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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 27.78% 21.43% 26.92%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% 75.00% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£405 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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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
6 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 33.33% 28.57% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £400 - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 24 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Project
2 3 (60.00%) MS Project Server
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) OLAP
3 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) MS Project Server
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Project Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Server Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP