Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 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.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 99 125 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 9.80% 11.37% 11.44%
As % of the Vendors category 23.74% 25.15% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 83 91
West Sussex median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £110 £227 £200
90th Percentile £738 £500 £538
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 19
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £9.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £24.10 £35.75 £26.40
South East median hourly rate £15.37 £14.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.97% -17.06% +13.33%

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 417 497 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 41.29% 45.22% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 261 288
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £145 £263 £247
90th Percentile £613 £538 £527
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 35
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -38.30% +46.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.11 £36.50 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £19.50
% change year-on-year +13.43% -20.86% +21.84%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 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
Crawley -7 35 £463 +23.33% 20
Gatwick +6 25 £343 -19.41%
Worthing -11 13 £344 -9.22% 8
Horsham -1 8 £120 -44.19% 4
East Grinstead -1 3 £455 +29.87% 2
Chichester +5 1 - - 7
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 £78 - 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 43 (43.43%) Windows
2 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
3 21 (21.21%) PRINCE2
3 21 (21.21%) TOGAF
3 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (19.19%) Web Services
4 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
4 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
4 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (16.16%) ITIL
6 16 (16.16%) Configuration Management
6 16 (16.16%) Windows 7
7 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
7 15 (15.15%) DHCP
7 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (14.14%) SaaS
8 14 (14.14%) IaaS
8 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
8 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (14.14%) .NET
9 13 (13.13%) C#
9 13 (13.13%) Office 365
10 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (12.12%) IT Strategy
10 12 (12.12%) Migration
10 12 (12.12%) SLA
10 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (11.11%) DNS
11 11 (11.11%) HP

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 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.01%) IIS
7 1 (1.01%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.01%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (14.14%) IaaS
3 14 (14.14%) SaaS
4 13 (13.13%) Office 365
5 8 (8.08%) iPaaS
5 8 (8.08%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (6.06%) PaaS
7 5 (5.05%) Boomi
8 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.02%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.01%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (1.01%) Slack
9 1 (1.01%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) DHCP
2 11 (11.11%) DNS
3 9 (9.09%) IP Telephony
3 9 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (8.08%) LAN
4 8 (8.08%) SAN
4 8 (8.08%) VoIP
5 7 (7.07%) WAN
6 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.02%) Firewall
7 2 (2.02%) VLAN
8 1 (1.01%) Network Security
8 1 (1.01%) PBX
8 1 (1.01%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.02%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.01%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.01%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.01%) MS Access
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.02%) Selenium
3 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.01%) Protractor
4 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.01%) Toad
General
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Publishing
3 2 (2.02%) Legal
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Billing
4 1 (1.01%) French Language
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Architect
2 24 (24.24%) Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.07%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.06%) AWS Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Digital Architect
8 6 (6.06%) IT Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) IT Support
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.19%) Web Services
2 14 (14.14%) .NET
3 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.04%) REST
3 4 (4.04%) WinForms
3 4 (4.04%) XML
4 3 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (2.02%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) JSON
5 2 (2.02%) SOAP
5 2 (2.02%) WCF
6 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.01%) DOM
6 1 (1.01%) HTML5
6 1 (1.01%) J2EE
6 1 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) Clustering
3 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.05%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) PMI
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) RIA
6 1 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.43%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Unix
6 1 (1.01%) VMS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) PRINCE2
1 21 (21.21%) TOGAF
2 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (16.16%) Configuration Management
3 16 (16.16%) ITIL
4 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.12%) IT Strategy
4 12 (12.12%) Migration
5 11 (11.11%) Change Management
6 10 (10.10%) Incident Management
6 10 (10.10%) Service Management
7 9 (9.09%) Data Management
8 8 (8.08%) High Availability
8 8 (8.08%) Load Balancing
8 8 (8.08%) OO
8 8 (8.08%) RUP
8 8 (8.08%) Scrum
8 8 (8.08%) SDLC
8 8 (8.08%) UML
8 8 (8.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) C#
2 11 (11.11%) SQL
3 5 (5.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.02%) ABAP
5 2 (2.02%) C
5 2 (2.02%) C++
5 2 (2.02%) Java
6 1 (1.01%) F#
6 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.11%) MCSE
3 10 (10.10%) Degree
4 7 (7.07%) CCNA
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (5.05%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.04%) MCSA
6 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.03%) PMP
8 1 (1.01%) CISM
8 1 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (1.01%) HNC
8 1 (1.01%) ISEB
8 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.12%) SLA
2 10 (10.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.03%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.02%) IEC 62304
4 2 (2.02%) QA
5 1 (1.01%) COBIT
5 1 (1.01%) GDPR
5 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 9 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.01%) XenApp
4 1 (1.01%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (7.07%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Citrix
1 11 (11.11%) HP
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle
2 9 (9.09%) SAP
3 8 (8.08%) VMware
3 8 (8.08%) Workday
4 7 (7.07%) 3PAR
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco
5 6 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (2.02%) Computacenter
6 2 (2.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.01%) BT
7 1 (1.01%) Draytek
7 1 (1.01%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.01%) Intel
7 1 (1.01%) Planview
7 1 (1.01%) Qualys
7 1 (1.01%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.01%) Splunk
7 1 (1.01%) Tufin