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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 10 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.43% 15.05% 11.98%
As % of the Applications category 71.43% 63.64% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate
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£115 £150 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £290 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.21 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.56% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £11.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 £11.50 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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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
7 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.21% 23.66% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Average daily rate £115 £325 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.61% +170.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £388 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.54 £11.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) Perl
4 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) PVCS
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) Remedy
7 1 (9.09%) Document Management
7 1 (9.09%) MCDST
7 1 (9.09%) HP
7 1 (9.09%) ISEB
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (9.09%) EPoS
7 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) MCSE
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) PVCS
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Document Management
1 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCDST
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) Dell
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) HP
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