Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 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.

Microsoft Certification
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 73 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.66% 1.82% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 7.89% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 23
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -20.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £288 £250 £240
90th Percentile £615 £438 £490
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £349
% change year-on-year +15.38% -6.81% -3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
West Sussex median hourly rate - £16.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.63% +168.75%
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £18.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.59% -3.34%

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 252 228 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 23.23% 23.03% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 146 185
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.25% +10.62%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £494 £546
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 24
West Sussex median hourly rate £51.00 £31.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.20% -27.33% +156.72%
10th Percentile £48.75 £15.75 £21.25
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.58 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year +72.97% -15.91% -

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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
Gatwick -3 7 £300 -7.69%
Haywards Heath - 4 - -
Crawley +8 3 £450 - 2
Worthing -12 1 £600 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) MCSE
5 8 (44.44%) SCCM
6 7 (38.89%) DHCP
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
7 6 (33.33%) MCSA
7 6 (33.33%) Citrix
7 6 (33.33%) XenApp
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
8 5 (27.78%) Marketing
8 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) Retail
8 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 5 (27.78%) ServiceNow
8 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
9 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (22.22%) Remedy
9 4 (22.22%) Firewall
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Operations Management

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 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Machine Learning
2 2 (11.11%) Data Lake Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (5.56%) SNMP
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) Data Lake
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) HDInsight
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) Power BI
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) GCC
General
1 5 (27.78%) Marketing
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 4 (22.22%) IT Services Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
3 4 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (22.22%) Operations Management
3 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) R
1 2 (11.11%) U-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) MCSE
2 6 (33.33%) MCSA
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) CCNP
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) MCITP
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (11.11%) VCAP
6 1 (5.56%) CCIE
6 1 (5.56%) CISSP
6 1 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) ServiceNow
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Remedy
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Proofpoint
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) BMC
7 1 (5.56%) Meraki
7 1 (5.56%) SAP