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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 49 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 24.69% 25.00% 28.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.91% 92.45% 98.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 32
Average daily rate
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£310 £210 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £112 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 27.16% 27.04% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 33
Average daily rate £225 £165 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £110 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -27.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014, 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 16 (35.56%) SQL
1 16 (35.56%) VPN
2 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
4 13 (28.89%) ITIL
5 12 (26.67%) VMware
5 12 (26.67%) MS Office
6 11 (24.44%) Windows XP
6 11 (24.44%) Oracle
6 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 11 (24.44%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (24.44%) Firewall
6 11 (24.44%) Degree
6 11 (24.44%) Data Mapping
7 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
8 8 (17.78%) Perl
8 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
9 7 (15.56%) HTML
9 7 (15.56%) SCCM
10 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.33%) Finance
10 6 (13.33%) PVCS
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 5 (11.11%) .NET
11 5 (11.11%) C#
11 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (11.11%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Lync
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) LiveLink
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Office
2 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) Maple
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) VPN
2 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 11 (24.44%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) Internet
4 3 (6.67%) Intranet
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
6 1 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) PVCS
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.22%) Toad
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Support Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Desktop Support
3 9 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Data Consultant
5 6 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Programmer
7 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Server Support
8 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
8 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) WCF
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) EDI
5 1 (2.22%) WPF
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) PDA
3 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) EPoS
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
2 11 (24.44%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.44%) HPUX
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Data Mapping
3 2 (4.44%) MVC
3 2 (4.44%) Workflow
3 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.44%) OO
3 2 (4.44%) SIEM
3 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.22%) Metadata Management
4 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.22%) OOP
4 1 (2.22%) Customer Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.22%) Document Management
4 1 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (17.78%) Perl
2 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
3 5 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.22%) VBA
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL Certification
1 11 (24.44%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) MCDST
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) Nagios
2 2 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) VMware
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) Compaq
3 5 (11.11%) Dell
3 5 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) Sun
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) Kofax
6 1 (2.22%) Open Text
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