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 24 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.02% 8.99% 8.24%
As % of the Vendors category 30.56% 30.19% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £193 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.80% -48.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £130 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £391 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 29.51% 29.78% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 27
Average daily rate £425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £145 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £461 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -5.40%

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 24 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 24 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 (76.19%) Finance
2 14 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 7 (33.33%) SAS
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Retail
6 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) MS Project
8 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) VBA
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (9.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (9.52%) Financial Modelling
9 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (9.52%) Workflow
9 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
9 2 (9.52%) Change Management
9 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (9.52%) Essbase
9 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (4.76%) .NET
10 1 (4.76%) Perl

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Project
3 3 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.76%) DOC1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (9.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (9.52%) Essbase
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) Base SAS
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 6 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Database Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) MI Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Project Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Assistant Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Licensing Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Project Management
1 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Workflow
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software License Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Licensing
3 1 (4.76%) Web Design
3 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.76%) Document Management
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.76%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBA
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) R
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus
2 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.76%) Tableau
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