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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 143 132 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.22% 5.34% 4.94%
As % of the Applications category 41.81% 44.90% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 56
Average daily rate
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£225 £270 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £104 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £401 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £251 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.22 £13.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £19.80 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.57%
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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
342 294 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.48% 11.89% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 150 137
Average daily rate £304 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £9.05 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.80 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +3 59 £150 -47.91% 8
Glasgow -22 30 £258 +9.94% 4
Aberdeen +7 13 £225 +28.57%
Stirling - 5 - - 1
Fife +1 4 - - 2
Dundee +7 3 £275 +120.00% 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 141 (49.65%) Microsoft
2 140 (49.30%) Windows
3 110 (38.73%) MS Excel
4 72 (25.35%) Active Directory
5 68 (23.94%) Windows 7
6 58 (20.42%) Finance
7 55 (19.37%) Security Cleared
8 51 (17.96%) Windows XP
9 49 (17.25%) SC Cleared
10 46 (16.20%) ITIL
11 42 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (14.44%) SQL
13 40 (14.08%) MS Project
13 40 (14.08%) Project Management
14 39 (13.73%) SharePoint
15 38 (13.38%) MS Exchange
16 31 (10.92%) HP
17 26 (9.15%) VMware
18 25 (8.80%) SCCM
19 24 (8.45%) Citrix
19 24 (8.45%) VBA
20 23 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (7.75%) SQL Server
21 22 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
22 21 (7.39%) DHCP
22 21 (7.39%) DNS
22 21 (7.39%) Banking
23 20 (7.04%) MS Visio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 38 (13.38%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.82%) CMS
5 8 (2.82%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.76%) SAS
8 2 (0.70%) TWiki
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) Lync
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
9 1 (0.35%) CICS
9 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.35%) FileNet
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 110 (38.73%) MS Excel
2 40 (14.08%) MS Project
3 22 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (7.04%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.76%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.41%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) assyst
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.06%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.70%) Agresso
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.39%) DHCP
1 21 (7.39%) DNS
2 13 (4.58%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.23%) VPN
4 11 (3.87%) LAN
4 11 (3.87%) SAN
5 8 (2.82%) Intranet
5 8 (2.82%) Firewall
6 7 (2.46%) VoIP
7 6 (2.11%) WAN
7 6 (2.11%) Network Security
8 5 (1.76%) Internet
9 4 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.06%) Junos
10 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.70%) Wireless
11 2 (0.70%) RIP
12 1 (0.35%) SNMP
12 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (2.46%) MS Access
5 5 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.06%) Cognos Impromptu
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.70%) QlikView
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) PVCS
2 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.35%) Toad
2 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 58 (20.42%) Finance
2 21 (7.39%) Banking
3 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.06%) Advertising
4 2 (0.70%) Marketing
4 2 (0.70%) Retail
4 2 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.35%) Electronics
5 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.35%) Front Office
5 1 (0.35%) Billing
5 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) German Language
5 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (32.75%) Analyst
2 23 (8.10%) Desktop Support
3 22 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (7.04%) Support Analyst
4 20 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.34%) Business Analyst
5 18 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 14 (4.93%) Build Engineer
7 13 (4.58%) PMO Analyst
8 12 (4.23%) IT Support
8 12 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.23%) Service Analyst
9 11 (3.87%) Administrator
9 11 (3.87%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (3.52%) Coordinator
10 10 (3.52%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.17%) Trainer
12 8 (2.82%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.17%) HTML
1 9 (3.17%) .NET
2 3 (1.06%) EDI
3 2 (0.70%) XML
3 2 (0.70%) Flash
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) Ajax
4 1 (0.35%) jQuery
4 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.69%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.28%) Replication
4 11 (3.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.46%) PDA
6 6 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.11%) E-Learning
7 4 (1.41%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.41%) iPhone
7 4 (1.41%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.06%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.06%) GIS
8 3 (1.06%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.70%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.70%) PMI
9 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 140 (49.30%) Windows
2 68 (23.94%) Windows 7
3 51 (17.96%) Windows XP
4 42 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.93%) Linux
6 8 (2.82%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.46%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.11%) UNIX
9 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.70%) Android
10 2 (0.70%) SUSE
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.35%) AIX
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.20%) ITIL
2 40 (14.08%) Project Management
3 23 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (7.04%) PRINCE2
5 18 (6.34%) Service Management
6 15 (5.28%) Project Planning
7 13 (4.58%) Release Management
7 13 (4.58%) Migration
8 11 (3.87%) Time Management
9 10 (3.52%) Change Control
10 9 (3.17%) ITIL V3
10 9 (3.17%) Business Analysis
11 8 (2.82%) Unit Testing
11 8 (2.82%) Information Security
11 8 (2.82%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.82%) ERP
11 8 (2.82%) Software Deployment
12 7 (2.46%) ITSM
12 7 (2.46%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.46%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.44%) SQL
2 24 (8.45%) VBA
3 12 (4.23%) C#
4 6 (2.11%) Perl
5 5 (1.76%) VB
5 5 (1.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.06%) Python
7 2 (0.70%) C-shell
7 2 (0.70%) Korn
7 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) REXX
8 1 (0.35%) Tcl
8 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) JCL
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (19.37%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.25%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.04%) Degree
4 9 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.46%) PMP
5 7 (2.46%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.41%) CCNP
7 4 (1.41%) MCP
8 3 (1.06%) HND
8 3 (1.06%) CCNA
8 3 (1.06%) CISSP
8 3 (1.06%) MOS
8 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.23%) SLA
2 9 (3.17%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 72 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.17%) vSphere
4 7 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.06%) XenApp
6 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.70%) vCloud
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 25 (8.80%) SCCM
2 14 (4.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.11%) WSUS
5 5 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.06%) SCOM
7 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.70%) nmon
7 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.35%) WMI
8 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.35%) Legato
8 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 141 (49.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.92%) HP
3 26 (9.15%) VMware
4 24 (8.45%) Citrix
5 13 (4.58%) Altiris
6 10 (3.52%) Dell
6 10 (3.52%) Cisco
7 9 (3.17%) Adobe
8 8 (2.82%) Oracle
8 8 (2.82%) Lotus
9 7 (2.46%) McAfee
10 6 (2.11%) Symantec
10 6 (2.11%) EMC
10 6 (2.11%) CA
11 5 (1.76%) CommVault
11 5 (1.76%) Compaq
11 5 (1.76%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.06%) Lumension
12 3 (1.06%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.06%) Crossbeam
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