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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 6.25% 33.33% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 10.53% 48.48% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £160 £340 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +47.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 38 33 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 59.38% 68.75% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
Median daily rate £160 £345 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.62% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £315 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 1 4
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.98% +153.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 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 22 June 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Time Management
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Report Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Report Writer
3 1 (12.50%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SSRS Report Writer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Conflict Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Records Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
1 1 (12.50%) Xerox
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