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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 21.51% 13.39% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 35.09% 30.61% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
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£304 £290 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £206 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £370 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.13% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £26.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £130.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 61.29% 43.75% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 10
Average daily rate £355 £290 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.41% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £13.10 £31.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.42% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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
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 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 30 (57.69%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) Migration
4 12 (23.08%) Citrix
4 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 11 (21.15%) .NET
5 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
6 10 (19.23%) C#
6 10 (19.23%) SQL
6 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
7 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
7 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
7 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) MS Office
8 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 7 (13.46%) VMware
10 6 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
10 6 (11.54%) Silverlight
10 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.62%) SCCM
11 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Open Source
11 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (9.62%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.92%) MSI
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.77%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Developer
3 4 (7.69%) Programmer
3 4 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Tester
4 3 (5.77%) Coordinator
4 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
4 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Project Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.54%) Silverlight
4 3 (5.77%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) CSS
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) CSS3
6 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.92%) SOAP
6 1 (1.92%) Ajax
6 1 (1.92%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Open Source
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.92%) VMS
8 1 (1.92%) UNIX
8 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Migration
2 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (9.62%) Scrum
4 3 (5.77%) TDD
5 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.85%) Process Management
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) MVC
5 2 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) V-Model
5 2 (3.85%) Test Management
5 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.85%) Line Management
6 1 (1.92%) BDD
6 1 (1.92%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.92%) Manual Testing
6 1 (1.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) C#
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 4 (7.69%) XenServer
5 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Citrix
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) McAfee
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Symantec
4 3 (5.77%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Sophos
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.92%) Lumension
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
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