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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 9 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 12.26% 7.17% 13.86%
As % of the Applications category 61.90% 66.67% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £380 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £256 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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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
21 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 19.81% 10.76% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 14
Average daily rate £280 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.63 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -2.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
4 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Compaq
5 5 (27.78%) Dell
5 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) PDA
5 5 (27.78%) SCCM
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) ServiceNow
6 4 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (22.22%) ERP
6 4 (22.22%) MS Project
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (16.67%) Advertising
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) PMP
7 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Customer Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
8 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
8 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 2 (11.11%) Data Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) PVCS
1 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 3 (16.67%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Assistant
2 2 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) EDI
1 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PDA
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ERP
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 2 (11.11%) Customer Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) PLM
4 1 (5.56%) PDM
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) PMP
1 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Compaq
2 5 (27.78%) Dell
2 5 (27.78%) ServiceNow
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Lotus
4 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Infor