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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 21.82% 21.95% 18.35%
As % of the Vendors category 35.64% 38.03% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £264 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.65% -4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £106 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £489 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.25 £34.32 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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
101 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 61.21% 57.72% 72.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 31 45
Average daily rate £400 £420 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £212 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £499 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £34.32 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.46% -
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 26 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 26 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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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 -3 17 £495 +87.67% 6
Shrewsbury -1 1 £150 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
3 17 (33.33%) Open Source
4 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 12 (23.53%) Linux
5 12 (23.53%) .NET
5 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (21.57%) C#
7 10 (19.61%) VB
7 10 (19.61%) OOP
7 10 (19.61%) N-Tier
7 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
7 10 (19.61%) Resource Management
8 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (15.69%) SCCM
9 8 (15.69%) Firewall
9 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
9 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
9 8 (15.69%) ITIL
9 8 (15.69%) SQL
10 7 (13.73%) MySQL
10 7 (13.73%) Oracle
10 7 (13.73%) Java
10 7 (13.73%) XML
10 7 (13.73%) Internet
10 7 (13.73%) CGI
10 7 (13.73%) SSL
10 7 (13.73%) SUSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Lync
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Firewall
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
2 7 (13.73%) Internet
2 7 (13.73%) SSL
3 5 (9.80%) DNS
4 4 (7.84%) LAN
5 3 (5.88%) WAN
5 3 (5.88%) DHCP
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.92%) Wireless
7 1 (1.96%) MPLS
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (1.96%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) PABX
7 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) MySQL
2 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Advertising
1 2 (3.92%) Military
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Team Leader
1 10 (19.61%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (19.61%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (19.61%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (19.61%) Software Team Leader
2 7 (13.73%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) DBA
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.88%) Applications Packager
5 3 (5.88%) Business Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (3.92%) CRM Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
3 7 (13.73%) XML
3 7 (13.73%) CGI
3 7 (13.73%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.88%) Software Packaging
5 2 (3.92%) Ajax
5 2 (3.92%) XHTML
5 2 (3.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) VXML
6 1 (1.96%) ODBC
6 1 (1.96%) Flash
6 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) N-Tier
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) SUSE
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.80%) AIX
6 5 (9.80%) Solaris
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.92%) Android
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) UNIX
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Open Source
2 10 (19.61%) OOP
2 10 (19.61%) Resource Management
3 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
3 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 6 (11.76%) Analytics
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) Service Management
5 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.92%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps
7 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) CRM
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
8 1 (1.96%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.96%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) C#
2 10 (19.61%) VB
3 8 (15.69%) SQL
4 7 (13.73%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) Ruby
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) MCP
4 1 (1.96%) MCSA
4 1 (1.96%) MCTS
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Spiceworks
5 2 (3.92%) Meraki
5 2 (3.92%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.96%) webMethods
6 1 (1.96%) Sage
6 1 (1.96%) Misys
6 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.96%) Veeam
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