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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.67% 15.87% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 29.17% 25.64% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Average daily rate
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£230 £275 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +13.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.59 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
24 78 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 57.14% 61.90% 54.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 44
Average daily rate £230 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.98% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £110 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £470 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.44% +144.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 19 (61.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (58.06%) HP
3 14 (45.16%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) MS Office
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
5 11 (35.48%) LDAP
5 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
5 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (29.03%) MCSE
7 8 (25.81%) Dell
7 8 (25.81%) Adobe
7 8 (25.81%) Remedy
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
9 3 (9.68%) Maximo
9 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
9 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
9 3 (9.68%) Business Objects
9 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (6.45%) SQL
10 2 (6.45%) Project Management
10 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
10 2 (6.45%) Degree
11 1 (3.23%) FRx
11 1 (3.23%) X++
11 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (3.23%) Programme Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (61.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (38.71%) MS Office
3 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
4 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Maximo
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (51.61%) Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Support Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Support Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.23%) PMO Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.45%) Project Management
2 1 (3.23%) Service Management
2 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
2 1 (3.23%) Information Management
2 1 (3.23%) Document Management
2 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
2 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (3.23%) CRM
2 1 (3.23%) ERP
2 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBA
2 1 (3.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) MCSE
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) HP
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 8 (25.81%) Remedy
3 8 (25.81%) Dell
3 8 (25.81%) Adobe
4 3 (9.68%) Business Objects