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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 4 8 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 19.75% 11.76% 24.42%
As % of the Vendors category 37.65% 24.00% 51.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 13
Median daily rate £450 £283 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.29% -2.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £90 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.20 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 - £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 - £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 85 50 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 52.47% 49.02% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 25
Median daily rate £450 £365 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% +22.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +34.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £21.52 £17.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 25 (43.86%) SQL
4 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
5 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
6 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
7 14 (24.56%) C#
7 14 (24.56%) .NET
8 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
8 13 (22.81%) MVC
8 13 (22.81%) VMware
8 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
10 11 (19.30%) Linux
10 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
10 11 (19.30%) Telerik
10 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (19.30%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (17.54%) Scrum
11 10 (17.54%) Finance
11 10 (17.54%) Cisco
12 9 (15.79%) XML
12 9 (15.79%) Skype for Business
12 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (14.04%) Skype
13 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (14.04%) JIRA
13 8 (14.04%) ITIL
13 8 (14.04%) HTML
14 7 (12.28%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related 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 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.51%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.26%) MS Project
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Skype
2 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 5 (8.77%) PBX
4 4 (7.02%) SAN
5 3 (5.26%) DNS
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) Intranet
6 1 (1.75%) PSTN
6 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.75%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (7.02%) DB2
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.75%) OLAP
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.04%) JIRA
4 6 (10.53%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.75%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) git-flow
6 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) French Language
4 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.75%) Military
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
1 15 (26.32%) Developer
2 6 (10.53%) C++ Developer
2 6 (10.53%) C++ Software Developer
2 6 (10.53%) C++/Java Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Java Software Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
4 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.02%) Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) XML
3 8 (14.04%) HTML
4 7 (12.28%) CSS
5 6 (10.53%) MFC
5 6 (10.53%) WCF
5 6 (10.53%) XML Messaging
6 5 (8.77%) Kendo UI
6 5 (8.77%) Web Services
7 4 (7.02%) Ajax
8 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.51%) JSON
9 2 (3.51%) Middleware
9 2 (3.51%) REST
10 1 (1.75%) HTML5
10 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Replication
2 6 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.02%) SWIFT
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.51%) iPhone
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.75%) Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) AIX
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.51%) Android
8 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.75%) Unix
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (22.81%) MVC
2 11 (19.30%) Customer Requirements
3 10 (17.54%) Scrum
4 8 (14.04%) ITIL
5 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
6 6 (10.53%) Code Coverage
6 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Transformation
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.53%) SDLC
6 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Validation
6 6 (10.53%) Web Development
7 5 (8.77%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (8.77%) Project Planning
7 5 (8.77%) Workflow
8 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.02%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) C#
3 7 (12.28%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) C++
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.02%) PMP
4 3 (5.26%) HND
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) MCTS
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) SCOM
2 1 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) VMware
2 11 (19.30%) Telerik
3 10 (17.54%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) Nintex
6 2 (3.51%) Dell
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) Remedy
6 2 (3.51%) Samsung
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago