The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 11.54% 14.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £263 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Vendors Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 34.62% 28.57% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £381 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+281.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +131.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bolton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton 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 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) MDX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Cognos
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton 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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) PowerPivot
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Business Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos