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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.34% 14.75% 20.51%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 32.14% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £26.09 £15.13 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.49% +17.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
57 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 49.14% 45.90% 50.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 14
Average daily rate £395 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 22
Average hourly rate £47.83 £15.13 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+216.23% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 16 (48.48%) MS Office
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 10 (30.30%) MS Project
5 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
5 8 (24.24%) C#
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) .NET
6 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 6 (18.18%) VMware
7 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (18.18%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
8 5 (15.15%) Baan
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (15.15%) Migration
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) SCCM
9 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Office
2 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 10 (30.30%) MS Project
4 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) MS Access
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (6.06%) Rational Rose
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Field Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 6 (18.18%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) JSP
3 3 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 2 (6.06%) WCF
4 2 (6.06%) WPF
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) EPoS
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
1 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.12%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (6.06%) MVVM
6 2 (6.06%) Time Management
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) UML
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) C++
5 2 (6.06%) VBScript
5 2 (6.06%) C
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) MCDST
5 1 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.09%) vSphere
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Baan
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) Acronis
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Veeam
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