The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Huddersfield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 14.81% 14.81% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 30.77% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £8.25 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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 Huddersfield region.

Vendors Category
Huddersfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 22.22% 48.15% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate £300 £400 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +90.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £8.25 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Huddersfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Huddersfield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Huddersfield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Huddersfield region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Huddersfield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Huddersfield

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Huddersfield 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 (83.33%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) FileMaker
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 2 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Intranet
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Huddersfield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Huddersfield 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) FileMaker
General
1 2 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Project Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
1 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) VMware