Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wigan with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Manchester > Wigan
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 - 3
Rank change year-on-year - +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wigan 31.25% - 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% - 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Wigan median daily rate £140 - £500
Manchester median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wigan median hourly rate £11.00 - -
Manchester median hourly rate £14.25 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% +0.70% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Wigan.

All Vendors
Wigan
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wigan 43.75% 8.70% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Wigan median daily rate £245 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £135 £363 £146
90th Percentile £393 £388 £500
Manchester median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wigan median hourly rate £11.00 - -
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 £13.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +19.09% +0.70% -6.90%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wigan

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wigan.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wigan

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wigan

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Wigan

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wigan

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Wigan

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wigan region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) iPhone
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (20.00%) IaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (20.00%) Skype
4 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wigan by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) PC Support
1 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
1 2 (40.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware