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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 22 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.77% 6.29% 6.08%
As % of the Vendors category 6.45% 27.27% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Median daily rate £361 £313 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% -18.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £238 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
31 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 27.43% 23.08% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 34
Median daily rate £450 £393 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £225 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £9.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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
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 27 September 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 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) MS Project
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) Open Workbench
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator

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:

Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (11.11%) Acrobat
4 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (11.11%) Open Workbench
4 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
4 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile UI Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Mortgage Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Project Assistant
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) UI Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP