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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 23 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.71% 5.76% 7.76%
As % of the Vendors category 18.87% 17.74% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £261 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 30.29% 32.46% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 28
Average daily rate £425 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £272 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £490 £501
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 £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 (72.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Retail
4 5 (27.78%) SAS
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) MS Office
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (11.11%) VB
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) MS Project
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (11.11%) VB6
7 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Risk Management
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (27.78%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
3 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (11.11%) MS Project
4 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Essbase
2 1 (5.56%) Base SAS
2 1 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (27.78%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (11.11%) VB Developer
3 2 (11.11%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (11.11%) ETL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.56%) MI Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Database Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) ETL
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
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