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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 15.38% 16.67% 27.27%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 53.85% 75.00% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £355 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Project Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Project Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
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