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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 23.84% 12.00% 22.47%
As % of the Vendors category 46.75% 21.13% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 13
Median daily rate £438 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £230 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 - £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
77 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 50.99% 56.80% 55.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 34
Median daily rate £450 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £258 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.05 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.86% +12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 28 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 27 (50.00%) SQL
3 25 (46.30%) Windows
4 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
6 14 (25.93%) C#
6 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
6 14 (25.93%) VMware
7 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (24.07%) Linux
7 13 (24.07%) .NET
8 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
8 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 12 (22.22%) MVC
9 11 (20.37%) Finance
9 11 (20.37%) Telerik
9 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (20.37%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (18.52%) Scrum
11 9 (16.67%) Cisco
11 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 9 (16.67%) AIX
11 9 (16.67%) XML
11 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (14.81%) Skype for Business
13 7 (12.96%) Skype
13 7 (12.96%) ITIL
13 7 (12.96%) CSS
13 7 (12.96%) HTML

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 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.81%) Skype for Business
4 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.56%) MS Project Server
6 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 4 (7.41%) MS Project
4 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) LAN
1 7 (12.96%) Skype
2 6 (11.11%) SAN
3 5 (9.26%) PBX
4 3 (5.56%) DNS
4 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) Intranet
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) DB2
2 6 (11.11%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) OLAP
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 6 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) git-flow
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) French Language
3 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.85%) Military
3 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 6 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
4 6 (11.11%) C++/Java Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 9 (16.67%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) CSS
3 7 (12.96%) HTML
4 6 (11.11%) MFC
4 6 (11.11%) WCF
4 6 (11.11%) XML Messaging
5 5 (9.26%) Kendo UI
5 5 (9.26%) Web Services
6 4 (7.41%) Ajax
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.70%) JSON
8 2 (3.70%) Middleware
8 2 (3.70%) REST
9 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.85%) COM
9 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 6 (11.11%) Replication
1 6 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Linux
3 9 (16.67%) AIX
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.85%) Unix
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) MVC
3 11 (20.37%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (18.52%) Scrum
5 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL
6 6 (11.11%) Code Coverage
6 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 6 (11.11%) SDLC
6 6 (11.11%) Service Management
6 6 (11.11%) Validation
6 6 (11.11%) Web Development
7 5 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (9.26%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.41%) Wireframes
8 4 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) C++
3 6 (11.11%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.41%) PMP
4 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) HND
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) MCITP
5 1 (1.85%) MCTS
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) VMware
2 11 (20.37%) Telerik
3 9 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) IBM
5 3 (5.56%) Nintex
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy