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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 12.36% 16.10% 13.45%
As % of the Vendors category 26.19% 31.67% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £166 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £409 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £15.13 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
42 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 47.19% 50.85% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 20
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £215 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 18
Average hourly rate £47.83 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.15% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.05 £30.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 (45.71%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) MS Office
3 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
4 9 (25.71%) .NET
5 8 (22.86%) MS Project
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) C#
7 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 5 (14.29%) HTML
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 5 (14.29%) Baan
8 5 (14.29%) Project Management
8 5 (14.29%) SCCM
8 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (11.43%) SDLC
9 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
9 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 8 (22.86%) MS Project
4 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) MS Access
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) Field Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Field Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (8.57%) JSP
4 3 (8.57%) Silverlight
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.71%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) jQuery
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.86%) HTML5
6 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.86%) CSS3
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) EPoS
2 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) UNIX
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
1 7 (20.00%) Scrum
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) SDLC
5 3 (8.57%) Open Source
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.71%) MCSE
5 2 (5.71%) MCSA
5 2 (5.71%) MCITP
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) XenServer
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) VMware
2 5 (14.29%) Baan
3 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Acronis
6 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.86%) Adobe
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam