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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 22.55% 22.22% 4.76%
As % of the Vendors category 52.27% 44.90% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
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£300 £288 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -22.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £23.83 £21.50 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +66.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
44 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 43.14% 49.49% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 15
Average daily rate £300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.56 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) MS Office
3 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
3 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.91%) .NET
4 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
5 10 (23.26%) Scrum
5 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) C#
5 10 (23.26%) SQL
6 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
6 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
6 8 (18.60%) MS Project
6 8 (18.60%) ITIL
6 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
6 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
7 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.28%) Migration
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle
8 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (11.63%) Baan
9 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.63%) Linux
9 5 (11.63%) HTML
9 5 (11.63%) VMware
9 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (39.53%) MS Office
2 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (18.60%) MS Project
4 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DHCP
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) VLAN
2 1 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.65%) Military
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (6.98%) Programmer
5 3 (6.98%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) CSS
5 3 (6.98%) Silverlight
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.65%) CSS3
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) JSP
7 1 (2.33%) SOAP
7 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.33%) Classic ASP
7 1 (2.33%) Ajax
7 1 (2.33%) JSON
7 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) EPoS
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.98%) CentOS
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 1 (2.33%) Android
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Scrum
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) ITIL
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) Process Management
6 3 (6.98%) Change Management
6 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Test Management
6 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Time Management
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.65%) TDD
7 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C#
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.33%) VBA
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.98%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.65%) MCITP
5 2 (4.65%) MCSA
6 1 (2.33%) MCSE
6 1 (2.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) XenServer
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Nagios
1 3 (6.98%) Hyperic
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
3 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Baan
2 5 (11.63%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
3 3 (6.98%) Splunk
4 2 (4.65%) Acronis
4 2 (4.65%) Sophos
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec
5 1 (2.33%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
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