) MCITP
7 5 (2.56%) MCDST
7 5 (2.56%) MCSA
8 4 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.54%) MCSD
9 3 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.03%) PMP
10 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.03%) MCPD
10 2 (1.03%) CCA
10 2 (1.03%) MCDBA
10 2 (1.03%) CCIE
10 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) P3O
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.44%) Hyper-V
3 27 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.54%) UAG
5 2 (1.03%) vCloud
5 2 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.03%) XenApp
5 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (14.36%) SCCM
2 8 (4.10%) SCOM
2 8 (4.10%) WSUS
3 6 (3.08%) SCSM
3 6 (3.08%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.03%) vMotion
4 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (19.49%) VMware
2 34 (17.44%) HP
3 13 (6.67%) Oracle
4 12 (6.15%) Citrix
5 11 (5.64%) Cisco
6 10 (5.13%) Dell
7 9 (4.62%) Tableau
8 7 (3.59%) Sophos
9 5 (2.56%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.05%) Google
10 4 (2.05%) Panasonic
10 4 (2.05%) Adobe
10 4 (2.05%) McAfee
10 4 (2.05%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.54%) Toshiba
11 3 (1.54%) Epicor
11 3 (1.54%) NetApp
11 3 (1.54%) SAP
11 3 (1.54%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.54%) MuleSoft
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