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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 21.05% 23.96% 2.70%
As % of the Vendors category 53.33% 50.00% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -25.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £167 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £438 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Average hourly rate £23.83 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.31% -3.33%
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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
45 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 39.47% 47.92% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 16
Average daily rate £300 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 12
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £16.25 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 7 May 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 7 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
2 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
3 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
3 13 (30.23%) MS Office
4 12 (27.91%) .NET
5 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) C#
6 10 (23.26%) SQL
7 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
8 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
8 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) Migration
8 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
9 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle
10 6 (13.95%) MS Project
10 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
11 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
11 5 (11.63%) Linux
11 5 (11.63%) HTML
11 5 (11.63%) Baan
12 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
12 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
12 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
1 13 (30.23%) MS Office
2 6 (13.95%) MS Project
3 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DHCP
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) VLAN
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.65%) Military
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
4 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Tester
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (6.98%) Programmer
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) PC Support
5 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.98%) Silverlight
5 3 (6.98%) CSS
6 2 (4.65%) JSP
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.65%) CSS3
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
7 1 (2.33%) JSON
7 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) EPoS
4 1 (2.33%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) CentOS
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.33%) Android
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Scrum
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.98%) Test Management
4 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.98%) Process Management
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) MVC
5 2 (4.65%) TDD
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C#
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) VBA
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) ISEB
5 2 (4.65%) MCITP
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.65%) MCSA
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.33%) MCSE
6 1 (2.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) XenServer
3 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Hyperic
1 3 (6.98%) Nagios
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Baan
3 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
4 3 (6.98%) Splunk
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Sophos
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Acronis
6 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) ION Trading
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