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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Scotland
Rank 45 57 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Office 65 72 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.77% 2.79% 4.78%
As % of the Applications category 32.02% 27.69% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 78
Median daily rate £215 £290 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £96 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £365 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.27% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Median hourly rate £11.32 £14.00 £12.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% +9.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
203 260 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.79% 10.08% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 151 188
Median daily rate £320 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £160 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £30.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.13% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £16.40 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.40 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Glasgow -2 23 £250 +20.24% 5
Edinburgh +19 20 £130 -60.60% 2
Fife 0 5 £100 -68.75%
Highlands - 5 £420 - 1
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Dundee - 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire +14 1 £200 +108.98% 1
Stirling +7 1 - -
Moray - 1 £100 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 101 (71.13%) Microsoft
2 71 (50.00%) Windows
3 55 (38.73%) MS Excel
4 52 (36.62%) Windows 7
5 43 (30.28%) Active Directory
6 34 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (20.42%) Windows 10
7 29 (20.42%) Office 365
8 28 (19.72%) Finance
9 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (17.61%) SharePoint
11 24 (16.90%) SQL
11 24 (16.90%) Change Management
12 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (14.08%) Windows XP
13 20 (14.08%) Citrix
14 19 (13.38%) Software Testing
15 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (11.27%) ITIL
16 16 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
16 16 (11.27%) Hyper-V
16 16 (11.27%) Server Virtualisation
17 15 (10.56%) Security Cleared
17 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (10.56%) Project Management
18 14 (9.86%) Intel Security
18 14 (9.86%) Netcool
18 14 (9.86%) Veritas
18 14 (9.86%) AIX
18 14 (9.86%) MCSE

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 (17.61%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.11%) CMS
5 3 (2.11%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.11%) SAS
6 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) Confluence
7 1 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 55 (38.73%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.63%) MS Project
4 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.41%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) assyst
1 3 (2.11%) Sonata
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.70%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.42%) Office 365
2 5 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) ServiceMax
3 1 (0.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.82%) PABX
2 4 (2.82%) Skype
2 4 (2.82%) VoIP
2 4 (2.82%) VPN
2 4 (2.82%) WAN
3 2 (1.41%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
1 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.41%) QlikView
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.70%) Panintelligence
4 1 (0.70%) Power BI
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) StarTeam
2 4 (2.82%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (19.72%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Retail
3 5 (3.52%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.11%) Billing
5 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (28.87%) Analyst
2 12 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (7.04%) IT Analyst
4 9 (6.34%) Test Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) Consultant
5 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) IT Technician
6 7 (4.93%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.93%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Tester
7 6 (4.23%) Architect
7 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) IT Support
8 5 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.52%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.52%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (1.41%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.41%) RESTful
3 1 (0.70%) Flash
3 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) WSDL
3 1 (0.70%) XML
3 1 (0.70%) XSD
3 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.86%) Clustering
3 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.52%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.82%) Fintech
5 4 (2.82%) Replication
5 4 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.11%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) PMI
8 1 (0.70%) DataPower
8 1 (0.70%) Derivative
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 71 (50.00%) Windows
2 52 (36.62%) Windows 7
3 29 (20.42%) Windows 10
4 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (14.08%) Windows XP
7 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (9.86%) AIX
8 14 (9.86%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.34%) Windows Server
10 6 (4.23%) Linux
11 4 (2.82%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.11%) Android
13 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.70%) MVS
14 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.90%) Change Management
2 19 (13.38%) Software Testing
3 16 (11.27%) ITIL
3 16 (11.27%) Server Virtualisation
4 15 (10.56%) Project Management
5 12 (8.45%) Test Scripting
6 10 (7.04%) Migration
6 10 (7.04%) Smoke Testing
7 8 (5.63%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.63%) Wealth Management
8 7 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.23%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.23%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.23%) Time Management
10 5 (3.52%) Manual Testing
10 5 (3.52%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.52%) SDLC
11 4 (2.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.90%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) VBA
3 5 (3.52%) C#
3 5 (3.52%) Java
4 4 (2.82%) VB
5 3 (2.11%) Python
6 2 (1.41%) C
6 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.70%) C++
7 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.70%) Perl
7 1 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.86%) ISTQB
2 14 (9.86%) MCITP
2 14 (9.86%) MCSA
2 14 (9.86%) MCSE
2 14 (9.86%) MCTS
3 12 (8.45%) Degree
4 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.11%) CGEIT
6 3 (2.11%) CISA
6 3 (2.11%) CRISC
6 3 (2.11%) MCP
7 2 (1.41%) CISSP
7 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.70%) ISEB
8 1 (0.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 12 (8.45%) PMO
2 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) COBIT
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (30.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.11%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (9.86%) Netcool
2 10 (7.04%) SCCM
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 101 (71.13%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.08%) Citrix
3 14 (9.86%) Intel Security
3 14 (9.86%) Veritas
4 4 (2.82%) IBM
4 4 (2.82%) Lotus
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco
5 2 (1.41%) Dell
5 2 (1.41%) FNZ
5 2 (1.41%) HP
5 2 (1.41%) Intel
5 2 (1.41%) Lumension
5 2 (1.41%) Mitel
5 2 (1.41%) Sun
5 2 (1.41%) Xerox
6 1 (0.70%) Canon
6 1 (0.70%) Infor
6 1 (0.70%) Platfora
6 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
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