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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 146 127 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.29% 5.14% 5.29%
As % of the Applications category 43.45% 41.10% 41.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 60 59
Average daily rate
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£225 £259 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £401 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £19.30 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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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
336 309 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.18% 12.52% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 145 146
Average daily rate £304 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 38
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.90 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.83% -3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +2 54 £130 -54.86% 6
Glasgow -19 33 £215 -8.51% 4
Aberdeen +7 16 £281 +116.34% 3
Stirling - 5 £313 -
Dundee +8 4 £275 +120.00%
Fife -1 4 - - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 3
Scottish Borders - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 146 (51.77%) Windows
2 141 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 105 (37.23%) MS Excel
4 69 (24.47%) Active Directory
4 69 (24.47%) Windows 7
5 60 (21.28%) Security Cleared
6 58 (20.57%) Finance
7 53 (18.79%) SC Cleared
8 48 (17.02%) Windows XP
8 48 (17.02%) ITIL
9 44 (15.60%) SQL
10 40 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (13.48%) SharePoint
11 38 (13.48%) MS Exchange
12 37 (13.12%) MS Project
13 34 (12.06%) Project Management
14 30 (10.64%) HP
15 26 (9.22%) SCCM
16 24 (8.51%) Banking
16 24 (8.51%) Citrix
16 24 (8.51%) VMware
17 23 (8.16%) MS Visio
18 22 (7.80%) MS PowerPoint
19 21 (7.45%) Degree
19 21 (7.45%) VBA
19 21 (7.45%) SQL Server
20 20 (7.09%) DHCP
20 20 (7.09%) DNS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 38 (13.48%) SharePoint
1 38 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.19%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.84%) CMS
6 7 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.13%) SAS
8 2 (0.71%) Lync
8 2 (0.71%) FileNet
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.35%) Documentum
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (37.23%) MS Excel
2 37 (13.12%) MS Project
3 23 (8.16%) MS Visio
4 22 (7.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.77%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.42%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) assyst
2 3 (1.06%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.35%) Agresso
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.09%) DHCP
1 20 (7.09%) DNS
2 14 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.26%) VPN
3 12 (4.26%) LAN
4 11 (3.90%) SAN
5 8 (2.84%) Firewall
5 8 (2.84%) Intranet
5 8 (2.84%) VoIP
6 6 (2.13%) Network Security
6 6 (2.13%) Internet
6 6 (2.13%) WAN
7 4 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.06%) Junos
9 2 (0.71%) Wireless
9 2 (0.71%) SSL
9 2 (0.71%) RIP
9 2 (0.71%) SNMP
10 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (2.48%) MS Access
6 5 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.06%) Cognos Impromptu
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.71%) QlikView
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) PVCS
2 1 (0.35%) Toad
2 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 58 (20.57%) Finance
2 24 (8.51%) Banking
3 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.71%) Marketing
4 2 (0.71%) Back Office
4 2 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) Front Office
5 1 (0.35%) Electronics
5 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 90 (31.91%) Analyst
2 24 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
2 24 (8.51%) Desktop Support
3 22 (7.80%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.09%) Support Analyst
4 20 (7.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 17 (6.03%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (4.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 13 (4.61%) Administrator
7 13 (4.61%) Build Engineer
8 12 (4.26%) Service Analyst
8 12 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
8 12 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (3.90%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.90%) IT Support
10 9 (3.19%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.84%) Trainer
11 8 (2.84%) Applications Support
12 7 (2.48%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.26%) HTML
2 9 (3.19%) .NET
3 3 (1.06%) XML
4 2 (0.71%) Flash
4 2 (0.71%) EDI
5 1 (0.35%) CSS
5 1 (0.35%) JSP
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.35%) Ajax
5 1 (0.35%) jQuery
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 16 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.96%) Replication
5 10 (3.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.48%) PDA
7 6 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.13%) E-Learning
8 5 (1.77%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.77%) iPhone
9 4 (1.42%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.06%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.06%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.71%) iPad
11 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 146 (51.77%) Windows
2 69 (24.47%) Windows 7
3 48 (17.02%) Windows XP
4 40 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.96%) Linux
6 7 (2.48%) Windows Vista
7 6 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.13%) UNIX
8 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.71%) Android
10 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.71%) SUSE
11 1 (0.35%) AIX
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.02%) ITIL
2 34 (12.06%) Project Management
3 20 (7.09%) Service Management
3 20 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (5.67%) PRINCE2
5 13 (4.61%) Project Planning
5 13 (4.61%) Release Management
6 11 (3.90%) Business Analysis
7 9 (3.19%) Information Security
7 9 (3.19%) ITIL V3
7 9 (3.19%) Change Control
8 8 (2.84%) Software Deployment
8 8 (2.84%) Unit Testing
8 8 (2.84%) Time Management
8 8 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (2.84%) Migration
8 8 (2.84%) Workflow
9 7 (2.48%) ITSM
9 7 (2.48%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.48%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.60%) SQL
2 21 (7.45%) VBA
3 13 (4.61%) C#
4 9 (3.19%) Perl
5 6 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.77%) VB
6 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.06%) Python
8 2 (0.71%) C-shell
8 2 (0.71%) Korn
8 2 (0.71%) REXX
8 2 (0.71%) Tcl
9 1 (0.35%) C
9 1 (0.35%) Java
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.79%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.45%) Degree
4 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.48%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.13%) PMP
7 4 (1.42%) CCNP
7 4 (1.42%) CISSP
7 4 (1.42%) MCP
8 3 (1.06%) HND
8 3 (1.06%) CCNA
8 3 (1.06%) MOS
8 3 (1.06%) MCDST
8 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.90%) SLA
2 9 (3.19%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.71%) COBIT
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 69 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.19%) vSphere
4 7 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.06%) XenApp
7 2 (0.71%) vCloud
7 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.35%) RACF
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 26 (9.22%) SCCM
2 15 (5.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.13%) WSUS
5 5 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.42%) SCOM
7 2 (0.71%) nmon
7 2 (0.71%) WMI
7 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.35%) Legato
8 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 141 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.64%) HP
3 24 (8.51%) Citrix
3 24 (8.51%) VMware
4 12 (4.26%) Altiris
5 10 (3.55%) Cisco
5 10 (3.55%) Dell
5 10 (3.55%) Oracle
6 9 (3.19%) Adobe
6 9 (3.19%) Lotus
7 7 (2.48%) McAfee
8 6 (2.13%) Symantec
8 6 (2.13%) EMC
9 5 (1.77%) Compaq
9 5 (1.77%) CA
9 5 (1.77%) CommVault
9 5 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.06%) IBM
10 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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