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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 68 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 82 139 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.79% 4.70% 5.29%
As % of the Applications category 21.98% 37.47% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 70
Median daily rate £230 £288 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.13% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £114 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £293 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
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
373 371 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.70% 12.54% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 193 153
Median daily rate £325 £315 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 18
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £36.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -14 43 £260 -9.72% 8
Glasgow -21 16 £161 -57.00% 4
Renfrewshire -40 10 £267 +0.09%
Fife +8 3 - -
Scottish Borders -2 2 £190 +65.21%
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen -3 1 £110 -4.34%
Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 87 (57.62%) Microsoft
2 63 (41.72%) Windows
2 63 (41.72%) MS Excel
3 48 (31.79%) Finance
4 39 (25.83%) Active Directory
5 31 (20.53%) SQL
6 26 (17.22%) Banking
7 24 (15.89%) Change Management
8 23 (15.23%) MS Exchange
9 22 (14.57%) Business Analysis
10 21 (13.91%) Windows 7
11 20 (13.25%) Windows Server
11 20 (13.25%) MS Project
12 18 (11.92%) SharePoint
12 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
13 17 (11.26%) MS Visio
14 16 (10.60%) ITIL
14 16 (10.60%) SCCM
15 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
15 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (9.93%) Project Management
16 14 (9.27%) Disclosure Scotland
17 13 (8.61%) Windows 8
17 13 (8.61%) MS PowerPoint
18 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (7.95%) VMware
18 12 (7.95%) HP
18 12 (7.95%) Citrix
19 11 (7.28%) DNS
19 11 (7.28%) Process Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 23 (15.23%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.92%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.99%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.32%) CMS
6 2 (1.32%) SAS
7 1 (0.66%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 63 (41.72%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.25%) MS Project
3 17 (11.26%) MS Visio
4 13 (8.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.64%) assyst
2 3 (1.99%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.66%) AdWords
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.28%) DNS
2 8 (5.30%) DHCP
3 6 (3.97%) LAN
3 6 (3.97%) VPN
3 6 (3.97%) WAN
4 5 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.65%) Firewall
6 3 (1.99%) Broadband
6 3 (1.99%) Internet
6 3 (1.99%) Intranet
6 3 (1.99%) SAN
7 2 (1.32%) Wireless
8 1 (0.66%) 3G
8 1 (0.66%) ADSL
8 1 (0.66%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.99%) MS Access
3 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.32%) GIS
4 2 (1.32%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.66%) QGIS
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 48 (31.79%) Finance
2 26 (17.22%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Retail
4 6 (3.97%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Law
5 3 (1.99%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (31.79%) Analyst
2 17 (11.26%) Business Analyst
3 16 (10.60%) IT Support
4 12 (7.95%) Administrator
5 11 (7.28%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.62%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.64%) Change Manager
8 6 (3.97%) Build Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) Digital Project Manager
8 6 (3.97%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.31%) Change Analyst
9 5 (3.31%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.31%) Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.31%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.65%) Architect
10 4 (2.65%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.97%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.97%) NHS
3 6 (3.97%) Replication
4 5 (3.31%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.65%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.65%) CMDB
6 3 (1.99%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.99%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.99%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.99%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) Blog
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Statistics
8 1 (0.66%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 63 (41.72%) Windows
2 21 (13.91%) Windows 7
3 20 (13.25%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.61%) Windows 8
5 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.64%) Linux
6 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.64%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.66%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.89%) Change Management
2 22 (14.57%) Business Analysis
3 16 (10.60%) ITIL
4 15 (9.93%) Project Management
5 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (7.28%) Process Improvement
6 11 (7.28%) Process Management
7 9 (5.96%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.96%) Data Analysis
7 9 (5.96%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.30%) Scrum
8 8 (5.30%) Time Management
9 7 (4.64%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.64%) Service Management
9 7 (4.64%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.53%) SQL
2 6 (3.97%) VBA
3 5 (3.31%) VB
4 4 (2.65%) Perl
4 4 (2.65%) Python
5 3 (1.99%) C
5 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.32%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) Java
6 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (0.66%) C++
7 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.66%) R
7 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (5.96%) MCP
3 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.65%) Degree
5 3 (1.99%) ISEB
5 3 (1.99%) MCITP
5 3 (1.99%) MCTS
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) ACCA
7 1 (0.66%) HNC
7 1 (0.66%) HND
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.30%) QA
2 8 (5.30%) SLA
3 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.66%) EMIR
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.66%) ISO13485
System Software
1 39 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.64%) XenApp
4 5 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.99%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (10.60%) SCCM
2 6 (3.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 87 (57.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) Citrix
2 12 (7.95%) HP
2 12 (7.95%) VMware
3 6 (3.97%) Altiris
3 6 (3.97%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (3.97%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.65%) Cisco
4 4 (2.65%) Cognos
4 4 (2.65%) Oracle
4 4 (2.65%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.99%) Hyperion
5 3 (1.99%) SAP
6 2 (1.32%) Adobe
6 2 (1.32%) EMC
6 2 (1.32%) Google
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Motorola
7 1 (0.66%) Pega
7 1 (0.66%) Planview
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