Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 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.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 14.37% 20.68% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 27.13% 34.36% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 32
Portsmouth median daily rate £406 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -17.65% +41.67%
10th Percentile £217 £285 £263
90th Percentile £558 £488 £925
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 9
Portsmouth median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +30.30% +38.48%
10th Percentile £16.40 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £46.69 £45.20 £53.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year -6.25% -8.31% +22.89%

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 188 195 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 52.96% 60.19% 58.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 105 90
Portsmouth median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +26.92%
10th Percentile £285 £290 £263
90th Percentile £575 £583 £519
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 31
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.92 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +1.18% +144.60%
10th Percentile £33.14 £12.50 £16.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £53.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.39 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% -6.25% +43.71%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) C#
3 15 (29.41%) .NET
4 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
5 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
5 13 (25.49%) Finance
5 13 (25.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (21.57%) .NET Framework
7 11 (21.57%) API Development
7 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.61%) SQL
8 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
9 9 (17.65%) Internet
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (17.65%) IIS
9 9 (17.65%) Web Services
9 9 (17.65%) WCF
10 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (15.69%) Entity Framework
10 8 (15.69%) XML
10 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
10 8 (15.69%) CSS
10 8 (15.69%) HTML
10 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.69%) DNS
10 8 (15.69%) MVC
11 7 (13.73%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) SharePoint

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 (17.65%) IIS
2 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Hyperledger
4 1 (1.96%) Jupyter
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) Internet
2 8 (15.69%) DNS
3 6 (11.76%) IMAP
3 6 (11.76%) SMTP
4 5 (9.80%) VPN
5 3 (5.88%) Firewall
6 2 (3.92%) DHCP
6 2 (3.92%) SAN
6 2 (3.92%) Skype
7 1 (1.96%) BGP
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.96%) DMZ
7 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.96%) IPsec
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) OSPF
7 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) GIS
3 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.80%) InstallShield
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Advertising
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 2 (3.92%) Military
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) French Language
3 1 (1.96%) German Language
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) SAP Trainer
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Trainer
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (3.92%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Marketing Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Sales and Marketing Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Sales Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
2 13 (25.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (21.57%) .NET Framework
4 9 (17.65%) WCF
4 9 (17.65%) Web Services
5 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
5 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (15.69%) CSS
5 8 (15.69%) Entity Framework
5 8 (15.69%) HTML
5 8 (15.69%) XML
6 7 (13.73%) LINQ
6 7 (13.73%) LINQ to SQL
6 7 (13.73%) RequireJS
7 5 (9.80%) .NET Core
7 5 (9.80%) SOAP
8 4 (7.84%) Ajax
8 4 (7.84%) jQuery
9 3 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) W3C
3 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.88%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) BYOD
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.88%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Unix
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (21.57%) API Development
2 8 (15.69%) MVC
3 6 (11.76%) ITIL
3 6 (11.76%) Migration
4 5 (9.80%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (9.80%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (9.80%) SDLC
4 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
4 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.80%) TDD
4 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Analytics
5 4 (7.84%) IT Governance
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.88%) CRM
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.88%) OO
6 3 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) C#
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) APMP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) PMO
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.92%) QA
4 1 (1.96%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) vSphere
4 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.96%) Docker
5 1 (1.96%) UAG
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (3.92%) MaaS360
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.92%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) VMware
2 5 (9.80%) SAP
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.92%) Citrix
4 2 (3.92%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) Okta
4 2 (3.92%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.96%) BMC
5 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.96%) EMC
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) Remedy
5 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.96%) Tableau