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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 39 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 126 143 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.84% 5.22% 5.35%
As % of the Applications category 33.87% 41.57% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 72 68
Average daily rate
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£273 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £348 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Average hourly rate £15.26 £12.25 £13.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.53% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £29.00 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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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
372 344 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.34% 12.56% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 172 149
Average daily rate £325 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.32 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £32.90 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 58 £273 +81.66% 9
Glasgow +11 38 £285 +10.30% 1
Renfrewshire -3 9 £220 -27.15%
North Lanarkshire 0 8 £340 +209.09%
Aberdeen -2 5 £425 +88.88%
West Lothian -5 5 - - 1
Fife -6 5 - -
Highlands - 2 - -
Dundee -9 1 £95 -65.45% 2
Lanarkshire -9 1 £103 -10.86%
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 124 (46.97%) Microsoft
2 98 (37.12%) MS Excel
3 90 (34.09%) Finance
4 81 (30.68%) Windows
5 48 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 47 (17.80%) Windows 7
7 46 (17.42%) ITIL
8 43 (16.29%) MS Visio
8 43 (16.29%) Banking
9 41 (15.53%) MS Project
9 41 (15.53%) MS PowerPoint
10 39 (14.77%) Project Management
11 38 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (12.50%) Migration
13 31 (11.74%) SharePoint
14 27 (10.23%) Change Management
15 24 (9.09%) Cisco
15 24 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (8.71%) SCCM
16 23 (8.71%) HP
17 22 (8.33%) MS Exchange
17 22 (8.33%) Security Cleared
17 22 (8.33%) Business Analysis
18 21 (7.95%) QA
18 21 (7.95%) Windows XP
18 21 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
19 20 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (7.58%) Time Management
19 20 (7.58%) Data Centre
20 19 (7.20%) Degree

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 31 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.55%) Lync
4 8 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.89%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.14%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.76%) IIS
7 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 2 (0.76%) CMS
7 2 (0.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.38%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.38%) FileNet
8 1 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 98 (37.12%) MS Excel
2 43 (16.29%) MS Visio
3 41 (15.53%) MS Project
3 41 (15.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.52%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Teamcenter
1 5 (1.89%) assyst
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.76%) Maximo
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.44%) WAN
2 16 (6.06%) LAN
3 14 (5.30%) VPN
3 14 (5.30%) Firewall
4 13 (4.92%) SAN
5 9 (3.41%) DNS
5 9 (3.41%) DHCP
5 9 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.03%) SDH
6 8 (3.03%) VoIP
6 8 (3.03%) Internet
7 7 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (2.65%) Network Security
8 5 (1.89%) Junos
8 5 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.52%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.52%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.14%) Intranet
10 3 (1.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.76%) QlikView
4 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.76%) Toad
2 2 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.76%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) ERwin
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 90 (34.09%) Finance
2 43 (16.29%) Banking
3 12 (4.55%) Legal
4 8 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.27%) Retail
7 3 (1.14%) Billing
7 3 (1.14%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Law
7 3 (1.14%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.76%) Publishing
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 121 (45.83%) Analyst
2 41 (15.53%) Business Analyst
3 19 (7.20%) Support Analyst
4 15 (5.68%) Project Manager
4 15 (5.68%) Service Analyst
5 14 (5.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (5.30%) Administrator
6 12 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
7 11 (4.17%) Coordinator
7 11 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 11 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.41%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.41%) Developer
8 9 (3.41%) IT Support
9 8 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (3.03%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.65%) Architect
11 6 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.27%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.27%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.52%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) OAuth
4 1 (0.38%) HTML5
4 1 (0.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.38%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) Ajax
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.89%) PMI
6 5 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.89%) User Experience
7 4 (1.52%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.52%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.14%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.76%) Economics
9 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 2 (0.76%) GIS
9 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) iPhone
10 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (30.68%) Windows
2 47 (17.80%) Windows 7
3 24 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (7.95%) Windows XP
4 21 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.41%) Windows 8
6 9 (3.41%) Linux
7 4 (1.52%) UNIX
7 4 (1.52%) Android
8 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.76%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.42%) ITIL
2 39 (14.77%) Project Management
3 33 (12.50%) Migration
4 27 (10.23%) Change Management
5 22 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 20 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (7.58%) Time Management
7 18 (6.82%) Incident Management
8 16 (6.06%) PRINCE2
9 14 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (4.92%) Service Management
11 12 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.55%) Data Analysis
11 12 (4.55%) SDLC
12 11 (4.17%) Data Migration
12 11 (4.17%) Change Control
12 11 (4.17%) Service Delivery
13 9 (3.41%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.41%) Process Management
13 9 (3.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.82%) SQL
2 9 (3.41%) VBA
3 8 (3.03%) C#
4 4 (1.52%) Java
4 4 (1.52%) VB
5 3 (1.14%) Perl
5 3 (1.14%) Python
6 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) REXX
7 1 (0.38%) Tcl
7 1 (0.38%) PeopleCode
7 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.20%) Degree
3 17 (6.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.89%) HND
7 4 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.14%) PMP
8 3 (1.14%) CCNP
8 3 (1.14%) CCNA
8 3 (1.14%) ISEB
8 3 (1.14%) MCP
8 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.14%) CAPM
9 2 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.76%) APMP
10 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.95%) QA
2 8 (3.03%) SLA
2 8 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.14%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.55%) vSphere
3 9 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.14%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.14%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.76%) XenApp
7 2 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.76%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.38%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 23 (8.71%) SCCM
2 6 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.89%) WSUS
4 4 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.76%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) WMI
7 1 (0.38%) DameWare
7 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 124 (46.97%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.09%) Cisco
3 23 (8.71%) HP
4 15 (5.68%) Remedy
5 14 (5.30%) VMware
6 13 (4.92%) EMC
7 10 (3.79%) Citrix
7 10 (3.79%) Dell
8 8 (3.03%) Adobe
8 8 (3.03%) Oracle
8 8 (3.03%) Juniper
9 7 (2.65%) SAP
9 7 (2.65%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.65%) McAfee
9 7 (2.65%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.89%) TippingPoint
10 5 (1.89%) Riverbed
10 5 (1.89%) F5
10 5 (1.89%) Lotus
10 5 (1.89%) Planview
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