The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / West Sussex
Rank 51 60 34
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.52% 1.00% 4.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 6.32% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 14
Median daily rate £425 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% +28.57%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 143 95 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 27.71% 15.86% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 77
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.82 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £17.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Sussex over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in West Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Gatwick -3 7 £450 -
Crawley +6 3 £463 +36.02%
East Grinstead - 3 £405 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 11 (45.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) DevOps
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) .NET
5 7 (29.17%) CRM
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) MCSE
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (25.00%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.83%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.67%) MCSD
8 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Clustering
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 3 (12.50%) Matrix Organization

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 11 (45.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) NAS
2 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) DB2
4 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) Redis
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Senior Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Senior SharePoint Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint Architect
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) Tableau Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) REST
4 2 (8.33%) Sass
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) Google Maps API
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) PMI
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) CRM
3 6 (25.00%) Analytics
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) ABAP
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) MCSE
2 4 (16.67%) MCSD
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) MCSA
3 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.33%) PMO
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) UAG
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Tableau
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Google