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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 19.35% - 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% - 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.01 - £17.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
16 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 51.61% 47.06% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Average daily rate £250 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.01 - £17.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (75.00%) MS Office
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) MS Project
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) LINQ
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) OO
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Workflow
1 1 (12.50%) Validation
1 1 (12.50%) Scrum
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory