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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 24.00% 24.04% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 44.64% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 4
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£288 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% -13.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £18.18 £13.13 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.47% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -15.62%
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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
60 56 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 48.00% 53.85% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 24
Average daily rate £300 £316 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +39.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £12.88 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £32.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.00%) Migration
4 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
4 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
5 8 (16.67%) Citrix
5 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.58%) .NET
6 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
6 7 (14.58%) VMware
7 6 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 6 (12.50%) Silverlight
7 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.50%) Lotus
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 6 (12.50%) MS Office
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (10.42%) C#
8 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
8 5 (10.42%) IBM Notes
8 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
8 5 (10.42%) Terminal Services
8 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) IBM Notes
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (4.17%) Lync
5 1 (2.08%) Site Server
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (6.25%) MS Project
4 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) MSI
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Analyst
1 7 (14.58%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (8.33%) Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Programmer
4 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Installations Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Software Programmer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (12.50%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Open Source
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.17%) Scrum
5 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) TDD
5 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.17%) V-Model
5 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.17%) Line Management
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL
6 1 (2.08%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) XenServer
3 5 (10.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (4.17%) MOM
3 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Citrix
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Lotus
4 4 (8.33%) Symantec
4 4 (8.33%) McAfee
5 3 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) Remedy
6 2 (4.17%) Lumension
6 2 (4.17%) Becrypt
7 1 (2.08%) IronPort
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.08%) Epicor
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