The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 September 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 11.11% 27.27% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 50.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £405 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wigan region.

Vendors Category
Wigan
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 22.22% 54.55% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £100 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Wigan region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Wigan

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Wigan region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Wigan

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Wigan

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Wigan

Microsoft
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wigan region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) WatchGuard
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wigan region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) WatchGuard
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