Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 72 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 14.62% 23.84% 17.51%
As % of the Vendors category 32.20% 42.35% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 36
Portsmouth median daily rate £375 £330 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -30.53% +35.71%
10th Percentile £282 £190 £243
90th Percentile £573 £438 £925
Hampshire median daily rate £403 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +11.49% +3.21% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 17
Portsmouth median hourly rate £11.79 £45.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.81% +106.90% -16.63%
10th Percentile £9.64 £12.95 £11.94
90th Percentile £26.88 £45.70 £53.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.95 £23.14 £19.44
% change year-on-year -39.71% +19.06% +29.57%

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 236 170 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 45.38% 56.29% 54.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 87 100
Portsmouth median daily rate £438 £400 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.31% +9.06%
10th Percentile £305 £254 £260
90th Percentile £611 £588 £563
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 40
Portsmouth median hourly rate £47.17 £43.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.69% +6.83% +46.36%
10th Percentile £16.87 £14.24 £13.22
90th Percentile £78.58 £45.90 £53.88
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £23.14 £20.88
% change year-on-year -24.37% +10.85% +12.84%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 32 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 30 (39.47%) Windows
3 27 (35.53%) .NET
4 26 (34.21%) C#
5 25 (32.89%) Visual Studio
5 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (28.95%) .NET Framework
7 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
8 19 (25.00%) API Development
9 18 (23.68%) Web Services
10 17 (22.37%) SQL
10 17 (22.37%) Finance
10 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (22.37%) WCF
11 16 (21.05%) DNS
12 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
13 14 (18.42%) MVC
13 14 (18.42%) HTML
13 14 (18.42%) IIS
13 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET
13 14 (18.42%) CSS
13 14 (18.42%) Internet
13 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (17.11%) XML
14 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
15 12 (15.79%) Entity Framework
15 12 (15.79%) LINQ
16 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
16 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing

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 14 (18.42%) IIS
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.95%) Apache
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.32%) Hyperledger
5 1 (1.32%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (2.63%) Data Lake Analytics
4 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) DNS
2 14 (18.42%) Internet
3 10 (13.16%) IMAP
3 10 (13.16%) SMTP
4 8 (10.53%) SAN
5 4 (5.26%) DHCP
6 2 (2.63%) Firewall
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) NAS
7 1 (1.32%) Network Security
7 1 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Power BI
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.63%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (32.89%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (11.84%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Military
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Software Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (7.89%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Software Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) .NET
2 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 22 (28.95%) .NET Framework
4 18 (23.68%) Web Services
5 17 (22.37%) WCF
6 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET
6 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (18.42%) CSS
6 14 (18.42%) HTML
7 13 (17.11%) XML
8 12 (15.79%) Entity Framework
8 12 (15.79%) LINQ
9 11 (14.47%) .NET Core
9 11 (14.47%) LINQ to SQL
9 11 (14.47%) SOAP
10 10 (13.16%) RequireJS
11 6 (7.89%) Ajax
11 6 (7.89%) jQuery
12 5 (6.58%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) W3C
3 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.95%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.89%) Unix
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 3 (3.95%) Solaris
7 2 (2.63%) AIX
7 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) API Development
2 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.42%) MVC
4 11 (14.47%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (14.47%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (14.47%) TDD
4 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
5 9 (11.84%) Migration
5 9 (11.84%) SDLC
6 8 (10.53%) OO
7 7 (9.21%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (9.21%) Server Management
8 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.89%) Validation
9 5 (6.58%) Requirements Management
10 4 (5.26%) BDD
10 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.21%) C#
2 17 (22.37%) SQL
3 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) APMP
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) GDPR
1 2 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) vSphere
3 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) SCOM
2 4 (5.26%) WSUS
3 3 (3.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.95%) SCCM
4 2 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) VMware
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco
4 3 (3.95%) McAfee
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
4 3 (3.95%) Veritas
5 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Apple
6 1 (1.32%) EMC
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau