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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 7 36 14
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 14.69% 4.36% 11.72%
As % of the Vendors category 26.00% 7.65% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 9
Median daily rate £350 £350 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £122 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £456 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.62 - £18.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
100 183 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 56.50% 57.01% 67.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 53
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £10.62 £13.90 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +0.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 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
Telford +23 19 £325 +109.67% 4
Ludlow - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (35.53%) Windows
1 27 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
4 16 (21.05%) ITIL
4 16 (21.05%) MS Office
5 14 (18.42%) SQL
5 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
5 14 (18.42%) Migration
6 13 (17.11%) XML
7 12 (15.79%) Oracle
8 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
9 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (13.16%) Service Management
9 10 (13.16%) C#
10 9 (11.84%) Java
10 9 (11.84%) ISEB
10 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
10 9 (11.84%) Project Management
11 8 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.53%) .NET
11 8 (10.53%) Unix
11 8 (10.53%) C
11 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
11 8 (10.53%) Test Scripting
12 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
12 7 (9.21%) Test Strategy
12 7 (9.21%) Office 365

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 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.63%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.05%) MS Office
3 10 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.26%) MS Project
4 4 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.32%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) assyst
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.32%) Infor LN
2 1 (1.32%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) Kerberos
2 6 (7.89%) LDAP
2 6 (7.89%) X.500
3 3 (3.95%) OSPF
3 3 (3.95%) SNMP
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.63%) Internet
4 2 (2.63%) IPv4
4 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.63%) Wireless
5 1 (1.32%) DHCP
5 1 (1.32%) Firewall
5 1 (1.32%) HTTP
5 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.32%) Intranet
5 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.32%) LAN
5 1 (1.32%) NAS
5 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.63%) MS Access
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Toad
2 1 (1.32%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Maven
2 1 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.32%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
3 1 (1.32%) Czech Language
3 1 (1.32%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.32%) French Language
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Developer
3 8 (10.53%) Architect
4 7 (9.21%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 2 (2.63%) C# Programmer
8 2 (2.63%) Data Migration Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) VB Programmer
8 2 (2.63%) Web Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) XML
2 8 (10.53%) .NET
3 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (6.58%) CSS
6 4 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
6 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (5.26%) HTML
6 4 (5.26%) Middleware
6 4 (5.26%) PhoneGap
6 4 (5.26%) WinForms
7 3 (3.95%) SOAP
8 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.63%) LINQ
9 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.32%) J2EE
9 1 (1.32%) jQuery
9 1 (1.32%) Leaflet
9 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) PKI
1 6 (7.89%) Replication
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.95%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) Economics
5 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Unix
3 5 (6.58%) Linux
4 4 (5.26%) AIX
4 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) Solaris
5 3 (3.95%) SUSE
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) VME
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Migration
3 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.16%) Service Management
4 9 (11.84%) Project Management
5 8 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 7 (9.21%) MVC
6 7 (9.21%) OO
6 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
6 7 (9.21%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.58%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.58%) Scrum
9 4 (5.26%) Mobile Development
9 4 (5.26%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.26%) TDD
9 4 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
3 10 (13.16%) C#
4 9 (11.84%) Java
5 8 (10.53%) C
6 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.58%) COBOL
8 3 (3.95%) Perl
8 3 (3.95%) VB
9 2 (2.63%) Python
9 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.32%) Jython
10 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.32%) Prolog
10 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.84%) ISEB
4 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
5 7 (9.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (6.58%) Degree
6 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.95%) MCSA
7 3 (3.95%) MCTS
8 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.63%) CCNA
8 2 (2.63%) CCNP
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.63%) MCP
8 2 (2.63%) MCSE
9 1 (1.32%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (1.32%) BICSI RCDD
9 1 (1.32%) MCITP
9 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.32%) logstash
3 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.32%) Netcool
3 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) webMethods
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco
4 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.26%) Intel Security
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.95%) Aruba
5 3 (3.95%) Fortinet
5 3 (3.95%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.95%) Remedy
5 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.63%) BMC
6 2 (2.63%) CA
6 2 (2.63%) Cognos
6 2 (2.63%) Mercator
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) Veritas