Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 148 133 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 12.00% 12.11% 7.92%
As % of the Vendors category 28.85% 24.77% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 80
West Sussex median daily rate £373 £415 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.24% +25.76% -17.50%
10th Percentile £157 £189 £130
90th Percentile £527 £544 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 8
West Sussex median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.35 £10.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £14.61 £14.40 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.46% -4.00% -3.23%

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 513 537 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 41.61% 48.91% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 313 294
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £278 £207
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -2.16%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +13 43 £400 -17.95% 4
Crawley 0 34 £398 +8.16% 7
Gatwick -1 17 £425 +7.94% 1
Haywards Heath - 8 £118 - 3
Horsham -13 4 £525 +69.35% 4
Chichester -3 1 £313 -10.71% 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (34.46%) Windows
2 44 (29.73%) SQL Server
3 39 (26.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 33 (22.30%) SQL
5 33 (22.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (21.62%) Visual Studio
7 30 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (16.22%) ITIL
8 24 (16.22%) C#
8 24 (16.22%) .NET
9 23 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (14.19%) Finance
11 20 (13.51%) Oracle
11 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
12 19 (12.84%) Windows 7
12 19 (12.84%) DevOps
13 16 (10.81%) Migration
13 16 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (10.14%) Marketing
14 15 (10.14%) T-SQL
14 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
14 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (10.14%) Software Delivery
15 14 (9.46%) TCP/IP
16 13 (8.78%) CRM
16 13 (8.78%) SharePoint
16 13 (8.78%) MCSA
16 13 (8.78%) IIS

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 13 (8.78%) CMS
1 13 (8.78%) IIS
1 13 (8.78%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.76%) Umbraco
3 8 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.73%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.70%) Confluence
6 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.35%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.35%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.76%) MS Visio
4 9 (6.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.68%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) SAP CRM
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (26.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.43%) Office 365
3 10 (6.76%) PaaS
4 7 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.73%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (4.73%) IaaS
5 3 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.03%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (2.03%) Data Lake Analytics
5 3 (2.03%) SaaS
6 2 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Route 53
7 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.41%) DHCP
3 7 (4.73%) Firewall
4 6 (4.05%) IMAP
4 6 (4.05%) LAN
4 6 (4.05%) POP3
4 6 (4.05%) SMTP
4 6 (4.05%) VLAN
4 6 (4.05%) WAN
5 4 (2.70%) HTTP
6 3 (2.03%) Internet
6 3 (2.03%) Wireless
7 2 (1.35%) DNS
7 2 (1.35%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.35%) Network Security
7 2 (1.35%) NFC
7 2 (1.35%) Skype
7 2 (1.35%) VPN
8 1 (0.68%) SNMP
8 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.11%) Power BI
2 12 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.05%) Data Lake
5 5 (3.38%) Big Data
5 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.03%) GIS
7 3 (2.03%) HDInsight
7 3 (2.03%) MySQL
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.35%) OLAP
8 2 (1.35%) OLTP
8 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 33 (22.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (21.62%) Visual Studio
3 12 (8.11%) Selenium
4 9 (6.08%) TeamCity
5 8 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 8 (5.41%) JIRA
6 7 (4.73%) Subversion
7 4 (2.70%) Gatling
7 4 (2.70%) GCC
7 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.03%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.35%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.35%) Protractor
9 2 (1.35%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.35%) WiX
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Marketing
3 13 (8.78%) Back Office
4 11 (7.43%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) Developer
2 17 (11.49%) Analyst
3 15 (10.14%) Architect
4 13 (8.78%) Consultant
5 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Azure Developer
6 9 (6.08%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.41%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Administrator
8 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (4.73%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.05%) CRM Consultant
9 6 (4.05%) Functional Consultant
9 6 (4.05%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.38%) SAP CRM Consultant
10 5 (3.38%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
10 5 (3.38%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) .NET
2 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET
2 12 (8.11%) XML
3 11 (7.43%) JSON
3 11 (7.43%) WCF
4 10 (6.76%) REST
5 9 (6.08%) CSS
5 9 (6.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (5.41%) Ajax
6 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (5.41%) CSS3
6 8 (5.41%) HTML
6 8 (5.41%) HTML5
6 8 (5.41%) jQuery
6 8 (5.41%) XSLT
7 6 (4.05%) MAPI
8 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.70%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.70%) RESTful
8 4 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.73%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.05%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.70%) Clustering
6 4 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.35%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) BYOD
9 1 (0.68%) Contactless
9 1 (0.68%) PKI
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.46%) Windows
2 19 (12.84%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.11%) Unix
3 12 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.43%) Linux
5 10 (6.76%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.70%) Solaris
6 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.03%) CentOS
7 3 (2.03%) HPUX
7 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.35%) AIX
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.35%) SUSE
8 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.22%) ITIL
3 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
4 19 (12.84%) DevOps
5 16 (10.81%) Migration
5 16 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.14%) Software Delivery
7 13 (8.78%) CRM
8 11 (7.43%) Analytics
8 11 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.43%) Project Management
8 11 (7.43%) Scrum
9 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.76%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.08%) MVC
10 9 (6.08%) Performance Management
10 9 (6.08%) Service Management
11 8 (5.41%) Business Analytics
11 8 (5.41%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.30%) SQL
2 24 (16.22%) C#
3 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.14%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.76%) Java
5 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.73%) VBA
7 4 (2.70%) Python
8 3 (2.03%) C++
8 3 (2.03%) R
8 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.03%) U-SQL
8 3 (2.03%) VB
8 3 (2.03%) VB6
8 3 (2.03%) VC++
9 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.78%) MCSA
3 10 (6.76%) Degree
3 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.08%) MCSE
4 9 (6.08%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.38%) MCP
7 4 (2.70%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.70%) ISEB
7 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.03%) CISA
8 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.03%) CISM
8 3 (2.03%) CISSP
8 3 (2.03%) CREST Certified
8 3 (2.03%) IISP
9 2 (1.35%) HNC
9 2 (1.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) QA
2 8 (5.41%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.70%) PMO
4 3 (2.03%) GDPR
4 3 (2.03%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (2.03%) ISO 22301
4 3 (2.03%) ISO 31000
4 3 (2.03%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) Docker
3 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.35%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCCM
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.03%) Nessus
3 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.03%) Puppet
3 3 (2.03%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (1.35%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.35%) MaaS360
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (13.51%) Oracle
2 9 (6.08%) VMware
3 8 (5.41%) SAP
4 6 (4.05%) Cisco
4 6 (4.05%) Symantec
5 5 (3.38%) Citrix
5 5 (3.38%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.70%) Remedy
7 3 (2.03%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.03%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.03%) IBM
7 3 (2.03%) Imperva
7 3 (2.03%) McAfee
7 3 (2.03%) NetApp
7 3 (2.03%) Qualys
7 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.03%) Splunk
7 3 (2.03%) Trend Micro
7 3 (2.03%) Tripwire