The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bolton region.

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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 11.54% 23.53% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 66.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £228 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 11.54% 35.29% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £228 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) Wyse
2 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
3 1 (16.67%) Novell
3 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) ZENworks
3 1 (16.67%) MSI
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Wyse
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense
2 1 (16.67%) Altiris
2 1 (16.67%) Novell
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco