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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.94% 5.13% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 15.00% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £413 £145 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+184.48% -60.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £145 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £277 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -1.66%
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
43 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 42.16% 34.19% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Average daily rate £425 £310 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) SAS
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Military
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Ticket Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCAD
3 1 (25.00%) MCSD
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) SAP