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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 57 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 37.75% 14.41% 9.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.33% 43.24% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £269 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £493 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.06 £22.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.97% +73.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
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
90 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 59.60% 33.33% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 20
Average daily rate £422 £400 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +11 42 £350 -12.50% 6
Shrewsbury -1 1 £288 -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 31 (31.00%) MS Office
2 26 (26.00%) Windows XP
2 26 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (25.00%) Oracle
4 24 (24.00%) UNIX
4 24 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (21.00%) SCOM
7 20 (20.00%) SCCM
8 19 (19.00%) Java
8 19 (19.00%) WebLogic
9 18 (18.00%) SQL
9 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
10 17 (17.00%) DHCP
10 17 (17.00%) DNS
10 17 (17.00%) ITIL
11 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 15 (15.00%) Open Source
12 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (15.00%) Linux
13 14 (14.00%) J2EE
13 14 (14.00%) XML
13 14 (14.00%) Solaris
13 14 (14.00%) Subversion
13 14 (14.00%) Maven
13 14 (14.00%) Jenkins
13 14 (14.00%) Oracle Database
13 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 19 (19.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (13.00%) Apache
2 13 (13.00%) JBoss
3 11 (11.00%) Confluence
3 11 (11.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.00%) Lync
5 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.00%) Documentum
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (31.00%) MS Office
2 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.00%) DHCP
1 17 (17.00%) DNS
2 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.00%) LAN
3 4 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.00%) Firewall
4 2 (2.00%) SAN
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.00%) NAS
5 1 (1.00%) Internet
5 1 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.00%) MS Access
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Subversion
1 14 (14.00%) Maven
1 14 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.00%) Hudson
3 11 (11.00%) JIRA
4 4 (4.00%) Toad
5 1 (1.00%) WiX
5 1 (1.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.00%) Ant
5 1 (1.00%) PVCS
5 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 6 (6.00%) Local Government
2 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Analyst
2 20 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 18 (18.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (16.00%) Architect
5 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (12.00%) Platform Architect
6 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Developer
10 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) BizTalk Developer
11 3 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) J2EE
1 14 (14.00%) XML
2 13 (13.00%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.00%) Web Services
3 4 (4.00%) .NET
3 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.00%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.00%) WCF
5 1 (1.00%) XSD
5 1 (1.00%) XSLT
5 1 (1.00%) ODBC
5 1 (1.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Open Source
2 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.00%) CESG
4 2 (2.00%) FMCG
5 1 (1.00%) Pocket PC
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.00%) Windows XP
1 26 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (24.00%) UNIX
2 24 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (15.00%) Linux
5 14 (14.00%) Solaris
6 13 (13.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 13 (13.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (13.00%) AIX
7 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.00%) Android
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 11 (11.00%) DevOps
4 10 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 10 (10.00%) Change Management
5 8 (8.00%) Migration
6 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.00%) Service Management
6 6 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.00%) ITSM
7 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.00%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.00%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) Java
2 18 (18.00%) SQL
3 12 (12.00%) Perl
4 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.00%) MCSE
3 5 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.00%) CISSP
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB
5 1 (1.00%) MCSA
5 1 (1.00%) MCTS
5 1 (1.00%) MCITP
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.00%) Squid
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) SCOM
2 20 (20.00%) SCCM
3 13 (13.00%) Puppet
4 4 (4.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (25.00%) Oracle
2 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.00%) BEA
4 10 (10.00%) EMC
4 10 (10.00%) VMware
5 6 (6.00%) webMethods
5 6 (6.00%) Citrix
6 4 (4.00%) Informatica
7 2 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (1.00%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.00%) Panasonic
8 1 (1.00%) Meraki
8 1 (1.00%) Splunk
8 1 (1.00%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco
8 1 (1.00%) IBM
8 1 (1.00%) HP
8 1 (1.00%) NetIQ
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