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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 8.53% 8.72% 5.29%
As % of the Vendors category 30.56% 28.30% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
Average daily rate
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£396 £160 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.50% -55.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £130 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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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
36 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 27.91% 30.81% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 21
Average daily rate £425 £315 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £145 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 9 (40.91%) Banking
4 7 (31.82%) Retail
4 7 (31.82%) SAS
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) MS Project
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) MS Office
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle
8 3 (13.64%) VBA
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (9.09%) Financial Modelling
9 2 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow
9 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
9 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (9.09%) Essbase
9 2 (9.09%) Legal
9 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
10 1 (4.55%) Migration
10 1 (4.55%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (31.82%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Project
3 3 (13.64%) MS Office
4 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.55%) DOC1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (9.09%) Essbase
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) Base SAS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 7 (31.82%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) SAS Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Project Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) MI Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Database Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Assistant Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Change Management
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Workflow
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Web Design
4 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow Management
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Document Management
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBA
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) APMP
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau