The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 35 1
Rank change year-on-year +10 -34  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 8.09% 6.00% 22.48%
As % of the Vendors category 14.58% 11.05% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 14
Median daily rate £364 £492 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.02% +22.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £479 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £525 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 96 190 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 55.49% 54.29% 63.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 70 38
Median daily rate £500 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £25.12 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Shropshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Shropshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Shropshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Shropshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Shropshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Shropshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Shropshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +5 10 £365 -25.77% 2
Shrewsbury - 2 - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) Migration
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 6 (18.75%) SCCM
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.63%) .NET
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.50%) Office 365
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (12.50%) C#
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (9.38%) SCOM
8 3 (9.38%) Logistics
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (9.38%) SLA
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (9.38%) MSI

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.13%) Open Workbench
5 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
3 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.25%) Skype
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
2 1 (3.13%) MSTest
2 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Advertising
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Build Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) ICT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Project Planner
6 1 (3.13%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) LINQ
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (3.13%) WAP
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) VMS
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.13%) Android
8 1 (3.13%) CentOS
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) DevOps
3 3 (9.38%) High Availability
3 3 (9.38%) Logistics
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.25%) MVC
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) ETL
5 1 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) VB6
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
1 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCITP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) APMP
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) HND
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PMO
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.13%) Docker
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) UAG
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) logstash
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Symantec
2 1 (3.13%) Apple
2 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
2 1 (3.13%) Niku
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) VMware
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