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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 46.81% 26.17% 9.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 93.33% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 10
Average daily rate
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£180 £265 £166
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.07% +59.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £110 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £29.17 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 46.81% 28.04% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 12
Average daily rate £180 £135 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £335 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £29.17 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 30 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
3 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
5 12 (27.27%) C++
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
6 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (25.00%) Linux
6 11 (25.00%) HP
6 11 (25.00%) LDAP
6 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
8 9 (20.45%) MCSE
9 8 (18.18%) Web Services
9 8 (18.18%) XML
9 8 (18.18%) XSL
9 8 (18.18%) XSLT
9 8 (18.18%) UNIX
9 8 (18.18%) DHTML
9 8 (18.18%) HTML
9 8 (18.18%) Java
9 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 8 (18.18%) SOA
9 8 (18.18%) C
9 8 (18.18%) Tcl
9 8 (18.18%) webMethods

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
1 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.91%) AutoCAD
2 7 (15.91%) Siemens NX
3 4 (9.09%) CATIA
4 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) LDAP
2 7 (15.91%) VoIP
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Analyst
2 16 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 14 (31.82%) Support Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 9 (20.45%) Desktop Support
7 7 (15.91%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (15.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (13.64%) Architect
8 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (9.09%) Applications Support
10 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 3 (6.82%) IT Support
11 3 (6.82%) Windows Support Engineer
11 3 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
11 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (6.82%) Applications Support Analyst
12 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Web Services
1 8 (18.18%) XML
1 8 (18.18%) XSL
1 8 (18.18%) XSLT
1 8 (18.18%) Itk
1 8 (18.18%) DHTML
1 8 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Thin Client
1 6 (13.64%) Fat Client
2 4 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
2 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (18.18%) UNIX
5 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 8 (18.18%) SOA
1 8 (18.18%) CAD
1 8 (18.18%) PLM
1 8 (18.18%) Workflow
2 7 (15.91%) Validation
2 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
3 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 1 (2.27%) Migration
4 1 (2.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.27%) Cyber Security
4 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) C++
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) Tcl
2 8 (18.18%) XPath
2 8 (18.18%) Java
2 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.18%) C
3 4 (9.09%) Perl
3 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (20.45%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) CISSP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SSCP
4 1 (2.27%) CISM
4 1 (2.27%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) HP
2 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (18.18%) webMethods
4 7 (15.91%) CommVault