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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 28.15% 12.17% 13.58%
As % of the Vendors category 45.24% 28.00% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £197 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £415 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.63 £92.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.18% +285.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £42.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £142.50 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
84 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 62.22% 43.48% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 29 13
Average daily rate £325 £339 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £92.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.32% +131.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £30.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £155.00 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (53.57%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
3 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
3 15 (26.79%) Migration
4 13 (23.21%) Citrix
4 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
5 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 10 (17.86%) SQL
6 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.29%) .NET
7 8 (14.29%) MS Office
7 8 (14.29%) VMware
7 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 7 (12.50%) C#
9 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
9 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
9 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
9 6 (10.71%) Silverlight
9 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.93%) SCCM
10 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
10 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (8.93%) Open Source

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.29%) MS Office
3 4 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.57%) MS Project
5 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.79%) MSI
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.57%) Military
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
2 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Programmer
3 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 4 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Coordinator
4 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) SAP Support
5 2 (3.57%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.71%) Silverlight
3 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Open Source
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.79%) UNIX
8 1 (1.79%) VMS
8 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Migration
2 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
2 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) TDD
5 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (3.57%) V-Model
5 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.57%) Line Management
6 1 (1.79%) Email Migration
6 1 (1.79%) Test Management
6 1 (1.79%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.79%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VB
4 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 4 (7.14%) XenServer
5 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.57%) MOM
3 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Citrix
2 8 (14.29%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) Symantec
3 4 (7.14%) McAfee
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) Lumension
5 2 (3.57%) Becrypt
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Lotus
5 2 (3.57%) Sophos
5 2 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (1.79%) Apple