Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 61 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 23.10% 18.32% 10.40%
As % of the Vendors category 42.42% 36.31% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 18
Portsmouth median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £186 £160 £279
90th Percentile £445 £538 £425
Hampshire median daily rate £355 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +1.43% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 1
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -23.34% +84.90%
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.16 £15.36 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.24% -0.94% +12.73%

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 165 168 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 54.46% 50.45% 48.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 92 62
Portsmouth median daily rate £390 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +7.94% +21.15%
10th Percentile £181 £240 £263
90th Percentile £573 £549 £536
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 20
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £31.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% +7.83% +108.37%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.50 £13.63
90th Percentile £46.00 £51.59 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.96% -2.83% +33.33%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 32 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 30 (42.86%) Windows
3 26 (37.14%) C#
4 23 (32.86%) Visual Studio
5 22 (31.43%) JavaScript
5 22 (31.43%) .NET
5 22 (31.43%) MVC
5 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 19 (27.14%) CSS
8 15 (21.43%) HTML
8 15 (21.43%) XML
8 15 (21.43%) Ajax
8 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 15 (21.43%) REST
8 15 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 14 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 14 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (18.57%) Web Development
11 12 (17.14%) JSON
11 12 (17.14%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (17.14%) Kendo UI
11 12 (17.14%) TypeScript
11 12 (17.14%) Telerik
11 12 (17.14%) OOP
11 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
12 11 (15.71%) Web Services
12 11 (15.71%) SQL
12 11 (15.71%) Cisco

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 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) MS Project Server
4 4 (5.71%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) IaaS
3 2 (2.86%) iPaaS
3 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) Firewall
1 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 10 (14.29%) WAN
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 8 (11.43%) VPN
3 7 (10.00%) LAN
4 6 (8.57%) DHCP
4 6 (8.57%) Skype
4 6 (8.57%) VoIP
5 4 (5.71%) Ethernet
5 4 (5.71%) SNMP
5 4 (5.71%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.86%) DMZ
6 2 (2.86%) IMAP
6 2 (2.86%) Internet
6 2 (2.86%) SMTP
7 1 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.14%) DB2
5 1 (1.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (32.86%) Visual Studio
2 14 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.71%) NetBeans
3 4 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (5.71%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (37.14%) Developer
2 21 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 12 (17.14%) C# Developer
4 10 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.00%) Architect
6 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Build Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 5 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Migration Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Migration Project Manager
8 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (5.71%) Test Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) .NET
2 19 (27.14%) CSS
3 15 (21.43%) Ajax
3 15 (21.43%) HTML
3 15 (21.43%) REST
3 15 (21.43%) XML
4 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
4 12 (17.14%) JSON
4 12 (17.14%) Kendo UI
5 11 (15.71%) Web Services
6 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 10 (14.29%) jQuery
7 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 6 (8.57%) Entity Framework
9 6 (8.57%) LINQ
9 6 (8.57%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (7.14%) Middleware
11 4 (5.71%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.14%) SWIFT
1 5 (7.14%) User Experience
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.86%) Windows
2 15 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.86%) Linux
6 6 (8.57%) AIX
7 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.43%) Unix
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (31.43%) MVC
2 13 (18.57%) Web Development
3 12 (17.14%) Dependency Injection
3 12 (17.14%) OOP
4 11 (15.71%) SDLC
5 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 8 (11.43%) Migration
7 7 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (8.57%) API Development
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.57%) Project Management
9 5 (7.14%) PRINCE
9 5 (7.14%) Server Building
10 4 (5.71%) Requirements Management
10 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.29%) ITIL
11 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) C#
2 22 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.14%) TypeScript
4 11 (15.71%) SQL
5 4 (5.71%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) Lua
6 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (11.43%) MCSE
4 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.14%) Degree
5 5 (7.14%) MCSA
6 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) MCITP
7 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.43%) CCIE
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.43%) HNC
8 1 (1.43%) HND
8 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.14%) Docker
3 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.86%) UAG
5 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Telerik
2 11 (15.71%) Cisco
2 11 (15.71%) VMware
3 6 (8.57%) HP
4 5 (7.14%) McAfee
5 3 (4.29%) Citrix
5 3 (4.29%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) Meraki
5 3 (4.29%) Veeam
6 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.43%) IFS
7 1 (1.43%) SAP
7 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.43%) Symantec
7 1 (1.43%) Trend Micro