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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 94 122 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.69% 4.61% 5.95%
As % of the Applications category 35.07% 42.51% 49.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 79 45
Average daily rate £278 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £95 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
268 287 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.52% 10.85% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 172 103
Average daily rate £310 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £113 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £451 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +77.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Glasgow +22 40 £195 +69.56% 6
Edinburgh -41 25 £290 -10.76% 2
Fife +5 5 £320 +124.56%
Inverclyde 0 5 £350 +274.33%
Renfrewshire -14 5 £96 -72.65% 1
Stirling 0 2 £340 +43.15%
Scottish Borders +1 1 £105 -10.63% 1
West Lothian +1 1 £120 +11.63%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £188 - 1
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 91 (52.30%) Microsoft
2 79 (45.40%) MS Excel
3 66 (37.93%) Windows
4 53 (30.46%) Finance
5 41 (23.56%) Windows 7
6 26 (14.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 25 (14.37%) Banking
8 24 (13.79%) Business Analysis
8 24 (13.79%) Migration
8 24 (13.79%) SQL
8 24 (13.79%) Active Directory
9 23 (13.22%) MS Visio
10 20 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (10.92%) SCCM
11 19 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (9.77%) Degree
12 17 (9.77%) Project Management
13 16 (9.20%) ITIL
14 14 (8.05%) Disclosure Scotland
14 14 (8.05%) Windows Server
15 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
15 13 (7.47%) Windows 8
15 13 (7.47%) MS Project
16 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
17 11 (6.32%) Management Information System
17 11 (6.32%) Data Migration
18 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (5.75%) SDLC
18 10 (5.75%) Business Process Mapping

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.15%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.57%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.57%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.57%) Lync
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.57%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.57%) TWiki
Applications
1 79 (45.40%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (13.22%) MS Visio
4 13 (7.47%) MS Project
5 2 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.57%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.57%) InDesign
6 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.30%) assyst
3 2 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.57%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Office 365
2 3 (1.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.45%) VPN
2 5 (2.87%) LAN
3 4 (2.30%) Broadband
3 4 (2.30%) SAN
3 4 (2.30%) VoIP
3 4 (2.30%) WAN
4 3 (1.72%) WebEx
5 2 (1.15%) 3G
5 2 (1.15%) ADSL
5 2 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.57%) DHCP
6 1 (0.57%) DNS
6 1 (0.57%) Firewall
6 1 (0.57%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) Intranet
6 1 (0.57%) IPv4
6 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 6 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.15%) GIS
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.15%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) MS Access
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.15%) JDeveloper
2 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 53 (30.46%) Finance
2 25 (14.37%) Banking
3 5 (2.87%) Legal
4 4 (2.30%) Back Office
4 4 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.30%) Private Banking
5 3 (1.72%) Law
5 3 (1.72%) Marketing
5 3 (1.72%) Retail
5 3 (1.72%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (40.23%) Analyst
2 28 (16.09%) Business Analyst
3 14 (8.05%) Desktop Support
3 14 (8.05%) IT Support
3 14 (8.05%) Service Analyst
4 11 (6.32%) Financial Analyst
5 10 (5.75%) Administrator
6 9 (5.17%) IT Trainer
6 9 (5.17%) Trainer
7 8 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Trainer
8 7 (4.02%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Architect
9 6 (3.45%) Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (2.30%) IT Administrator
11 4 (2.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.57%) Java EE
2 1 (0.57%) XML
2 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.60%) NHS
5 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.72%) User Experience
6 2 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.57%) CCTV
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.57%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.93%) Windows
2 41 (23.56%) Windows 7
3 14 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.47%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.02%) Linux
8 5 (2.87%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.79%) Business Analysis
1 24 (13.79%) Migration
2 20 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (9.77%) Project Management
4 16 (9.20%) ITIL
5 11 (6.32%) Data Migration
6 10 (5.75%) Business Process Mapping
6 10 (5.75%) SDLC
7 9 (5.17%) Project Planning
7 9 (5.17%) User Stories
8 8 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.60%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.60%) CRM
8 8 (4.60%) Manual Testing
9 7 (4.02%) Change Management
9 7 (4.02%) Data Analysis
9 7 (4.02%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.02%) Process Management
9 7 (4.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.79%) SQL
2 6 (3.45%) C#
2 6 (3.45%) Perl
2 6 (3.45%) Python
2 6 (3.45%) VB
2 6 (3.45%) VBA
3 5 (2.87%) Java
4 3 (1.72%) VBScript
5 2 (1.15%) C
5 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (9.77%) Degree
2 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.72%) ISEB
4 3 (1.72%) MCP
5 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) BICSI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) BICSI RCDD
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.57%) HNC
6 1 (0.57%) MCSE
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (4.60%) QA
3 7 (4.02%) SLA
4 4 (2.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.57%) EMIR
System Software
1 24 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.30%) XenApp
5 3 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.15%) Firmware
6 2 (1.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.57%) NDS
7 1 (0.57%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (10.92%) SCCM
2 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 91 (52.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.60%) HP
3 7 (4.02%) Citrix
3 7 (4.02%) VMware
4 6 (3.45%) Cisco
4 6 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (2.87%) Google
6 3 (1.72%) Adobe
6 3 (1.72%) EMC
6 3 (1.72%) McAfee
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle
7 2 (1.15%) Apple
7 2 (1.15%) Dell
7 2 (1.15%) iManage
7 2 (1.15%) Lotus
7 2 (1.15%) Symantec
7 2 (1.15%) Teradata
8 1 (0.57%) Pega
8 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.57%) Twitter
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