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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 19.07% 34.56% 24.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.27% 82.46% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 9
Average daily rate
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£426 £291 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.21% -23.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £169 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £497 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.28 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
55 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 28.35% 41.91% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 14
Average daily rate £400 £341 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £174 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £497 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -0.78%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -2 27 £495 +70.10% 9
Shrewsbury 0 1 £250 - 1
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 33 (37.08%) Java
2 31 (34.83%) Oracle
3 24 (26.97%) Linux
4 23 (25.84%) WebLogic
4 23 (25.84%) Windows XP
5 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
5 22 (24.72%) UNIX
5 22 (24.72%) Open Source
6 21 (23.60%) MS Office
7 18 (20.22%) Red Hat
7 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (20.22%) Oracle Database
8 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
9 16 (17.98%) XML
9 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (17.98%) SCCM
10 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
10 15 (16.85%) Subversion
11 14 (15.73%) Apache
11 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
12 13 (14.61%) JBoss
12 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
12 13 (14.61%) J2EE
12 13 (14.61%) SQL
12 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Management
12 13 (14.61%) DevOps
12 13 (14.61%) Puppet
12 13 (14.61%) Hudson
13 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
13 12 (13.48%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 23 (25.84%) WebLogic
2 14 (15.73%) Apache
3 13 (14.61%) JBoss
4 11 (12.36%) Tomcat
4 11 (12.36%) Confluence
5 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
6 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (4.49%) Lync
8 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (23.60%) MS Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.48%) Firewall
3 11 (12.36%) LAN
4 10 (11.24%) DNS
4 10 (11.24%) WAN
5 9 (10.11%) Internet
6 8 (8.99%) DHCP
7 7 (7.87%) SSL
8 3 (3.37%) VoIP
9 2 (2.25%) VPN
9 2 (2.25%) Network Security
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.12%) PABX
10 1 (1.12%) NAS
10 1 (1.12%) Wireless
10 1 (1.12%) MPLS
10 1 (1.12%) Intranet
10 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) Oracle Database
2 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.87%) MySQL
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
1 15 (16.85%) Subversion
2 13 (14.61%) Hudson
3 11 (12.36%) JIRA
3 11 (12.36%) Maven
4 4 (4.49%) MSI
4 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.25%) Toad
6 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.12%) WiX
General
1 7 (7.87%) Local Government
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Architect
2 20 (22.47%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Platform Architect
4 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Server Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) DBA
6 7 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.74%) Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Project Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Requirements Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Implementation Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) Administrator
9 4 (4.49%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) XML
2 13 (14.61%) J2EE
3 11 (12.36%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (7.87%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (7.87%) CGI
5 4 (4.49%) .NET
5 4 (4.49%) Web Services
5 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.37%) XML Schema
7 2 (2.25%) XHTML
7 2 (2.25%) HTML
7 2 (2.25%) CSS
7 2 (2.25%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.25%) Ajax
8 1 (1.12%) XMPP
8 1 (1.12%) WCF
8 1 (1.12%) VXML
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
8 1 (1.12%) XSD
8 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.72%) Open Source
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.12%) User Experience
3 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) Linux
2 23 (25.84%) Windows XP
3 22 (24.72%) UNIX
4 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.36%) AIX
6 11 (12.36%) Solaris
6 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
9 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
9 7 (7.87%) SUSE
10 4 (4.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.12%) Android
11 1 (1.12%) HPUX
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Management
1 13 (14.61%) DevOps
2 11 (12.36%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.11%) ITIL
4 7 (7.87%) Waterfall
4 7 (7.87%) Migration
4 7 (7.87%) RUP
5 6 (6.74%) ITSM
5 6 (6.74%) Service Management
5 6 (6.74%) Analytics
6 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.62%) Change Control
6 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.37%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.37%) Change Management
9 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) Java
2 13 (14.61%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) Perl
4 7 (7.87%) Ruby
5 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.62%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.87%) MCP
4 6 (6.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.25%) MCTS
5 2 (2.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) MCSA
6 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) Squid
4 4 (4.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.25%) vSphere
7 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) SCCM
2 13 (14.61%) Puppet
3 6 (6.74%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (34.83%) Oracle
2 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.22%) Red Hat
4 11 (12.36%) BEA
5 10 (11.24%) VMware
6 9 (10.11%) Citrix
7 7 (7.87%) Pega
8 6 (6.74%) webMethods
9 4 (4.49%) Cisco
9 4 (4.49%) Informatica
10 3 (3.37%) HP
10 3 (3.37%) EMC
10 3 (3.37%) Adobe
11 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.12%) Meraki
12 1 (1.12%) Spiceworks
12 1 (1.12%) Kaspersky
12 1 (1.12%) Panasonic
12 1 (1.12%) Veeam
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