The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.90% 32.84% 32.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 100.00% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 11
Median daily rate £180 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £325 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £29.09 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
14 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 33.33% 32.84% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 11
Median daily rate £340 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £45.50 £29.09 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.43% +45.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £29.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Aberdeen region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (45.45%) C++
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) PhD
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
1 5 (45.45%) Data Management
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
1 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
2 4 (36.36%) Life Science
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Server Building
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Scientist
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
1 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
2 4 (36.36%) Life Science
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Management
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Server Building
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C++
1 5 (45.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) PhD
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas