The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.67% 17.90% 13.86%
As % of the Vendors category 27.87% 28.87% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £283 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £116 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £449 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Vendors Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
61 142 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 59.80% 62.01% 54.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 63 27
Average daily rate £300 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 18
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Aberdeen region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) MS Office
3 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) MS Project
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (21.88%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (18.75%) SCCM
6 6 (18.75%) Advertising
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
7 5 (15.63%) SAP
7 5 (15.63%) HP
7 5 (15.63%) Compaq
7 5 (15.63%) Dell
7 5 (15.63%) VPN
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
7 5 (15.63%) IBM
7 5 (15.63%) SAP HR
7 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
7 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
7 5 (15.63%) PDA
8 4 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
9 3 (9.38%) Finance
9 3 (9.38%) Symantec
9 3 (9.38%) Lotus

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
2 3 (9.38%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
3 7 (21.88%) MS Project
4 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (15.63%) SAP HR
3 4 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (18.75%) Advertising
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
1 5 (15.63%) Developer
1 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Assistant
3 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Security Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Administrator
4 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) PDA
2 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) HPUX
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.38%) ERP
3 3 (9.38%) Data Management
3 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Management
5 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) SIEM
5 1 (3.13%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C#
1 2 (6.25%) Java
1 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.25%) Perl
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSD
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) PMP
3 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCDST
3 2 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
1 5 (15.63%) Compaq
1 5 (15.63%) Dell
1 5 (15.63%) SAP
1 5 (15.63%) IBM
1 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Lotus
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) CommVault
3 2 (6.25%) NetApp
3 2 (6.25%) Sun
3 2 (6.25%) EMC
3 2 (6.25%) Altiris
4 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards
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