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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 19.05% 10.53% 75.00%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 22.22% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£331 £405 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.20% +24.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £401 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £801 £409 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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 Bolton region.

Vendors Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 52.38% 47.37% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £405 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +77.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) MS Office
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) MCSE
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) MCP
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Agile .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
1 4 (36.36%) Ajax
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
1 4 (36.36%) WCF
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (18.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) CCENT
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) NetApp
1 1 (9.09%) VMware