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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 146 150 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.99% 6.13% 4.68%
As % of the Applications category 42.07% 50.17% 46.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 59
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£325 £248 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.31% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £100 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.50 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +7.40%
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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
347 299 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.86% 12.22% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 126 118
Average daily rate £345 £327 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £121 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £10.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +48.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £78.25 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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
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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 +7 61 £325 +35.41% 7
Glasgow -6 41 £425 +26.86% 6
Aberdeen -4 11 £115 -17.85% 4
Stirling -7 6 - - 1
West Lothian -6 3 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £105 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Falkirk - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 2
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 128 (52.89%) Microsoft
2 94 (38.84%) MS Excel
3 82 (33.88%) Windows
4 71 (29.34%) Finance
5 48 (19.83%) Banking
6 44 (18.18%) Project Management
7 41 (16.94%) Windows 7
8 39 (16.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 38 (15.70%) MS Project
10 34 (14.05%) SharePoint
11 30 (12.40%) ITIL
12 29 (11.98%) Active Directory
13 26 (10.74%) SQL
14 23 (9.50%) Change Management
14 23 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (9.09%) Business Analysis
15 22 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (9.09%) HP
16 21 (8.68%) MS Exchange
17 20 (8.26%) Security Cleared
18 19 (7.85%) SC Cleared
19 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (7.44%) Data Analysis
19 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
20 17 (7.02%) SCCM
20 17 (7.02%) Migration
20 17 (7.02%) Windows XP
21 16 (6.61%) Degree
22 15 (6.20%) VMware
22 15 (6.20%) MS Visio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 34 (14.05%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.31%) Lync
4 6 (2.48%) SAS
5 5 (2.07%) FileNet
5 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.65%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.24%) IIS
7 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.83%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.83%) CMS
8 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.83%) Documentum
9 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 94 (38.84%) MS Excel
2 39 (16.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (15.70%) MS Project
4 15 (6.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.48%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Maximo
1 2 (0.83%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) SaaS
1 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.41%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.37%) LAN
2 8 (3.31%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.31%) Firewall
3 7 (2.89%) DNS
3 7 (2.89%) WAN
4 5 (2.07%) DHCP
4 5 (2.07%) VPN
4 5 (2.07%) SAN
4 5 (2.07%) Network Security
5 3 (1.24%) Junos
5 3 (1.24%) Internet
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.83%) VLAN
6 2 (0.83%) SSL
6 2 (0.83%) SNMP
6 2 (0.83%) Broadband
6 2 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.24%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) QlikView
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) PVCS
2 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.41%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) Checkstyle
3 1 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
3 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.41%) JUnit
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (29.34%) Finance
2 48 (19.83%) Banking
3 11 (4.55%) Retail
4 6 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Back Office
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Front Office
6 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (41.74%) Analyst
2 31 (12.81%) Business Analyst
3 24 (9.92%) Service Analyst
4 23 (9.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 18 (7.44%) Administrator
7 16 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (6.61%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.37%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
10 9 (3.72%) IT Support
11 7 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (2.89%) Developer
11 7 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (2.48%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.48%) Trainer
12 6 (2.48%) Coordinator
12 6 (2.48%) Desktop Support
12 6 (2.48%) 1st Line Support
13 4 (1.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.07%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.24%) .NET
2 3 (1.24%) JSP
2 3 (1.24%) Web Services
2 3 (1.24%) XML
2 3 (1.24%) SPNEGO
3 2 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.41%) XSD
4 1 (0.41%) Flash
4 1 (0.41%) JAXB
4 1 (0.41%) J2EE
4 1 (0.41%) COM
4 1 (0.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.31%) E-Learning
4 6 (2.48%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.48%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.48%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.48%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.65%) Replication
6 3 (1.24%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.24%) PDA
6 3 (1.24%) SCORM
6 3 (1.24%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.83%) NHS
7 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 82 (33.88%) Windows
2 41 (16.94%) Windows 7
3 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.02%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.13%) Windows 8
5 10 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.48%) Linux
7 3 (1.24%) UNIX
7 3 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.18%) Project Management
2 30 (12.40%) ITIL
3 23 (9.50%) Change Management
4 22 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 18 (7.44%) Data Analysis
6 17 (7.02%) Migration
7 14 (5.79%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.37%) Service Management
9 12 (4.96%) Time Management
10 9 (3.72%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.72%) Validation
10 9 (3.72%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.31%) Project Planning
11 8 (3.31%) Supplier Management
12 7 (2.89%) Workflow
12 7 (2.89%) Process Management
13 6 (2.48%) Programme Management
13 6 (2.48%) Asset Management
13 6 (2.48%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.74%) SQL
2 6 (2.48%) PL/SQL
2 6 (2.48%) Java
3 4 (1.65%) Perl
4 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.83%) C
5 2 (0.83%) C#
5 2 (0.83%) VB
5 2 (0.83%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) REXX
6 1 (0.41%) Tcl
6 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.61%) Degree
4 5 (2.07%) HND
4 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.83%) PMP
5 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.83%) ISEB
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) MCP
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) ACCA
6 1 (0.41%) CISA
6 1 (0.41%) CIMA
6 1 (0.41%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.96%) QA
2 9 (3.72%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.07%) SLA
5 3 (1.24%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (11.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.65%) vSphere
4 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.83%) XenApp
5 2 (0.83%) Firmware
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (7.02%) SCCM
2 7 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.83%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 128 (52.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.09%) HP
3 15 (6.20%) VMware
4 13 (5.37%) Adobe
5 10 (4.13%) Oracle
5 10 (4.13%) Remedy
6 8 (3.31%) EMC
7 7 (2.89%) Citrix
7 7 (2.89%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.89%) Cisco
8 6 (2.48%) Dell
8 6 (2.48%) Lotus
9 5 (2.07%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.65%) CA
10 4 (1.65%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.24%) F5
11 3 (1.24%) Crossbeam
11 3 (1.24%) TippingPoint
11 3 (1.24%) Juniper
11 3 (1.24%) Riverbed
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