The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Shropshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.24% 1.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
59 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 44.03% 21.67% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 22
Average daily rate £250 £321 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.17% -10.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £546 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Ludlow - - - -
Telford - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Graduate
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Graduate Software Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Graduate Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (60.00%) WPF
1 3 (60.00%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft