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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 August 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 18.52% 9.09% 20.83%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% 25.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £318 £338 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £338 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £338 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
6 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 22.22% 36.36% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Median daily rate £335 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £326 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bolton region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Bolton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) X++
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) WF
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) MorphX
2 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) COM
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MorphX
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) WF
3 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) X++
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Dell