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 3 months to 25 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / West Sussex
Rank 14 28 1
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 42 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 10.71% 7.01% 23.56%
As % of the Vendors category 20.97% 16.09% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 75
Median daily rate £480 £288 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.95% -27.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £146 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 12
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +33.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £25.00 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 267 261 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 51.05% 43.57% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 130 164
Median daily rate £414 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 15
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% +11.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.25 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 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
Worthing +21 16 £600 +500.00% 1
Crawley +6 14 £480 +66.95% 9
East Grinstead - 8 £420 -
Gatwick -4 7 £500 +11.11%
Burgess Hill +2 1 £225 -
Billingshurst - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 35 (26.92%) SQL
2 34 (26.15%) MS Office
3 29 (22.31%) MS Excel
3 29 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
5 25 (19.23%) Windows
5 25 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (18.46%) Active Directory
6 24 (18.46%) Finance
7 22 (16.92%) Web Services
8 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 19 (14.62%) .NET
10 19 (14.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (13.08%) CRM
11 17 (13.08%) Data Modelling
12 16 (12.31%) DevOps
13 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
14 14 (10.77%) Project Management
15 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (10.00%) C#
15 13 (10.00%) MS Exchange
15 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.00%) Windows Server
16 12 (9.23%) IaaS
16 12 (9.23%) Office 365
16 12 (9.23%) VMware
16 12 (9.23%) T-SQL
17 11 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (8.46%) Analytics

Microsoft
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 20 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.85%) Drupal
5 4 (3.08%) CMS
5 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.31%) IIS
7 2 (1.54%) SAS
7 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.77%) Confluence
8 1 (0.77%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (26.15%) MS Office
2 29 (22.31%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.77%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) assyst
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.77%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.23%) IaaS
2 12 (9.23%) Office 365
3 11 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (7.69%) PaaS
4 10 (7.69%) SaaS
5 6 (4.62%) Boomi
6 2 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.54%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.77%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) Firewall
2 9 (6.92%) DHCP
3 6 (4.62%) DNS
3 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.85%) Network Security
4 5 (3.85%) VPN
4 5 (3.85%) WAN
5 4 (3.08%) LAN
6 3 (2.31%) ADSL
6 3 (2.31%) NAS
6 3 (2.31%) SSL
7 2 (1.54%) Internet
7 2 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.54%) Wireless
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.77%) SAN
8 1 (0.77%) SMTP
8 1 (0.77%) SNMP
8 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) Power BI
3 6 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.54%) Redis
6 2 (1.54%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.77%) DB2
7 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.77%) MS Access
7 1 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) JIRA
2 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.08%) Selenium
3 3 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.31%) Protractor
3 3 (2.31%) SpecFlow
3 3 (2.31%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.31%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.31%) Xcode
4 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.77%) Ant
5 1 (0.77%) Gatling
5 1 (0.77%) NUnit
5 1 (0.77%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 24 (18.46%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Marketing
3 6 (4.62%) Advertising
4 2 (1.54%) Back Office
4 2 (1.54%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.54%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.77%) French Language
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (24.62%) Developer
2 24 (18.46%) Analyst
2 24 (18.46%) Architect
3 13 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (5.38%) Consultant
6 7 (5.38%) Lead DevOps
6 7 (5.38%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Data Architect
7 6 (4.62%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Power BI Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Senior Architect
7 6 (4.62%) SharePoint Architect
8 5 (3.85%) Digital Architect
8 5 (3.85%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.92%) Web Services
2 19 (14.62%) .NET
3 11 (8.46%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.38%) RESTful
4 7 (5.38%) XML
5 6 (4.62%) CSS
5 6 (4.62%) REST
6 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.08%) Entity Framework
6 4 (3.08%) HTML
6 4 (3.08%) jQuery
6 4 (3.08%) React
7 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.31%) Redux
7 3 (2.31%) SOAP
8 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.54%) HTML5
8 2 (1.54%) Sass
9 1 (0.77%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.62%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.31%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.31%) PMI
5 3 (2.31%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.54%) Clustering
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) PKI
6 2 (1.54%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.77%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.23%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.38%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.38%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.08%) Unix
6 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.08%) CRM
2 17 (13.08%) Data Modelling
3 16 (12.31%) DevOps
4 14 (10.77%) Project Management
5 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.46%) Analytics
7 10 (7.69%) ETL
7 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.92%) IT Strategy
9 8 (6.15%) Data Management
9 8 (6.15%) Line Management
9 8 (6.15%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.38%) ITIL
10 7 (5.38%) Scrum
11 6 (4.62%) Benchmarking
11 6 (4.62%) Business Analysis
11 6 (4.62%) MVC
11 6 (4.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.92%) SQL
2 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.00%) C#
4 12 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.92%) Python
6 7 (5.38%) Java
6 7 (5.38%) R
7 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.31%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.54%) ABAP
9 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.77%) C
10 1 (0.77%) C++
10 1 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) VB6
10 1 (0.77%) VC++
10 1 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.69%) ISEB
3 8 (6.15%) Degree
3 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) APMP
4 4 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.08%) MCSD
4 4 (3.08%) PMP
4 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.31%) CCA
5 3 (2.31%) HNC
5 3 (2.31%) MCSA
5 3 (2.31%) MCSE
5 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.54%) MCITP
6 2 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.08%) GDPR
2 4 (3.08%) PMO
3 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.31%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) GAAP
4 1 (0.77%) IFRS
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.54%) UAG
3 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.77%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.77%) SCOM
4 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (9.23%) VMware
2 10 (7.69%) SAP
3 7 (5.38%) Cisco
4 6 (4.62%) Dell
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle
6 4 (3.08%) HP
7 3 (2.31%) Apple
7 3 (2.31%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.31%) SonicWALL
7 3 (2.31%) Tableau
7 3 (2.31%) Talend
7 3 (2.31%) Veeam
7 3 (2.31%) webMethods
8 2 (1.54%) Ariba
8 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.54%) Citrix
8 2 (1.54%) Concur
8 2 (1.54%) Juniper
8 2 (1.54%) NetApp
8 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
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