The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank - 7 7
Contract jobs citing Windows 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton - 13.79% 19.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 100.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.01 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
Windows
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Operating Systems Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton - 13.79% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £10.01 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Facebook
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (25.00%) Single Responsibility Principle
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ERP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Single Responsibility Principle
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Facebook
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter
1 1 (25.00%) VMware