Period
to 23 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 8.62% 13.83% 8.84%
As % of the Vendors category 28.13% 43.62% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 22
East Sussex median daily rate £348 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.33% +7.14% +13.82%
10th Percentile £105 £224 £165
90th Percentile £466 £464 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
East Sussex median hourly rate £13.00 - £26.60
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -5.33% -6.25%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in East Sussex.

All Vendors
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 160 149 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 30.65% 31.70% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 78 99
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £351 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +8.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £213 £207
90th Percentile £565 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
East Sussex median hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.28% +43.24% -14.27%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.35 £14.75
90th Percentile £17.74 £40.45 £26.60
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.72
% change year-on-year +12.90% -12.54% +5.12%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in East Sussex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in East Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in East Sussex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in East Sussex over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in East Sussex

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in East Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in East Sussex

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -1 34 £325 -16.13% 16
Hove -6 2 £450 +6.51% 1
Hastings - 2 £358 - 4
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Migration
2 15 (33.33%) Windows
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
4 11 (24.44%) Office 365
5 10 (22.22%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (17.78%) Project Management
7 8 (17.78%) MVC
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) Web Development
8 7 (15.56%) Information Security
8 7 (15.56%) .NET
8 7 (15.56%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (13.33%) Web Application Development
9 6 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (13.33%) HTML
9 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.33%) CSS
9 6 (13.33%) XML
9 6 (13.33%) Ajax
9 6 (13.33%) Degree
9 6 (13.33%) JIRA
9 6 (13.33%) jQuery
10 5 (11.11%) Time Management
10 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.11%) TDD

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Confluence
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Office 365
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.44%) Lucidchart
5 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.22%) Logentries
5 1 (2.22%) Loggly
5 1 (2.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DHCP
1 1 (2.22%) Network Security
1 1 (2.22%) SAN
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Advertising
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.11%) Office 365 Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Office 365 Project Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Rollout Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) Ajax
2 6 (13.33%) CSS
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 6 (13.33%) jQuery
2 6 (13.33%) XML
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.44%) Velocity
4 2 (4.44%) WCF
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Migration
3 8 (17.78%) MVC
3 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 8 (17.78%) Scrum
3 8 (17.78%) Web Development
4 7 (15.56%) Information Security
4 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (13.33%) Web Application Development
6 5 (11.11%) Coaching
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL
6 5 (11.11%) TDD
6 5 (11.11%) Time Management
7 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.67%) ETL
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) C#
2 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.22%) MCITP
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GDPR
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.22%) Graylog
2 1 (2.22%) logstash
2 1 (2.22%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) QRadar
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Apple
2 3 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) Shavlik
4 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk
4 1 (2.22%) VMware