The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Aberdeen region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 20.56% 11.89% 10.50%
As % of the Vendors category 31.88% 21.36% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 6
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £119 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £481 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 64.49% 55.68% 53.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 38
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £147 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £460 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
Scotland

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 14 (35.90%) Windows
1 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (33.33%) MS Office
2 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (28.21%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (20.51%) .NET
4 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
5 7 (17.95%) MS Project
5 7 (17.95%) ERP
5 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
5 7 (17.95%) ITIL
5 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 6 (15.38%) C#
6 6 (15.38%) SAP
6 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 6 (15.38%) Change Management
6 6 (15.38%) Advertising
7 5 (12.82%) Degree
7 5 (12.82%) PDA
7 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
7 5 (12.82%) SAP HR
7 5 (12.82%) Project Management
7 5 (12.82%) HP
7 5 (12.82%) Compaq
7 5 (12.82%) Dell
7 5 (12.82%) VPN
7 5 (12.82%) SCCM
7 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (33.33%) MS Office
3 7 (17.95%) MS Project
4 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (12.82%) SAP HR
3 4 (10.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.56%) OpenWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (15.38%) Advertising
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Report Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) SAP Support
7 1 (2.56%) Training Manager
7 1 (2.56%) ERP Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) Ajax
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.13%) MDX
4 2 (5.13%) WCF
4 2 (5.13%) WF
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) XSL
4 2 (5.13%) XSLT
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) XHTML
5 1 (2.56%) LINQ
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.82%) PDA
3 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) UNIX
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
1 7 (17.95%) ERP
2 6 (15.38%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.26%) Data Management
5 3 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Logistics
6 2 (5.13%) OOP
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.56%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (2.56%) Document Management
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) C#
2 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) PMP
3 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCSD
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) MCITP
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) HNC
5 1 (2.56%) MCDST
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) XenApp
2 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) SAP
2 5 (12.82%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) Compaq
2 5 (12.82%) Dell
2 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Lotus
3 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) CommVault
4 2 (5.13%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.13%) Altiris
5 1 (2.56%) Infor
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.56%) Remedy
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
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