The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wigan region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 20.00% 33.33% 28.57%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 42.86% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Wigan
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 40.00% 77.78% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £350 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Microsoft
Manchester

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 13 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Project Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory