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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 15.46% 20.59% 19.47%
As % of the Vendors category 25.64% 33.33% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £195 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.30% -46.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £104 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.31% -3.33%
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
117 84 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 60.31% 61.76% 69.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 39 45
Average daily rate £400 £410 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £204 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £492 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.28 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -11 13 £508 +160.48% 9
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
3 17 (38.64%) Open Source
4 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
4 14 (31.82%) .NET
5 13 (29.55%) C#
6 11 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 10 (22.73%) Resource Management
7 10 (22.73%) VB
7 10 (22.73%) OOP
7 10 (22.73%) Linux
7 10 (22.73%) N-Tier
7 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
7 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 8 (18.18%) XML
8 8 (18.18%) Firewall
9 7 (15.91%) SUSE
9 7 (15.91%) Ruby
9 7 (15.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (15.91%) Java
9 7 (15.91%) MySQL
9 7 (15.91%) Oracle
9 7 (15.91%) SQL
9 7 (15.91%) Internet
9 7 (15.91%) CGI
9 7 (15.91%) SSL
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (15.91%) MongoDB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Lync
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 7 (15.91%) SSL
3 4 (9.09%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.27%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) MySQL
2 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.27%) WiX
General
1 2 (4.55%) Military
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Local Government
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Software Team Leader
1 10 (22.73%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (22.73%) Team Leader
1 10 (22.73%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (22.73%) .NET Team Leader
2 7 (15.91%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) DBA
3 5 (11.36%) Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (6.82%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.55%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 11 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (18.18%) XML
4 7 (15.91%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (15.91%) CGI
5 2 (4.55%) XHTML
5 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) Ajax
5 2 (4.55%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.27%) WCF
6 1 (2.27%) XMPP
6 1 (2.27%) SOAP
6 1 (2.27%) Web Services
6 1 (2.27%) XSD
6 1 (2.27%) XSLT
6 1 (2.27%) ODBC
6 1 (2.27%) Flash
6 1 (2.27%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Open Source
2 10 (22.73%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (15.91%) SUSE
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.82%) AIX
6 3 (6.82%) Solaris
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.27%) UNIX
8 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Resource Management
1 10 (22.73%) OOP
2 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.64%) Analytics
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) CRM
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps
6 2 (4.55%) Change Control
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Security Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Logistics
7 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) VB
3 7 (15.91%) Ruby
3 7 (15.91%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) MCITP
2 2 (4.55%) MCTS
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) MCSA
3 1 (2.27%) MCP
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.91%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.27%) webMethods
5 1 (2.27%) Meraki
5 1 (2.27%) Spiceworks
5 1 (2.27%) Panasonic
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