The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 22.50% 18.75% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £345 £284 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 22.50% 18.75% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £345 £284 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bolton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Bolton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bolton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bolton over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Bolton

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows Server
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) Office 365
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Intel
6 5 (35.71%) RightFax
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (35.71%) IronPort
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (21.43%) AppSense
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (21.43%) SCCM
9 2 (14.29%) Degree
9 2 (14.29%) Maven
9 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (14.29%) PaaS
9 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
9 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics

Windows
Top Related 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Gradle
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Messaging Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Messaging Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows Server
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Intel
2 5 (35.71%) IronPort
2 5 (35.71%) RightFax
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) AppSense
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
5 2 (14.29%) Guidewire
5 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco