Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 7 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 113 133 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 9.61% 13.10% 8.81%
As % of the Vendors category 23.74% 25.63% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 70
West Sussex median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £123 £305 £143
90th Percentile £589 £620 £502
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 8
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £14.95 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.06% -3.55% -3.13%
10th Percentile £14.31 £12.00 £12.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £25.00
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -5.33% -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 476 519 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 40.48% 51.13% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 279 280
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £259 £280 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £515
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 26
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -38.29% +69.35%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.30 £14.56
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +4.67%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -3 30 £488 +14.71% 14
Worthing -13 19 £300 -38.46% 8
Gatwick -2 18 £350 -22.22% 3
Haywards Heath - 8 £118 - 1
Horsham -9 3 £525 +34.62% 10
Chichester -1 1 - - 3
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 51 (45.13%) Windows
2 39 (34.51%) Active Directory
3 28 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (21.24%) Windows 7
5 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Office
6 20 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
8 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
9 17 (15.04%) .NET
9 17 (15.04%) Security Cleared
10 16 (14.16%) ITIL
10 16 (14.16%) Migration
10 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
11 14 (12.39%) SLA
12 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (10.62%) High Availability
13 12 (10.62%) Office 365
13 12 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
13 12 (10.62%) Marketing
14 11 (9.73%) Data Management
14 11 (9.73%) TCP/IP
14 11 (9.73%) Finance
15 10 (8.85%) MCSE
15 10 (8.85%) CRM
15 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
15 10 (8.85%) SQL
16 9 (7.96%) Visual Studio
16 9 (7.96%) Unix

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 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.96%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.65%) CMS
6 3 (2.65%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.88%) Confluence
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.62%) Office 365
3 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.19%) SaaS
5 4 (3.54%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.54%) IaaS
6 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.65%) iPaaS
6 3 (2.65%) PaaS
6 3 (2.65%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.88%) Boomi
8 1 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.88%) Route 53
8 1 (0.88%) Slack
8 1 (0.88%) Trello
8 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.31%) Firewall
2 6 (5.31%) IMAP
2 6 (5.31%) LAN
2 6 (5.31%) POP3
2 6 (5.31%) SMTP
2 6 (5.31%) VLAN
2 6 (5.31%) WAN
3 5 (4.42%) SAN
3 5 (4.42%) VoIP
4 4 (3.54%) DHCP
4 4 (3.54%) HTTP
5 3 (2.65%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.77%) Network Security
6 2 (1.77%) Skype
7 1 (0.88%) DNS
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.54%) Big Data
3 4 (3.54%) Data Lake
3 4 (3.54%) Power BI
4 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.65%) GIS
4 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.77%) OLAP
5 2 (1.77%) OLTP
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.88%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.19%) Subversion
3 4 (3.54%) GCC
3 4 (3.54%) Selenium
4 3 (2.65%) Protractor
4 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.77%) JIRA
5 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.88%) Gatling
6 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 12 (10.62%) Marketing
2 11 (9.73%) Finance
3 9 (7.96%) Back Office
4 8 (7.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.70%) Analyst
1 20 (17.70%) Architect
2 11 (9.73%) Consultant
3 10 (8.85%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Developer
6 7 (6.19%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.42%) CRM Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) IT Support
8 5 (4.42%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) .NET
2 6 (5.31%) MAPI
3 5 (4.42%) REST
3 5 (4.42%) Web Services
4 4 (3.54%) JSON
4 4 (3.54%) WCF
4 4 (3.54%) XML
5 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.65%) Middleware
6 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.77%) RESTful
6 2 (1.77%) SOAP
6 2 (1.77%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.88%) J2EE
7 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Clustering
3 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) BYOD
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.13%) Windows
2 24 (21.24%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.96%) Unix
3 9 (7.96%) Windows 10
4 8 (7.08%) Linux
5 7 (6.19%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.65%) CentOS
7 3 (2.65%) HPUX
7 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.65%) Solaris
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
3 16 (14.16%) ITIL
3 16 (14.16%) Migration
4 12 (10.62%) High Availability
4 12 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (9.73%) Data Management
6 10 (8.85%) CRM
6 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.96%) Test Automation
7 9 (7.96%) TOGAF
8 8 (7.08%) Change Management
8 8 (7.08%) DevOps
8 8 (7.08%) Scrum
9 7 (6.19%) IT Strategy
9 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.19%) Validation
10 6 (5.31%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) C#
3 7 (6.19%) VBA
4 5 (4.42%) C++
4 5 (4.42%) Java
4 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.65%) VB
5 3 (2.65%) VB6
5 3 (2.65%) VC++
6 2 (1.77%) C
6 2 (1.77%) Python
6 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) F#
7 1 (0.88%) R
7 1 (0.88%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (15.04%) Security Cleared
3 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.85%) MCSE
5 9 (7.96%) MCSA
6 7 (6.19%) Degree
7 6 (5.31%) CCNA
7 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.42%) MCP
9 4 (3.54%) DBS Check
9 4 (3.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.65%) HNC
11 2 (1.77%) ISEB
11 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.77%) MCSD
11 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) SLA
2 7 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.54%) PMO
4 3 (2.65%) QA
5 2 (1.77%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (34.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.08%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (5.31%) SCCM
3 5 (4.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.65%) Puppet
5 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (7.08%) SAP
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle
2 6 (5.31%) Symantec
2 6 (5.31%) VMware
3 5 (4.42%) 3PAR
3 5 (4.42%) Citrix
3 5 (4.42%) HP
4 3 (2.65%) NetApp
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.65%) Workday
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco
5 2 (1.77%) Computacenter
5 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.77%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) Dell
6 1 (0.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.88%) Okta
6 1 (0.88%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.88%) Veeam