The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Halifax region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.27% 6.70% 6.82%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 23.53% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
Average daily rate
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£324 £288 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -31.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £257 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £359 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
42 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 25.61% 28.49% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 25
Average daily rate £425 £430 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) MS Office
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Retail
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
6 3 (15.79%) MS Project
6 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (15.79%) ETL
6 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (10.53%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
3 3 (15.79%) MS Project
3 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) Data Mart
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ETL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VB Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.79%) ETL
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
1 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
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