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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 10.34% 5.71% 28.57%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 20.00% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £310 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +148.00%
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 £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
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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
9 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huddersfield 31.03% 28.57% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £235 £310 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.19% +148.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.13 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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
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

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in Huddersfield

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Huddersfield by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware