The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 24 October 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.58% - 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% - 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -0.94%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Qualifications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
54 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 34.84% 25.68% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 10
Average daily rate £310 £403 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +34.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £450 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Shropshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Telford - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) MCTS
5 3 (37.50%) MCITP
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (12.50%) SMTP
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco
7 1 (12.50%) HTTP
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) XSLT
7 1 (12.50%) MCP
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) ERP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XSLT
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCTS
1 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco