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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 May 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 10.00% - 3.57%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
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 Huddersfield region.

Vendors Category
Huddersfield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 40.00% 11.11% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 12
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.38 £30.00 £8.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.08% +242.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Huddersfield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Huddersfield region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Huddersfield region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) DAB
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Huddersfield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) COM
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) BT
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia