The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 23 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.96% 5.03% 7.02%
As % of the Vendors category 9.43% 28.57% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £245 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £445 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
53 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 31.36% 17.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 12
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £291 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Halifax region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Halifax region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (50.00%) MS Office
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Retail
4 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) SAP
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Line Management
8 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (12.50%) VMware Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (50.00%) MS Office
3 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Retail
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
5 2 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
2 3 (18.75%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Security Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) HND
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Veeam
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