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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 19 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.19% 2.33% 3.80%
As % of the Vendors category 21.21% 7.55% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £349 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £322 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £457 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

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
33 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 24.44% 30.81% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 16
Median daily rate £430 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £229 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) MS Project
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) MS Access
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas
4 1 (12.50%) Intel Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) Open Workbench
4 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Project Assistant
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (12.50%) Data Privacy
2 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
1 1 (12.50%) Veritas
1 1 (12.50%) VMware