Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 23 25
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.07% 4.24% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 12.37% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Portsmouth median daily rate £600 £285 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.53% +16.33% -38.75%
10th Percentile £381 £243 £165
90th Percentile £750 £382 £303
Hampshire median daily rate £414 £285 £320
% change year-on-year +45.18% -10.94% -11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Portsmouth median hourly rate - - £46.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.40 £30.75 £46.50
% change year-on-year +8.62% -33.87% +194.77%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 160 97 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 32.79% 34.28% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 50 47
Portsmouth median daily rate £460 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £269 £237 £238
90th Percentile £650 £500 £528
Hampshire median daily rate £422 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 36
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -1.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £21.56 £26.79 £12.50
90th Percentile £78.17 £46.69 £53.13
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year - +25.98% -25.47%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (53.33%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) DHCP
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
6 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) Military
6 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (40.00%) Confluence
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (40.00%) PKI
6 6 (40.00%) JIRA
6 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
7 5 (33.33%) Server Building
8 4 (26.67%) Skype
9 3 (20.00%) High Availability
9 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) SCOM
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 6 (40.00%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) Skype
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (40.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Build Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Owner
4 1 (6.67%) Service Transition Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (40.00%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Server Building
3 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Server Management
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) MCSA
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco