The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lincolnshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 13.79% 16.22% 22.95%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 30.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Average daily rate
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£265 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £141 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £644 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -15.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lincolnshire region.

Vendors Category
Lincolnshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 29.31% 54.05% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 12
Average daily rate £265 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lincolnshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Lincolnshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lincolnshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Lincolnshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lincolnshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Spalding +2 2 £226 +37.12% 3
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Grantham - - - -
Lincoln - - - - 3
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lincolnshire 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 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) VBA
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Altiris
4 2 (20.00%) Intranet
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lincolnshire 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) MI Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Support Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (30.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Altiris
2 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (10.00%) Exinda
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
Spalding, Lincolnshire
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Posted: 25 days ago