The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 141 92 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.36% 3.87% 4.90%
As % of the Applications category 44.76% 36.65% 41.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 62 60
Average daily rate £225 £286 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.39% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £119 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £264 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.30 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.85 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
315 251 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.98% 10.57% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 151 149
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.42 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.82% -36.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Office
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 51 £225 -10.00% 8
Glasgow +15 38 £255 -7.27% 1
Aberdeen +7 13 £150 -53.84%
North Lanarkshire +1 5 £135 -
Dundee - 5 - -
West Lothian - 5 £301 -
Stirling +5 4 - -
Fife 0 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 154 (55.00%) Windows
2 142 (50.71%) Microsoft
3 104 (37.14%) MS Excel
4 70 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 66 (23.57%) Active Directory
6 61 (21.79%) Windows XP
7 59 (21.07%) Security Cleared
8 57 (20.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (19.64%) SC Cleared
10 53 (18.93%) Finance
11 47 (16.79%) MS Project
12 43 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (12.86%) SharePoint
13 36 (12.86%) HP
14 34 (12.14%) ITIL
15 31 (11.07%) SQL
15 31 (11.07%) VMware
16 29 (10.36%) DHCP
16 29 (10.36%) DNS
16 29 (10.36%) Project Management
17 27 (9.64%) MS Exchange
18 24 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (7.86%) SCCM
20 20 (7.14%) Degree
20 20 (7.14%) TCP/IP
21 19 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 18 (6.43%) LAN
23 17 (6.07%) SQL Server
23 17 (6.07%) McAfee
23 17 (6.07%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.64%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.43%) WordPress
6 4 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.07%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.07%) CICS
7 3 (1.07%) Lync
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) TWiki
Applications
1 104 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 47 (16.79%) MS Project
3 16 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.79%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (1.43%) assyst
2 2 (0.71%) Agresso
2 2 (0.71%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.36%) DHCP
1 29 (10.36%) DNS
2 20 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 18 (6.43%) LAN
4 14 (5.00%) SAN
5 12 (4.29%) WAN
6 11 (3.93%) Firewall
7 8 (2.86%) VPN
8 6 (2.14%) Internet
8 6 (2.14%) Network Security
9 5 (1.79%) NAS
9 5 (1.79%) VLAN
9 5 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.43%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (1.43%) Wireless
10 4 (1.43%) VoIP
11 2 (0.71%) Junos
12 1 (0.36%) Broadband
12 1 (0.36%) PBX
12 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.14%) MS Access
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.43%) MySQL
6 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.43%) Star Schema
6 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Subversion
2 4 (1.43%) Maven
2 4 (1.43%) JUnit
2 4 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (1.43%) RSpec
2 4 (1.43%) JBehave
2 4 (1.43%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.43%) WATIR
2 4 (1.43%) Selenium
2 4 (1.43%) Gradle
2 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.07%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.71%) MSI
4 2 (0.71%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.71%) Hudson
5 1 (0.36%) Toad
5 1 (0.36%) TestDirector
General
1 53 (18.93%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (1.07%) Billing
4 2 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.36%) German Language
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.36%) Back Office
5 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (32.50%) Analyst
2 22 (7.86%) Support Analyst
3 20 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 17 (6.07%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.07%) PMO Analyst
5 16 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 14 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.64%) Wintel Engineer
8 11 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (3.93%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 10 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
9 10 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (3.21%) Administrator
10 9 (3.21%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.86%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) XML
2 5 (1.79%) HTML
2 5 (1.79%) JSP
3 3 (1.07%) EDI
3 3 (1.07%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (0.71%) CSS
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.36%) jQuery
5 1 (0.36%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.36%) Replication
3 8 (2.86%) Clustering
3 8 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.79%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.43%) GIS
7 4 (1.43%) PDA
8 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.07%) PMI
8 3 (1.07%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.07%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.36%) Handset
10 1 (0.36%) iPad
10 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.36%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 154 (55.00%) Windows
2 70 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 61 (21.79%) Windows XP
4 57 (20.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.36%) Linux
7 9 (3.21%) UNIX
8 7 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.79%) AIX
9 5 (1.79%) Solaris
10 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.71%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.14%) ITIL
2 29 (10.36%) Project Management
3 24 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.00%) Migration
5 14 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (4.64%) Change Management
7 12 (4.29%) Change Control
8 11 (3.93%) Project Planning
8 11 (3.93%) Time Management
8 11 (3.93%) Service Management
9 9 (3.21%) Security Architecture
10 8 (2.86%) Release Management
10 8 (2.86%) Unit Testing
11 7 (2.50%) ITSM
11 7 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (2.14%) Data Management
12 6 (2.14%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.14%) Business Analysis
13 5 (1.79%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.07%) SQL
2 16 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.93%) C#
4 9 (3.21%) VBA
5 4 (1.43%) Python
5 4 (1.43%) Groovy
5 4 (1.43%) Java
5 4 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.07%) VB
7 2 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
8 1 (0.36%) JCL
Qualifications
1 59 (21.07%) Security Cleared
2 55 (19.64%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.14%) Degree
4 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.79%) CCNA
5 5 (1.79%) MCP
5 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.43%) MCSE
7 3 (1.07%) ISEB
7 3 (1.07%) MCDST
7 3 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) PMP
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.36%) HND
9 1 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) JSP 440
2 11 (3.93%) SLA
3 5 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 66 (23.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.64%) vSphere
4 8 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.14%) XenApp
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (7.86%) SCCM
2 15 (5.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (4.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.86%) WMI
4 8 (2.86%) WSUS
5 6 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.79%) Netcool
6 5 (1.79%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.43%) Puppet
7 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.43%) Legato
7 4 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 142 (50.71%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.86%) HP
3 31 (11.07%) VMware
4 17 (6.07%) Cisco
4 17 (6.07%) McAfee
5 13 (4.64%) EMC
6 10 (3.57%) Citrix
6 10 (3.57%) Sophos
7 9 (3.21%) Symantec
7 9 (3.21%) CA
8 8 (2.86%) Veritas
8 8 (2.86%) Dell
8 8 (2.86%) Altiris
8 8 (2.86%) Lumension
9 7 (2.50%) Oracle
9 7 (2.50%) Lotus
9 7 (2.50%) CommVault
10 6 (2.14%) Adobe
11 5 (1.79%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.43%) Blue Coat
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