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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Manchester / Wigan
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wigan 33.33% - -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Wigan.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wigan
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wigan 33.33% 42.86% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wigan

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wigan citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Wigan.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Wigan

Microsoft
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related 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 2 (66.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL