The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 15.69% 56.82% 30.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 100.00% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 10
Median daily rate £168 £180 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £140 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £431 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £29.17 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.43% -24.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
Windows
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 19.61% 56.82% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 12
Median daily rate £180 £180 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £140 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £29.17 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.43% -24.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Server Building
3 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business

Windows
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 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) ISDN
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (12.50%) Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
1 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
1 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
1 1 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
1 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) Server Building
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas