Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.58% 2.66% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.78% 9.09% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Portsmouth median daily rate £300 £245 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -37.18% +30.00%
10th Percentile £252 £165 £385
90th Percentile £341 £303 £395
Hampshire median daily rate £290 £330 £363
% change year-on-year -12.12% -8.97% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate - £46.50 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £19.14
% change year-on-year -24.73% +142.98% +21.35%

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 118 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 38.06% 29.29% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 53
Portsmouth median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £208 £263
90th Percentile £500 £585 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 13
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.92% +6.29%
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +28.00% +38.89%

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 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 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) MCSA
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) Skype
4 4 (50.00%) Server Building
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) Finance

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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Skype
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (25.00%) BCP
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Server Hardening
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) McAfee
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Meraki
4 2 (25.00%) Veeam
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) IBM