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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.24% 4.90% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 17.24% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £413 £145 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+184.48% -67.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
47 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 35.07% 28.43% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 14
Median daily rate £425 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Median hourly rate £47.83 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 28 May 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 28 May 2016, 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 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

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:

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