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 27 April 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 14.29% 19.05% 66.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 80.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.01 - £17.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 14.29% 23.81% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £350 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.01 £18.32 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.38% +5.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015, 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 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Social Network
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Spring.NET
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (20.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) MSTest
1 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (20.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
1 1 (20.00%) Spring.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (20.00%) Ninject
1 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Social Network
1 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Kanban
1 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (20.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter