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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 37 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.14% 9.27% 6.60%
As % of the Vendors category 6.39% 14.58% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate £155 £277 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% -30.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £109 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.41 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
219 96 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 64.79% 63.58% 59.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 32
Average daily rate £470 £400 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £119 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £13.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 13 £128 -52.20% 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (32.43%) ITIL
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (27.03%) Service Management
3 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
3 8 (21.62%) MS Office
4 7 (18.92%) Solaris
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (18.92%) VMware
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
5 6 (16.22%) AIX
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) SAP
6 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (13.51%) SCCM
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.11%) ERP
8 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
8 3 (8.11%) LAN
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) IVR

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.41%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.70%) Infor LN
2 1 (2.70%) MFGPRO
2 1 (2.70%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) NAS
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (2.70%) Billing
1 1 (2.70%) Czech Language
1 1 (2.70%) Dutch Language
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) French Language
1 1 (2.70%) Local Government
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (13.51%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Incident Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Communications Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Trainer
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Billing Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Incident and Problem Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Problem Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Security Technical Architect
6 1 (2.70%) SQL BI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) IVR
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Statistics
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Solaris
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.22%) AIX
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Service Management
3 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) ERP
6 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) People Management
6 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Process Management
7 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.41%) Security Patching
7 2 (5.41%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) VCP5
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) vCloud
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (8.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) VMware
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.51%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Infor
4 2 (5.41%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Pega
4 2 (5.41%) QAD
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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