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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 24.47% 21.98% 5.97%
As % of the Vendors category 53.49% 43.48% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
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£289 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.46% -40.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
43 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 45.74% 50.55% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 14
Average daily rate £299 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £23.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.95% -14.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 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 30 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 35 (58.33%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (30.00%) .NET
4 17 (28.33%) SQL
5 15 (25.00%) C#
6 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
6 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
8 12 (20.00%) Migration
8 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
9 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
9 11 (18.33%) Citrix
10 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (15.00%) Silverlight
10 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
11 8 (13.33%) Open Source
11 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
11 8 (13.33%) MS Office
11 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (11.67%) Scrum
12 7 (11.67%) VMware
12 7 (11.67%) Oracle
12 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
13 6 (10.00%) HTML
13 6 (10.00%) Linux
13 6 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) LiveCycle
2 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
3 3 (5.00%) MS Project
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) VLAN
4 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.67%) MS Access
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.33%) Military
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Programmer
4 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) .NET
2 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.00%) Silverlight
4 6 (10.00%) HTML
5 4 (6.67%) CSS
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (3.33%) CSS3
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.33%) HTML5
7 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.33%) JSP
8 1 (1.67%) SOAP
8 1 (1.67%) Ajax
8 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.67%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) EPoS
4 1 (1.67%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.00%) UNIX
6 3 (5.00%) CentOS
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (1.67%) VMS
8 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Migration
2 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Scrum
5 4 (6.67%) TDD
6 3 (5.00%) ITIL
6 3 (5.00%) Process Management
6 3 (5.00%) Test Management
6 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.00%) V-Model
6 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.33%) Change Management
7 2 (3.33%) MVC
7 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) ISEB
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.33%) MCSA
6 2 (3.33%) MCITP
6 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) MCDST
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.33%) XenServer
3 5 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Nagios
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
1 3 (5.00%) Hyperic
2 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Citrix
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) VMware
3 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (5.00%) Splunk
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee
4 2 (3.33%) Sophos
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago