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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 21 9
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 15.09% 6.78% 13.73%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 27.91% 36.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 27
Median daily rate £400 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £182 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £350
% change year-on-year -4.89% +5.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 90 86 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 33.96% 24.29% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 51 78
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +15 30 £400 +3.89% 8
Hove +2 4 £411 +42.79% 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 35 (54.69%) C#
2 33 (51.56%) SQL Server
3 27 (42.19%) .NET
3 27 (42.19%) SQL
4 19 (29.69%) Finance
5 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
7 13 (20.31%) MVC
8 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (18.75%) AngularJS
9 11 (17.19%) Windows
9 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 10 (15.63%) CSS
10 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.06%) T-SQL
11 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (12.50%) Data Modelling
12 8 (12.50%) Advertising
13 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
13 7 (10.94%) HTML
13 7 (10.94%) Physical Data Model
14 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
14 6 (9.38%) Office 365

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 5 (7.81%) SAS
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) StreamWeaver
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Office 365
3 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) LAN
1 3 (4.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.56%) MPLS
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (51.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (7.81%) Big Data
5 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.13%) Power BI
7 2 (3.13%) QlikView
8 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) Selenium
3 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.56%) NUnit
4 1 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Advertising
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) .NET Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Architect
3 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (4.69%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.69%) SAS Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Applications Architect
7 2 (3.13%) DBA
7 2 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (42.19%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 10 (15.63%) CSS
5 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (10.94%) HTML
7 6 (9.38%) COM
7 6 (9.38%) XML
7 6 (9.38%) XSLT
8 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (4.69%) jQuery
10 3 (4.69%) React
10 3 (4.69%) RESTful
11 2 (3.13%) Angular 2
11 2 (3.13%) CSS3
11 2 (3.13%) JSTL
11 2 (3.13%) Web Services
12 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.13%) Fintech
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.56%) NHS
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) MVS
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) MVC
2 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.94%) Physical Data Model
7 6 (9.38%) TDD
7 6 (9.38%) Web Development
8 5 (7.81%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (7.81%) ETL
8 5 (7.81%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) Project Management
8 5 (7.81%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.25%) Analytics
9 4 (6.25%) Front End Development
9 4 (6.25%) Migration
9 4 (6.25%) Visualisation
10 3 (4.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) C#
2 27 (42.19%) SQL
3 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.06%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.38%) C
5 6 (9.38%) C++
5 6 (9.38%) Java
6 5 (7.81%) MATLAB
6 5 (7.81%) R
6 5 (7.81%) TypeScript
6 5 (7.81%) VB
6 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.13%) XPath
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) ISEB
2 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
1 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.56%) Civica
4 1 (1.56%) EMC
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Meraki
4 1 (1.56%) Remedy
4 1 (1.56%) Tableau
4 1 (1.56%) Talend