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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 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.

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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 11.50% 21.05% 22.68%
As % of the Vendors category 20.63% 52.17% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 6
Median daily rate £413 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £115 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £346 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £33.00 £23.83 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.48% +10.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
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
63 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 55.75% 40.35% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 21
Median daily rate £419 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Median hourly rate £47.83 £31.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.84% +46.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
4 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) MS Project
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) Finance
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
7 4 (12.90%) .NET
7 4 (12.90%) MySQL
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL
7 4 (12.90%) CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) SCOM
7 4 (12.90%) Relational Database

Microsoft
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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Project
3 5 (16.13%) MS Office
4 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
4 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Infor LN
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) SMTP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Military
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) SSRS Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Server Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Junior
4 2 (6.45%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Report Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) OAuth
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 2 (6.45%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) SUSE
5 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 4 (12.90%) CRM
4 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.23%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) Scala
4 2 (6.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) MCITP
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.23%) APMP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) CCNP
6 1 (3.23%) HNC
6 1 (3.23%) MCAD
6 1 (3.23%) MCSD
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) MCTS
6 1 (3.23%) PMP
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCOM
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Baan
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) Infor
4 2 (6.45%) CA
4 2 (6.45%) Dell
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Serena
5 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
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