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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 29.41% 16.67% 15.87%
As % of the Vendors category 46.88% 29.17% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Median daily rate £340 £230 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £230 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £230 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.59 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
32 24 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 62.75% 57.14% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 34
Median daily rate £345 £230 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £168 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £429 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.50 £16.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.12% -58.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

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
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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 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 11 (52.38%) SQL
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) SDLC
3 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (33.33%) Change Management
4 7 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (28.57%) Billing
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) XML
7 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (19.05%) ERP
7 4 (19.05%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) HTML
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Nintex
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (14.29%) Itk
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) Tableau

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 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (14.29%) Teamcenter
4 2 (9.52%) BigMachines
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (9.52%) Primavera
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Intranet
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Billing
3 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Consultant
2 9 (42.86%) Functional Consultant
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle Consultant
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) E-Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Project Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) Itk
2 3 (14.29%) Swing
2 3 (14.29%) XSL
2 3 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) SDLC
3 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Change Management
4 7 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (19.05%) ERP
6 3 (14.29%) CAD
6 3 (14.29%) Document Management
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) PLM
6 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (9.52%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Server Building
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
8 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Nintex
4 3 (14.29%) Siemens
4 3 (14.29%) Tableau
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas