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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 34.78% 33.06% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 95.24% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 5
Average daily rate
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£230 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £29.17 £29.25 £12.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% +125.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
24 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 34.78% 34.71% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
Average daily rate £200 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £29.17 £20.00 £12.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.85% +53.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
4 11 (34.38%) HP
4 11 (34.38%) LDAP
4 11 (34.38%) Linux
5 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (28.13%) MCSE
7 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
9 5 (15.63%) C++
9 5 (15.63%) SQL
10 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 4 (12.50%) .NET
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.50%) IIS
10 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000
10 4 (12.50%) Perl
10 4 (12.50%) Degree
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (9.38%) Change Control

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Siemens NX
3 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) LDAP
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
1 14 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Desktop Support
4 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Applications Support
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) IT Security Consultant
10 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) Rollout Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) IT Consultant
10 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Itk
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) XSL
2 1 (3.13%) XSLT
2 1 (3.13%) DHTML
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) Change Control
1 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
3 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) PLM
3 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.13%) CAD
3 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.13%) Workflow
3 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) C++
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Perl
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) XPath
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISSMP
4 1 (3.13%) SSCP
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
2 11 (34.38%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) webMethods
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee
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