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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 16.67% 14.12% 15.38%
As % of the Vendors category 28.44% 29.27% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Median daily rate £500 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £136 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £375 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 6
Median hourly rate £33.00 - £15.13
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 - £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
109 41 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 58.60% 48.24% 54.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 27 35
Median daily rate £464 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £184 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 13
Median hourly rate £35.50 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.57% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £13.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.31 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (27.91%) Firewall
5 11 (25.58%) VMware
5 11 (25.58%) SQL
5 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
6 10 (23.26%) Cisco
6 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
6 10 (23.26%) SCOM
7 9 (20.93%) SCCM
7 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (20.93%) WAN
7 9 (20.93%) LAN
7 9 (20.93%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) Migration
8 8 (18.60%) DNS
8 8 (18.60%) DHCP
8 8 (18.60%) HP
8 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
9 7 (16.28%) IBM
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle
9 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (13.95%) Symantec
10 6 (13.95%) Intel Security
10 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (13.95%) Finance
10 6 (13.95%) Security Patching
10 6 (13.95%) F5

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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) SAS
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Office 365
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Firewall
2 9 (20.93%) LAN
2 9 (20.93%) WAN
3 8 (18.60%) DHCP
3 8 (18.60%) DNS
4 5 (11.63%) SNMP
4 5 (11.63%) VoIP
5 3 (6.98%) SAN
6 2 (4.65%) BGP
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.65%) OSPF
6 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless
7 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.33%) NAS
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.98%) Electronics
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Integration Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Service Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Service Management Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) Node.js
4 2 (4.65%) OAuth
4 2 (4.65%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) JSP
5 1 (2.33%) Kendo UI
5 1 (2.33%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) RIA
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Android
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) Security Patching
3 6 (13.95%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.30%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.98%) CRM
5 3 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) SDLC
6 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) Scala
5 2 (4.65%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.98%) ISEB
5 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.65%) CCDP
6 2 (4.65%) CCNA
6 2 (4.65%) CCNP
6 2 (4.65%) CCSA
6 2 (4.65%) CCSE
6 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.65%) MCITP
7 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.33%) CBAP
7 1 (2.33%) IIBA
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCOM
2 9 (20.93%) SCCM
3 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (11.63%) Backup Exec
4 5 (11.63%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (11.63%) WSUS
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (2.33%) Nagios
7 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) VMware
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
3 8 (18.60%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) IBM
4 7 (16.28%) Oracle
5 6 (13.95%) F5
5 6 (13.95%) Intel Security
5 6 (13.95%) Symantec
6 5 (11.63%) Acronis
7 4 (9.30%) CA
7 4 (9.30%) Citrix
7 4 (9.30%) Serena
8 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.98%) SAP
9 2 (4.65%) BMC
9 2 (4.65%) Google
9 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.65%) Remedy
10 1 (2.33%) Telerik
10 1 (2.33%) Xamarin