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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 13 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 14.84% 8.27% 26.90%
As % of the Vendors category 25.33% 16.18% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 22
Median daily rate £393 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £342 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 11
Median hourly rate £13.10 - £13.10
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 - £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
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
75 68 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 58.59% 51.13% 57.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 49
Median daily rate £419 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £491 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 16
Median hourly rate £49.46 £21.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.40% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £18.14 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.73 £44.26 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) MS Excel
3 17 (28.33%) SQL
4 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
5 13 (21.67%) MS Office
5 13 (21.67%) VMware
5 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
6 12 (20.00%) Linux
7 11 (18.33%) IBM
7 11 (18.33%) Finance
7 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
8 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 9 (15.00%) C#
9 9 (15.00%) .NET
9 9 (15.00%) AIX
9 9 (15.00%) Citrix
9 9 (15.00%) LAN
9 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (13.33%) Office 365
10 8 (13.33%) SAN
10 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 7 (11.67%) XML
11 7 (11.67%) MVC
11 7 (11.67%) Firewall
11 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
12 6 (10.00%) SDLC
12 6 (10.00%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (21.67%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) LAN
2 8 (13.33%) SAN
3 7 (11.67%) Firewall
4 4 (6.67%) DHCP
4 4 (6.67%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) WAN
5 3 (5.00%) Wireless
6 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.33%) VoIP
6 2 (3.33%) VPN
7 1 (1.67%) BGP
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.67%) MPLS
7 1 (1.67%) OSPF
7 1 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) DB2
3 5 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) MS Access
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.67%) OLAP
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.33%) JIRA
4 4 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
3 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 4 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Test Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) XML
3 5 (8.33%) MFC
3 5 (8.33%) WCF
3 5 (8.33%) XML Messaging
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (1.67%) Ajax
5 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) COM
5 1 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) JSP
5 1 (1.67%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Replication
2 6 (10.00%) SWIFT
3 5 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.67%) NHS
4 4 (6.67%) Social Media
4 4 (6.67%) Streaming Video
5 3 (5.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.67%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.67%) Informatics
7 1 (1.67%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Linux
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.00%) AIX
4 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.33%) Android
9 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.67%) Unix
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.67%) MVC
3 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (10.00%) Migration
3 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (10.00%) Scrum
3 6 (10.00%) SDLC
4 5 (8.33%) Code Coverage
4 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.33%) Data Transformation
4 5 (8.33%) ITIL
4 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.33%) Validation
5 4 (6.67%) DevOps
6 3 (5.00%) Case Management
6 3 (5.00%) Change Control
6 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) C++
3 6 (10.00%) Java
4 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.67%) CCNA
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.00%) PMP
6 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.33%) MCITP
6 2 (3.33%) MCSE
7 1 (1.67%) CBAP
7 1 (1.67%) CCSA
7 1 (1.67%) CCSE
7 1 (1.67%) Degree
7 1 (1.67%) HND
7 1 (1.67%) IIBA
7 1 (1.67%) ISEB
7 1 (1.67%) MCTS
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (5.00%) SCOM
3 2 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) VMware
2 11 (18.33%) IBM
3 9 (15.00%) Citrix
4 6 (10.00%) Cisco
4 6 (10.00%) Telerik
5 5 (8.33%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) Cognos
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) CA
8 2 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (3.33%) Serena
8 2 (3.33%) Symantec
9 1 (1.67%) Acronis
9 1 (1.67%) BMC
9 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.67%) F5
9 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.67%) Remedy
9 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.67%) Veeam