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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 49 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 83 134 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.63% 4.11% 5.19%
As % of the Applications category 38.79% 35.83% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 74
Median daily rate £275 £273 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% +21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £121 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £400 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £15.16 £15.26 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +22.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £17.80 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -
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
214 374 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.35% 11.46% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 180 177
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 22
Median hourly rate £15.82 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.52% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £8.50 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £135.00 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.51 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -3.30%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -13 39 £255 -7.27% 5
Glasgow -4 26 £315 +10.52% 1
Aberdeen +5 4 - - 1
Fife +3 4 £275 -
Renfrewshire -12 4 £273 +23.86%
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £120 -64.70%
Highlands +1 1 £150 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £125 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 94 (56.97%) Microsoft
2 66 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 61 (36.97%) Windows
4 57 (34.55%) Finance
5 43 (26.06%) Active Directory
6 39 (23.64%) Change Management
7 33 (20.00%) Banking
8 32 (19.39%) SharePoint
8 32 (19.39%) SQL
9 27 (16.36%) Data Centre
10 25 (15.15%) MS Project
11 23 (13.94%) Business Analysis
12 22 (13.33%) Citrix
12 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 21 (12.73%) Windows 7
13 21 (12.73%) MS Visio
14 20 (12.12%) ITIL
14 20 (12.12%) Project Management
14 20 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
14 20 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
15 19 (11.52%) Office 365
16 18 (10.91%) Hyper-V
16 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
16 18 (10.91%) Service Management
17 16 (9.70%) Windows XP
17 16 (9.70%) PRINCE2
17 16 (9.70%) Windows 10
18 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003

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 32 (19.39%) SharePoint
2 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.42%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.82%) Confluence
5 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.82%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) CMS
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 66 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (15.15%) MS Project
3 21 (12.73%) MS Visio
4 20 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) assyst
2 3 (1.82%) Sonata
3 2 (1.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) AdWords
2 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) DNS
2 7 (4.24%) DHCP
2 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.64%) Intranet
3 6 (3.64%) LAN
4 5 (3.03%) WAN
5 4 (2.42%) Firewall
5 4 (2.42%) Internet
6 3 (1.82%) Wireless
7 2 (1.21%) SAN
7 2 (1.21%) VPN
8 1 (0.61%) Broadband
8 1 (0.61%) HTTP
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.82%) Power BI
3 3 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.21%) MS Access
4 2 (1.21%) QlikView
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.61%) GIS
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (7.88%) JIRA
2 6 (3.64%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (34.55%) Finance
2 33 (20.00%) Banking
3 12 (7.27%) Retail
4 11 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.85%) Law
6 7 (4.24%) Legal
7 4 (2.42%) Electronics
7 4 (2.42%) Military
8 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (33.33%) Analyst
2 19 (11.52%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.09%) Administrator
4 12 (7.27%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.67%) Change Analyst
5 11 (6.67%) Change Manager
5 11 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) IT Support
7 8 (4.85%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.64%) Build Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.64%) Digital Project Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.03%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.21%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.61%) HTML
2 1 (0.61%) RESTful
2 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.64%) Clustering
3 6 (3.64%) CMDB
3 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.64%) Replication
4 4 (2.42%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.42%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.82%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.21%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
7 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.61%) iPhone
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.97%) Windows
2 21 (12.73%) Windows 7
3 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.70%) Windows 10
4 16 (9.70%) Windows XP
5 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.85%) Linux
10 6 (3.64%) AIX
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.64%) Change Management
2 23 (13.94%) Business Analysis
3 20 (12.12%) ITIL
3 20 (12.12%) Project Management
3 20 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (10.91%) Service Management
5 16 (9.70%) PRINCE2
6 15 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 14 (8.48%) Migration
8 12 (7.27%) Process Management
9 11 (6.67%) Process Improvement
9 11 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (6.06%) Scrum
10 10 (6.06%) Test Scripting
10 10 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.45%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.85%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.39%) SQL
2 7 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.64%) Java
4 5 (3.03%) VB
5 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.42%) Python
5 4 (2.42%) VBA
6 3 (1.82%) C
6 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.21%) C#
7 2 (1.21%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.61%) R
8 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.45%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.45%) MCITP
3 9 (5.45%) MCTS
4 7 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (3.64%) MCP
5 6 (3.64%) MCSA
5 6 (3.64%) MCSE
6 5 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.21%) Degree
8 2 (1.21%) HND
8 2 (1.21%) ISEB
9 1 (0.61%) ACCA
9 1 (0.61%) CCA
9 1 (0.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
1 9 (5.45%) SLA
2 8 (4.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.61%) P3O
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) SCCM
2 6 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.64%) Netcool
2 6 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (56.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.33%) Citrix
3 14 (8.48%) VMware
4 9 (5.45%) HP
5 8 (4.85%) ServiceNow
6 7 (4.24%) Oracle
7 6 (3.64%) Altiris
7 6 (3.64%) Intel Security
7 6 (3.64%) Sitecore
7 6 (3.64%) Veritas
8 4 (2.42%) Nintex
9 3 (1.82%) FNZ
10 2 (1.21%) Apple
10 2 (1.21%) Cisco
10 2 (1.21%) EMC
10 2 (1.21%) Infor
10 2 (1.21%) Lotus
11 1 (0.61%) Cognos
11 1 (0.61%) SAP
11 1 (0.61%) Symantec
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