Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 30 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.69% 2.79% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.00% 6.35% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Portsmouth median daily rate £285 - £400
Hampshire median daily rate £285 £320 £363
% change year-on-year -10.94% -11.72% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £15.78
% change year-on-year -29.31% +175.75% +0.03%

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 80 126 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 31.25% 43.90% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 61
Portsmouth median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £227 £286 £263
90th Percentile £538 £539 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 45 14
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +111.04% +11.64%
10th Percentile £27.01 £12.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £54.50 £48.47
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +165.63%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (66.67%) HP
4 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) VPN
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco
5 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (50.00%) DMZ
5 6 (50.00%) Web Filtering
5 6 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (50.00%) Server Hardening
5 6 (50.00%) Information Security
5 6 (50.00%) IIS
5 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (50.00%) UAG
6 5 (41.67%) MCSE
7 3 (25.00%) MCSA
7 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) McAfee
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Server Building

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 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (50.00%) DMZ
3 3 (25.00%) Skype
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) IT Architect
1 6 (50.00%) IT Security Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Build Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
1 6 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
1 6 (50.00%) Server Hardening
1 6 (50.00%) Web Filtering
2 3 (25.00%) Server Building
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (16.67%) HP ALM
2 2 (16.67%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco
4 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Meraki
7 1 (8.33%) Veeam
7 1 (8.33%) VMware