The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 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 of the Operating Systems category 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 10.00% 44.44% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 100.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Wigan
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 20.00% 44.44% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Wigan

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Wigan

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Wigan

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Wigan

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wigan region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 4 (66.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) InstallShield
2 3 (50.00%) Wyse
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) MSI
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) AppSense
4 1 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Lync
4 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SMS
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Novell
4 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) ZENworks
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wigan region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (33.33%) MSI
3 1 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Wyse
2 1 (16.67%) Altiris
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Novell
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