The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 8 10 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 8.33% 3.85% 28.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 12.50% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £21.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11 8 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 30.56% 30.77% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Median daily rate £388 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £23.00 £45.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.45% +56.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Aberdeen

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Aberdeen

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Aberdeen

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) Change Control
2 5 (45.45%) vSphere
2 5 (45.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 5 (45.45%) NetBackup
2 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Veritas
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 5 (45.45%) MCSE
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (45.45%) Server Building
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
4 3 (27.27%) Tcl
4 3 (27.27%) webMethods
4 3 (27.27%) CAD
4 3 (27.27%) AutoCAD
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling

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 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) AutoCAD
1 3 (27.27%) Siemens NX
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Lead Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) IT Trainer
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Trainer
2 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Trainer
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) DHTML
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Itk
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) XSL
1 3 (27.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
3 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Change Control
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (45.45%) Server Building
1 5 (45.45%) Time Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) CAD
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) PLM
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) Tcl
1 3 (27.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSE
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 5 (45.45%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (45.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Veritas
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) webMethods
5 1 (9.09%) Apple