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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 17.29% 22.77% 22.45%
As % of the Vendors category 29.87% 51.11% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 6
Median daily rate £419 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £126 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £380 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £32.75 £23.83 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.43% +10.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £17.69 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.97 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +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
77 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 57.89% 44.55% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 22
Median daily rate £463 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £444 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 12
Median hourly rate £35.50 £31.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% +46.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £12.70 £14.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £33.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 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
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 27 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 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 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) Windows
3 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
5 9 (23.68%) VMware
6 8 (21.05%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) Firewall
6 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco
6 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (21.05%) SCOM
6 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.42%) LAN
7 7 (18.42%) WAN
7 7 (18.42%) DNS
8 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.79%) DHCP
8 6 (15.79%) HP
8 6 (15.79%) ITIL
8 6 (15.79%) SCCM
9 5 (13.16%) Security Patching
9 5 (13.16%) F5
9 5 (13.16%) Oracle
9 5 (13.16%) Migration
9 5 (13.16%) Intel Security
9 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus

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 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) LAN
2 7 (18.42%) WAN
3 6 (15.79%) DHCP
4 4 (10.53%) SNMP
4 4 (10.53%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) BGP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) OSPF
5 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Military
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Network Integration Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Server Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Junior
5 2 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) OAuth
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SUSE
5 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Migration
2 5 (13.16%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Security Patching
3 4 (10.53%) CRM
3 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) Change Control
4 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) High Availability
5 2 (5.26%) Information Management
5 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) MCITP
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CCDP
6 1 (2.63%) CCNP
6 1 (2.63%) CCSA
6 1 (2.63%) CCSE
6 1 (2.63%) MCAD
6 1 (2.63%) MCSD
6 1 (2.63%) MCSE
6 1 (2.63%) MCTS
6 1 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCOM
2 6 (15.79%) SCCM
3 4 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 4 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (10.53%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (10.53%) WSUS
4 2 (5.26%) Nagios
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) VMware
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) HP
4 5 (13.16%) F5
4 5 (13.16%) Intel Security
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 4 (10.53%) Acronis
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
6 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) CA
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) Google
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) SAP
7 2 (5.26%) Serena
8 1 (2.63%) BMC
8 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
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