The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 6 March 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 28.00% 13.58% 10.29%
As % of the Vendors category 53.85% 27.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £253 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% -26.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £34.50 £22.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.81% -14.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £17.75 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £28.00 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.29%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Vendors Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 52.00% 49.38% 51.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 13
Average daily rate £290 £290 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Portsmouth region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Portsmouth region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft 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.

1 31 (53.45%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
3 16 (27.59%) SQL
3 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 14 (24.14%) .NET
5 13 (22.41%) Windows 7
6 12 (20.69%) C#
6 12 (20.69%) MS Excel
6 12 (20.69%) Migration
7 11 (18.97%) Citrix
7 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
8 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
8 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
9 8 (13.79%) MS Office
9 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
9 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (12.07%) VMware
10 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (10.34%) Scrum
11 6 (10.34%) Oracle
11 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (10.34%) SCCM
11 6 (10.34%) Silverlight
11 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.79%) MS Office
3 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
4 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.90%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Developer
3 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.90%) Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Programmer
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
5 3 (5.17%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Tester
5 3 (5.17%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Installations Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.34%) Silverlight
4 4 (6.90%) HTML
4 4 (6.90%) Web Services
5 3 (5.17%) CSS
5 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.45%) jQuery
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.45%) HTML5
6 2 (3.45%) CSS3
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.72%) JSON
7 1 (1.72%) JSP
7 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.62%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.17%) CentOS
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) UNIX
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) VMS
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Migration
2 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.34%) Scrum
3 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Test Management
5 3 (5.17%) TDD
5 3 (5.17%) Process Management
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.45%) Line Management
6 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) MVC
6 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.45%) V-Model
6 2 (3.45%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.72%) BDD
7 1 (1.72%) Network Management
7 1 (1.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) C#
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
6 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) VCP4
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.62%) XenServer
3 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) Hyperic
2 3 (5.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Citrix
2 7 (12.07%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) McAfee
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) Symantec
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.17%) Splunk
6 2 (3.45%) Becrypt
6 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (3.45%) Sophos
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
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