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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Scotland
Rank 51 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 55 95 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.37% 3.68% 3.92%
As % of the Applications category 31.98% 33.93% 39.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 63
Median daily rate £200 £250 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £96 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.16 - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
172 280 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.54% 10.85% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 177 145
Median daily rate £273 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £130 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £33.71 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% +13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.67 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £42.70 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +9.16%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 18 £140 -41.66% 6
Glasgow -13 13 £232 +42.76% 1
Fife 0 7 £188 -41.40%
Renfrewshire +27 5 £270 +182.13% 1
Dundee -1 3 - -
Aberdeen -10 3 - -
Highlands - 3 - -
Stirling +3 1 - -
Moray - 1 £100 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 91 (63.19%) Microsoft
2 70 (48.61%) Windows
3 62 (43.06%) MS Excel
4 50 (34.72%) Windows 7
5 41 (28.47%) Active Directory
6 31 (21.53%) SQL
6 31 (21.53%) Change Management
6 31 (21.53%) Finance
6 31 (21.53%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (20.83%) Office 365
8 27 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 27 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (17.36%) SharePoint
10 23 (15.97%) Software Testing
10 23 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (14.58%) Windows XP
11 21 (14.58%) Citrix
12 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (13.19%) MS PowerPoint
13 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
14 17 (11.81%) Banking
14 17 (11.81%) Hyper-V
14 17 (11.81%) Server Virtualisation
15 15 (10.42%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (10.42%) Clustering
15 15 (10.42%) Test Scripting
15 15 (10.42%) MCTS
15 15 (10.42%) MCITP
15 15 (10.42%) StarTeam

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 25 (17.36%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.47%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.08%) IBM Domino
4 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.39%) CMS
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (43.06%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.47%) MS Project
5 4 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.69%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Sonata
2 4 (2.78%) assyst
3 3 (2.08%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.83%) Office 365
2 4 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.78%) VPN
3 3 (2.08%) HTTP
3 3 (2.08%) PABX
3 3 (2.08%) Skype
3 3 (2.08%) VoIP
3 3 (2.08%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.78%) QlikView
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.39%) Power BI
6 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (10.42%) StarTeam
2 8 (5.56%) JIRA
3 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.69%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Banking
3 6 (4.17%) Retail
3 6 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.08%) Billing
6 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.39%) Law
6 2 (1.39%) Legal
6 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (30.56%) Analyst
2 13 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (6.94%) Test Analyst
4 9 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 7 (4.86%) Administrator
5 7 (4.86%) Consultant
5 7 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (4.86%) IT Analyst
5 7 (4.86%) IT Technician
5 7 (4.86%) Support Analyst
5 7 (4.86%) Tester
6 6 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 6 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 6 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.47%) Developer
7 5 (3.47%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) .NET
2 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (2.08%) Entity Framework
2 3 (2.08%) RESTful
3 2 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.69%) WSDL
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) XSD
4 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.42%) Clustering
3 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.47%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.78%) Fintech
6 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.08%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.08%) Replication
8 2 (1.39%) PMI
8 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.39%) User Experience
8 2 (1.39%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.69%) DataPower
9 1 (0.69%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 70 (48.61%) Windows
2 50 (34.72%) Windows 7
3 27 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 27 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (14.58%) Windows XP
6 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (10.42%) AIX
8 12 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.25%) Linux
10 8 (5.56%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.39%) Android
11 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.53%) Change Management
2 23 (15.97%) Software Testing
3 17 (11.81%) Server Virtualisation
4 15 (10.42%) Test Scripting
5 14 (9.72%) Business Analysis
6 13 (9.03%) ITIL
6 13 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.64%) Migration
7 11 (7.64%) PRINCE2
7 11 (7.64%) Smoke Testing
8 10 (6.94%) Project Management
9 9 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.25%) Wealth Management
10 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.86%) Manual Testing
11 5 (3.47%) Automated Testing
11 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.53%) SQL
2 9 (6.25%) VBA
3 7 (4.86%) Java
4 6 (4.17%) Python
4 6 (4.17%) VB
5 5 (3.47%) C#
5 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.42%) MCITP
3 15 (10.42%) MCSA
3 15 (10.42%) MCSE
3 15 (10.42%) MCTS
4 10 (6.94%) Degree
4 10 (6.94%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.08%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.08%) CISA
7 3 (2.08%) CRISC
7 3 (2.08%) MCP
8 2 (1.39%) CISSP
8 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (28.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.69%) XenApp
4 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (10.42%) McAfee ePO
1 15 (10.42%) Netcool
2 8 (5.56%) SCCM
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 91 (63.19%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.58%) Citrix
3 15 (10.42%) Intel Security
3 15 (10.42%) Veritas
4 9 (6.25%) Oracle
5 5 (3.47%) FNZ
5 5 (3.47%) Lotus
5 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.78%) IBM
7 3 (2.08%) Infor
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) Dell
8 2 (1.39%) Intel
8 2 (1.39%) Xerox
9 1 (0.69%) Apple
9 1 (0.69%) Canon
9 1 (0.69%) HP
9 1 (0.69%) i2
9 1 (0.69%) Lumension
9 1 (0.69%) Platfora
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