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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 21.54% 16.67% 17.95%
As % of the Vendors category 35.44% 26.58% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £34.32 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.46% +164.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
79 79 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 60.77% 62.70% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 48
Average daily rate £360 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £511 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £34.32 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.46% +76.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 0 12 £210 -41.66% 5
Shrewsbury 0 2 £219 +98.63% 3
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (39.58%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Open Source
4 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 12 (25.00%) Linux
5 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (22.92%) .NET
7 10 (20.83%) C#
7 10 (20.83%) OOP
7 10 (20.83%) VB
7 10 (20.83%) N-Tier
7 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
7 10 (20.83%) Resource Management
8 9 (18.75%) SQL
9 8 (16.67%) Oracle
9 8 (16.67%) Firewall
10 7 (14.58%) SUSE
10 7 (14.58%) Ruby
10 7 (14.58%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
10 7 (14.58%) Internet
10 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.58%) CGI
10 7 (14.58%) SSL
10 7 (14.58%) MySQL
10 7 (14.58%) Java
10 7 (14.58%) XML
10 7 (14.58%) ITIL
10 7 (14.58%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) Lync
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) SSL
2 7 (14.58%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.08%) NAS
5 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.08%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) MySQL
2 7 (14.58%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
1 2 (4.17%) Advertising
1 2 (4.17%) Military
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Team Leader
1 10 (20.83%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (20.83%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (20.83%) Software Team Leader
1 10 (20.83%) .NET Team Leader
2 8 (16.67%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) DBA
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Business Developer
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Packager
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
3 7 (14.58%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (14.58%) XML
3 7 (14.58%) CGI
4 3 (6.25%) Software Packaging
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) Ajax
5 2 (4.17%) XHTML
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) XMPP
6 1 (2.08%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) N-Tier
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.58%) SUSE
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.42%) AIX
5 5 (10.42%) Solaris
6 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) UNIX
8 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Open Source
2 10 (20.83%) Resource Management
2 10 (20.83%) OOP
3 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.50%) Analytics
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Service Management
6 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.08%) CRM
9 1 (2.08%) Project Management
9 1 (2.08%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C#
1 10 (20.83%) VB
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCTS
3 1 (2.08%) MCITP
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) Misys
5 2 (4.17%) Sage
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.08%) Pega
6 1 (2.08%) Panasonic
6 1 (2.08%) Veeam
6 1 (2.08%) Spiceworks
6 1 (2.08%) Meraki
6 1 (2.08%) webMethods
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £251 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 23 days ago