The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 December 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 41.14% 10.58% 10.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.22% 40.74% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £488 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.73 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.81% +34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
Windows
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
90 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 56.96% 25.96% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 20
Average daily rate £409 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £290 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.41 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Shropshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Shropshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Windows
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 Windows within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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 +15 44 £275 -26.66% 5
Shrewsbury -1 1 £288 - 3
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 29 (29.59%) MS Office
2 27 (27.55%) Windows XP
3 26 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (22.45%) Oracle
6 21 (21.43%) UNIX
6 21 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 21 (21.43%) SCOM
7 19 (19.39%) SCCM
8 18 (18.37%) WebLogic
9 17 (17.35%) Microsoft
9 17 (17.35%) Active Directory
10 16 (16.33%) DHCP
10 16 (16.33%) DNS
10 16 (16.33%) Java
10 16 (16.33%) ITIL
10 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (15.31%) Linux
12 14 (14.29%) SQL
12 14 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 14 (14.29%) Solaris
12 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 14 (14.29%) Open Source
13 13 (13.27%) Jenkins
13 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
13 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (13.27%) AIX
13 13 (13.27%) J2EE
13 13 (13.27%) Maven
13 13 (13.27%) Subversion

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (18.37%) WebLogic
2 12 (12.24%) JBoss
2 12 (12.24%) Apache
3 10 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 10 (10.20%) Confluence
4 4 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.06%) Lync
5 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.04%) Documentum
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (29.59%) MS Office
2 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.33%) DHCP
1 16 (16.33%) DNS
2 14 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.12%) WAN
4 5 (5.10%) Firewall
4 5 (5.10%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) Internet
5 2 (2.04%) SAN
6 1 (1.02%) NAS
6 1 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.06%) MS Access
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Jenkins
1 13 (13.27%) Maven
1 13 (13.27%) Subversion
2 12 (12.24%) Hudson
3 10 (10.20%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) Toad
5 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.02%) WiX
5 1 (1.02%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.02%) MSI
5 1 (1.02%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.02%) Ant
5 1 (1.02%) PVCS
General
1 5 (5.10%) Local Government
2 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Analyst
2 20 (20.41%) Server Engineer
3 17 (17.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (16.33%) Architect
5 12 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Platform Architect
7 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (8.16%) Support Analyst
8 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.10%) Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) BizTalk Developer
11 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Test Analyst
12 2 (2.04%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) J2EE
2 12 (12.24%) XML
2 12 (12.24%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.08%) Web Services
3 4 (4.08%) .NET
3 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.06%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.02%) WCF
5 1 (1.02%) XSD
5 1 (1.02%) XSLT
5 1 (1.02%) ODBC
5 1 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Open Source
2 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.16%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) CESG
4 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 1 (1.02%) Pocket PC
5 1 (1.02%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.55%) Windows XP
2 26 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (21.43%) UNIX
4 21 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (15.31%) Linux
7 14 (14.29%) Solaris
8 13 (13.27%) AIX
9 12 (12.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 12 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.02%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.02%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.33%) ITIL
2 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (10.20%) Business Continuity
3 10 (10.20%) Change Management
3 10 (10.20%) Migration
3 10 (10.20%) DevOps
4 6 (6.12%) Service Management
4 6 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.08%) ITSM
6 4 (4.08%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.04%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.04%) Change Control
8 2 (2.04%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.33%) Java
2 14 (14.29%) SQL
3 11 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.22%) Perl
4 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.02%) C
5 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) MCP
5 4 (4.08%) MCSE
6 2 (2.04%) MCTS
6 2 (2.04%) MCITP
6 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.02%) CISSP
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.02%) ISEB
7 1 (1.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.16%) Squid
3 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.02%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 21 (21.43%) SCOM
2 19 (19.39%) SCCM
3 12 (12.24%) Puppet
4 3 (3.06%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Oracle
2 17 (17.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.20%) EMC
3 10 (10.20%) BEA
3 10 (10.20%) Red Hat
3 10 (10.20%) VMware
4 5 (5.10%) Citrix
5 4 (4.08%) webMethods
6 3 (3.06%) Informatica
7 2 (2.04%) Remedy
8 1 (1.02%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.02%) Splunk
8 1 (1.02%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.02%) Avaya
8 1 (1.02%) HP
8 1 (1.02%) IBM
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