The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Portsmouth region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.83% 12.82% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 30.65% 27.27% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £348 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £100 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £373 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.13 £12.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £12.88 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.41 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
62 55 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 51.67% 47.01% 62.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 25
Average daily rate £356 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.88 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £35.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (30.00%) VMware
4 11 (27.50%) Firewall
4 11 (27.50%) Citrix
5 10 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (25.00%) XenServer
6 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (15.00%) .NET
8 6 (15.00%) Lotus
8 6 (15.00%) Migration
9 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.00%) IBM Notes
10 4 (10.00%) C#
10 4 (10.00%) Web Services
10 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (7.50%) Relational Database

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (5.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.50%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) Ajax
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) D3.js
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) WPF
4 1 (2.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.50%) Clustering
1 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Web Development
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.00%) Process Management
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.00%) Scrum
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
5 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (25.00%) XenServer
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) MOM
2 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) VMware
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) Lotus
4 3 (7.50%) Symantec
4 3 (7.50%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Becrypt
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.50%) Epicor
6 1 (2.50%) Sophos
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Altiris
6 1 (2.50%) Endeca
6 1 (2.50%) IronPort
6 1 (2.50%) Qualys
6 1 (2.50%) Lumension
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