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 14 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 22.22% 15.56% 28.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 63.64% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £113 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £13.15 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
6 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 22.22% 24.44% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £113 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £13.15 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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
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 24 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Unix
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) PhD
1 5 (50.00%) C++
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (50.00%) Data Management
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (40.00%) Life Science
2 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Scientist
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (40.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C++
1 5 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) PhD
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) VMware