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 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 63 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 80 125 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.15% 3.92% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 33.06% 34.15% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 50 68
Median daily rate £258 £240 £224
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% +7.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 14
Median hourly rate £14.41 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £18.65 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.99
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.08%
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
242 366 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.53% 11.47% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 168 176
Median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 19
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £116.00 £44.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -12 35 £255 +18.60% 4
Glasgow -5 27 £315 -3.07% 2
Renfrewshire -21 7 £255 +6.64%
Aberdeen +4 4 - -
Highlands +9 1 £150 -
Fife +6 1 £320 +11.11% 1
Lanarkshire +6 1 £100 -2.43%
Scottish Borders -4 1 £105 -8.69%
Moray - 1 £125 -
Stirling - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 96 (59.63%) Microsoft
2 68 (42.24%) MS Excel
3 59 (36.65%) Windows
4 55 (34.16%) Finance
5 43 (26.71%) Active Directory
6 39 (24.22%) Change Management
7 34 (21.12%) SharePoint
8 32 (19.88%) Banking
9 29 (18.01%) SQL
10 26 (16.15%) Data Centre
11 25 (15.53%) MS Project
12 23 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 22 (13.66%) MS PowerPoint
14 21 (13.04%) Citrix
14 21 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (12.42%) Security Cleared
15 20 (12.42%) ITIL
15 20 (12.42%) Project Management
16 19 (11.80%) Windows Server
17 18 (11.18%) Hyper-V
17 18 (11.18%) MS Visio
17 18 (11.18%) MS Exchange
17 18 (11.18%) Business Analysis
18 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (10.56%) Office 365
19 16 (9.94%) Service Management
20 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (9.32%) Windows XP
20 15 (9.32%) VMware
20 15 (9.32%) Windows 10

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 34 (21.12%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.18%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.11%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.86%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.24%) CMS
7 2 (1.24%) Confluence
7 2 (1.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.62%) IIS
8 1 (0.62%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 68 (42.24%) MS Excel
2 25 (15.53%) MS Project
3 22 (13.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (11.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) assyst
2 3 (1.86%) Cognos Controller
2 3 (1.86%) Sonata
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.24%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.62%) AdWords
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) DNS
2 7 (4.35%) DHCP
3 6 (3.73%) Intranet
3 6 (3.73%) LAN
4 5 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.11%) WAN
5 4 (2.48%) Firewall
5 4 (2.48%) Internet
6 2 (1.24%) SAN
6 2 (1.24%) VPN
6 2 (1.24%) Wireless
7 1 (0.62%) Broadband
7 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.86%) GIS
2 3 (1.86%) MS Access
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.24%) Power BI
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.62%) QGIS
4 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (7.45%) JIRA
2 6 (3.73%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.24%) Selenium
General
1 55 (34.16%) Finance
2 32 (19.88%) Banking
3 13 (8.07%) Retail
4 12 (7.45%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.35%) Law
6 5 (3.11%) Legal
7 4 (2.48%) Electronics
7 4 (2.48%) Military
8 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (32.30%) Analyst
2 16 (9.94%) Project Manager
3 14 (8.70%) Administrator
4 11 (6.83%) Change Analyst
4 11 (6.83%) Test Analyst
5 10 (6.21%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.21%) Change Manager
5 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (5.59%) IT Support
7 8 (4.97%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.73%) Build Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Digital Project Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.11%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.62%) .NET
1 1 (0.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 21 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) Clustering
3 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.73%) Replication
4 5 (3.11%) CMDB
5 4 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.24%) Blog
7 2 (1.24%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.24%) NHS
7 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.24%) Statistics
8 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (36.65%) Windows
2 23 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 19 (11.80%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.32%) Windows 10
4 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (9.32%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.73%) AIX
9 4 (2.48%) Linux
10 1 (0.62%) Android
10 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.62%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.22%) Change Management
2 20 (12.42%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) Project Management
3 18 (11.18%) Business Analysis
4 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (9.94%) Service Management
6 13 (8.07%) PRINCE2
7 12 (7.45%) Software Testing
8 11 (6.83%) Migration
8 11 (6.83%) Process Improvement
8 11 (6.83%) Process Management
8 11 (6.83%) Server Virtualisation
9 10 (6.21%) Scrum
10 9 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.97%) Test Scripting
11 8 (4.97%) Time Management
11 8 (4.97%) Validation
12 7 (4.35%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.01%) SQL
2 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.11%) Java
4 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.86%) C
5 3 (1.86%) VBA
6 2 (1.24%) VB
7 1 (0.62%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.62%) Perl
7 1 (0.62%) Python
7 1 (0.62%) R
7 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.59%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.59%) MCITP
3 9 (5.59%) MCTS
4 6 (3.73%) MCP
4 6 (3.73%) MCSA
4 6 (3.73%) MCSE
5 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.86%) Degree
6 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.24%) HND
7 2 (1.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.62%) ACCA
8 1 (0.62%) CCA
8 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (5.59%) QA
3 8 (4.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.62%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.62%) P3O
4 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (26.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.18%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.83%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.73%) Netcool
2 6 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (59.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.04%) Citrix
3 15 (9.32%) VMware
4 9 (5.59%) HP
5 8 (4.97%) Oracle
6 7 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.73%) Altiris
7 6 (3.73%) Intel Security
7 6 (3.73%) Sitecore
7 6 (3.73%) Veritas
8 4 (2.48%) Cognos
8 4 (2.48%) Nintex
9 3 (1.86%) Apple
9 3 (1.86%) FNZ
9 3 (1.86%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.86%) SAP
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco
10 2 (1.24%) EMC
10 2 (1.24%) IBM
10 2 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
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