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 September 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.09% 0.83% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 1.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire

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
48 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 25.13% 44.63% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 17
Median daily rate £313 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £325 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £42.50 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.83 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) BCP
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) CCA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Meraki
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam