Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 91 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 12.47% 11.55% 8.95%
As % of the Vendors category 21.88% 21.98% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 53 10
Shropshire median daily rate £395 £340 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.18% +6.67% +21.43%
10th Percentile £80 £275 £223
90th Percentile £555 £461 £504
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Shropshire median hourly rate £25.12 £10.62 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.65% -49.45% +5.00%
10th Percentile £22.22 £10.61 £15.50
90th Percentile £33.02 £10.62 £25.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.57 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.33% -18.18% +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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Shropshire.

All Vendors
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 224 414 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 57.00% 52.54% 49.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 159 53
Shropshire median daily rate £475 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.14% +2.25% +26.98%
10th Percentile £364 £313 £276
90th Percentile £590 £555 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Shropshire median hourly rate £25.12 £10.62 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.65% -37.56% -15.00%
10th Percentile £22.22 £10.61 £12.34
90th Percentile £33.02 £10.62 £25.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +9.10% -8.52% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Shropshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -1 46 £395 +16.18% 9
Shrewsbury - 2 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 35 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (53.06%) Windows
3 23 (46.94%) SCCM
4 22 (44.90%) Windows 7
4 22 (44.90%) Windows 10
4 22 (44.90%) Migration
5 21 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (42.86%) QA
6 20 (40.82%) WMI
6 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (40.82%) PowerShell
6 20 (40.82%) VMware
6 20 (40.82%) MSI
6 20 (40.82%) VBScript
6 20 (40.82%) WSH
7 18 (36.73%) Application Packaging
7 18 (36.73%) Release Management
7 18 (36.73%) Application Discovery
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (22.45%) ITIL
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (16.33%) Service Management
11 7 (14.29%) HP
12 5 (10.20%) ITSM
12 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
13 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
14 3 (6.12%) Project Management
14 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
14 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.04%) Documentum
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) DNS
1 2 (4.08%) Skype
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) OLAP
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) MSI
2 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Applications Packager
3 10 (20.41%) Application Integration Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Applications Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Service Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Service Assurance Manager
6 3 (6.12%) TM1 Developer
7 2 (4.08%) ICT Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) WSH
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Windows 10
2 22 (44.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Migration
2 18 (36.73%) Application Discovery
2 18 (36.73%) Application Packaging
2 18 (36.73%) Release Management
3 11 (22.45%) ITIL
4 8 (16.33%) Service Management
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) ITSM
5 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.12%) Analytics
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.12%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.08%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) PowerShell
1 20 (40.82%) VBScript
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) COBIT
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (46.94%) SCCM
2 20 (40.82%) WMI
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.04%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) VMware
2 7 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (6.12%) Cognos
3 3 (6.12%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.04%) Niku
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Pega
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
5 1 (2.04%) webMethods