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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.11% 21.82% 31.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.50% 68.57% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 24
Average daily rate
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£275 £380 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +19.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £252 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £448 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 35 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 35.71% 31.82% 52.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 39
Average daily rate £291 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £451 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 10 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 10 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
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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 +2 22 £275 -27.63% 10
Shrewsbury 0 1 - - 2
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 10 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 26 (36.11%) SCCM
2 24 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
4 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
5 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 15 (20.83%) SCOM
7 14 (19.44%) Migration
7 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
8 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
9 11 (15.28%) Oracle
9 11 (15.28%) WebLogic
10 10 (13.89%) EMC
10 10 (13.89%) LAN
10 10 (13.89%) WAN
10 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
10 10 (13.89%) Business Continuity
11 9 (12.50%) UNIX
12 8 (11.11%) SQL
12 8 (11.11%) HP
13 7 (9.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (9.72%) Java
13 7 (9.72%) XML
13 7 (9.72%) Linux
14 6 (8.33%) MS Office
14 6 (8.33%) webMethods
14 6 (8.33%) Solaris

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 11 (15.28%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) Lync
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) LAN
1 10 (13.89%) WAN
1 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 3 (4.17%) FTP
4 2 (2.78%) DHCP
4 2 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.39%) Wireless
5 1 (1.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.39%) HTTP
5 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.39%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 4 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Server Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.56%) Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.78%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.78%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) XML
2 5 (6.94%) Software Packaging
3 3 (4.17%) .NET
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.78%) WPF
4 2 (2.78%) WinForms
5 1 (1.39%) HTML
5 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.39%) jQuery
5 1 (1.39%) CSS
5 1 (1.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Replication
2 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) EPoS
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.50%) UNIX
5 7 (9.72%) Linux
6 6 (8.33%) Solaris
7 5 (6.94%) AIX
8 3 (4.17%) SUSE
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.39%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Migration
2 10 (13.89%) Business Continuity
3 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
4 4 (5.56%) Change Control
4 4 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (4.17%) Software Testing
5 3 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.78%) Time Management
6 2 (2.78%) Project Management
6 2 (2.78%) Logistics
6 2 (2.78%) TDD
7 1 (1.39%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.39%) ERP
7 1 (1.39%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.39%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.39%) Change Management
7 1 (1.39%) MVC
7 1 (1.39%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) Java
4 5 (6.94%) C
5 3 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (2.78%) COBOL
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.78%) MCSA
5 2 (2.78%) ISEB
5 2 (2.78%) MCITP
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.39%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 26 (36.11%) SCCM
2 15 (20.83%) SCOM
3 7 (9.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) Oracle
3 10 (13.89%) EMC
4 8 (11.11%) HP
5 6 (8.33%) webMethods
6 4 (5.56%) VMware
6 4 (5.56%) IBM
7 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.39%) Pega
8 1 (1.39%) Wyse
8 1 (1.39%) Citrix
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) BEA
8 1 (1.39%) Informatica
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