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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 60 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 50 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.77% 3.14% 4.46%
As % of the Applications category 30.97% 37.31% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 28
Median daily rate £255 £216 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.19% +18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £141 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £15.82 £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.79% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.99
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +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
113 134 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.94% 8.41% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 78 77
Median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £15.82 £10.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.15% -44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 39 (50.65%) Finance
3 38 (49.35%) MS Excel
4 30 (38.96%) Banking
5 22 (28.57%) Windows
6 20 (25.97%) Change Management
7 16 (20.78%) MS Project
7 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
8 15 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (16.88%) Retail
10 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
10 12 (15.58%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (15.58%) Retail Banking
11 11 (14.29%) Business Analysis
11 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 10 (12.99%) Process Management
12 10 (12.99%) Citrix
12 10 (12.99%) Project Management
12 10 (12.99%) SQL
13 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
13 9 (11.69%) Scrum
13 9 (11.69%) JIRA
14 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
14 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
14 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
15 7 (9.09%) ServiceNow
15 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (9.09%) SCCM

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 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.60%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (49.35%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.78%) MS Project
3 12 (15.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) assyst
2 3 (3.90%) Sonata
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) Intranet
2 2 (2.60%) VPN
2 2 (2.60%) Wireless
3 1 (1.30%) Broadband
3 1 (1.30%) DHCP
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) SAN
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) MS Access
2 2 (2.60%) Power BI
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) StarTeam
General
1 39 (50.65%) Finance
2 30 (38.96%) Banking
3 13 (16.88%) Retail
4 12 (15.58%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.79%) Law
6 3 (3.90%) Legal
7 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 11 (14.29%) Administrator
4 8 (10.39%) Change Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support
6 6 (7.79%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Change Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Coordinator
7 5 (6.49%) Digital Project Manager
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Change Coordinator
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Project Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Service Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) Blog
3 2 (2.60%) Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
2 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.60%) AIX
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.30%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Change Management
2 15 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 10 (12.99%) Process Management
4 10 (12.99%) Project Management
5 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.69%) Scrum
6 7 (9.09%) Time Management
6 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.79%) ITIL
7 6 (7.79%) Service Management
8 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.49%) Information Management
8 5 (6.49%) Process Improvement
9 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.19%) Wealth Management
10 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.90%) Validation
11 2 (2.60%) ITSM
11 2 (2.60%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.90%) VBA
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.30%) R
5 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.90%) MCP
2 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) MCITP
3 2 (2.60%) MCSA
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
3 2 (2.60%) MCTS
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCA
4 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 4 (5.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) P3O
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.60%) Netcool
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Citrix
3 7 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 5 (6.49%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.90%) FNZ
6 2 (2.60%) Apple
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco
6 2 (2.60%) EMC
6 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.60%) Veritas
7 1 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) Planview
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) VMware
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