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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 21.43% 10.87% 21.28%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 15.63% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate £475 £231 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.40% -28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £136 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £326 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
16 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 57.14% 69.57% 57.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 24
Average daily rate £470 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £168 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +71.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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 6 (60.00%) ERP
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) CAD
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) PLM
3 3 (30.00%) Teamcenter
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Tableau
3 3 (30.00%) Itk
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) BigMachines
4 2 (20.00%) Siemens NX
4 2 (20.00%) PTC Creo
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (20.00%) Document Management
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Primavera
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (20.00%) Star Schema
4 2 (20.00%) Siemens
4 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) PTC Creo
2 2 (20.00%) Siemens NX
3 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (10.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Teamcenter
2 2 (20.00%) BigMachines
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (20.00%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Business Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) E-Business Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Business Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) HR Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) OBIEE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Payroll Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Itk
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Swing
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSL
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (30.00%) CAD
2 3 (30.00%) PLM
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) Ada
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Tableau
2 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (20.00%) Siemens
3 1 (10.00%) SAP