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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.14% 7.65% 9.70%
As % of the Vendors category 24.12% 16.25% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 6
Median daily rate £335 £350 £117
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +199.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £290 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £458 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £25.06 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
228 80 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 50.33% 47.06% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 21 28
Median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £564 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Median hourly rate - £13.06 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 49 £330 -31.95% 4
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 22 (26.83%) MS Excel
3 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
4 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.95%) MS Office
6 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
7 16 (19.51%) Windows Server
8 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
9 14 (17.07%) Migration
9 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
9 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (15.85%) Project Management
10 13 (15.85%) ITIL
11 12 (14.63%) Windows 7
12 11 (13.41%) MS PowerPoint
12 11 (13.41%) XML
12 11 (13.41%) Unix
12 11 (13.41%) Oracle
12 11 (13.41%) SQL
12 11 (13.41%) Java
12 11 (13.41%) SharePoint
13 10 (12.20%) DNS
13 10 (12.20%) C#
13 10 (12.20%) Linux
13 10 (12.20%) Intel Security
13 10 (12.20%) Finance
13 10 (12.20%) Service Delivery
13 10 (12.20%) Load Balancing
14 9 (10.98%) Test Strategy
14 9 (10.98%) HP

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 11 (13.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) IIS
3 6 (7.32%) Confluence
4 5 (6.10%) Apache
5 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.44%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.22%) Documentum
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.95%) MS Office
3 11 (13.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (6.10%) MS Project
5 3 (3.66%) Open Workbench
6 2 (2.44%) PTC Creo
6 2 (2.44%) Siemens NX
7 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) DNS
2 7 (8.54%) IPv4
2 7 (8.54%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (7.32%) LAN
4 5 (6.10%) DHCP
4 5 (6.10%) Firewall
4 5 (6.10%) SSL
5 4 (4.88%) Kerberos
5 4 (4.88%) LDAP
5 4 (4.88%) Network Security
5 4 (4.88%) SNMP
5 4 (4.88%) TACACS
5 4 (4.88%) VLAN
5 4 (4.88%) VoIP
5 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.88%) Wireless
5 4 (4.88%) WPA2
5 4 (4.88%) X.500
6 3 (3.66%) Converged Networks
6 3 (3.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (6.10%) Bitbucket
2 5 (6.10%) FishEye
2 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.10%) GoCD
2 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.66%) Toad
4 1 (1.22%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.22%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Advertising
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Architect
2 14 (17.07%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Developer
3 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (8.54%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Senior Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) Wireless Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 2 (2.44%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.41%) XML
2 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 8 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (8.54%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (8.54%) CSS
3 7 (8.54%) HTML
3 7 (8.54%) PhoneGap
3 7 (8.54%) WinForms
4 5 (6.10%) Web Services
5 4 (4.88%) 802.1X
6 3 (3.66%) Middleware
7 1 (1.22%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.22%) J2EE
7 1 (1.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) PKI
1 4 (4.88%) Replication
2 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Economics
4 1 (1.22%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) Windows Server
3 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 11 (13.41%) Unix
6 10 (12.20%) Linux
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.32%) Windows 8
9 5 (6.10%) AIX
10 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.88%) Solaris
10 4 (4.88%) SUSE
11 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.22%) VME
12 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) Migration
3 13 (15.85%) ITIL
3 13 (15.85%) Project Management
4 10 (12.20%) Load Balancing
4 10 (12.20%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.98%) OO
5 9 (10.98%) Test Strategy
6 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.76%) Data Modelling
6 8 (9.76%) MVC
6 8 (9.76%) Problem Management
6 8 (9.76%) Process Improvement
6 8 (9.76%) Scrum
6 8 (9.76%) Service Management
6 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.54%) Mobile Development
7 7 (8.54%) TDD
8 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) Java
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) C#
3 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.88%) COBOL
6 3 (3.66%) C
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) Jython
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) ISEB
4 5 (6.10%) Degree
4 5 (6.10%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.44%) HNC
7 2 (2.44%) HND
7 2 (2.44%) MCSA
7 2 (2.44%) MCSE
7 2 (2.44%) MCTS
8 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) MCITP
8 1 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.54%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.22%) Netcool
3 1 (1.22%) Puppet
3 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) Intel Security
3 9 (10.98%) HP
4 7 (8.54%) Xamarin
5 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 5 (6.10%) webMethods
6 4 (4.88%) Cisco
6 4 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) Citrix
7 3 (3.66%) Pega
7 3 (3.66%) SAP
8 2 (2.44%) Mercator
8 2 (2.44%) Niku
9 1 (1.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.22%) BEA
9 1 (1.22%) BMC
9 1 (1.22%) CA
9 1 (1.22%) Google
9 1 (1.22%) Meridio
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