Period
to 18 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 119 124 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 13.74% 10.46% 11.98%
As % of the Vendors category 28.47% 25.73% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 52 67
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +33.33%
10th Percentile £199 £128 £208
90th Percentile £575 £531 £548
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 14
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +24.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.52 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.25 £52.50 £52.50
South East median hourly rate £14.05 £15.28 £14.20
% change year-on-year -8.06% +7.62% -6.89%

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 418 482 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 48.27% 40.64% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 262 291
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £280
90th Percentile £588 £565 £541
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 20
West Sussex median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.76% +22.39% -5.49%
10th Percentile £8.88 £14.10 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £54.18
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -8.57%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 -3 23 £300 -27.05% 8
Worthing 0 22 £319 -9.57% 7
Horsham +6 19 £460 -12.38% 4
East Grinstead - 10 £375 - 2
Gatwick -5 9 £513 +46.43% 1
Littlehampton - 4 £230 -
Burgess Hill - 2 £130 -
Bognor Regis - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 (36.13%) Windows
2 37 (31.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 34 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 33 (27.73%) C#
5 30 (25.21%) SQL
6 29 (24.37%) .NET
7 26 (21.85%) Oracle
7 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Excel
7 26 (21.85%) SharePoint
8 25 (21.01%) Degree
9 24 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
10 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (17.65%) Finance
10 21 (17.65%) Office 365
11 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 17 (14.29%) XML
13 16 (13.45%) Windows 10
13 16 (13.45%) AngularJS
14 15 (12.61%) Selenium
14 15 (12.61%) Visual Studio
14 15 (12.61%) SAP
14 15 (12.61%) .NET Framework
15 14 (11.76%) Change Management
15 14 (11.76%) ITIL
15 14 (11.76%) Cisco
15 14 (11.76%) Project Management
16 13 (10.92%) Linux

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 26 (21.85%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.08%) Skype for Business
3 9 (7.56%) IIS
3 9 (7.56%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.72%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.88%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.36%) Apache
7 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.36%) JBoss
7 4 (3.36%) nginx
8 3 (2.52%) NetWeaver
8 3 (2.52%) SAP Portal
8 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.68%) Confluence
9 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.68%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (10.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) HFM
1 3 (2.52%) Primavera
2 2 (1.68%) assyst
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (17.65%) Office 365
3 9 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.72%) Azure Functions
4 8 (6.72%) Serverless
5 6 (5.04%) GitHub
6 4 (3.36%) Google Analytics
6 4 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.52%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.52%) Trello
8 2 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.68%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.84%) IaaS
9 1 (0.84%) iTunes
9 1 (0.84%) PaaS
9 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.92%) Firewall
2 10 (8.40%) WAN
3 9 (7.56%) DNS
3 9 (7.56%) LAN
3 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.88%) DHCP
4 7 (5.88%) VPN
5 6 (5.04%) VLAN
6 5 (4.20%) SAN
6 5 (4.20%) Skype
6 5 (4.20%) SSL
6 5 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.36%) HTTP
7 4 (3.36%) NFC
7 4 (3.36%) Wireless
8 3 (2.52%) Internet
8 3 (2.52%) MPLS
8 3 (2.52%) VoIP
9 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.40%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (6.72%) Cosmos DB
3 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.36%) MS Access
5 3 (2.52%) MySQL
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.52%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.68%) Power BI
6 2 (1.68%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Selenium
1 15 (12.61%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.56%) Cucumber
2 9 (7.56%) SpecFlow
2 9 (7.56%) WebDriver
3 8 (6.72%) JIRA
4 7 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.04%) Gatling
5 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.36%) Ant
6 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.36%) Grunt
6 4 (3.36%) gulp
6 4 (3.36%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.36%) JUnit
6 4 (3.36%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (3.36%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.36%) Sublime Text
7 3 (2.52%) NUnit
7 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Back Office
3 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) Advertising
4 3 (2.52%) Local Government
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
6 1 (0.84%) Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Analyst
2 14 (11.76%) Architect
3 13 (10.92%) Test Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Developer
5 10 (8.40%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) IT Support
7 8 (6.72%) Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Data Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) IT Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.37%) .NET
2 17 (14.29%) XML
3 16 (13.45%) AngularJS
4 15 (12.61%) .NET Framework
5 13 (10.92%) REST
6 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET
6 12 (10.08%) JSON
7 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (7.56%) CSS
8 9 (7.56%) HTML
8 9 (7.56%) React
9 8 (6.72%) Entity Framework
10 7 (5.88%) jQuery
10 7 (5.88%) LINQ
10 7 (5.88%) Web Services
11 6 (5.04%) HTML5
11 6 (5.04%) SOAP
12 5 (4.20%) .NET Core
12 5 (4.20%) Gherkin
13 4 (3.36%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.20%) Clustering
5 5 (4.20%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.20%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.52%) FMCG
7 2 (1.68%) CMDB
7 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.84%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.84%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) User Experience
8 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (36.13%) Windows
2 16 (13.45%) Windows 10
3 13 (10.92%) Linux
4 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.72%) Unix
5 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.04%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.36%) Solaris
8 4 (3.36%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.52%) AIX
9 3 (2.52%) Android
9 3 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.52%) SUSE
10 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 14 (11.76%) Change Management
4 14 (11.76%) ITIL
4 14 (11.76%) Project Management
5 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2
6 12 (10.08%) TOGAF
7 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
7 11 (9.24%) DevOps
8 10 (8.40%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.40%) TDD
9 8 (6.72%) Microservices
10 7 (5.88%) BDD
10 7 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (5.88%) Quality Management
10 7 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.73%) C#
2 30 (25.21%) SQL
3 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.92%) Java
5 8 (6.72%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.20%) Python
6 5 (4.20%) VBA
7 4 (3.36%) Groovy
7 4 (3.36%) Haskell
7 4 (3.36%) Perl
7 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.36%) Ruby
7 4 (3.36%) Scala
7 4 (3.36%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (21.01%) Degree
2 10 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.20%) CCNA
5 5 (4.20%) MCSE
5 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (3.36%) CCSP
6 4 (3.36%) CISA
6 4 (3.36%) CISM
6 4 (3.36%) CISSP
6 4 (3.36%) CLAS
6 4 (3.36%) CREST Certified
6 4 (3.36%) IISP
6 4 (3.36%) ISEB
6 4 (3.36%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) PMO
2 7 (5.88%) QA
3 6 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (4.20%) GDPR
4 5 (4.20%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.20%) SLA
5 4 (3.36%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (3.36%) ISO 22301
5 4 (3.36%) ISO 31000
5 4 (3.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (3.36%) NIST
5 4 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.68%) GMP
System Software
1 34 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.88%) Docker
3 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.36%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.84%) vSphere
7 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) SCCM
2 4 (3.36%) Grafana
2 4 (3.36%) IBM Guardium
2 4 (3.36%) Kibana
2 4 (3.36%) Nessus
2 4 (3.36%) Puppet
2 4 (3.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (2.52%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.68%) SCOM
4 2 (1.68%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Oracle
2 15 (12.61%) SAP
3 14 (11.76%) Cisco
4 13 (10.92%) VMware
5 8 (6.72%) Google
5 8 (6.72%) Xamarin
6 6 (5.04%) webMethods
7 5 (4.20%) 3PAR
7 5 (4.20%) HP
8 4 (3.36%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.36%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (3.36%) Centrify
8 4 (3.36%) F5
8 4 (3.36%) IBM
8 4 (3.36%) Imperva
8 4 (3.36%) McAfee
8 4 (3.36%) Okta
8 4 (3.36%) Qualys
8 4 (3.36%) Splunk
8 4 (3.36%) Tripwire