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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 27 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.92% 1.33% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% 4.26% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £419 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.35% +56.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth.

Academic & Professional Certification
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 50 47 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 32.05% 31.33% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 13
Median daily rate £400 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 22 June 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 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Ada
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Military
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) MCTS
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Ada 83
1 3 (50.00%) Ada 95
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) RIA
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP

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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Military
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Ada Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Ada Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Android Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) BCP
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Ada
1 3 (50.00%) Ada 83
1 3 (50.00%) Ada 95
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCTS
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) Meraki
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam
2 1 (16.67%) VMware