Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 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.

Microsoft Windows
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 18.71% 14.74% 26.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.30% 56.00% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 13
Aberdeen median daily rate £325 £218 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.43% +20.83% -40.98%
10th Percentile £150 £144 £143
90th Percentile £438 £314 £401
Scotland median daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Aberdeen median hourly rate £14.50 £27.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.30% +107.69% -9.41%
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -16.53% +1.33% +13.64%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Aberdeen
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 27 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 19.42% 26.32% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 14
Aberdeen median daily rate £350 £288 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +59.72% -41.94%
10th Percentile £150 £153 £146
90th Percentile £438 £305 £414
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £348
% change year-on-year +19.23% -6.47% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Aberdeen median hourly rate £14.50 £27.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.30% -3.57% +95.12%
10th Percentile £12.31 £13.68 £16.00
90th Percentile £19.47 £41.48 £40.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year -6.85% -2.67% +13.64%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Aberdeen over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Aberdeen

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) VMware
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) SCCM
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
7 6 (23.08%) IIS
7 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 5 (19.23%) LAN
8 5 (19.23%) VoIP
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (15.38%) Office 365
9 4 (15.38%) Data Management
9 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (15.38%) HP
10 3 (11.54%) EMC
10 3 (11.54%) Citrix
10 3 (11.54%) DNS

Windows
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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) LAN
1 5 (19.23%) VoIP
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
2 3 (11.54%) ISDN
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) PABX
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) VSAT
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Server Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) EMC VNX
1 3 (11.54%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Data Management
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
1 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
3 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Document Management
4 1 (3.85%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.85%) Server Patching
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Xerox