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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.33% 9.09% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 7.69% 37.50% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Median daily rate - £275 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
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
13 8 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 43.33% 24.24% 58.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 37
Median daily rate £290 £235 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -24.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £135.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.25% +938.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Oracle
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) SDLC
3 7 (43.75%) Mentoring
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (43.75%) Change Management
3 7 (43.75%) GAP Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Billing
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) Nintex
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Intranet
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Time 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Intranet
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Billing
3 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Functional Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Procurement Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) SDLC
3 7 (43.75%) Change Management
3 7 (43.75%) GAP Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Mentoring
3 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Nintex
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas