The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 4 31 5
Rank change year-on-year +27 -26  
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 22.35% 8.26% 19.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 17.82% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 16
Median daily rate £480 £400 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £540 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 65 202 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 36.31% 46.33% 38.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 31
Median daily rate £491 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Shropshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Shropshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Shropshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Shropshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Shropshire

Windows
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 Windows within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +32 31 £485 +21.31% 5
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 39 (49.37%) Linux
2 23 (29.11%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (26.58%) DevOps
3 21 (26.58%) Python
3 21 (26.58%) Ruby
4 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (22.78%) CentOS
5 18 (22.78%) JIRA
6 17 (21.52%) Bash Shell
6 17 (21.52%) Confluence
6 17 (21.52%) Puppet
7 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (20.25%) Docker
7 16 (20.25%) Terraform
7 16 (20.25%) Java
8 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
8 15 (18.99%) Kibana
8 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (17.72%) Ansible
9 14 (17.72%) Public Cloud
9 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
9 14 (17.72%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
11 12 (15.19%) SQL
11 12 (15.19%) Oracle
11 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
12 11 (13.92%) Open Source

Windows
Top Related 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 23 (29.11%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (21.52%) Confluence
3 9 (11.39%) WebLogic
4 6 (7.59%) nginx
4 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Office
2 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.59%) GitHub
3 6 (7.59%) Google Analytics
3 6 (7.59%) Office 365
4 3 (3.80%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.27%) IaaS
5 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.59%) HTTP
2 6 (7.59%) SSL
3 3 (3.80%) DNS
3 3 (3.80%) SSH
4 2 (2.53%) Firewall
4 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.06%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) JIRA
2 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.86%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.86%) Gatling
3 7 (8.86%) Selenium
4 6 (7.59%) Ant
4 6 (7.59%) Grunt
4 6 (7.59%) gulp
4 6 (7.59%) IntelliJ
4 6 (7.59%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (7.59%) Sublime Text
5 4 (5.06%) Toad
6 3 (3.80%) MSI
7 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.27%) Maven
8 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Architect
2 12 (15.19%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (12.66%) Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.59%) Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) Scala Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.06%) DBA
8 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.06%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) XML
2 9 (11.39%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
3 7 (8.86%) jQuery
4 6 (7.59%) Gherkin
4 6 (7.59%) Node.js
4 6 (7.59%) Servlets
5 5 (6.33%) .NET
6 3 (3.80%) ODBC
7 2 (2.53%) JSON
7 2 (2.53%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.27%) CSS
8 1 (1.27%) Middleware
8 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.06%) Replication
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (49.37%) Linux
2 18 (22.78%) CentOS
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
5 11 (13.92%) Unix
5 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
6 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.59%) Ubuntu
7 6 (7.59%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) DevOps
2 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
3 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.92%) Open Source
5 9 (11.39%) Migration
6 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.13%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (8.86%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (7.59%) Analytics
8 6 (7.59%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.59%) ITIL
9 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.33%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.06%) SDLC
11 3 (3.80%) Change Management
11 3 (3.80%) Coaching
11 3 (3.80%) Data Extraction
11 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.80%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) Python
1 21 (26.58%) Ruby
2 17 (21.52%) Bash Shell
3 16 (20.25%) Java
4 12 (15.19%) SQL
5 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.86%) C#
6 7 (8.86%) Perl
7 6 (7.59%) Groovy
7 6 (7.59%) Haskell
7 6 (7.59%) Scala
8 5 (6.33%) VB
9 4 (5.06%) C
9 4 (5.06%) VB6
10 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.27%) COBOL
11 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ISEB
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) MCITP
4 1 (1.27%) MCSA
4 1 (1.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) Docker
2 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (21.52%) Puppet
2 16 (20.25%) Terraform
3 15 (18.99%) Kibana
4 14 (17.72%) Ansible
5 10 (12.66%) logstash
6 6 (7.59%) Grafana
7 5 (6.33%) SCCM
8 3 (3.80%) Opsview
8 3 (3.80%) Webmin
9 2 (2.53%) SCOM
10 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) Oracle
3 9 (11.39%) webMethods
4 6 (7.59%) Google
5 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.80%) Splunk
5 3 (3.80%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.53%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) Citrix
7 1 (1.27%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.27%) Remedy
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