The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.56% 35.29% 17.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 95.45% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 12
Average daily rate
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£215 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £124 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £335 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.09 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% +59.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.74 £17.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.14 £33.84 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
22 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.56% 36.97% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 14
Average daily rate £140 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +29.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £31.97 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
2 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
5 7 (25.93%) HP
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) LDAP
6 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (18.52%) Degree
7 5 (18.52%) MCSE
8 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (14.81%) C++
8 4 (14.81%) Perl
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.81%) IIS
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (11.11%) Change Control
9 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
9 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) LiveLink
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Desktop Support
3 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Administrator
9 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
9 1 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
9 1 (3.70%) Systems Support Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 8
3 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Change Control
1 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.70%) Metadata Management
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
3 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.70%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C++
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
1 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) SSCP
3 1 (3.70%) ISSMP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.93%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) OpenText
3 1 (3.70%) Kofax
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix