The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Aberdeen region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 15.13% 10.29% 11.26%
As % of the Vendors category 36.73% 20.79% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £170 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £360 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49 101 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 41.18% 49.51% 48.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 56
Average daily rate £360 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £210 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £29.17 £12.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.36% -50.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Scotland

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 15 (39.47%) MS Office
1 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 9 (23.68%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) C#
6 8 (21.05%) Degree
6 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 7 (18.42%) MCP
7 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.79%) SLA
8 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 6 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (15.79%) SCCM
9 5 (13.16%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
9 5 (13.16%) MCTS
9 5 (13.16%) Data Management
9 5 (13.16%) VBScript
9 5 (13.16%) ERP
10 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
10 4 (10.53%) OO
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.53%) Web Services
10 4 (10.53%) SQL
10 4 (10.53%) Remedy
10 4 (10.53%) MSI
10 4 (10.53%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.63%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) MS Office
1 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) OpenWorks
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) DHCP
1 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MSI
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Applications Packager
4 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Report Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) IT Support
5 2 (5.26%) PC Support
6 1 (2.63%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.89%) XML
3 3 (7.89%) Ajax
4 2 (5.26%) XSL
4 2 (5.26%) XSLT
4 2 (5.26%) MDX
4 2 (5.26%) Software Packaging
4 2 (5.26%) WCF
4 2 (5.26%) WF
5 1 (2.63%) LINQ
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) XHTML
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.89%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) ERP
2 5 (13.16%) Data Management
3 4 (10.53%) OO
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) Workflow
4 3 (7.89%) Document Management
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.89%) Change Control
5 2 (5.26%) OOP
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Logistics
6 1 (2.63%) QMS
6 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) VBScript
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
3 7 (18.42%) MCP
4 5 (13.16%) MCTS
5 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.63%) HNC
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.63%) PMP
6 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Remedy
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Infor
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