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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 13.64% 18.26% 11.71%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 33.87% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
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 £14.60 £12.88 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.04 £15.05 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
60 62 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 45.45% 53.91% 61.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 26
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £445 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 13
Average hourly rate £18.06 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.31% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 9 (22.50%) Citrix
5 9 (22.50%) Migration
5 9 (22.50%) VMware
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (20.00%) Firewall
6 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (17.50%) Lotus
7 7 (17.50%) Terminal Services
7 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (17.50%) XenServer
8 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (15.00%) .NET
9 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.50%) IBM Notes
9 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.00%) MS Office
10 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (10.00%) Web Services
10 4 (10.00%) C#
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (10.00%) Project Management
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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%) SharePoint
1 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.50%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 1 (2.50%) Site Server
5 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project
4 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 8 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
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
3 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
3 3 (7.50%) Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.00%) Release Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Change Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) D3.js
3 2 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Physics
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Migration
2 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.00%) Scrum
4 2 (5.00%) Process Management
4 2 (5.00%) Web Development
4 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.50%) BDD
5 1 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Email Migration
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%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (17.50%) Terminal Services
3 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) XenServer
4 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) MOM
2 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Citrix
1 9 (22.50%) VMware
2 7 (17.50%) Lotus
3 3 (7.50%) Symantec
3 3 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee
4 2 (5.00%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.50%) Lumension
5 1 (2.50%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) Sophos
5 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.50%) Epicor
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Altiris
5 1 (2.50%) Endeca
5 1 (2.50%) IronPort
5 1 (2.50%) Qualys
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