The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 66 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.41% 3.94% 3.99%
As % of the Applications category 37.29% 43.86% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £240 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £109 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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 Edinburgh region.

Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
177 114 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.82% 8.98% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 64 34
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 50 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 48 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 45 (39.47%) Finance
4 35 (30.70%) Windows
5 28 (24.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 27 (23.68%) Project Management
7 25 (21.93%) MS Project
7 25 (21.93%) Banking
8 19 (16.67%) Change Management
9 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
10 17 (14.91%) Windows 7
11 16 (14.04%) SharePoint
12 14 (12.28%) Migration
12 14 (12.28%) Business Analysis
13 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (10.53%) SQL
14 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (8.77%) Retail
15 10 (8.77%) ITIL
15 10 (8.77%) MS Exchange
16 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
16 9 (7.89%) SCCM
16 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (7.02%) Windows 8
17 8 (7.02%) Lync
17 8 (7.02%) Data Quality
17 8 (7.02%) Project Planning
17 8 (7.02%) VMware
17 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 16 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.02%) Lync
4 6 (5.26%) SAS
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.75%) IIS
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.75%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.75%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) JBoss
7 1 (0.88%) TeamSite
Applications
1 48 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 28 (24.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (21.93%) MS Project
4 7 (6.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.63%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) IaaS
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
1 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) VPN
2 5 (4.39%) Firewall
3 4 (3.51%) LAN
4 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.75%) VLAN
4 2 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.75%) Network Security
4 2 (1.75%) Broadband
4 2 (1.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) DNS
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) WLAN
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.88%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) DB2
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.88%) JUnit
2 1 (0.88%) Selenium
2 1 (0.88%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.88%) Checkstyle
General
1 45 (39.47%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 10 (8.77%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Publishing
4 2 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Military
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 11 (9.65%) Service Analyst
3 11 (9.65%) PMO Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.77%) Administrator
5 8 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) IT Support
6 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.39%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Change Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Programme Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Programme Support Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) SAS Data Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) Flash
3 1 (0.88%) COM
3 1 (0.88%) XML
3 1 (0.88%) XSD
3 1 (0.88%) J2EE
3 1 (0.88%) JAXB
3 1 (0.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) E-Learning
3 4 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.63%) SCORM
4 3 (2.63%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) GIS
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.70%) Windows
2 17 (14.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.02%) Windows 8
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.39%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.63%) Linux
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) Project Management
2 19 (16.67%) Change Management
3 14 (12.28%) Migration
3 14 (12.28%) Business Analysis
4 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.77%) ITIL
6 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.02%) Project Planning
8 7 (6.14%) Process Management
8 7 (6.14%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.39%) Data Management
10 5 (4.39%) Business Development
11 4 (3.51%) Data Analysis
11 4 (3.51%) People Management
11 4 (3.51%) Data Governance
11 4 (3.51%) Investment Management
11 4 (3.51%) Time Management
11 4 (3.51%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) Python
2 1 (0.88%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) VB
2 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.63%) HND
4 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) CIMA
5 1 (0.88%) CCAB
5 1 (0.88%) ACCA
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) Data Quality
2 7 (6.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (5.26%) QA
4 4 (3.51%) SLA
5 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) vSphere
3 2 (1.75%) XenApp
3 2 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) VMware
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle
4 6 (5.26%) Cisco
4 6 (5.26%) HP
4 6 (5.26%) EMC
5 4 (3.51%) Lotus
5 4 (3.51%) Adobe
5 4 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (1.75%) Vermilion
7 2 (1.75%) IBM
7 2 (1.75%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.75%) Symantec
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.88%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.88%) Planview
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