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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 18 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.99% 7.44% 8.53%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 25.00% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Median daily rate £350 £334 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £327 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £340 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
13 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 19.40% 29.75% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 30
Median daily rate £400 £375 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £305 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
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 8 December 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) SAP

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 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile UI Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Mortgage Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UI Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP