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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 88 111 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.04% 3.47% 5.33%
As % of the Applications category 34.38% 33.74% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 73
Median daily rate £273 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £128 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £410 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £22.30 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
256 329 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.76% 10.28% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 171 165
Median daily rate £325 £300 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £146 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.51 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.98% -17.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £135.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +2 40 £325 +18.18% 4
Glasgow +3 20 £203 -26.22% 4
Renfrewshire -20 12 £268 +21.59%
Fife +1 5 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £120 +4.34%
Aberdeen -4 1 £140 -67.05%
Moray - 1 £125 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 108 (61.71%) Microsoft
2 71 (40.57%) Windows
3 63 (36.00%) MS Excel
4 53 (30.29%) Finance
5 47 (26.86%) Active Directory
6 42 (24.00%) SharePoint
6 42 (24.00%) Change Management
7 40 (22.86%) SQL
7 40 (22.86%) Windows 7
8 33 (18.86%) Office 365
8 33 (18.86%) Windows 10
9 31 (17.71%) Banking
10 29 (16.57%) Citrix
11 28 (16.00%) Windows XP
11 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (15.43%) Security Cleared
12 27 (15.43%) Hyper-V
12 27 (15.43%) Data Centre
13 25 (14.29%) MS Project
14 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (13.14%) Server Virtualisation
16 21 (12.00%) MS Visio
16 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (12.00%) Business Analysis
17 20 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
17 20 (11.43%) Project Management
18 19 (10.86%) MCTS

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 42 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.14%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.29%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.29%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.71%) Confluence
6 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 63 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (14.29%) MS Project
3 21 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 20 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Sonata
2 3 (1.71%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (1.14%) assyst
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) AdWords
3 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.14%) DNS
2 6 (3.43%) DHCP
3 4 (2.29%) Intranet
3 4 (2.29%) LAN
3 4 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.71%) Firewall
4 3 (1.71%) HTTP
4 3 (1.71%) Internet
5 2 (1.14%) SAN
5 2 (1.14%) WAN
5 2 (1.14%) Wireless
6 1 (0.57%) VoIP
6 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.29%) Power BI
2 4 (2.29%) QlikView
2 4 (2.29%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (9.14%) StarTeam
2 14 (8.00%) JIRA
3 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 53 (30.29%) Finance
2 31 (17.71%) Banking
3 14 (8.00%) Retail
3 14 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 8 (4.57%) Law
5 7 (4.00%) Legal
6 4 (2.29%) Electronics
6 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.29%) Military
7 3 (1.71%) Billing
8 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (32.00%) Analyst
2 19 (10.86%) Project Manager
3 15 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (6.86%) Administrator
6 11 (6.29%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.71%) Change Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Change Manager
8 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Coordinator
10 7 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (4.00%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.43%) Build Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Digital Project Manager
11 6 (3.43%) Tester
12 5 (2.86%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.71%) .NET
1 3 (1.71%) .NET Framework
1 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (1.71%) Entity Framework
1 3 (1.71%) RESTful
2 2 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) WSDL
3 1 (0.57%) XML
3 1 (0.57%) XSD
3 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.43%) Data Centre
2 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.14%) Clustering
4 6 (3.43%) CMDB
4 6 (3.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.43%) Replication
5 5 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.71%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.71%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.71%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.57%) DataPower
7 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.57%) iPad
7 1 (0.57%) iPhone
7 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 71 (40.57%) Windows
2 40 (22.86%) Windows 7
3 33 (18.86%) Windows 10
4 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.86%) Windows Server
7 16 (9.14%) AIX
8 7 (4.00%) Linux
8 7 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.14%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.00%) Change Management
2 28 (16.00%) Software Testing
3 23 (13.14%) Server Virtualisation
4 21 (12.00%) Business Analysis
5 20 (11.43%) Project Management
6 17 (9.71%) ITIL
6 17 (9.71%) Service Management
6 17 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.14%) Test Scripting
8 15 (8.57%) Migration
8 15 (8.57%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.43%) Smoke Testing
10 10 (5.71%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.71%) Scrum
11 9 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.14%) Process Improvement
11 9 (5.14%) Process Management
12 7 (4.00%) Information Management
13 6 (3.43%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.86%) SQL
2 7 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.00%) VBA
3 5 (2.86%) Java
3 5 (2.86%) Python
3 5 (2.86%) VB
4 4 (2.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.71%) C#
5 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.14%) C
6 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (10.86%) MCITP
3 19 (10.86%) MCTS
4 17 (9.71%) ISTQB
5 16 (9.14%) MCSA
5 16 (9.14%) MCSE
5 16 (9.14%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.29%) MCP
7 4 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.71%) Degree
9 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.57%) CCA
9 1 (0.57%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.57%) CISA
9 1 (0.57%) CISM
9 1 (0.57%) CRISC
9 1 (0.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) SLA
2 8 (4.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 47 (26.86%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.43%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.29%) XenApp
5 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.14%) McAfee ePO
1 16 (9.14%) Netcool
2 7 (4.00%) SCCM
3 6 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 108 (61.71%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.57%) Citrix
3 16 (9.14%) Intel Security
3 16 (9.14%) Veritas
4 11 (6.29%) VMware
5 9 (5.14%) HP
5 9 (5.14%) Oracle
6 7 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.43%) Altiris
7 6 (3.43%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.29%) FNZ
8 4 (2.29%) Lotus
8 4 (2.29%) Nintex
9 3 (1.71%) Apple
9 3 (1.71%) IBM
9 3 (1.71%) Infor
10 2 (1.14%) Dell
10 2 (1.14%) EMC
11 1 (0.57%) Platfora
11 1 (0.57%) Remedy
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