The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Aberdeen region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 9 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.11% 7.28% 10.00%
As % of the Applications category 61.90% 60.00% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate £150 £325 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +116.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £126 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £340 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
21 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.95% 12.14% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 19
Average daily rate £325 £294 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £111 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
4 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 8 (36.36%) SLA
6 5 (22.73%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (18.18%) Remedy
7 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 3 (13.64%) DHCP
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) DNS
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) MS Project
8 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
8 3 (13.64%) Document Management
8 3 (13.64%) GIS
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
9 2 (9.09%) Data Management
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL
9 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
10 1 (4.55%) CRM
10 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
10 1 (4.55%) LAN
10 1 (4.55%) HNC
10 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
10 1 (4.55%) SAP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DHCP
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (9.09%) PC Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) GIS
4 1 (4.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) ERP
1 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
1 3 (13.64%) Document Management
1 3 (13.64%) Change Management
2 2 (9.09%) Data Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.55%) Project Governance
3 1 (4.55%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) QMS
3 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) HNC
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Infor