Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 100 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 19.49% 12.76% 13.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.05% 44.05% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 11
Shropshire median daily rate £510 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.71% -4.11% +46.00%
10th Percentile £180 £275 £240
90th Percentile £638 £475 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - £16.04 £16.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.08% -19.86%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% -3.57% -5.08%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 146 227 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 37.44% 28.95% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 86 31
Shropshire median daily rate £525 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.51% +3.75% +45.45%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £275
90th Percentile £628 £500 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -8.75% +18.52% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - £16.04 £16.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.08% -19.86%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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 +5 69 £510 +45.71% 7
Shrewsbury - 2 - -
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 34 (44.74%) Linux
2 33 (43.42%) DevOps
3 31 (40.79%) Jenkins
4 30 (39.47%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (35.53%) Migration
5 27 (35.53%) Windows 7
6 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
7 25 (32.89%) Confluence
7 25 (32.89%) JIRA
7 25 (32.89%) SCCM
8 24 (31.58%) Puppet
9 23 (30.26%) VMware
10 22 (28.95%) Python
10 22 (28.95%) Perl
10 22 (28.95%) Windows 10
11 21 (27.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (27.63%) Git (software)
11 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (27.63%) PowerShell
11 21 (27.63%) QA
12 20 (26.32%) WMI
12 20 (26.32%) MSI
12 20 (26.32%) VBScript
12 20 (26.32%) WSH
13 19 (25.00%) Configuration Management
13 19 (25.00%) Scrum
13 19 (25.00%) Maven
13 19 (25.00%) Test Automation
13 19 (25.00%) SDLC

Windows
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 25 (32.89%) Confluence
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (6.58%) IBM Notes
5 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.95%) JBoss
6 3 (3.95%) nginx
6 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.63%) Mule
7 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.32%) Apache
8 1 (1.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 30 (39.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) GitHub
3 8 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.95%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.95%) IaaS
5 3 (3.95%) PaaS
5 3 (3.95%) SaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Office 365
7 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.21%) Wireless
3 6 (7.89%) Internet
4 5 (6.58%) HTTP
4 5 (6.58%) SSL
5 3 (3.95%) LAN
5 3 (3.95%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) DNS
6 2 (2.63%) Skype
6 2 (2.63%) WLAN
7 1 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (40.79%) Jenkins
2 25 (32.89%) JIRA
3 21 (27.63%) Git (software)
4 20 (26.32%) MSI
5 19 (25.00%) Maven
6 18 (23.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (22.37%) Subversion
8 8 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (10.53%) Bitbucket
8 8 (10.53%) Vagrant
9 7 (9.21%) FishEye
10 3 (3.95%) Ant
10 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.95%) Gatling
10 3 (3.95%) Grunt
10 3 (3.95%) gulp
10 3 (3.95%) IntelliJ
10 3 (3.95%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (3.95%) Selenium
10 3 (3.95%) Sublime Text
General
1 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Applications Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Applications Packager
3 10 (13.16%) Application Integration Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Consultant
5 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) JIRA Consultant
7 6 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.26%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) IT Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) IT Support
9 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) WSH
2 17 (22.37%) Middleware
3 4 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.95%) jQuery
4 3 (3.95%) JSON
4 3 (3.95%) Node.js
4 3 (3.95%) REST
4 3 (3.95%) Servlets
4 3 (3.95%) SOAP
4 3 (3.95%) Spring
5 2 (2.63%) Java EE
5 2 (2.63%) Java SE
5 2 (2.63%) JSON Schema
5 2 (2.63%) OAuth
5 2 (2.63%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.63%) Web Services
5 2 (2.63%) WSDL
5 2 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.74%) Linux
2 27 (35.53%) Windows 7
3 22 (28.95%) Windows 10
4 14 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (13.16%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.21%) Unix
7 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.95%) HPUX
8 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.63%) AIX
9 2 (2.63%) Solaris
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) VMS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) DevOps
2 27 (35.53%) Migration
3 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 19 (25.00%) Scrum
4 19 (25.00%) SDLC
4 19 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 18 (23.68%) Application Discovery
5 18 (23.68%) Application Packaging
5 18 (23.68%) Kanban
5 18 (23.68%) Release Management
6 16 (21.05%) TDD
7 14 (18.42%) Open Source
7 14 (18.42%) Server Virtualisation
7 14 (18.42%) SOA
8 9 (11.84%) Case Management
9 8 (10.53%) Presales
9 8 (10.53%) Task Automation
10 6 (7.89%) Line Management
11 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) Perl
1 22 (28.95%) Python
2 21 (27.63%) PowerShell
3 20 (26.32%) VBScript
4 12 (15.79%) Java
5 5 (6.58%) Groovy
5 5 (6.58%) SQL
6 4 (5.26%) Ruby
7 3 (3.95%) C#
7 3 (3.95%) Haskell
7 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.95%) Scala
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.63%) XPath
9 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) BC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) MCP
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.63%) QA
2 10 (13.16%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) Docker
3 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (32.89%) SCCM
2 24 (31.58%) Puppet
3 20 (26.32%) WMI
4 14 (18.42%) ZABBIX
5 12 (15.79%) Ansible
6 8 (10.53%) Terraform
7 3 (3.95%) Grafana
7 3 (3.95%) Kibana
7 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.32%) logstash
9 1 (1.32%) SCOM
9 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.26%) VMware
3 17 (22.37%) Oracle
4 14 (18.42%) Red Hat
5 8 (10.53%) Atlassian
6 5 (6.58%) Dell
6 5 (6.58%) HP
6 5 (6.58%) Lotus
7 4 (5.26%) webMethods
8 3 (3.95%) Citrix
8 3 (3.95%) Google
9 2 (2.63%) WSO2
10 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.32%) Adobe
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco
10 1 (1.32%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.32%) IBM
10 1 (1.32%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.32%) NetApp
10 1 (1.32%) Pega