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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 12.12% 5.26% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 20.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19 5 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 57.58% 26.32% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
Median daily rate £363 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £1,000
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 24 June 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 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Office 365
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Intel
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (33.33%) IronPort
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (33.33%) RightFax
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
6 2 (13.33%) Verint
6 2 (13.33%) Guidewire
6 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
6 2 (13.33%) IaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Gradle
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC

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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Ant
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Gradle
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Messaging Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Site Manager
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Environment And Release Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Handset
2 2 (13.33%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) SDLC
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (6.67%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Process Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Intel
1 5 (33.33%) IronPort
1 5 (33.33%) RightFax
2 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Guidewire
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (13.33%) Verint
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Tableau