The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Microsoft Office
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.56% 1.37% 1.97%
As % of the Applications category 36.36% 11.11% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £272 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% -34.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £290
% change year-on-year +4.34% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.61 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -17.53% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 11 18 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 15.28% 12.33% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 26
Median daily rate £350 £342 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £172 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £444 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Halifax

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Halifax

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Data Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Security
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (28.57%) QlikView
4 2 (28.57%) BPMN
4 2 (28.57%) SaaS

Microsoft Office
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (28.57%) QlikView
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Data Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) SGML
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) BPMN
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Data Security
3 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (28.57%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PMO
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle