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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 24 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.97% 0.77% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 2.13% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.71% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.64 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.05 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.86% +16.12%

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
72 47 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 47.37% 36.15% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 24
Median daily rate £425 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £230 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 5
Median hourly rate £41.64 £30.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% +31.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £47.50 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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
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 28 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) MCTS
2 7 (87.50%) Ada 83
2 7 (87.50%) Ada 95
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) Ada
2 7 (87.50%) Military
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
3 6 (75.00%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (25.00%) RIA
7 1 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (12.50%) Service Management
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) ITSM
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) HND

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 7 (87.50%) Military
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Ada Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Ada
1 7 (87.50%) Ada 83
1 7 (87.50%) Ada 95
2 6 (75.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCTS
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft