Period
to 23 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 9 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 14.52% 13.17% 11.01%
As % of the Vendors category 36.82% 38.17% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 54 31
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% +6.15% -2.26%
10th Percentile £184 £123 £225
90th Percentile £605 £438 £438
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
East Sussex median hourly rate - £14.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.54% -5.41%
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.86 £14.20
% change year-on-year -11.73% +11.69% -11.25%

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 239 186 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 39.44% 34.51% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 120 71
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +1.89% +4.89%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £213
90th Percentile £607 £551 £513
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
East Sussex median hourly rate £43.50 £14.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +201.46% -15.12% -8.11%
10th Percentile £10.85 £12.57 £11.13
90th Percentile £78.57 £29.59 £34.38
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.36
% change year-on-year -2.94% +10.71% -18.11%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -3 56 £425 +21.43% 21
Hastings +5 15 £525 +54.41% 2
Eastbourne -4 4 £439 +29.04% 2
Hove +1 3 £525 +23.53% 12
Lewes - 2 - - 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 27 (30.68%) C#
1 27 (30.68%) .NET
2 24 (27.27%) Windows
3 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
6 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
6 17 (19.32%) SQL
7 16 (18.18%) Finance
8 15 (17.05%) VMware
9 14 (15.91%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
10 13 (14.77%) ITIL
10 13 (14.77%) WebDriver
10 13 (14.77%) Test Automation
10 13 (14.77%) Selenium
10 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (13.64%) CRM
11 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
11 12 (13.64%) Citrix
12 11 (12.50%) MVC
12 11 (12.50%) Office 365
12 11 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 10 (11.36%) Presales
13 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET
14 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure

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 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.82%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.91%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (12.50%) Office 365
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.55%) PaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Unified Communications
2 6 (6.82%) WAN
2 6 (6.82%) Wireless
2 6 (6.82%) Wireless Security
3 5 (5.68%) VoIP
4 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.27%) HTTP
5 2 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.14%) Power BI
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Selenium
1 13 (14.77%) WebDriver
2 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.27%) Grunt
6 2 (2.27%) gulp
6 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.27%) Mocha
6 2 (2.27%) NUnit
6 2 (2.27%) PostCSS
7 1 (1.14%) Appium
7 1 (1.14%) JIRA
7 1 (1.14%) JMeter
7 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.68%) Automotive
3 2 (2.27%) Back Office
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Architect
2 13 (14.77%) Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Test Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.23%) Tester
6 8 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.95%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Administrator
8 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Presales Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Software Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.68%) .NET
2 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.95%) React
6 6 (6.82%) CSS
6 6 (6.82%) HTML
7 5 (5.68%) JSON
7 5 (5.68%) Web Services
7 5 (5.68%) XML
8 4 (4.55%) HTML5
8 4 (4.55%) LESS
9 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.41%) Entity Framework
9 3 (3.41%) jQuery
9 3 (3.41%) REST
9 3 (3.41%) RESTful
10 2 (2.27%) Ajax
10 2 (2.27%) LINQ
10 2 (2.27%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.41%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (1.14%) Life Science
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.27%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.95%) Unix
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.77%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Test Automation
3 12 (13.64%) CRM
4 11 (12.50%) MVC
5 10 (11.36%) Presales
5 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.09%) Coaching
6 8 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
6 8 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.95%) TDD
8 6 (6.82%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (6.82%) Manual Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.82%) Scrum
8 6 (6.82%) Time Management
8 6 (6.82%) Web Development
9 5 (5.68%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.68%) C#
2 17 (19.32%) SQL
3 7 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.14%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) R
6 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.95%) CCNA
2 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.82%) CCIE
3 6 (6.82%) CCNP
3 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) CCIE Security
4 4 (4.55%) CCIE Wireless
5 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.14%) ISEB
7 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.14%) MCP
7 1 (1.14%) MCSA
7 1 (1.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) PMO
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.14%) CloudForms
3 1 (1.14%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) VMware
2 12 (13.64%) Citrix
3 6 (6.82%) Aruba
3 6 (6.82%) Cisco
3 6 (6.82%) HP
3 6 (6.82%) Huawei
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle
4 3 (3.41%) Remedy
4 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
4 3 (3.41%) Veritas
5 2 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (2.27%) Juniper
5 2 (2.27%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.14%) Dell
6 1 (1.14%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.14%) Lotus
6 1 (1.14%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow