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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.83% 26.42% 12.39%
As % of the Vendors category 37.25% 49.12% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
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£288 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £13.24 £12.88 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -47.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £12.88 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.73 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
51 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 42.50% 53.77% 62.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 29
Average daily rate £385 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £31.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.88 £23.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £36.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Migration
3 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
4 8 (21.62%) Citrix
5 7 (18.92%) Lotus
5 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
5 7 (18.92%) SQL
5 7 (18.92%) VMware
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Terminal Services
7 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
7 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (13.51%) Firewall
7 5 (13.51%) XenServer
8 4 (10.81%) SCCM
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 3 (8.11%) MOM
9 3 (8.11%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (8.11%) HP
9 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
9 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.11%) MS Office
9 3 (8.11%) .NET
9 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.11%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Site Server
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Advertising
1 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Coordinator
3 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Change Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Change and Release Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Ajax
3 1 (2.70%) WPF
3 1 (2.70%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Email Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Process Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) ERP
5 1 (2.70%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Scrum
5 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (13.51%) Terminal Services
3 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) XenServer
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) MOM
3 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Citrix
2 7 (18.92%) Lotus
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
4 2 (5.41%) Remedy
4 2 (5.41%) Lumension
5 1 (2.70%) Epicor
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.70%) Sophos
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Altiris
5 1 (2.70%) IronPort
5 1 (2.70%) Qualys
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