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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.42% 6.80% 13.45%
As % of the Vendors category 18.27% 10.00% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Average daily rate
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£267 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.31% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £226 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £479 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.21 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
104 70 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 67.97% 67.96% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 36
Average daily rate £400 £332 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -8.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.06 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 -3 14 £243 -39.15% 4
Shrewsbury - 2 £281 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire region citing Microsoft 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.

1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) MS Office
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
5 8 (22.86%) ITIL
5 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
6 7 (20.00%) DNS
6 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (20.00%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) Solaris
7 6 (17.14%) DHCP
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) AIX
8 5 (14.29%) UNIX
8 5 (14.29%) .NET
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.29%) Service Management
8 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) Open Workbench
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.86%) MSI
2 1 (2.86%) WiX
2 1 (2.86%) MSTest
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Billing
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
1 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (17.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (5.71%) CRM Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.71%) WCF
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.86%) XSD
3 1 (2.86%) XSLT
3 1 (2.86%) ODBC
3 1 (2.86%) Flash
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) WPF
3 1 (2.86%) WF
3 1 (2.86%) LINQ
3 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) CESG
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.14%) Solaris
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) AIX
4 5 (14.29%) UNIX
4 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.29%) Service Management
2 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) CRM
4 2 (5.71%) Change Control
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.86%) Coaching
5 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.86%) COBOL
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) MCITP
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) VMware
2 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Meraki
4 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) webMethods
4 1 (2.86%) Niku
4 1 (2.86%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) WatchGuard
4 1 (2.86%) Spiceworks
4 1 (2.86%) Panasonic
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