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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - - 17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - - 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
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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
26 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 22.03% 20.00% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 32
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £398 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £530 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +217.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £17.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £46.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Online Security
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Online Security
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft