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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.33% 8.73% 16.26%
As % of the Vendors category 45.12% 18.03% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 14
Median daily rate £425 £350 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +35.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £325 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £350 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.09 £13.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.34% +97.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £26.09 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £26.09 £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
82 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 45.05% 48.41% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 32
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £524 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Median hourly rate £44.46 £47.83 £13.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +252.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.75 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
3 17 (28.81%) SQL
4 15 (25.42%) Firewall
5 14 (23.73%) VMware
5 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
6 13 (22.03%) MS Office
7 11 (18.64%) LAN
7 11 (18.64%) IBM
7 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
8 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
8 10 (16.95%) Cisco
8 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
8 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
9 9 (15.25%) ITIL
9 9 (15.25%) DNS
9 9 (15.25%) WAN
9 9 (15.25%) DHCP
9 9 (15.25%) SCCM
9 9 (15.25%) Office 365
10 8 (13.56%) SCOM
10 8 (13.56%) Migration
11 7 (11.86%) Finance
11 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
11 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (10.17%) F5
12 6 (10.17%) WSUS
12 6 (10.17%) VoIP

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 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
2 13 (22.03%) MS Office
3 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Office 365
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) LAN
3 9 (15.25%) DHCP
3 9 (15.25%) DNS
3 9 (15.25%) WAN
4 6 (10.17%) VoIP
5 5 (8.47%) SAN
5 5 (8.47%) SNMP
6 3 (5.08%) Wireless
7 2 (3.39%) BGP
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (3.39%) OSPF
7 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.69%) MPLS
8 1 (1.69%) Network Security
8 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) DB2
3 2 (3.39%) MS Access
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.78%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.39%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Network Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Mainframe Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Service Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Service Management Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) MFC
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
3 2 (3.39%) OAuth
3 2 (3.39%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) WCF
3 2 (3.39%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.69%) Ajax
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) JSP
4 1 (1.69%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) NHS
2 4 (6.78%) Social Media
2 4 (6.78%) Streaming Video
3 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Informatics
5 1 (1.69%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.69%) RIA
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.47%) Linux
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.78%) Android
6 3 (5.08%) AIX
6 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.69%) Unix
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.25%) ITIL
3 8 (13.56%) Migration
4 6 (10.17%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.47%) Scrum
5 5 (8.47%) Security Patching
6 4 (6.78%) DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.08%) Case Management
7 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.08%) MVC
7 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.08%) SDLC
7 3 (5.08%) Time Management
7 3 (5.08%) Workflow
8 2 (3.39%) Information Security
8 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) C#
2 5 (8.47%) Java
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) C++
3 3 (5.08%) VB
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Scala
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.78%) CCNA
5 2 (3.39%) CCDP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) CCSA
5 2 (3.39%) CCSE
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) MCSE
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCA
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
6 1 (1.69%) MCITP
6 1 (1.69%) PMP
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) JSP 440
2 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.69%) vSphere
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) SCOM
3 6 (10.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (10.17%) WSUS
4 5 (8.47%) Backup Exec
4 5 (8.47%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (3.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (3.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) VMware
2 11 (18.64%) IBM
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco
4 6 (10.17%) Citrix
4 6 (10.17%) F5
4 6 (10.17%) Intel Security
4 6 (10.17%) Symantec
5 5 (8.47%) Acronis
6 4 (6.78%) Cognos
6 4 (6.78%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) Oracle
7 3 (5.08%) CA
7 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.08%) Serena
7 3 (5.08%) Telerik
8 2 (3.39%) BMC
8 2 (3.39%) Google
8 2 (3.39%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.39%) Remedy
8 2 (3.39%) SAP