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 21 November 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.

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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 27.87% 9.46% 22.92%
As % of the Vendors category 62.96% 15.91% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £253 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £11.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £9.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £13.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
27 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lincolnshire 44.26% 59.46% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 12
Average daily rate £400 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £251 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +73.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £26.50 £13.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 +13 8 £335 +6.34% 6
Grimsby +4 2 - -
Scunthorpe - 2 £225 -
Sleaford - - - -
Market Rasen - - - - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) MS Office
3 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) Migration
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Office 365
5 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (23.33%) WAN
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) LAN
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.33%) VLAN
8 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
9 3 (10.00%) jQuery
9 3 (10.00%) Ajax
9 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lincolnshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) MPLS
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) QlikView
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Business Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Controller
5 2 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) XHTML
1 3 (10.00%) Ajax
1 3 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) NHS
1 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.67%) UNIX
8 1 (3.33%) HPUX
8 1 (3.33%) Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) OpenUP
4 2 (6.67%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Budget Control
5 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MOS
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Apple
3 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) BT
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix