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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 5 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 10.26% 17.39% 3.74%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 27.27% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
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£190 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £377 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -15.62%
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
88 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 56.41% 63.77% 54.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 39
Average daily rate £310 £403 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £343 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 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 -10 10 £190 -9.52% 2
Shrewsbury - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 8 (25.00%) MS Office
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
9 5 (15.63%) VMware
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) UNIX
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
10 4 (12.50%) DHCP
11 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.38%) DNS
11 3 (9.38%) WAN
11 3 (9.38%) Logistics
11 3 (9.38%) MCITP
11 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.38%) People Management
12 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
12 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
12 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 2 (6.25%) Coaching

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) Open Workbench
3 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Teamcenter
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Military
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) DBA
4 1 (3.13%) Development Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Administrator
4 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.13%) Business Development Manager
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) UNIX
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) Logistics
1 3 (9.38%) People Management
2 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 2 (6.25%) Coaching
2 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
2 2 (6.25%) Requirements Management
2 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
2 2 (6.25%) Test Management
2 2 (6.25%) Validation
2 2 (6.25%) Change Management
2 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) ERP
3 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.13%) Time Management
3 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.13%) Business Development
3 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) COBOL
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (6.25%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) MCTS
5 2 (6.25%) ISEB
6 1 (3.13%) MCP
6 1 (3.13%) MCSA
6 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) webMethods
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Niku
4 1 (3.13%) Micro Focus
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Wyse
4 1 (3.13%) WatchGuard