The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 16.67% 18.18% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wigan region.

Operating Systems Category
Wigan
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wigan 16.67% 18.18% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware