Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 13.33% 15.05% 9.41%
As % of the Vendors category 26.87% 30.43% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Aberdeen median daily rate £300 £318 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.51% -6.62% +36.00%
10th Percentile £152 £271 £135
90th Percentile £392 £348 £484
Scotland median daily rate £342 £330 £310
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.45% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Aberdeen median hourly rate £13.00 £40.25 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.70% +37.98% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £37.28 £27.24
90th Percentile £16.68 £41.83 £31.10
Scotland median hourly rate £15.31 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -12.54% +20.69% +4.54%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Aberdeen.

All Vendors
Aberdeen
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 67 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 49.63% 49.46% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 18
Aberdeen median daily rate £363 £321 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.84% +38.17% -33.57%
10th Percentile £150 £263 £135
90th Percentile £453 £356 £499
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 4
Aberdeen median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.51% -32.91% +203.85%
10th Percentile £11.90 £14.25 £29.87
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.38 £112.65
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.69%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Aberdeen over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) SCCM
3 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (22.22%) Office 365
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (22.22%) Data Management
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (16.67%) IIS
5 3 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Time Management
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) Power BI
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Server Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Report Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Report Writer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Data Management
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Document Management
4 2 (11.11%) Indirect Procurement
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (11.11%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.56%) Server Patching
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (11.11%) X++
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Apple
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
1 1 (5.56%) Citrix
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) Lotus
1 1 (5.56%) VMware
1 1 (5.56%) Xerox