Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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.

Microsoft Office
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 30 36
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 3.70% 1.83% 1.83%
As % of the Applications category 36.36% 26.67% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Halifax median daily rate £297 £361 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.73% -21.78% +46.51%
10th Percentile £291 £245 £319
90th Percentile £339 £406 £472
West Yorkshire median daily rate £295 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -9.23% +18.18% -12.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Halifax median hourly rate - - £16.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £13.05 £12.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +4.42% +13.59%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 11 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 10.19% 6.88% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 23
Halifax median daily rate £350 £361 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +1.40% -11.66%
10th Percentile £294 £262 £286
90th Percentile £440 £430 £411
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year - -4.41% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Halifax median hourly rate - £9.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.42% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year -17.86% +2.98% +23.59%

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 22 November 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft