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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 29.63% 23.01% 12.70%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 49.06% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 9
Average daily rate
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£230 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £132 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £580 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
54 53 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 66.67% 46.90% 52.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 42
Average daily rate £230 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £132 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £700 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.17 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.14% +116.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 16 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 12 (46.15%) HP
3 11 (42.31%) MS Office
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) Dell
5 7 (26.92%) Adobe
5 7 (26.92%) Remedy
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) LDAP
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (19.23%) MCSE
8 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
8 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Finance
8 3 (11.54%) Maximo
8 3 (11.54%) Degree
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
9 2 (7.69%) LAN
9 2 (7.69%) MS Project
9 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
9 2 (7.69%) SQL
10 1 (3.85%) VBA
10 1 (3.85%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (42.31%) MS Office
3 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (7.69%) MS Project
5 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Maximo
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.85%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (42.31%) Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.85%) Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Hardware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Information Management
3 1 (3.85%) Document Management
3 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Time Management
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBA
2 1 (3.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (19.23%) MCSE
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) Dell
2 7 (26.92%) Adobe
2 7 (26.92%) Remedy
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
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