Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 18 6
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lincolnshire 17.43% 5.26% 20.69%
As % of the Vendors category 35.85% 11.11% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 18
Lincolnshire median daily rate £300 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +7.94% +21.15%
10th Percentile £194 £373 £134
90th Percentile £519 £488 £443
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Lincolnshire median hourly rate £14.43 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.25% +9.09% -37.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £16.68 £13.00 £11.80
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.24 £11.17 £12.11
% change year-on-year +9.56% -7.78% -1.52%

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 53 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lincolnshire 48.62% 47.37% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 26
Lincolnshire median daily rate £350 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% +26.98%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £140
90th Percentile £548 £575 £478
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +1.97% -1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Lincolnshire median hourly rate £14.43 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -22.39% +11.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £16.68 £19.60 £23.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +3.94%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Lincolnshire over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 15 February 2019. 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 +5 14 £485 +4.86% 8
Spalding -5 2 £300 - 1
Skegness - 1 £140 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Office 365
4 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Wireless
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Aerohive Networks
5 4 (21.05%) Time Management
5 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) VoIP
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) NetApp
7 2 (10.53%) Symantec
7 2 (10.53%) Sophos
7 2 (10.53%) IaaS
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (10.53%) Meraki

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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Deployment Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Server Technician
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Server Management
3 2 (10.53%) Tech Ops
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Break/Fix
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
2 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
2 4 (21.05%) Aerohive Networks
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Meraki
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Sophos
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) Synology
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Sun