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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 152 145 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.02% 5.57% 3.72%
As % of the Applications category 39.18% 45.31% 34.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 73 64
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £225 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £101 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.75 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.69 £22.35 £14.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +3.70%
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
388 320 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.81% 12.29% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 151 159
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £123 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 17 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £11.50 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 59 £269 +19.55% 2
Glasgow +8 51 £425 +226.92% 8
Aberdeen +5 12 £193 +37.50% 2
Renfrewshire +1 6 £296 +7.23%
West Lothian -5 3 - -
Fife -8 3 £288 -
Stirling -9 3 - -
Dundee -4 2 £285 -
Scottish Borders -4 2 £110 -10.20%
South Ayrshire - 2 £106 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £315 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 138 (50.36%) Microsoft
2 104 (37.96%) MS Excel
3 92 (33.58%) Windows
4 81 (29.56%) Finance
5 53 (19.34%) Banking
6 48 (17.52%) Project Management
7 45 (16.42%) Windows 7
8 42 (15.33%) ITIL
9 40 (14.60%) MS Project
9 40 (14.60%) Active Directory
10 38 (13.87%) SharePoint
11 36 (13.14%) MS PowerPoint
12 31 (11.31%) HP
12 31 (11.31%) Security Cleared
13 29 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (10.22%) SC Cleared
14 28 (10.22%) SQL
15 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (8.76%) Business Analysis
17 22 (8.03%) Change Management
17 22 (8.03%) LAN
18 21 (7.66%) Windows XP
18 21 (7.66%) MS Exchange
18 21 (7.66%) Cisco
19 20 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (7.30%) Data Analysis
19 20 (7.30%) Incident Management
20 19 (6.93%) SCCM
20 19 (6.93%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 38 (13.87%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.66%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.74%) Lync
4 6 (2.19%) SAS
5 5 (1.82%) IIS
5 5 (1.82%) FileNet
5 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.46%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.09%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.09%) CMS
7 3 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.73%) Documentum
8 2 (0.73%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.36%) JBoss
9 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 104 (37.96%) MS Excel
2 40 (14.60%) MS Project
3 36 (13.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (6.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.46%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) assyst
2 2 (0.73%) Maximo
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) SaaS
2 2 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.03%) LAN
2 17 (6.20%) Firewall
3 16 (5.84%) WAN
4 12 (4.38%) SAN
5 10 (3.65%) VPN
5 10 (3.65%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (3.28%) Network Security
7 8 (2.92%) Junos
7 8 (2.92%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.92%) DNS
8 7 (2.55%) DHCP
9 6 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.82%) Internet
11 3 (1.09%) VoIP
11 3 (1.09%) WLAN
11 3 (1.09%) Broadband
11 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.73%) Wireless
12 2 (0.73%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) DB2
6 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.73%) Subversion
2 2 (0.73%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.73%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) Selenium
3 1 (0.36%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.36%) JUnit
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) PVCS
3 1 (0.36%) Checkstyle
General
1 81 (29.56%) Finance
2 53 (19.34%) Banking
3 11 (4.01%) Retail
4 6 (2.19%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.46%) Back Office
5 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.09%) Law
6 3 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Front Office
7 2 (0.73%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 121 (44.16%) Analyst
2 35 (12.77%) Business Analyst
3 25 (9.12%) Service Analyst
4 24 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 23 (8.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.93%) Administrator
8 16 (5.84%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.74%) PMO Analyst
10 11 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.65%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.92%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.92%) IT Support
13 7 (2.55%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.55%) Architect
13 7 (2.55%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.55%) Developer
14 6 (2.19%) Coordinator
15 5 (1.82%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.19%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.09%) SPNEGO
2 3 (1.09%) .NET
2 3 (1.09%) JSP
2 3 (1.09%) Web Services
2 3 (1.09%) XML
3 2 (0.73%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) jQuery
4 1 (0.36%) OAuth
4 1 (0.36%) XSD
4 1 (0.36%) Flash
4 1 (0.36%) JAXB
4 1 (0.36%) Ajax
4 1 (0.36%) J2EE
4 1 (0.36%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.01%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.55%) Cryptography
5 6 (2.19%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.46%) Replication
6 4 (1.46%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.09%) PDA
7 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.73%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) GIS
9 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) SCORM
9 1 (0.36%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 92 (33.58%) Windows
2 45 (16.42%) Windows 7
3 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (7.66%) Windows XP
6 13 (4.74%) Windows 8
6 13 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.55%) Linux
8 3 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.09%) UNIX
9 2 (0.73%) Android
9 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.52%) Project Management
2 42 (15.33%) ITIL
3 24 (8.76%) Business Analysis
4 22 (8.03%) Change Management
5 20 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (7.30%) Incident Management
5 20 (7.30%) Data Analysis
6 19 (6.93%) Migration
6 19 (6.93%) Service Management
7 18 (6.57%) Time Management
8 17 (6.20%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.01%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.65%) Process Management
10 10 (3.65%) Network Load Balancing
11 9 (3.28%) Network Management
11 9 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (2.92%) Project Planning
12 8 (2.92%) Supplier Management
13 7 (2.55%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.22%) SQL
2 6 (2.19%) Java
3 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.09%) Perl
4 3 (1.09%) Python
4 3 (1.09%) VB
5 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.73%) C
5 2 (0.73%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.36%) REXX
6 1 (0.36%) Tcl
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleCode
6 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.20%) Degree
4 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.46%) HND
7 3 (1.09%) ISEB
8 2 (0.73%) CCNP
8 2 (0.73%) CCNA
8 2 (0.73%) PMP
8 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.36%) MCP
9 1 (0.36%) CISA
9 1 (0.36%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.84%) QA
2 8 (2.92%) SLA
2 8 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.19%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 40 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.01%) vSphere
3 8 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.73%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.73%) XenApp
6 2 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (6.93%) SCCM
2 8 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.55%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (2.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.73%) WSUS
5 2 (0.73%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) WMI
6 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.36%) DameWare
Vendors
1 138 (50.36%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.31%) HP
3 21 (7.66%) Cisco
4 17 (6.20%) VMware
5 14 (5.11%) Adobe
5 14 (5.11%) EMC
6 13 (4.74%) Remedy
7 12 (4.38%) CheckPoint
8 11 (4.01%) Citrix
8 11 (4.01%) Oracle
9 10 (3.65%) Juniper
9 10 (3.65%) McAfee
10 8 (2.92%) Crossbeam
10 8 (2.92%) TippingPoint
10 8 (2.92%) Riverbed
10 8 (2.92%) F5
10 8 (2.92%) Dell
11 7 (2.55%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.19%) Lotus
13 4 (1.46%) Business Objects
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Borders
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago