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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 8 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.11% 4.17% 6.16%
As % of the Applications category 27.59% 33.33% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate
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- £130 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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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
29 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 47.54% 12.50% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 11
Average daily rate £230 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £124 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.50 £20.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.44% +88.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Adobe
2 8 (61.54%) Remedy
2 8 (61.54%) Dell
3 7 (53.85%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Maximo
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB
6 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Support Engineer
2 8 (61.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (61.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Document Management
1 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Adobe
2 8 (61.54%) Remedy
2 8 (61.54%) Dell
3 7 (53.85%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Business Objects