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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 106 119 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.79% 4.82% 6.13%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 38.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 73
Average daily rate
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£294 £150 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £97 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £203 £273
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -25.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.60 £18.55 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
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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
265 307 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.47% 12.43% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 129 164
Average daily rate £325 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £19.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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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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 0 44 £270 +27.05% 10
Glasgow -15 19 £110 -34.81% 4
Stirling - 11 £238 -
Aberdeen +2 6 £363 +205.26% 1
Fife +1 4 £158 -
West Lothian - 1 £255 -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 133 (53.41%) Microsoft
2 120 (48.19%) Windows
3 89 (35.74%) MS Excel
4 63 (25.30%) Windows 7
5 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
6 52 (20.88%) SQL
7 51 (20.48%) Finance
8 46 (18.47%) Security Cleared
9 45 (18.07%) SharePoint
10 41 (16.47%) SC Cleared
11 40 (16.06%) MS Project
12 36 (14.46%) ITIL
13 32 (12.85%) MS Exchange
13 32 (12.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (11.65%) HP
15 28 (11.24%) MS PowerPoint
15 28 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (10.84%) Project Management
16 27 (10.84%) Banking
17 26 (10.44%) VMware
18 24 (9.64%) Windows XP
18 24 (9.64%) SCCM
19 23 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (8.84%) Degree
20 22 (8.84%) MS Visio
20 22 (8.84%) DNS
21 20 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
21 20 (8.03%) DHCP
22 19 (7.63%) VBA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 45 (18.07%) SharePoint
2 32 (12.85%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.21%) CMS
4 8 (3.21%) SAS
5 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.61%) FileNet
7 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) Lync
9 1 (0.40%) TWiki
9 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.40%) Documentum
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 89 (35.74%) MS Excel
2 40 (16.06%) MS Project
3 28 (11.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (8.84%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Eagle STAR
1 3 (1.20%) assyst
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.20%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
1 1 (0.40%) PaaS
1 1 (0.40%) IaaS
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.84%) DNS
2 20 (8.03%) DHCP
3 12 (4.82%) LAN
4 9 (3.61%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.61%) VPN
4 9 (3.61%) Intranet
4 9 (3.61%) SAN
5 8 (3.21%) Firewall
6 7 (2.81%) Network Security
6 7 (2.81%) WAN
7 6 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.01%) Junos
9 4 (1.61%) VoIP
9 4 (1.61%) Internet
10 2 (0.80%) SSL
10 2 (0.80%) SNMP
10 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.40%) RIP
11 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.20%) QlikView
7 3 (1.20%) MS Access
8 2 (0.80%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.80%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) DB2
9 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.21%) PVCS
2 3 (1.20%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.80%) Toad
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Checkstyle
4 1 (0.40%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 51 (20.48%) Finance
2 27 (10.84%) Banking
3 7 (2.81%) Retail
4 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.80%) Advertising
5 2 (0.80%) Publishing
5 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 78 (31.33%) Analyst
2 21 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (6.02%) Service Analyst
3 15 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (5.62%) Support Analyst
4 14 (5.62%) Project Manager
4 14 (5.62%) Build Engineer
5 13 (5.22%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.82%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.82%) Desktop Support
6 12 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (4.42%) Administrator
8 10 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (3.61%) IT Support
9 9 (3.61%) PMO Analyst
10 8 (3.21%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.21%) Developer
11 7 (2.81%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (2.81%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.62%) HTML
2 10 (4.02%) .NET
3 4 (1.61%) XML
4 3 (1.20%) JSP
4 3 (1.20%) Web Services
5 2 (0.80%) COM
5 2 (0.80%) SPNEGO
6 1 (0.40%) OAuth
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.40%) JAXB
6 1 (0.40%) Flash
6 1 (0.40%) EDI
6 1 (0.40%) XSD
6 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.62%) Replication
3 11 (4.42%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.02%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.02%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (4.02%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.81%) E-Learning
7 5 (2.01%) Learning Management System
7 5 (2.01%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.01%) PDA
7 5 (2.01%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.01%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.01%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.61%) iPhone
9 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.80%) SCORM
10 2 (0.80%) PMI
10 2 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (48.19%) Windows
2 63 (25.30%) Windows 7
3 32 (12.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (9.64%) Windows XP
6 13 (5.22%) Linux
7 9 (3.61%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.61%) UNIX
8 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.80%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.46%) ITIL
2 27 (10.84%) Project Management
3 20 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (5.62%) Business Analysis
5 12 (4.82%) Service Management
5 12 (4.82%) Change Management
5 12 (4.82%) PRINCE2
5 12 (4.82%) Time Management
6 9 (3.61%) Data Management
6 9 (3.61%) Workflow
6 9 (3.61%) Programme Management
7 8 (3.21%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.21%) Project Planning
7 8 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (3.21%) Release Management
7 8 (3.21%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.21%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.81%) Software Testing
8 7 (2.81%) Data Analysis
8 7 (2.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.88%) SQL
2 19 (7.63%) VBA
3 14 (5.62%) C#
4 12 (4.82%) PL/SQL
5 11 (4.42%) Perl
6 8 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.01%) VB
8 4 (1.61%) Java
9 3 (1.20%) Python
10 2 (0.80%) REXX
10 2 (0.80%) Tcl
11 1 (0.40%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) C
11 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (18.47%) Security Cleared
2 41 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.84%) Degree
4 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.81%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.41%) PMP
6 6 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.01%) HND
8 4 (1.61%) CCNP
8 4 (1.61%) CISSP
9 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.20%) MOS
9 3 (1.20%) MCDST
9 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.20%) CCNA
10 2 (0.80%) CISA
10 2 (0.80%) CCAB
10 2 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.62%) QA
2 7 (2.81%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.81%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.61%) vSphere
4 5 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.20%) vCloud
7 2 (0.80%) Firmware
7 2 (0.80%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.40%) RACF
Systems Management
1 24 (9.64%) SCCM
2 15 (6.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (4.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.61%) WSUS
5 2 (0.80%) WMI
5 2 (0.80%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 133 (53.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.65%) HP
3 26 (10.44%) VMware
4 16 (6.43%) Oracle
5 12 (4.82%) Altiris
6 11 (4.42%) Citrix
7 10 (4.02%) Cisco
7 10 (4.02%) Dell
8 6 (2.41%) Adobe
8 6 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.01%) TippingPoint
9 5 (2.01%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.01%) Crossbeam
9 5 (2.01%) F5
9 5 (2.01%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.01%) McAfee
9 5 (2.01%) Symantec
9 5 (2.01%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.01%) Juniper
9 5 (2.01%) Compaq
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