The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.17% 8.25% 12.66%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 30.77% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate
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£113 £155 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% +40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £220 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.29 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.07% +3.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Applications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
3 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.52% 26.80% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 12
Average daily rate £231 £388 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +252.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Aberdeen region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MS Office
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) PVCS
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) Perl
3 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (11.11%) MCDST
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (11.11%) EPoS
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) .NET

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) PVCS
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Assistant
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 5 (55.56%) Perl
1 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCDST
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft