The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 15 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.33% 5.56% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 16.13% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
36 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 41.86% 34.44% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 2
Average daily rate £320 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.00 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £155.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Portsmouth region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Portsmouth region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) VCP4
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP