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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 74 90 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.75% 3.14% 3.77%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 32.49% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 62
Median daily rate £233 £250 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £107 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £344 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £11.76 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.60 £61.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
222 277 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.26% 9.67% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 172 141
Median daily rate £315 £275 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £416 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
Median hourly rate £19.25 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +15 31 £159 -36.50% 5
Glasgow -10 17 £195 +30.00%
Renfrewshire +9 14 £273 +9.00%
Fife -2 3 £188 -22.68% 1
Aberdeen -7 3 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £160 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 104 (64.60%) Microsoft
2 72 (44.72%) Windows
3 62 (38.51%) MS Excel
4 51 (31.68%) Windows 7
5 48 (29.81%) Active Directory
6 37 (22.98%) Change Management
7 36 (22.36%) Finance
7 36 (22.36%) SQL
7 36 (22.36%) Office 365
8 35 (21.74%) Windows 10
8 35 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (21.12%) SharePoint
10 32 (19.88%) Software Testing
11 31 (19.25%) Citrix
11 31 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (18.63%) Hyper-V
12 30 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (18.63%) Windows XP
13 26 (16.15%) Server Virtualisation
14 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
15 23 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (13.66%) Banking
17 21 (13.04%) ISTQB
18 20 (12.42%) StarTeam
18 20 (12.42%) MCTS
18 20 (12.42%) MCITP
18 20 (12.42%) Test Scripting
18 20 (12.42%) Clustering
18 20 (12.42%) Veritas

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 11 (6.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.11%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.48%) Confluence
4 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.48%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.86%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.62%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 62 (38.51%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (8.07%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.59%) MS Project
5 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.62%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Sonata
2 3 (1.86%) assyst
2 3 (1.86%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) Intranet
1 4 (2.48%) VPN
2 3 (1.86%) HTTP
2 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.62%) LAN
4 1 (0.62%) SAN
4 1 (0.62%) VoIP
4 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
1 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
1 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.48%) QlikView
3 3 (1.86%) Power BI
3 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.62%) GIS
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (12.42%) StarTeam
2 10 (6.21%) JIRA
3 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.62%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.62%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 36 (22.36%) Finance
2 22 (13.66%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Retail
3 9 (5.59%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Law
5 4 (2.48%) Electronics
5 4 (2.48%) Legal
5 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.48%) Military
6 3 (1.86%) Billing
7 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (35.40%) Analyst
2 16 (9.94%) Test Analyst
3 15 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (8.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.21%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 9 (5.59%) Administrator
7 9 (5.59%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.97%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.35%) Tester
10 6 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.73%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.73%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.11%) Coordinator
11 5 (3.11%) Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Senior Manager
11 5 (3.11%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) .NET
2 3 (1.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (1.86%) Entity Framework
2 3 (1.86%) RESTful
3 2 (1.24%) Web Services
4 1 (0.62%) WSDL
4 1 (0.62%) XML
4 1 (0.62%) XSD
4 1 (0.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.42%) Clustering
3 11 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.11%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.86%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.86%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.24%) CMDB
8 2 (1.24%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.24%) User Experience
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.62%) Derivative
9 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.62%) EMV
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
9 1 (0.62%) NHS
9 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (44.72%) Windows
2 51 (31.68%) Windows 7
3 35 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 35 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (18.63%) Windows XP
6 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (12.42%) AIX
8 11 (6.83%) Windows Server
9 9 (5.59%) Linux
10 5 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.24%) Android
11 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.98%) Change Management
2 32 (19.88%) Software Testing
3 26 (16.15%) Server Virtualisation
4 20 (12.42%) Test Scripting
5 17 (10.56%) Migration
6 16 (9.94%) Smoke Testing
7 15 (9.32%) ITIL
8 14 (8.70%) Project Management
8 14 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (8.07%) Business Analysis
10 11 (6.83%) PRINCE2
10 11 (6.83%) Service Management
11 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.35%) Manual Testing
13 6 (3.73%) Asset Management
13 6 (3.73%) Configuration Management
13 6 (3.73%) Information Management
13 6 (3.73%) Wealth Management
14 5 (3.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.36%) SQL
2 9 (5.59%) VBA
3 7 (4.35%) Java
4 6 (3.73%) Python
4 6 (3.73%) VB
5 5 (3.11%) C#
5 5 (3.11%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.86%) Perl
7 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.24%) C
9 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 20 (12.42%) MCITP
4 20 (12.42%) MCSA
4 20 (12.42%) MCSE
4 20 (12.42%) MCTS
5 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.73%) Degree
7 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.86%) CGEIT
9 3 (1.86%) CISA
9 3 (1.86%) CRISC
10 2 (1.24%) CISSP
10 2 (1.24%) MCP
10 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.62%) CCA
11 1 (0.62%) HND
11 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) COBIT
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) P3O
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 48 (29.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.63%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.42%) McAfee ePO
1 20 (12.42%) Netcool
2 9 (5.59%) SCCM
3 2 (1.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (64.60%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.25%) Citrix
3 20 (12.42%) Intel Security
3 20 (12.42%) Veritas
4 10 (6.21%) Oracle
5 5 (3.11%) FNZ
5 5 (3.11%) Lotus
5 5 (3.11%) VMware
6 4 (2.48%) IBM
6 4 (2.48%) Nintex
6 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.86%) Apple
7 3 (1.86%) Infor
8 2 (1.24%) Dell
9 1 (0.62%) BMC
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco
9 1 (0.62%) HP
9 1 (0.62%) i2
9 1 (0.62%) Mitel
9 1 (0.62%) Remedy
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