The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.73% 8.11% 12.28%
As % of the Vendors category 26.11% 15.11% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 9
Median daily rate £330 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £438 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £10.62 £25.06 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.64% +25.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
157 139 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 48.76% 53.67% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £296 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Median hourly rate £10.62 £22.00 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.75% +34.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Shropshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Telford +6 34 £328 +6.50% 2
Ludlow - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 40 (43.96%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) MS Excel
3 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
4 21 (23.08%) MS Office
5 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
6 17 (18.68%) ITIL
6 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
7 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (16.48%) XML
8 15 (16.48%) SQL
8 15 (16.48%) Oracle
8 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
9 14 (15.38%) Java
9 14 (15.38%) Project Management
9 14 (15.38%) Migration
10 12 (13.19%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (13.19%) Unix
10 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
11 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
12 10 (10.99%) Service Management
12 10 (10.99%) C#
12 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
12 10 (10.99%) DNS
13 9 (9.89%) Linux
13 9 (9.89%) OO
13 9 (9.89%) ISEB
13 9 (9.89%) Intel Security
13 9 (9.89%) Problem Management
13 9 (9.89%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.69%) IIS
3 6 (6.59%) Confluence
3 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.49%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.20%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (32.97%) MS Excel
2 21 (23.08%) MS Office
3 12 (13.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.49%) MS Project
5 3 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.20%) Open Workbench
6 2 (2.20%) PTC Creo
6 2 (2.20%) Siemens NX
7 1 (1.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) assyst
2 2 (2.20%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.10%) Infor LN
3 1 (1.10%) MFGPRO
3 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) DNS
2 6 (6.59%) Kerberos
2 6 (6.59%) LDAP
2 6 (6.59%) SNMP
2 6 (6.59%) X.500
3 5 (5.49%) IPv4
3 5 (5.49%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (5.49%) SSL
3 5 (5.49%) Wireless
4 4 (4.40%) DHCP
4 4 (4.40%) Firewall
4 4 (4.40%) LAN
5 3 (3.30%) Network Security
5 3 (3.30%) OSPF
5 3 (3.30%) TACACS
5 3 (3.30%) VLAN
5 3 (3.30%) VoIP
5 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.30%) WPA2
6 2 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) MySQL
3 5 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) JIRA
2 5 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (5.49%) Bitbucket
2 5 (5.49%) FishEye
2 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.49%) GoCD
2 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (5.49%) Toad
3 1 (1.10%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.10%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Advertising
2 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Billing
3 1 (1.10%) Czech Language
3 1 (1.10%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Architect
2 18 (19.78%) Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Senior Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Wireless Architect
9 2 (2.20%) Mainframe Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) XML
2 8 (8.79%) .NET
2 8 (8.79%) .NET Framework
3 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (7.69%) CSS
4 6 (6.59%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (6.59%) HTML
4 6 (6.59%) PhoneGap
4 6 (6.59%) WinForms
5 5 (5.49%) Web Services
6 3 (3.30%) 802.1X
6 3 (3.30%) Middleware
6 3 (3.30%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.10%) J2EE
7 1 (1.10%) Leaflet
7 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) PKI
1 6 (6.59%) Replication
2 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) CMDB
5 1 (1.10%) Economics
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.96%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) Unix
2 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.89%) Linux
4 9 (9.89%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.40%) AIX
8 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.30%) Solaris
8 3 (3.30%) SUSE
9 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.10%) VME
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
2 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.38%) Migration
3 14 (15.38%) Project Management
4 10 (10.99%) Service Management
5 9 (9.89%) OO
5 9 (9.89%) Problem Management
5 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
6 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.79%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.79%) MVC
6 8 (8.79%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 7 (7.69%) Scrum
7 7 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.59%) Mobile Development
8 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) SQL
2 14 (15.38%) Java
3 10 (10.99%) C#
3 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.69%) C
6 5 (5.49%) COBOL
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.20%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) Jython
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) Prolog
8 1 (1.10%) Python
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) ISEB
4 7 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.49%) Degree
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.30%) MCSA
8 3 (3.30%) MCTS
9 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.20%) CCNA
9 2 (2.20%) CCNP
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.20%) HNC
9 2 (2.20%) HND
9 2 (2.20%) MCP
9 2 (2.20%) MCSE
10 1 (1.10%) BICSI Certification
10 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.20%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.10%) Netcool
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Oracle
2 9 (9.89%) Intel Security
3 8 (8.79%) Cisco
3 8 (8.79%) HP
4 7 (7.69%) webMethods
5 6 (6.59%) Fortinet
5 6 (6.59%) Xamarin
6 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.40%) SAP
6 4 (4.40%) VMware
7 3 (3.30%) Aruba
7 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.30%) Remedy
7 3 (3.30%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.20%) BMC
8 2 (2.20%) CA
8 2 (2.20%) Cognos
8 2 (2.20%) Mercator
8 2 (2.20%) Niku
8 2 (2.20%) Pega
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