The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 of the Operating Systems category 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 17.89% 21.57% 26.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.86% 66.67% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 19
Average daily rate
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£250 £380 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 28.46% 32.35% 48.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 35
Average daily rate £275 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £451 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
West Midlands

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 30 July 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 19 £250 -34.21% 6
Shrewsbury -1 1 - - 1
Ludlow - - - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (36.92%) Windows XP
2 23 (35.38%) SCCM
2 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (33.85%) Windows 7
4 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
4 18 (27.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
6 15 (23.08%) Migration
6 15 (23.08%) SCOM
7 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
8 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
10 11 (16.92%) LAN
10 11 (16.92%) WAN
10 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
11 10 (15.38%) Oracle
11 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
11 10 (15.38%) EMC
11 10 (15.38%) Business Continuity
12 8 (12.31%) HP
12 8 (12.31%) UNIX
13 7 (10.77%) Linux
14 6 (9.23%) Firewall
14 6 (9.23%) Solaris
14 6 (9.23%) SQL
14 6 (9.23%) Java
15 5 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (7.69%) webMethods
15 5 (7.69%) C

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Lync
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) LAN
1 11 (16.92%) WAN
1 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.23%) Firewall
3 3 (4.62%) FTP
4 2 (3.08%) DHCP
4 2 (3.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MSI
2 1 (1.54%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Implementation Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.08%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Replication
2 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows XP
2 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (33.85%) Windows 7
4 18 (27.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (12.31%) UNIX
7 7 (10.77%) Linux
8 6 (9.23%) Solaris
9 5 (7.69%) AIX
10 3 (4.62%) SUSE
10 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.54%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 10 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 5 (7.69%) Change Control
4 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.62%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.08%) Time Management
6 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.08%) Logistics
6 2 (3.08%) ITIL
6 2 (3.08%) Project Management
7 1 (1.54%) Service Management
7 1 (1.54%) Change Management
7 1 (1.54%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.54%) ERP
7 1 (1.54%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.54%) Use Case
7 1 (1.54%) Release Management
7 1 (1.54%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) Java
3 5 (7.69%) C
4 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.54%) COBOL
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.62%) MCITP
5 2 (3.08%) MCTS
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB
6 1 (1.54%) MCP
6 1 (1.54%) MCSA
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 23 (35.38%) SCCM
2 15 (23.08%) SCOM
3 5 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) EMC
3 8 (12.31%) HP
4 5 (7.69%) webMethods
5 4 (6.15%) VMware
5 4 (6.15%) IBM
6 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.54%) Informatica
7 1 (1.54%) Avaya
7 1 (1.54%) BEA
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix
7 1 (1.54%) Wyse
7 1 (1.54%) Pega
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