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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.98% 3.42% 4.47%
As % of the Applications category 38.46% 36.02% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 28
Median daily rate £325 £281 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +112.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £153 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £407 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.45 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.67% -4.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.99
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.08%
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
104 161 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.34% 9.50% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 102 66
Median daily rate £335 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £215 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.45 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.67% -8.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 October 2016.

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 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 45 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 39 (50.65%) Finance
3 35 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 29 (37.66%) Banking
5 20 (25.97%) Windows
6 16 (20.78%) MS Project
6 16 (20.78%) Change Management
7 15 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
7 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
8 13 (16.88%) Retail
8 13 (16.88%) Business Analysis
8 13 (16.88%) Retail Banking
9 12 (15.58%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (15.58%) PRINCE2
10 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 11 (14.29%) MS Visio
11 10 (12.99%) Project Management
11 10 (12.99%) Citrix
11 10 (12.99%) JIRA
12 9 (11.69%) Scrum
12 9 (11.69%) Process Management
13 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (10.39%) Office 365
14 7 (9.09%) ServiceNow
14 7 (9.09%) Windows 10
14 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
14 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (9.09%) SQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.78%) MS Project
3 12 (15.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Sonata
2 2 (2.60%) assyst
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
2 1 (1.30%) VoIP
2 1 (1.30%) VPN
2 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Power BI
2 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (50.65%) Finance
2 29 (37.66%) Banking
3 13 (16.88%) Retail
3 13 (16.88%) Retail Banking
4 6 (7.79%) Law
5 4 (5.19%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Analyst
2 17 (22.08%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (10.39%) Administrator
3 8 (10.39%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Change Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Change Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Project Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Senior Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Senior Service Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Business Information Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Information Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Junior
6 4 (5.19%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
1 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
1 3 (3.90%) RESTful
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) WSDL
2 1 (1.30%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) XSD
2 1 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.60%) Clustering
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) CMDB
3 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.30%) DataPower
3 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.30%) iPad
3 1 (1.30%) iPhone
3 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.30%) User Experience
3 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.60%) AIX
7 2 (2.60%) Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Change Management
2 15 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (16.88%) Business Analysis
4 12 (15.58%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.99%) Project Management
6 9 (11.69%) Process Management
6 9 (11.69%) Scrum
7 7 (9.09%) Information Management
8 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.49%) ITIL
8 5 (6.49%) Programme Management
8 5 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Process Improvement
9 4 (5.19%) Service Management
9 4 (5.19%) Wealth Management
10 3 (3.90%) ITSM
10 3 (3.90%) MVC
10 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.90%) C#
3 3 (3.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.60%) MCITP
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 2 (2.60%) MCTS
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) CCA
5 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) P3O
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) XenApp
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.60%) Netcool
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Citrix
3 7 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle
5 5 (6.49%) Sitecore
6 4 (5.19%) FNZ
7 2 (2.60%) EMC
7 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.60%) Veritas
8 1 (1.30%) Apple
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) Mitel
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