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 26 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.

Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 19.72% 10.42% 55.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 71.43% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 16
Median daily rate £151 £180 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £346 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.25 - £29.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 14 7 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 19.72% 14.58% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 16
Median daily rate £151 £340 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.73% +88.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £350 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £29.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Aberdeen over the 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
1 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) Apple
4 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
4 7 (41.18%) VoIP
5 6 (35.29%) SLA
5 6 (35.29%) C
5 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (35.29%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
8 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
8 2 (11.76%) Itk
8 2 (11.76%) Siemens NX

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 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) AutoCAD
2 2 (11.76%) Siemens NX
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) PABX
2 1 (5.88%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Support Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Desktop Support
3 6 (35.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Customer Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Customer Support Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Lead Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Report Writer
7 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) DHTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) Itk
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) XSL
2 2 (11.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) Unix
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) CAD
2 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
2 2 (11.76%) PLM
2 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) SOA
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
2 2 (11.76%) Validation
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Tcl
4 2 (11.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Apple
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) webMethods
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Xerox