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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 19 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.23% 0.74% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 2.04% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.92 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +7.29%

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
66 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 46.48% 36.03% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 28
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £18.50 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.43% +13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (63.64%) MCTS
2 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Military
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) Ada
2 6 (54.55%) Ada 83
2 6 (54.55%) Ada 95
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) MCITP
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 2 (18.18%) SCOM
6 2 (18.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 6 (54.55%) Military
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Ada Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Ada Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support
5 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support
5 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) BCP
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Ada
1 6 (54.55%) Ada 83
1 6 (54.55%) Ada 95
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCTS
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) HND
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Meraki
2 1 (9.09%) Veeam