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 30 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 32.00% 36.62% 13.71%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 57.78% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 7
Average daily rate £110 £230 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.17% -42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
18 45 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 72.00% 63.38% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 16
Average daily rate £425 £230 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.78% -40.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £115 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £390 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% -45.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £36.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 April 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) ERP
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) Teamcenter
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (28.57%) Tableau
5 4 (28.57%) Itk
5 4 (28.57%) PLM
5 4 (28.57%) CAD
5 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) C++
6 3 (21.43%) XSL
6 3 (21.43%) XSLT
6 3 (21.43%) Swing
6 3 (21.43%) Siemens
6 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (21.43%) Primavera
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (7.14%) PTC Creo
2 1 (7.14%) Siemens NX
2 1 (7.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (28.57%) Teamcenter
2 3 (21.43%) BigMachines
2 3 (21.43%) Primavera
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (14.29%) Star Schema
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Functional Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) OBIEE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Payroll Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) Itk
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Swing
2 3 (21.43%) XSL
2 3 (21.43%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
1 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) CAD
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) PLM
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) Document Management
5 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) Ada
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Tableau
3 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (21.43%) Siemens
4 1 (7.14%) Nintex
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago