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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.43% 13.54% 30.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.67% 83.78% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 17
Average daily rate
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£305 £180 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.44% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £106 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Average hourly rate £15.70 £11.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
30 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 29.41% 16.16% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 19
Average daily rate £135 £125 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -56.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Average hourly rate £15.70 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 27 (39.13%) Firewall
1 27 (39.13%) VMware
2 26 (37.68%) SQL
3 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 20 (28.99%) VPN
4 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (26.09%) Oracle
5 18 (26.09%) ITIL
6 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 15 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (21.74%) Data Mapping
7 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
8 12 (17.39%) Cisco
8 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.39%) Degree
9 11 (15.94%) MS Office
10 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
10 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
11 9 (13.04%) Finance
12 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
12 8 (11.59%) Solaris
12 8 (11.59%) Linux
12 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (10.14%) SCCM
13 7 (10.14%) Fortinet
13 7 (10.14%) Data Management
13 7 (10.14%) VLAN
13 7 (10.14%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
2 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Lync
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Office
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Maple
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP PM
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.13%) Firewall
2 20 (28.99%) VPN
3 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.14%) VLAN
5 3 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) SAN
6 2 (2.90%) Intranet
7 1 (1.45%) LAN
7 1 (1.45%) VoIP
7 1 (1.45%) WAN
7 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) PVCS
2 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) Toad
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Desktop Support
3 9 (13.04%) Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (10.14%) DBA
6 6 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Data Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Programmer
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) HTML
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) WCF
3 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) EDI
4 1 (1.45%) WinForms
4 1 (1.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.25%) CMDB
2 5 (7.25%) PDA
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) SCADA
6 1 (1.45%) EPoS
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
2 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
3 8 (11.59%) Solaris
3 8 (11.59%) Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.90%) HPUX
7 1 (1.45%) UNIX
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 15 (21.74%) Data Mapping
3 7 (10.14%) Data Management
3 7 (10.14%) Migration
4 6 (8.70%) Change Management
4 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.70%) Security Management
4 6 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.25%) Cyber Security
5 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) OO
6 4 (5.80%) Workflow
7 3 (4.35%) OOP
7 3 (4.35%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.90%) High Availability
8 2 (2.90%) SIEM
8 2 (2.90%) MVC
8 2 (2.90%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.70%) Perl
2 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.35%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) Groovy
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (17.39%) Degree
3 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.70%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) MCSA
5 5 (7.25%) GIAC
6 4 (5.80%) MCSE
6 4 (5.80%) CISSP
6 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) MCDST
7 2 (2.90%) MCTS
8 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.90%) XenApp
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.35%) Nagios
4 2 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) VMware
2 18 (26.09%) Oracle
3 12 (17.39%) Cisco
3 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.14%) Fortinet
5 6 (8.70%) Dell
6 5 (7.25%) HP
6 5 (7.25%) Compaq
6 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.80%) Citrix
8 3 (4.35%) IBM
8 3 (4.35%) SAP
8 3 (4.35%) JBoss
8 3 (4.35%) Symantec
9 2 (2.90%) Sun
9 2 (2.90%) CommVault
9 2 (2.90%) NetApp
9 2 (2.90%) EMC
9 2 (2.90%) Altiris
10 1 (1.45%) Lotus
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