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 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 57 50
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.39% 2.57% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 13.19% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 5
Median daily rate £250 £408 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.65% +85.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year -3.56% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +22.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £26.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.01% +41.33%  

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 122 144 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 24.21% 19.46% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 93 72
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -2 4 £250 -43.18%
Horsham - 1 £300 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (40.00%) Project Management
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (35.00%) Change Management
5 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (30.00%) Replication
5 6 (30.00%) Clustering
5 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (30.00%) SAN
5 6 (30.00%) MCDBA
5 6 (30.00%) DB2
5 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 6 (30.00%) VB
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) Change Control
5 6 (30.00%) NAS
5 6 (30.00%) High Availability
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (30.00%) Database Mirroring
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (30.00%) PMO
6 5 (25.00%) Analytics

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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) NAS
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (30.00%) DB2
3 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) DBA
1 6 (30.00%) Senior DBA
1 6 (30.00%) Senior SQL DBA
1 6 (30.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
1 6 (30.00%) SQL DBA
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior SharePoint Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Tableau Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Google Maps API
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Sass
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) PMI
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 7 (35.00%) Change Management
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Change Control
3 6 (30.00%) Database Mirroring
3 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (30.00%) High Availability
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) CRM
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (10.00%) Business Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) VB
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) ABAP
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) MCDBA
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) MCSD
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) MCP
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Kaseya
3 2 (10.00%) NetApp
3 2 (10.00%) Tableau
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) SAP