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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.52% 5.48% 14.95%
As % of the Applications category 14.29% 30.77% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £115 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+226.08% -23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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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
7 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 10.61% 17.81% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 21
Average daily rate £200 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £405 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
5 6 (35.29%) PVCS
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) Compaq
7 4 (23.53%) Dell
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
7 4 (23.53%) PDA
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
9 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
9 2 (11.76%) Degree
9 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (11.76%) Customer Analysis
9 2 (11.76%) Data Management
9 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (5.88%) Toad

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) PVCS
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Programmer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Assistant
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) EDI
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) PDA
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
1 2 (11.76%) Customer Analysis
1 2 (11.76%) Data Management
2 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) ERP
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) PLM
2 1 (5.88%) PDM
2 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
2 1 (5.88%) CAD
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
2 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
2 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
2 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCDST
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Compaq
3 4 (23.53%) Dell
3 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix