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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.80% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
47 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 42.34% 20.80% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 8
Average daily rate £375 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £197 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £574 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Veeam
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) PC Support
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCDST
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco