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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 13 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 8.33% 23.08% 11.90%
As % of the Vendors category 13.79% 42.86% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £475 £191
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +148.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
29 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 60.42% 53.85% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 7
Median daily rate £300 £490 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.77% +50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £60 £400 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 24 February 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Time Management
2 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (50.00%) Change Control
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Server Building
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Veritas
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Trainer
2 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Assistant
2 1 (10.00%) Trainer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Time Management
2 5 (50.00%) Change Control
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Conflict Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Records Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCSE
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Veritas
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards