Period
to 18 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lincolnshire 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 18 August 2018 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
East Midlands > Lincolnshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lincolnshire 16.09% 20.69% 21.30%
As % of the Vendors category 42.42% 46.88% 44.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 25
Lincolnshire median daily rate £115 £353 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.38% -11.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £113 £213 £318
90th Percentile £204 £501 £925
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £339 £355
% change year-on-year +3.32% -4.58% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Lincolnshire median hourly rate £15.86 £50.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.28% +257.14% -7.04%
10th Percentile £8.35 £12.54 £11.70
90th Percentile £27.63 £52.50 £14.50
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year +16.98% +20.45% -15.38%

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 Lincolnshire.

All Vendors
Lincolnshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 33 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lincolnshire 37.93% 44.14% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 35
Lincolnshire median daily rate £288 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.13% -9.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £114 £234 £280
90th Percentile £499 £538 £461
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 4
Lincolnshire median hourly rate £15.86 £50.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.28% +263.64% -11.29%
10th Percentile £8.35 £12.10 £11.70
90th Percentile £27.63 £52.50 £14.50
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £12.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +18.33% -17.24%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Lincolnshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Lincolnshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Lincolnshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lincolnshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lincoln +1 6 £114 -69.47% 4
Spalding -6 3 - - 4
Louth - 2 - -
Scunthorpe +2 1 £200 -54.55%
Grantham +2 1 £115 -67.38% 2
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lincolnshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 5 (35.71%) Time Management
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
6 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
7 2 (14.29%) CEH
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Veritas
7 2 (14.29%) MCSE
7 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) ThinApp
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (14.29%) XenApp
7 2 (14.29%) Veeam
7 2 (14.29%) vSphere

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lincolnshire 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Hudson
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Akka.NET
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Time Management
2 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) SOLID
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CEH
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Veeam
2 2 (14.29%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) HP