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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.00% 16.90% 10.48%
As % of the Applications category 11.11% 41.38% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate £110 £193 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.64%
MS Office
Scotland

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
9 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 36.00% 40.85% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Average daily rate £110 £270 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.25% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% -58.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Support
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft