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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 23 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.40% 6.98% 9.01%
As % of the Vendors category 18.03% 22.64% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 15
Average daily rate
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£384 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.54% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £266 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
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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
61 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 35.47% 30.81% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 33
Average daily rate £425 £315 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -20.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.57% -

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) MS Excel
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) SAS
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Retail
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (12.50%) VBA
7 2 (12.50%) MS Project
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
8 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
8 1 (6.25%) Essbase
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Legal
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.25%) Windows
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (12.50%) MS Project
3 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Essbase
3 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Database Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) MI Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
Halifax
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £18000 - £20000 per annum + pro rata
Posted: 11 days ago
Halifax
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago