Period
to 16 October 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 16 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 60 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 23.92% 17.49% 9.50%
As % of the Vendors category 41.14% 32.09% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 14
Portsmouth median daily rate £336 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.75% +42.86% +27.27%
10th Percentile £190 £247 £202
90th Percentile £484 £925 £410
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 1
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £21.75 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.90% -16.63% +72.50%
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.14 £19.44 £15.00
% change year-on-year +19.06% +29.57% -4.88%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Portsmouth.

All Vendors
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 175 187 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 58.14% 54.52% 48.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 102 58
Portsmouth median daily rate £415 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.87% +9.06% +23.08%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 18
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £42.73 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +59.47% +78.63%
10th Percentile £14.24 £13.62 £14.00
90th Percentile £45.90 £53.75 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.14 £21.87 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.81% +24.97% +9.38%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 38 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 35 (48.61%) C#
3 31 (43.06%) JavaScript
3 31 (43.06%) .NET
3 31 (43.06%) MVC
3 31 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (41.67%) Visual Studio
5 28 (38.89%) CSS
6 27 (37.50%) Windows
7 21 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 20 (27.78%) Web Services
8 20 (27.78%) HTML
8 20 (27.78%) Ajax
9 19 (26.39%) XML
10 18 (25.00%) Web Development
10 18 (25.00%) REST
10 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 17 (23.61%) SDLC
11 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
11 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
12 16 (22.22%) SQL
12 16 (22.22%) Telerik
12 16 (22.22%) jQuery
13 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
13 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (20.83%) Dependency Injection
13 15 (20.83%) TypeScript
13 15 (20.83%) OOP
14 14 (19.44%) Kendo UI

Microsoft
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 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) MS Project Server
4 3 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Office 365
3 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.78%) SaaS
3 2 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.50%) DNS
3 8 (11.11%) Firewall
4 7 (9.72%) LAN
5 6 (8.33%) DHCP
5 6 (8.33%) VoIP
5 6 (8.33%) VPN
5 6 (8.33%) WAN
6 4 (5.56%) Skype
6 4 (5.56%) SNMP
6 4 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 3 (4.17%) IMAP
7 3 (4.17%) Internet
7 3 (4.17%) SMTP
8 2 (2.78%) SAN
9 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) OLAP
4 1 (1.39%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.39%) Power BI
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 30 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 21 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.56%) NetBeans
3 4 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (5.56%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (50.00%) Developer
2 30 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 19 (26.39%) C# Developer
5 17 (23.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.50%) Project Manager
7 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (9.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.56%) Build Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (43.06%) .NET
2 28 (38.89%) CSS
3 20 (27.78%) Ajax
3 20 (27.78%) HTML
3 20 (27.78%) Web Services
4 19 (26.39%) XML
5 18 (25.00%) REST
6 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
7 16 (22.22%) jQuery
8 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (19.44%) Kendo UI
10 13 (18.06%) .NET Framework
11 10 (13.89%) Entity Framework
11 10 (13.89%) JSON
11 10 (13.89%) LINQ
11 10 (13.89%) LINQ to SQL
12 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 9 (12.50%) WCF
13 7 (9.72%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) W3C
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.56%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Windows
2 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) Linux
6 3 (4.17%) Unix
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.78%) Solaris
8 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (43.06%) MVC
2 18 (25.00%) Web Development
3 17 (23.61%) SDLC
4 15 (20.83%) Dependency Injection
4 15 (20.83%) OOP
5 13 (18.06%) Scrum
6 10 (13.89%) API Development
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.33%) Project Management
7 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.94%) PRINCE
8 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.56%) ITIL
9 4 (5.56%) Migration
9 4 (5.56%) Requirements Management
9 4 (5.56%) Server Building
9 4 (5.56%) Software Delivery
10 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) C#
2 31 (43.06%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.22%) SQL
4 15 (20.83%) TypeScript
5 4 (5.56%) Java
5 4 (5.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.94%) Degree
5 5 (6.94%) MCSE
6 4 (5.56%) MCSA
7 2 (2.78%) MCITP
7 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.39%) CCIE
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Telerik
2 11 (15.28%) VMware
3 8 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (5.56%) McAfee
4 4 (5.56%) SAP
4 4 (5.56%) Veeam
5 3 (4.17%) Meraki
6 2 (2.78%) Citrix
6 2 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) IFS
7 1 (1.39%) NetApp
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec