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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.10% 20.51% 22.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.47% 68.57% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
Average daily rate
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£240 £230 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -39.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £169 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £315 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.28 £21.50 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.63% +44.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £21.50 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.66 £21.50 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
38 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 30.65% 29.91% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
Average daily rate £355 £250 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -8 12 £240 +4.34% 6
Shrewsbury 0 1 £150 - 1
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (38.18%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
3 15 (27.27%) Oracle
3 15 (27.27%) Linux
4 14 (25.45%) Windows XP
4 14 (25.45%) MS Office
4 14 (25.45%) Firewall
5 13 (23.64%) WebLogic
6 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (18.18%) Open Source
8 9 (16.36%) Pega
8 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
8 9 (16.36%) SCCM
8 9 (16.36%) RUP
8 9 (16.36%) Internet
8 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
9 8 (14.55%) WAN
9 8 (14.55%) LAN
9 8 (14.55%) XML
9 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
9 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (14.55%) SDLC
10 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
10 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
10 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (12.73%) MySQL
10 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
10 7 (12.73%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (23.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) Lync
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) JBoss
5 2 (3.64%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) Moodle
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.36%) Internet
4 8 (14.55%) LAN
4 8 (14.55%) WAN
5 7 (12.73%) SSL
6 4 (7.27%) DNS
7 3 (5.45%) VPN
7 3 (5.45%) VoIP
8 2 (3.64%) Network Security
9 1 (1.82%) NAS
9 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.82%) PABX
9 1 (1.82%) Wireless
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.82%) DHCP
9 1 (1.82%) Intranet
9 1 (1.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MSI
2 4 (7.27%) Subversion
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) Hudson
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) PVCS
General
1 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.64%) Local Government
2 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Architect
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) DBA
3 6 (10.91%) Project Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Requirements Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Applications Packager
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Platform Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) XML
2 7 (12.73%) CGI
2 7 (12.73%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (5.45%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.64%) Ajax
4 2 (3.64%) XHTML
4 2 (3.64%) HTML
4 2 (3.64%) J2EE
4 2 (3.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) XMPP
5 1 (1.82%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Statistics
2 1 (1.82%) Social Media
2 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 14 (25.45%) Windows XP
3 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
4 7 (12.73%) UNIX
4 7 (12.73%) SUSE
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.64%) AIX
7 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Open Source
2 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
2 9 (16.36%) RUP
2 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.55%) SDLC
4 7 (12.73%) Migration
5 6 (10.91%) Application Discovery
5 6 (10.91%) Analytics
6 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.27%) Security Patching
7 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.27%) Change Control
8 3 (5.45%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Service Management
9 2 (3.64%) ITSM
9 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.64%) ITIL
9 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) Ruby
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) MCTS
4 1 (1.82%) MCITP
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.27%) Oracle
3 9 (16.36%) Pega
4 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.91%) VMware
6 4 (7.27%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco
7 3 (5.45%) Adobe
7 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.64%) Veeam
8 2 (3.64%) BEA
9 1 (1.82%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.82%) Meraki
9 1 (1.82%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.82%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.82%) webMethods
9 1 (1.82%) Avaya