The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Portsmouth region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 16 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.00% - 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% - 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
42 17 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 42.00% 27.42% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 24
Average daily rate £290 £390 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £235 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £36.00 £27.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) EMC
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DBA
1 3 (42.86%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Online Security
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCITP
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) HP