Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 178 123 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 15.46% 11.82% 10.70%
As % of the Vendors category 31.73% 29.15% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 76 87
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £346 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.52% -7.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £110 £208
90th Percentile £544 £719 £500
South East median daily rate £409 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +5.48% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 5
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +40.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.60 £9.33
90th Percentile £23.55 £21.56 £52.30
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -9.38%

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 561 422 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 48.74% 40.54% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 243 260
West Sussex median daily rate £436 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.22% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £251 £163 £240
90th Percentile £575 £575 £526
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 23
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -14.71%
10th Percentile £9.44 £14.40 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.50 £25.56 £42.90
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year -5.59% +12.40% -15.97%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +2 55 £180 -53.85% 9
Worthing +11 44 £425 +9.68% 4
Gatwick -3 25 £505 +47.45%
Horsham -5 13 £524 +336.67% 4
Chichester +1 4 £369 +5.36% 1
East Grinstead +1 4 £399 -9.33% 1
Haywards Heath - 3 £225 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 76 (42.70%) Windows
2 51 (28.65%) C#
3 47 (26.40%) SQL Server
4 45 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (25.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (23.60%) Active Directory
5 42 (23.60%) SQL
6 40 (22.47%) Oracle
7 34 (19.10%) .NET
8 32 (17.98%) Java
8 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
9 31 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (15.73%) JavaScript
10 28 (15.73%) MS Exchange
11 27 (15.17%) Linux
12 26 (14.61%) JIRA
12 26 (14.61%) Windows Server
13 25 (14.04%) Unix
13 25 (14.04%) Visual Studio
14 24 (13.48%) Office 365
14 24 (13.48%) DevOps
15 23 (12.92%) SAP
15 23 (12.92%) Cisco
16 22 (12.36%) ITIL
16 22 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
16 22 (12.36%) Waterfall
17 21 (11.80%) Security Cleared
17 21 (11.80%) XML
18 20 (11.24%) CRM
18 20 (11.24%) Finance

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 28 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.87%) IIS
4 13 (7.30%) SAP Portal
5 12 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.74%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.93%) Apache
6 7 (3.93%) CMS
6 7 (3.93%) Confluence
6 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.37%) JBoss
7 6 (3.37%) NetWeaver
7 6 (3.37%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.81%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.69%) nginx
9 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (6.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (5.06%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.56%) Mingle
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (10.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 45 (25.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (13.48%) Office 365
3 16 (8.99%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (5.06%) PaaS
6 8 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (4.49%) IaaS
7 7 (3.93%) Yammer
8 4 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.69%) GitHub
9 3 (1.69%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.69%) Trello
10 2 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.12%) SaaS
11 1 (0.56%) AtomSphere
11 1 (0.56%) Boomi
11 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) DHCP
2 10 (5.62%) DNS
3 8 (4.49%) NFC
4 6 (3.37%) Firewall
4 6 (3.37%) HTTP
4 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.37%) VPN
5 5 (2.81%) Network Security
6 4 (2.25%) Internet
6 4 (2.25%) SAN
6 4 (2.25%) Skype
7 3 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.69%) SSL
8 2 (1.12%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.56%) CTI
9 1 (0.56%) LAN
9 1 (0.56%) MPLS
9 1 (0.56%) VoIP
9 1 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (26.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.74%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.93%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.93%) MS Access
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.81%) Power BI
6 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (14.61%) JIRA
3 25 (14.04%) Visual Studio
4 19 (10.67%) Selenium
5 10 (5.62%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.62%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.49%) SonarQube
7 7 (3.93%) IntelliJ
7 7 (3.93%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.37%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.37%) JUnit
9 5 (2.81%) Gatling
10 4 (2.25%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.69%) Ant
11 3 (1.69%) Grunt
11 3 (1.69%) gulp
11 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.69%) Sublime Text
11 3 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (11.24%) Finance
2 17 (9.55%) Back Office
3 10 (5.62%) Marketing
4 7 (3.93%) Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 47 (26.40%) Developer
2 28 (15.73%) Analyst
3 18 (10.11%) Architect
4 16 (8.99%) .NET Developer
5 15 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.87%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.87%) Consultant
7 11 (6.18%) Technical Leader
8 9 (5.06%) Azure Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (4.49%) CRM Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Payments Architect
9 8 (4.49%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.93%) Administrator
10 7 (3.93%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.10%) .NET
2 21 (11.80%) XML
3 19 (10.67%) CSS
4 18 (10.11%) HTML
5 17 (9.55%) ASP.NET
6 16 (8.99%) .NET Framework
6 16 (8.99%) REST
7 15 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (8.43%) jQuery
7 15 (8.43%) JSON
8 14 (7.87%) HTML5
9 13 (7.30%) AngularJS
9 13 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (5.62%) .NET Core
10 10 (5.62%) Silverlight
10 10 (5.62%) SOAP
11 8 (4.49%) Web Services
12 7 (3.93%) Play Framework
13 6 (3.37%) Gherkin
13 6 (3.37%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.18%) Driving Licence
3 11 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.06%) Clustering
5 8 (4.49%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.93%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.81%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) IBM Storwize
9 2 (1.12%) iPhone
9 2 (1.12%) NHS
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.56%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) PMI
10 1 (0.56%) User Experience
10 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (42.70%) Windows
2 27 (15.17%) Linux
3 26 (14.61%) Windows Server
4 25 (14.04%) Unix
5 17 (9.55%) Windows 10
6 14 (7.87%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.06%) CentOS
10 8 (4.49%) Solaris
11 7 (3.93%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.37%) AIX
12 6 (3.37%) SUSE
13 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.56%) Android
16 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.48%) DevOps
3 22 (12.36%) ITIL
3 22 (12.36%) Waterfall
4 20 (11.24%) CRM
5 18 (10.11%) MVC
6 17 (9.55%) Migration
6 17 (9.55%) PRINCE2
7 16 (8.99%) Scrum
7 16 (8.99%) Test Automation
8 15 (8.43%) Service Management
9 14 (7.87%) Business Development
9 14 (7.87%) Computer Science
10 13 (7.30%) Configuration Management
10 13 (7.30%) ITIL V3
11 12 (6.74%) ERP
11 12 (6.74%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.74%) Project Management
12 11 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (6.18%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.65%) C#
2 42 (23.60%) SQL
3 32 (17.98%) Java
4 28 (15.73%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.43%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.18%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.06%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.93%) Scala
8 7 (3.93%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.25%) Groovy
9 4 (2.25%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.25%) VBA
10 3 (1.69%) Haskell
10 3 (1.69%) Perl
10 3 (1.69%) Python
10 3 (1.69%) Ruby
11 1 (0.56%) ABAP
11 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.11%) Degree
2 18 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.62%) ISEB
5 10 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 10 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (5.06%) CISSP
7 8 (4.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (4.49%) CCSP
7 8 (4.49%) CISA
7 8 (4.49%) CISM
7 8 (4.49%) CLAS
7 8 (4.49%) CREST Certified
7 8 (4.49%) IISP
7 8 (4.49%) MCSE
8 4 (2.25%) MCITP
8 4 (2.25%) MCP
9 3 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.67%) QA
2 10 (5.62%) GDPR
3 9 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.06%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.49%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (4.49%) ISO 22301
4 8 (4.49%) ISO 31000
4 8 (4.49%) ISO 9001
4 8 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.25%) PMO
6 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.56%) P3O
7 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.62%) Docker
3 8 (4.49%) ISA Server
3 8 (4.49%) XenApp
4 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.99%) Puppet
2 14 (7.87%) SCCM
3 8 (4.49%) Nessus
3 8 (4.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (3.37%) Data Guard
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.69%) Grafana
5 3 (1.69%) Kibana
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.69%) SCOM
5 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 40 (22.47%) Oracle
2 23 (12.92%) Cisco
2 23 (12.92%) SAP
3 13 (7.30%) VMware
4 12 (6.74%) webMethods
5 11 (6.18%) Google
5 11 (6.18%) IBM
6 10 (5.62%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.06%) Apple
8 8 (4.49%) ArcSight
8 8 (4.49%) Barracuda Networks
8 8 (4.49%) Centrify
8 8 (4.49%) Citrix
8 8 (4.49%) Imperva
8 8 (4.49%) McAfee
8 8 (4.49%) Okta
8 8 (4.49%) Qualys
8 8 (4.49%) Splunk
8 8 (4.49%) Trend Micro
8 8 (4.49%) Tripwire