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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 21 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.99% 10.06% 6.12%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 48.48% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 7
Average daily rate - £342 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
30 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 29.70% 20.75% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 23
Average daily rate £350 £398 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) MCP
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) MS Project
4 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Android
4 2 (16.67%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CRM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Application Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ICT Support
4 1 (8.33%) ICT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Android Development
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Security
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) ABAP
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) NetApp
1 1 (8.33%) ProCurve
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Sophos
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec
1 1 (8.33%) VMware