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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 17 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.00% 2.06% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.95% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£145 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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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
43 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 35.83% 41.24% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 12
Average daily rate £310 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Security Testing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Field Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) PC Support
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) JSP
2 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix