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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 23 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.34% 6.10% 7.46%
As % of the Vendors category 17.65% 20.00% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Average daily rate
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£384 £275 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.54% -30.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £265 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
51 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 35.92% 30.49% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 31
Average daily rate £425 £320 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -19.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £260 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £409 £505
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 £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) SAS
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (12.50%) VBA
7 2 (12.50%) MS Project
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) Windows
8 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
8 1 (6.25%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
8 1 (6.25%) ISEB
8 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (6.25%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (37.50%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) DOC1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Essbase
3 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) MI Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Database Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Document Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
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