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 3 March 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.05% 21.36% 18.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.05% 61.11% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 8
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £210 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £486 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
73 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 46.20% 34.95% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 25
Average daily rate £418 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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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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 +3 28 £350 -6.66% 5
Shrewsbury +2 1 £288 -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 35 (33.02%) MS Office
2 29 (27.36%) Windows XP
3 28 (26.42%) Oracle
4 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (23.58%) Java
6 22 (20.75%) WebLogic
6 22 (20.75%) UNIX
6 22 (20.75%) Windows 7
7 21 (19.81%) SCCM
7 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (18.87%) SCOM
9 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
10 18 (16.98%) DNS
10 18 (16.98%) SQL
10 18 (16.98%) Oracle Database
11 17 (16.04%) Linux
11 17 (16.04%) ITIL
11 17 (16.04%) DHCP
12 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
13 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
13 15 (14.15%) Open Source
14 14 (13.21%) Jenkins
14 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (13.21%) J2EE
14 14 (13.21%) Subversion
14 14 (13.21%) Maven
15 13 (12.26%) AIX
15 13 (12.26%) JBoss
15 13 (12.26%) XML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 22 (20.75%) WebLogic
2 13 (12.26%) JBoss
2 13 (12.26%) Apache
3 11 (10.38%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.38%) Confluence
4 5 (4.72%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.77%) Lync
5 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.89%) Documentum
7 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (33.02%) MS Office
2 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) DNS
2 17 (16.04%) DHCP
3 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.60%) WAN
5 6 (5.66%) LAN
6 3 (2.83%) Internet
7 2 (1.89%) VoIP
8 1 (0.94%) SAN
8 1 (0.94%) MPLS
8 1 (0.94%) Firewall
8 1 (0.94%) Wireless
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.94%) NAS
8 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.94%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.98%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.89%) MS Access
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Subversion
1 14 (13.21%) Maven
1 14 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.26%) Hudson
3 11 (10.38%) JIRA
4 4 (3.77%) Toad
5 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.94%) MSI
5 1 (0.94%) Ant
5 1 (0.94%) PVCS
5 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.94%) WiX
5 1 (0.94%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (6.60%) Local Government
2 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Finance
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Architect
2 20 (18.87%) Server Engineer
3 19 (17.92%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (11.32%) Platform Architect
5 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.77%) Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Project Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Requirements Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Developer
12 3 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) J2EE
2 13 (12.26%) XML
2 13 (12.26%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.77%) .NET
3 4 (3.77%) Web Services
4 3 (2.83%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.94%) VXML
5 1 (0.94%) XMPP
5 1 (0.94%) WCF
5 1 (0.94%) SOAP
5 1 (0.94%) XSD
5 1 (0.94%) XSLT
5 1 (0.94%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Open Source
2 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (0.94%) Pocket PC
5 1 (0.94%) Statistics
5 1 (0.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Windows XP
2 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.75%) Windows 7
3 22 (20.75%) UNIX
4 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (16.04%) Linux
7 13 (12.26%) AIX
7 13 (12.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 13 (12.26%) Solaris
7 13 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.94%) Android
10 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Management
3 11 (10.38%) DevOps
4 10 (9.43%) Business Continuity
5 8 (7.55%) Migration
5 8 (7.55%) Change Management
6 7 (6.60%) Service Management
7 6 (5.66%) ITSM
7 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.72%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.72%) RUP
8 5 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.72%) Waterfall
9 3 (2.83%) Security Testing
9 3 (2.83%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.83%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.89%) Software Testing
10 2 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.58%) Java
2 18 (16.98%) SQL
3 12 (11.32%) Perl
4 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.89%) C
7 1 (0.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) MCP
4 6 (5.66%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) MCSA
5 1 (0.94%) CISSP
5 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.94%) MCTS
5 1 (0.94%) MCITP
5 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) Squid
3 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) SCCM
2 20 (18.87%) SCOM
3 13 (12.26%) Puppet
4 4 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.94%) Nessus
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (26.42%) Oracle
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.32%) VMware
4 11 (10.38%) Red Hat
4 11 (10.38%) BEA
5 10 (9.43%) EMC
6 8 (7.55%) Citrix
7 5 (4.72%) webMethods
7 5 (4.72%) Pega
8 4 (3.77%) Informatica
9 3 (2.83%) Adobe
10 2 (1.89%) Cisco
10 2 (1.89%) Remedy
11 1 (0.94%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.94%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.94%) Splunk
11 1 (0.94%) Spiceworks
11 1 (0.94%) Meraki
11 1 (0.94%) IBM
11 1 (0.94%) Avaya