Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 14.86% 14.75% 13.79%
As % of the Vendors category 29.73% 56.25% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Bolton median daily rate £463 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.06% +3.08% -20.73%
10th Percentile £394 £214 £253
90th Percentile £528 £399 £343
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bolton median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £13.86 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +1.95% +0.70% +1.89%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bolton.

All Vendors
Bolton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 37 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 50.00% 26.23% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 8
Bolton median daily rate £400 £265 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -18.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £184 £223
90th Percentile £506 £397 £625
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bolton median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +17.69% +0.70% -6.90%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bolton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bolton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Bolton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bolton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) X++
4 3 (27.27%) MorphX
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Hive
4 3 (27.27%) Big Data
4 3 (27.27%) Oozie
4 3 (27.27%) Impala
4 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 (27.27%) Apache Spark
1 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Hive
2 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
2 3 (27.27%) Impala
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MorphX
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Data Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Hadoop Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) ETL
2 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (9.09%) Database Security
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) X++
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Tableau