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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lincolnshire 24.53% 8.82% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 52.00% 18.75% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £338 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +27.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Lincolnshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lincolnshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 25 16 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lincolnshire 47.17% 47.06% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
Median daily rate £310 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.64% -8.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Lincolnshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lincolnshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lincoln +3 6 £215 -38.57% 4
Grantham - 1 £353 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lincolnshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Advertising
3 7 (26.92%) C
4 6 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) .NET
5 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
5 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 5 (19.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) Avionics
6 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (15.38%) WPF
6 4 (15.38%) Military
6 4 (15.38%) UML
6 4 (15.38%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (15.38%) VB
6 4 (15.38%) COM
6 4 (15.38%) DCOM
6 4 (15.38%) ArcGIS
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (15.38%) User Experience
6 4 (15.38%) SOLID
7 3 (11.54%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
7 3 (11.54%) TIBCO
7 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.54%) VMware

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 4 (15.38%) ArcGIS
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) NServiceBus
4 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) ADSL
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Spotfire
3 1 (3.85%) BODI
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) DocumentDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
General
1 8 (30.77%) Advertising
2 4 (15.38%) Avionics
2 4 (15.38%) Military
3 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Local Government
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
3 2 (7.69%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (7.69%) UX Developer
3 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (3.85%) IMAC Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) COM
2 4 (15.38%) DCOM
2 4 (15.38%) WPF
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) OO
1 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
1 4 (15.38%) SOLID
1 4 (15.38%) UML
2 3 (11.54%) Dashboard Development
2 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Data Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) People Management
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Tableau
1 3 (11.54%) TIBCO
1 3 (11.54%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) Apple
2 2 (7.69%) EMC
2 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Nintex
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Siemens