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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 23.08% 16.67% 19.15%
As % of the Vendors category 36.00% 25.51% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 12
Median daily rate £325 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £278 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £583 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.78% +104.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 100 98 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 64.10% 65.33% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 31
Median daily rate £425 £425 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 7
Median hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +122.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £29.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (41.18%) Windows
3 27 (39.71%) Security Cleared
4 25 (36.76%) SQL
4 25 (36.76%) .NET
5 24 (35.29%) MVC
5 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (35.29%) C#
6 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 19 (27.94%) Visual Studio
7 19 (27.94%) CSS
8 17 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 16 (23.53%) HTML
9 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
10 15 (22.06%) Web Services
11 13 (19.12%) XML
11 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
11 13 (19.12%) Scrum
11 13 (19.12%) Telerik
12 12 (17.65%) Ajax
12 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
12 12 (17.65%) SDLC
13 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
13 11 (16.18%) VMware
13 11 (16.18%) Web Development
13 11 (16.18%) jQuery
13 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (14.71%) WCF

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 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.29%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.47%) IIS
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.82%) SaaS
3 3 (4.41%) Office 365
4 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) Skype
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
2 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.88%) LAN
4 3 (4.41%) PBX
5 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 2 (2.94%) SAN
6 1 (1.47%) DHCP
6 1 (1.47%) IMAP
6 1 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (1.47%) Intranet
6 1 (1.47%) PSTN
6 1 (1.47%) SMTP
6 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.47%) VoIP
6 1 (1.47%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.41%) MySQL
5 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) OLAP
6 1 (1.47%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (27.94%) Visual Studio
2 17 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.47%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (2.94%) Advertising
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Retail
1 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) French Language
2 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.47%) Military
2 1 (1.47%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Developer
2 18 (26.47%) .NET Developer
3 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 13 (19.12%) Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (17.65%) C# Developer
6 9 (13.24%) Web Developer
7 7 (10.29%) .NET Web Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Service Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) Software Developer
9 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (7.35%) C# Web Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Consultant
9 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Architect
11 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) .NET
2 19 (27.94%) CSS
3 16 (23.53%) HTML
4 15 (22.06%) Web Services
5 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
5 13 (19.12%) XML
6 12 (17.65%) Ajax
7 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (16.18%) jQuery
8 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (14.71%) WCF
9 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 8 (11.76%) Kendo UI
9 8 (11.76%) REST
10 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 7 (10.29%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (8.82%) Entity Framework
11 6 (8.82%) LINQ
11 6 (8.82%) LINQ to SQL
12 5 (7.35%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) W3C
2 4 (5.88%) Replication
3 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.94%) iPhone
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Vector Graphics
5 1 (1.47%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.35%) Linux
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Android
5 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.41%) Unix
6 2 (2.94%) Solaris
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (35.29%) MVC
2 13 (19.12%) Scrum
3 12 (17.65%) SDLC
4 11 (16.18%) Web Development
5 10 (14.71%) ITIL
6 9 (13.24%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (10.29%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.82%) API Development
8 6 (8.82%) DevOps
8 6 (8.82%) OOP
9 5 (7.35%) Service Management
9 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.88%) Software Delivery
10 4 (5.88%) Wireframes
10 4 (5.88%) Workflow
11 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
11 3 (4.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) SQL
2 24 (35.29%) C#
3 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) TypeScript
5 4 (5.88%) Java
6 3 (4.41%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) MCSE
7 1 (1.47%) MCITP
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Telerik
2 11 (16.18%) VMware
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (4.41%) Nintex
5 3 (4.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) Remedy
6 2 (2.94%) Samsung
6 2 (2.94%) Veeam
7 1 (1.47%) EMC
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee
7 1 (1.47%) Meraki
7 1 (1.47%) NetApp
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec
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