The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Edinburgh 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 53 28 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.09% 3.52% 4.73%
As % of the Applications category 45.69% 50.00% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 26
Average daily rate £233 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £118 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £378 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.84% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 - £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
116 56 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.94% 7.04% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 37 73
Average daily rate £325 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £122 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £9.85 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.04% -27.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £9.85 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Office
Scotland

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 23 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 42 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 31 (36.90%) Finance
3 29 (34.52%) Windows
4 24 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 22 (26.19%) Windows 7
6 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
7 15 (17.86%) Windows XP
7 15 (17.86%) MS Project
8 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.29%) Project Management
10 10 (11.90%) Change Control
11 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
12 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
13 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
13 7 (8.33%) ITIL
14 6 (7.14%) VBA
14 6 (7.14%) Change Management
14 6 (7.14%) Migration
14 6 (7.14%) Project Planning
14 6 (7.14%) Degree
15 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (5.95%) vSphere
15 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (5.95%) Banking
15 5 (5.95%) VMware
15 5 (5.95%) CLARiiON
15 5 (5.95%) SQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.57%) CICS
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.38%) Lync
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.86%) MS Project
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Agresso
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) VPN
2 4 (4.76%) VoIP
3 3 (3.57%) Network Security
3 3 (3.57%) DHCP
3 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 3 (3.57%) SAN
4 2 (2.38%) Internet
4 2 (2.38%) LAN
4 2 (2.38%) Wireless
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
General
1 31 (36.90%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Analyst
2 8 (9.52%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Administrator
4 6 (7.14%) PMO Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (5.95%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) PMO Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) PMO Assistant
7 3 (3.57%) Change Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Business Change Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Trainer
8 2 (2.38%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.38%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) EDI
2 1 (1.19%) jQuery
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.95%) CLARiiON
3 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.19%) VSAM
5 1 (1.19%) Handset
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.52%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (14.29%) Project Management
3 10 (11.90%) Change Control
4 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.33%) ITIL
6 6 (7.14%) Change Management
6 6 (7.14%) Migration
6 6 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 4 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.57%) Time Management
8 3 (3.57%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (3.57%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.57%) Workflow
9 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.38%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) VBA
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.95%) vSphere
2 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
1 3 (3.57%) WSUS
1 3 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) VMware
2 5 (5.95%) EMC
3 4 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (3.57%) Veritas
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco
4 3 (3.57%) Dell
4 3 (3.57%) CommVault
5 2 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Lotus
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