Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 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.

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 > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 132 135 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 12.63% 10.54% 13.27%
As % of the Vendors category 30.56% 24.41% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 97 104
West Sussex median daily rate £350 £365 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +2.46% +1.79%
10th Percentile £110 £184 £141
90th Percentile £678 £475 £505
South East median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.21% +5.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 20
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.13 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.31% +103.13% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.05 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.61 £49.70 £18.95
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 West Sussex.

All Vendors
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 432 553 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 41.34% 43.17% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 288 297
West Sussex median daily rate £403 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £239 £237
90th Percentile £564 £505 £528
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 29
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £25.58 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +55.02% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.27 £10.80
90th Percentile £26.13 £44.50 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +14.43%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in West Sussex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in West Sussex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Sussex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in West Sussex

Microsoft
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 in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Sussex

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Sussex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in West Sussex

Microsoft
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 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
Crawley +2 53 £388 +4.73% 4
Gatwick +9 33 £343 -4.20% 1
Horsham +6 16 £120 -7.69%
Worthing -10 10 £388 +15.70% 3
East Grinstead +1 5 £455 +29.87%
Chichester +4 1 £350 +50.54% 3
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 £78 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 53 (40.15%) Windows
2 46 (34.85%) Active Directory
3 29 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (18.94%) Degree
6 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 23 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (16.67%) ITIL
9 21 (15.91%) PRINCE2
10 20 (15.15%) SQL Server
11 19 (14.39%) TOGAF
11 19 (14.39%) Migration
11 19 (14.39%) Windows 7
12 18 (13.64%) Windows Server
12 18 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (13.64%) VMware
12 18 (13.64%) Web Services
12 18 (13.64%) LAN
12 18 (13.64%) WAN
12 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (12.88%) SQL
13 17 (12.88%) Office 365
14 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (11.36%) Configuration Management
15 15 (11.36%) DHCP
15 15 (11.36%) SOA
15 15 (11.36%) SharePoint
16 14 (10.61%) Cisco
17 13 (9.85%) MCSE
17 13 (9.85%) C#

Microsoft
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 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.03%) Documentum
6 3 (2.27%) IIS
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.76%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Maximo
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Primavera
3 1 (0.76%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (17.42%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (12.88%) Office 365
4 13 (9.85%) IaaS
4 13 (9.85%) SaaS
5 8 (6.06%) iPaaS
5 8 (6.06%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (4.55%) Mimecast
7 5 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.79%) PaaS
8 4 (3.03%) Boomi
9 2 (1.52%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.64%) LAN
1 18 (13.64%) WAN
2 15 (11.36%) DHCP
3 11 (8.33%) DNS
4 9 (6.82%) SAN
5 8 (6.06%) IP Telephony
5 8 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (5.30%) Firewall
6 7 (5.30%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.30%) VoIP
7 4 (3.03%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.76%) Internet
8 1 (0.76%) IPv4
8 1 (0.76%) IPv6
8 1 (0.76%) MPLS
8 1 (0.76%) Network Security
8 1 (0.76%) PBX
8 1 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.27%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.52%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.52%) OLAP
6 2 (1.52%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.76%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
7 1 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.76%) MSI
3 1 (0.76%) Selenium
3 1 (0.76%) Toad
3 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (6.82%) Finance
1 9 (6.82%) Publishing
2 3 (2.27%) Billing
2 3 (2.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) French Language
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (29.55%) Architect
2 29 (21.97%) Analyst
3 16 (12.12%) Developer
4 15 (11.36%) Enterprise Architect
5 13 (9.85%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.30%) Digital Architect
9 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.55%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.55%) AWS Architect
10 6 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.55%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) IT Support
11 5 (3.79%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) Web Services
2 13 (9.85%) .NET
3 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (3.03%) WinForms
3 4 (3.03%) XML
4 3 (2.27%) HTML
4 3 (2.27%) REST
5 2 (1.52%) CSS
5 2 (1.52%) JSON
5 2 (1.52%) Middleware
5 2 (1.52%) SOAP
5 2 (1.52%) WCF
6 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.76%) DOM
6 1 (0.76%) J2EE
6 1 (0.76%) LAMP
6 1 (0.76%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.85%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.82%) User Experience
5 6 (4.55%) Clustering
6 4 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.27%) PMI
8 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.76%) RIA
9 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (40.15%) Windows
2 19 (14.39%) Windows 7
3 18 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.58%) Windows 10
5 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.79%) Linux
7 5 (3.79%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.76%) Unix
9 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) ITIL
2 21 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 19 (14.39%) Migration
3 19 (14.39%) TOGAF
4 18 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 15 (11.36%) SOA
6 12 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 12 (9.09%) Change Management
6 12 (9.09%) SDLC
7 11 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (7.58%) ETL
8 10 (7.58%) IT Strategy
8 10 (7.58%) UML
9 9 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 9 (6.82%) Service Management
10 8 (6.06%) OO
10 8 (6.06%) RUP
10 8 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.88%) SQL
2 13 (9.85%) C#
3 6 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.52%) ABAP
5 2 (1.52%) C
5 2 (1.52%) C++
5 2 (1.52%) Java
5 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (18.94%) Degree
2 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.85%) MCSE
4 6 (4.55%) CCNA
4 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.55%) MCSA
4 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.79%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.03%) ISEB
6 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.27%) CISM
7 3 (2.27%) CISSP
7 3 (2.27%) PMP
7 3 (2.27%) SANS
7 3 (2.27%) SSCP
8 2 (1.52%) MCITP
8 2 (1.52%) MCP
9 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) SLA
2 11 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.55%) QA
4 3 (2.27%) COBIT
4 3 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.27%) GDPR
4 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.52%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.76%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (34.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) vSphere
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) SCCM
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.27%) WSUS
4 2 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) VMware
2 14 (10.61%) Cisco
3 13 (9.85%) HP
4 10 (7.58%) Citrix
4 10 (7.58%) Oracle
4 10 (7.58%) SAP
5 8 (6.06%) Workday
6 7 (5.30%) Dell
7 6 (4.55%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.03%) IBM
8 4 (3.03%) OpenText
9 3 (2.27%) Draytek
9 3 (2.27%) Qualys
9 3 (2.27%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.27%) Splunk
9 3 (2.27%) Tufin
10 2 (1.52%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.52%) Kaseya
10 2 (1.52%) Tableau
11 1 (0.76%) Planview