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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 9.21% 14.29% 9.24%
As % of the Vendors category 19.18% 25.00% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate
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£117 £378 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.00% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £210 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £405 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.75 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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
73 44 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 48.03% 57.14% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 48
Average daily rate £315 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.75 £14.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.61% -59.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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
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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 -9 11 £117 -69.00% 4
Shrewsbury - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 15 (37.50%) Windows
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (22.50%) MS Office
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Finance
4 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (15.00%) Change Management
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.50%) VMware
6 5 (12.50%) UNIX
6 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 5 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (12.50%) SQL
6 5 (12.50%) .NET
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.50%) Degree
7 4 (10.00%) Open Workbench
7 4 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.00%) WPF
7 4 (10.00%) Silverlight
7 4 (10.00%) Logistics
7 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.00%) People Management
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle
7 4 (10.00%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (22.50%) MS Office
3 4 (10.00%) Open Workbench
4 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (12.50%) Developer
1 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Graduate
2 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.00%) Graduate Software Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Coordinator
3 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) DBA
5 1 (2.50%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.00%) WPF
2 4 (10.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) MVC
3 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (10.00%) Logistics
3 4 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 4 (10.00%) People Management
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (5.00%) Validation
5 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.00%) Coaching
5 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Test Management
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
5 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.50%) Business Development
6 1 (2.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) C#
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) MCITP
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 2 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (5.00%) MCTS
7 1 (2.50%) MCP
7 1 (2.50%) MCSA
7 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) VMware
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.00%) webMethods
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) WatchGuard
5 1 (2.50%) Wyse
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