Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Microsoft Certification
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 70 70
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.82% 1.64% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 7.34% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 9
West Sussex median daily rate £356 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +20.97% +6.90%
10th Percentile £265 £240 £120
90th Percentile £439 £500 £349
South East median daily rate £328 £341 £363
% change year-on-year -4.03% -5.86% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
West Sussex median hourly rate £19.50 - £16.00
10th Percentile £16.35 - £13.80
90th Percentile £22.65 - £17.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £22.45 £18.50
% change year-on-year -19.80% +21.32% +13.85%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Sussex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 230 286 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 22.01% 22.33% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 174 143
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £225
90th Percentile £488 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 13
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +152.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £17.50 £31.40 £15.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £42.40
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Worthing - 6 £388 - 2
Gatwick +3 4 £425 -15.00%
Horsham - 4 £275 -
Crawley -8 3 - -
East Grinstead +4 2 £440 +9.94%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
4 13 (68.42%) MCSE
5 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
6 9 (47.37%) HP
6 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
6 9 (47.37%) SAN
6 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
7 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
8 7 (36.84%) MCSA
8 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
9 6 (31.58%) High Availability
9 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
9 6 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (31.58%) 3PAR
9 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
9 6 (31.58%) VoIP
9 6 (31.58%) CCNA
9 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
9 6 (31.58%) Clustering
9 6 (31.58%) Data Management
9 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
10 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
2 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) VoIP
3 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) DHCP
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) VLAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
1 6 (31.58%) Technical Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Support
3 4 (21.05%) IT Manager
3 4 (21.05%) IT Services Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Business Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Android
7 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
2 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
2 6 (31.58%) Data Management
2 6 (31.58%) High Availability
2 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
2 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
3 5 (26.32%) IT Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
4 4 (21.05%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (21.05%) Operations Management
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
4 4 (21.05%) Software Deployment
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) ABAP
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) MCSE
2 7 (36.84%) MCSA
3 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCA
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) SLA
3 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
3 6 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.79%) XenServer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (26.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) 3PAR
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) Draytek
4 3 (15.79%) SonicWALL
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Kaseya
5 2 (10.53%) Tableau
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix