Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 27 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.80% 2.79% 6.16%
As % of the Vendors category 6.45% 11.54% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 10
Halifax median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -15.31%
10th Percentile £353 £324 £256
90th Percentile £418 £405 £368
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.11% +7.35% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Halifax median hourly rate - - £11.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £13.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.14% +26.47%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Halifax.

All Vendors
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 31 52 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 27.93% 24.19% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 38
Halifax median daily rate £358 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.88% +10.75% -9.71%
10th Percentile £199 £290 £283
90th Percentile £454 £500 £500
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Halifax median hourly rate £12.16 £9.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.03% -24.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £9.10 £9.25 £9.60
90th Percentile £15.10 £9.75 £18.15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +1.43% -5.08% +29.10%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Halifax

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Halifax

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Halifax

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Progress
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Manager
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Progress