The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Shropshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 14.29% 22.45% 18.64%
As % of the Vendors category 28.07% 30.56% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Average daily rate
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£245 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.52% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £380 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.91 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
57 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 50.89% 73.47% 62.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 44
Average daily rate £315 £380 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% -8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £34.32 £17.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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 0 14 £250 -34.21% 6
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (18.60%) MS Office
5 8 (18.60%) Project Management
5 8 (18.60%) Finance
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
7 6 (13.95%) Change Management
7 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL
7 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
8 5 (11.63%) SCCM
8 5 (11.63%) Degree
9 4 (9.30%) Open Workbench
9 4 (9.30%) Resource Management
9 4 (9.30%) WPF
9 4 (9.30%) Silverlight
9 4 (9.30%) Logistics
9 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.30%) HP
9 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
9 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
9 4 (9.30%) C#
9 4 (9.30%) .NET
9 4 (9.30%) OpenView Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (18.60%) MS Office
3 4 (9.30%) Open Workbench
4 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.33%) MS Project
5 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
2 2 (4.65%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MSI
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Military
2 2 (4.65%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
1 4 (9.30%) Graduate Software Developer
1 4 (9.30%) Graduate Developer
1 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
1 4 (9.30%) Graduate
1 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
1 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
1 4 (9.30%) Developer
2 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
3 2 (4.65%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (4.65%) Analyst
3 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Business Development Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Consultant
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Development Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) WPF
1 4 (9.30%) Silverlight
1 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.33%) COM
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 1 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Project Management
2 6 (13.95%) Change Management
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 4 (9.30%) Resource Management
3 4 (9.30%) Logistics
3 4 (9.30%) MVC
3 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.98%) Change Control
4 3 (6.98%) Time Management
5 2 (4.65%) Requirements Management
5 2 (4.65%) Validation
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) ERP
6 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Business Development
6 1 (2.33%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.63%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) MCITP
6 2 (4.65%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) MCTS
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) MCSA
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Wyse
4 1 (2.33%) webMethods
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
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