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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.27% 11.72% 12.09%
As % of the Vendors category 14.63% 23.81% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £240 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £101 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £392 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
82 63 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 49.70% 49.22% 63.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 22
Average daily rate £425 £315 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -25.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £172 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £392 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.50 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% +34.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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
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 28 August 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 -13 8 - - 3
Shrewsbury 0 1 £288 +161.36%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 15 (31.25%) Open Source
3 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 9 (18.75%) Oracle
5 9 (18.75%) Firewall
6 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (16.67%) Resource Management
6 8 (16.67%) VB
6 8 (16.67%) .NET
6 8 (16.67%) C#
6 8 (16.67%) OOP
6 8 (16.67%) N-Tier
7 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.58%) CGI
7 7 (14.58%) SSL
7 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
7 7 (14.58%) Internet
7 7 (14.58%) XML
7 7 (14.58%) ITIL
7 7 (14.58%) Java
7 7 (14.58%) MySQL
7 7 (14.58%) Ruby
7 7 (14.58%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (14.58%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Lync
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) SSL
2 7 (14.58%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) MySQL
2 7 (14.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.08%) OLAP
6 1 (2.08%) OLAP Cube
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%) Military
2 1 (2.08%) Czech Language
2 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
2 1 (2.08%) French Language
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Developer
1 8 (16.67%) Team Leader
1 8 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
1 8 (16.67%) .NET Team Leader
1 8 (16.67%) Software Development Team Leader
1 8 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
2 6 (12.50%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) DBA
3 5 (10.42%) Business Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Packager
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
1 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 7 (14.58%) XML
2 7 (14.58%) CGI
2 7 (14.58%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (6.25%) Software Packaging
4 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 2 (4.17%) Ajax
4 2 (4.17%) XHTML
4 2 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.58%) SUSE
4 6 (12.50%) AIX
4 6 (12.50%) Solaris
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
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 15 (31.25%) Open Source
2 8 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 8 (16.67%) OOP
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.50%) Service Management
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (12.50%) Analytics
4 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (12.50%) Application Discovery
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) VB
2 8 (16.67%) C#
3 7 (14.58%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
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 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
2 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) Misys
5 2 (4.17%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.17%) Sage
5 2 (4.17%) QAD
5 2 (4.17%) Infor
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%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.08%) webMethods
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
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