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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 17.24% 11.71% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 32.61% 24.53% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £227 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £17.56 £14.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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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
46 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 52.87% 47.75% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 18
Average daily rate £325 £313 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.23 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.31 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) MS Office
3 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
5 10 (25.64%) .NET
5 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) MS Project
7 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
8 7 (17.95%) C#
8 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.95%) Migration
8 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.38%) VMware
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
9 6 (15.38%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.82%) Linux
10 5 (12.82%) HTML
10 5 (12.82%) Baan
10 5 (12.82%) Project Management
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
11 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.56%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Office
2 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
3 8 (20.51%) MS Project
4 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) NAS
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.69%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (7.69%) Programmer
6 3 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) PC Support
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 5 (12.82%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) JSP
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) Silverlight
5 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) CSS
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.56%) HTML5
6 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.56%) CSS3
6 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) EPoS
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 3 (7.69%) UNIX
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Scrum
2 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) SDLC
5 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.69%) Open Source
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Test Management
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.13%) Time Management
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.69%) ISEB
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.13%) MCITP
5 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) MCDST
6 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) XenServer
4 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) Nagios
2 3 (7.69%) Hyperic
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
1 6 (15.38%) VMware
2 5 (12.82%) Baan
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.69%) Splunk
4 3 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Acronis
6 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.56%) Adobe
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) ION Trading
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