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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.41% 9.18% 12.92%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 45.00% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+205.26% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £103 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £205 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £203 £273
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -25.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+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
12 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.81% 20.41% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 20
Average daily rate £308 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.72% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) PL/SQL
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (31.58%) Perl
4 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 6 (31.58%) PVCS
5 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Compaq
5 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
5 5 (26.32%) PDA
5 5 (26.32%) SCCM
6 3 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Customer Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Data Management
7 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Degree

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) PVCS
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Programmer
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Assistant
2 2 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
3 1 (5.26%) DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) EDI
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) PDA
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) EPoS
3 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
1 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
1 2 (10.53%) Customer Analysis
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
1 2 (10.53%) Data Management
1 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
1 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
2 1 (5.26%) CAD
2 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
2 1 (5.26%) CRM
2 1 (5.26%) ERP
2 1 (5.26%) PLM
2 1 (5.26%) PDM
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) System Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PL/SQL
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) PMP
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Compaq
3 5 (26.32%) Dell
3 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix