Period
to 23 October 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 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.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 146 124 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 13.05% 12.31% 9.20%
As % of the Vendors category 27.70% 29.38% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 86 93
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% -2.14% -
10th Percentile £152 £110 £153
90th Percentile £536 £575 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £13.23 £13.40 £9.80
90th Percentile £32.95 £23.98 £47.10
South East median hourly rate £13.79 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.10% - -6.25%

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 527 422 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 47.10% 41.91% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 250 296
West Sussex median daily rate £436 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.96% +4.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £150 £231
90th Percentile £573 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 23
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.25 £17.63 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +17.50% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.91 £13.95 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.50 £36.76 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £15.70
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.87% -12.78%

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 October 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 October 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 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
Worthing +24 52 £425 - 7
Crawley -2 40 £270 -24.48% 12
Gatwick -3 19 £503 +46.72% 7
Horsham -11 4 £450 +275.00% 5
East Grinstead -1 3 £408 -4.12% 3
Chichester -1 2 £313 -10.71% 5
Haywards Heath - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 56 (38.36%) Windows
2 52 (35.62%) SQL Server
3 46 (31.51%) SQL
4 41 (28.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (26.71%) C#
6 38 (26.03%) Oracle
7 36 (24.66%) Active Directory
7 36 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (22.60%) Visual Studio
9 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (19.18%) .NET
11 23 (15.75%) Java
11 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
11 23 (15.75%) XML
12 22 (15.07%) Unix
13 21 (14.38%) Finance
14 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (13.70%) JavaScript
14 20 (13.70%) DevOps
15 19 (13.01%) Software Delivery
15 19 (13.01%) Windows Server
15 19 (13.01%) T-SQL
15 19 (13.01%) CSS
15 19 (13.01%) JIRA
16 18 (12.33%) ITIL
16 18 (12.33%) Linux
16 18 (12.33%) Cisco
16 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
17 17 (11.64%) IIS
17 17 (11.64%) HTML

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 17 (11.64%) IIS
2 16 (10.96%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.90%) CMS
4 12 (8.22%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (6.16%) Umbraco
5 9 (6.16%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.11%) Confluence
7 6 (4.11%) Skype for Business
8 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.42%) NetWeaver
8 5 (3.42%) SAP Portal
9 4 (2.74%) Apache
10 3 (2.05%) JBoss
11 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (8.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.68%) Mingle
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.53%) PaaS
3 8 (5.48%) IaaS
3 8 (5.48%) Office 365
4 6 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.42%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.37%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.37%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) DHCP
2 7 (4.79%) DNS
3 5 (3.42%) Firewall
3 5 (3.42%) NFC
4 4 (2.74%) VPN
5 3 (2.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (2.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.05%) Internet
5 3 (2.05%) Network Security
5 3 (2.05%) SAN
5 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.05%) Wireless
6 2 (1.37%) HTTP
6 2 (1.37%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.37%) Skype
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) SNMP
7 1 (0.68%) VoIP
7 1 (0.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.27%) Oracle Database
3 13 (8.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.16%) Power BI
5 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.42%) MS Access
5 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.05%) MySQL
7 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.37%) Big Data
8 2 (1.37%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.37%) HDInsight
8 2 (1.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 41 (28.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (22.60%) Visual Studio
3 19 (13.01%) JIRA
4 16 (10.96%) Selenium
5 10 (6.85%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.79%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.11%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.74%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.05%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.05%) Gatling
9 3 (2.05%) JUnit
9 3 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.05%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.05%) Toad
10 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.37%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.37%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.37%) WiX
11 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (14.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Back Office
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Marketing
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (30.14%) Developer
2 18 (12.33%) Analyst
2 18 (12.33%) Architect
3 13 (8.90%) C# Developer
4 10 (6.85%) Consultant
4 10 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (6.16%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.16%) Administrator
5 9 (6.16%) Azure Developer
5 9 (6.16%) SQL Developer
6 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.11%) Security Architect
7 6 (4.11%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Active Directory Administrator
8 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.42%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.18%) .NET
2 23 (15.75%) XML
3 19 (13.01%) CSS
4 17 (11.64%) HTML
5 16 (10.96%) JSON
6 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET
6 15 (10.27%) REST
7 14 (9.59%) HTML5
8 13 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (8.90%) jQuery
9 10 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (6.85%) WCF
10 9 (6.16%) Ajax
10 9 (6.16%) CSS3
10 9 (6.16%) XSLT
11 8 (5.48%) .NET Core
11 8 (5.48%) .NET Framework
11 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (4.11%) SOAP
13 5 (3.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.27%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (9.59%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.53%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.16%) Virtual Team
6 7 (4.79%) Driving Licence
7 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.42%) Clustering
9 4 (2.74%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
10 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (1.37%) NHS
11 2 (1.37%) Smartcard
11 2 (1.37%) User Experience
12 1 (0.68%) Contactless
12 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (38.36%) Windows
2 22 (15.07%) Unix
3 19 (13.01%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.33%) Linux
5 11 (7.53%) Windows 10
5 11 (7.53%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.16%) CentOS
6 9 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.42%) AIX
8 5 (3.42%) SUSE
8 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.74%) Solaris
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.70%) DevOps
3 19 (13.01%) Software Delivery
4 18 (12.33%) ITIL
5 16 (10.96%) Test Automation
6 15 (10.27%) MVC
6 15 (10.27%) Project Management
7 14 (9.59%) Waterfall
8 13 (8.90%) Defect Management
9 12 (8.22%) ERP
9 12 (8.22%) Scrum
10 11 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.53%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
11 10 (6.85%) Service Management
12 9 (6.16%) Data Transformation
12 9 (6.16%) ITSM
12 9 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (6.16%) Runbook
12 9 (6.16%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.51%) SQL
2 39 (26.71%) C#
3 23 (15.75%) Java
4 20 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.01%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.16%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.74%) Scala
8 4 (2.74%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.37%) Python
9 2 (1.37%) R
9 2 (1.37%) U-SQL
9 2 (1.37%) VBA
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.27%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.53%) Degree
3 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.16%) ISEB
4 9 (6.16%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.79%) CISSP
6 6 (4.11%) CISA
6 6 (4.11%) CISM
6 6 (4.11%) CREST Certified
6 6 (4.11%) IISP
7 5 (3.42%) MCSE
8 4 (2.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (2.74%) CCSP
8 4 (2.74%) CLAS
8 4 (2.74%) MCSA
9 3 (2.05%) CCNP
9 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) QA
2 8 (5.48%) GDPR
3 7 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.79%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.11%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (4.11%) ISO 22301
4 6 (4.11%) ISO 31000
4 6 (4.11%) ISO 9001
4 6 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.05%) SLA
6 2 (1.37%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.68%) P3O
7 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.79%) Docker
2 7 (4.79%) XenApp
3 5 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.74%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) Puppet
2 8 (5.48%) SCCM
3 6 (4.11%) Nessus
3 6 (4.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 5 (3.42%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 38 (26.03%) Oracle
2 18 (12.33%) Cisco
3 14 (9.59%) SAP
4 11 (7.53%) VMware
5 9 (6.16%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.16%) webMethods
6 7 (4.79%) Citrix
6 7 (4.79%) IBM
7 6 (4.11%) ArcSight
7 6 (4.11%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (4.11%) Centrify
7 6 (4.11%) Imperva
7 6 (4.11%) McAfee
7 6 (4.11%) Qualys
7 6 (4.11%) Splunk
7 6 (4.11%) Trend Micro
7 6 (4.11%) Tripwire
8 5 (3.42%) Apple
9 4 (2.74%) Google
9 4 (2.74%) ServiceNow