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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 22 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.59% 4.82% 5.49%
As % of the Vendors category 17.14% 21.62% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
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£341 £348 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +26.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £283 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £412 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
35 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 20.96% 22.29% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 23
Average daily rate £400 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) MS Project
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) vSphere
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (7.69%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Technician
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) vCloud
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) ProCurve
2 1 (7.69%) Veeam
2 1 (7.69%) Zerto
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) Sophos
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