The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Halifax region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.36% 6.63% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 21.82% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 12
Average daily rate
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£348 £288 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -31.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £257 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £359 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
45 55 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 26.79% 30.39% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 22
Average daily rate £425 £430 £427
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £225 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Retail
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) MS Office
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) SAS
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
6 2 (10.53%) MS Project
6 2 (10.53%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.53%) VB6
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (15.79%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Base SAS
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ETL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VB Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Database Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.79%) ETL
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VB6
4 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
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