The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 75 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-46 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 79 151 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.64% 4.97% 5.52%
As % of the Applications category 22.01% 39.12% 45.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 71 69
Average daily rate £260 £308 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £115 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £20.69 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
MS Office
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
359 386 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.01% 12.71% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 205 142
Average daily rate £342 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £188 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 41 £260 -1.70% 6
Glasgow -22 15 £123 -71.17% 6
Renfrewshire -32 8 £320 +8.15% 2
Fife +6 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £188 -
West Lothian +6 2 £120 - 1
Scottish Borders +2 1 £275 +161.90%
Aberdeen -3 1 £110 -42.85%
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 104 (60.12%) Microsoft
2 77 (44.51%) Windows
3 70 (40.46%) MS Excel
4 46 (26.59%) Finance
5 40 (23.12%) Active Directory
6 33 (19.08%) SQL
6 33 (19.08%) Windows 7
7 26 (15.03%) Banking
8 24 (13.87%) MS Exchange
9 22 (12.72%) Business Analysis
9 22 (12.72%) SCCM
9 22 (12.72%) Windows Server
10 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (10.98%) Change Management
12 18 (10.40%) MS Project
13 17 (9.83%) MS Visio
13 17 (9.83%) MS PowerPoint
13 17 (9.83%) Windows 8
13 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
14 16 (9.25%) Disclosure Scotland
15 15 (8.67%) Data Centre
15 15 (8.67%) SharePoint
16 14 (8.09%) ITIL
16 14 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (7.51%) VMware
17 13 (7.51%) Citrix
18 12 (6.94%) Project Management
18 12 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 24 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.67%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.73%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.16%) CMS
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.40%) MS Project
3 17 (9.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (9.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) assyst
2 3 (1.73%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.58%) AdWords
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) DNS
2 8 (4.62%) DHCP
3 7 (4.05%) LAN
3 7 (4.05%) VPN
4 6 (3.47%) WAN
5 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.31%) Broadband
6 4 (2.31%) Firewall
6 4 (2.31%) Internet
7 3 (1.73%) Intranet
7 3 (1.73%) SAN
8 2 (1.16%) 3G
8 2 (1.16%) ADSL
8 2 (1.16%) Wireless
9 1 (0.58%) IPv4
9 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.89%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.73%) MS Access
4 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.16%) GIS
5 2 (1.16%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.58%) QGIS
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 46 (26.59%) Finance
2 26 (15.03%) Banking
3 4 (2.31%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Law
4 3 (1.73%) Legal
4 3 (1.73%) Private Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Back Office
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 59 (34.10%) Analyst
2 23 (13.29%) Business Analyst
3 16 (9.25%) IT Support
4 13 (7.51%) Administrator
4 13 (7.51%) Desktop Support
5 9 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.62%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.47%) Build Engineer
7 6 (3.47%) Data Analyst
7 6 (3.47%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (3.47%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (3.47%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.47%) Support Engineer
8 5 (2.89%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (2.89%) Developer
8 5 (2.89%) IT Trainer
8 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Trainer
8 5 (2.89%) Service Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) .NET
2 1 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.67%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.62%) NHS
4 6 (3.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (3.47%) Replication
5 5 (2.89%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.31%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.73%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.73%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.73%) User Experience
8 2 (1.16%) Blog
8 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.16%) Statistics
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.58%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 77 (44.51%) Windows
2 33 (19.08%) Windows 7
3 22 (12.72%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.83%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.62%) Linux
7 8 (4.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.73%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.58%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.72%) Business Analysis
2 19 (10.98%) Change Management
3 14 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (8.09%) ITIL
4 12 (6.94%) Project Management
4 12 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.78%) Business Process Mapping
5 10 (5.78%) Migration
5 10 (5.78%) PRINCE2
5 10 (5.78%) Process Improvement
5 10 (5.78%) Process Management
5 10 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (5.20%) User Stories
7 8 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.62%) Project Planning
7 8 (4.62%) Scrum
7 8 (4.62%) Time Management
8 7 (4.05%) Content Management
8 7 (4.05%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.08%) SQL
2 9 (5.20%) VBA
3 6 (3.47%) VB
4 5 (2.89%) Perl
4 5 (2.89%) Python
5 4 (2.31%) C
6 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.16%) C#
7 2 (1.16%) Java
7 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.16%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.58%) R
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.78%) Degree
2 10 (5.78%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (5.20%) MCP
4 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.73%) ISEB
5 3 (1.73%) MCITP
5 3 (1.73%) MCTS
6 2 (1.16%) HNC
6 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) ACCA
7 1 (0.58%) BICSI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) BICSI RCDD
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.58%) HND
7 1 (0.58%) MCSE
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (4.62%) QA
3 4 (2.31%) SLA
4 3 (1.73%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.58%) EMIR
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.58%) ISO13485
System Software
1 40 (23.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.05%) XenApp
5 4 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.73%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.58%) NDS
8 1 (0.58%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 22 (12.72%) SCCM
2 6 (3.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 104 (60.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.51%) Citrix
2 13 (7.51%) VMware
3 11 (6.36%) HP
4 6 (3.47%) Altiris
4 6 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (3.47%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.89%) Oracle
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco
6 4 (2.31%) Cognos
7 3 (1.73%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.73%) SAP
7 3 (1.73%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.16%) Adobe
8 2 (1.16%) Dell
8 2 (1.16%) EMC
8 2 (1.16%) Google
8 2 (1.16%) IBM
8 2 (1.16%) iManage
9 1 (0.58%) Avaya
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