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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 15.79% 20.51% 12.73%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 57.14% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £240 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
14 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 36.84% 35.90% 61.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 17
Average daily rate £450 £253 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.21% -36.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £183 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
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
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 2 March 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
Lincoln -1 1 - - 5
Scunthorpe - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - - 1
Grantham - - - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) MS Office
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
3 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) LAN
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Office 365
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.64%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) XHTML
6 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) VBA
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Ajax
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) WAN
2 5 (22.73%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) MPLS
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Business Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse Architect
3 3 (13.64%) MI Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) XHTML
1 3 (13.64%) Ajax
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) OpenUP
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) VBA
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MOS
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec
2 1 (4.55%) BT
2 1 (4.55%) Altiris
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix