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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 124 121 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.50% 4.92% 4.77%
As % of the Applications category 37.46% 45.83% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 58
Average daily rate
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£225 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £108 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £401 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.88 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% +4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.10 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
331 264 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.02% 10.74% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 132 132
Average daily rate £300 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £134 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 38
Average hourly rate £17.25 £11.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.81% -11.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.05 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.50 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -2 60 £190 -26.57% 10
Glasgow -19 24 £235 -16.07% 5
Renfrewshire -7 17 £265 -28.37%
Aberdeen +7 12 £168 -4.28% 2
Stirling - 3 - - 1
West Lothian +3 2 £375 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 2
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 129 (48.13%) Windows
2 121 (45.15%) Microsoft
3 113 (42.16%) MS Excel
4 64 (23.88%) Active Directory
5 62 (23.13%) Windows 7
6 52 (19.40%) Finance
7 49 (18.28%) Windows XP
7 49 (18.28%) Security Cleared
8 43 (16.04%) ITIL
9 42 (15.67%) SC Cleared
10 38 (14.18%) Project Management
11 37 (13.81%) MS Project
12 36 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (12.31%) SharePoint
13 33 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (11.19%) SQL
15 29 (10.82%) MS Exchange
16 24 (8.96%) HP
16 24 (8.96%) SCCM
17 22 (8.21%) MS Visio
17 22 (8.21%) Citrix
18 21 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (7.46%) VMware
19 20 (7.46%) VBA
19 20 (7.46%) PRINCE2
20 18 (6.72%) Banking
20 18 (6.72%) Management Information System
20 18 (6.72%) SQL Server
20 18 (6.72%) Degree
21 17 (6.34%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 29 (10.82%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.99%) CMS
4 8 (2.99%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.12%) Lync
8 2 (0.75%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.75%) WordPress
8 2 (0.75%) IIS
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) CICS
9 1 (0.37%) Apache
9 1 (0.37%) TWiki
Applications
1 113 (42.16%) MS Excel
2 37 (13.81%) MS Project
3 22 (8.21%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.87%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.75%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) assyst
2 4 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) Agresso
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.85%) LAN
1 13 (4.85%) DHCP
1 13 (4.85%) DNS
2 12 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.48%) VPN
3 10 (3.73%) SAN
4 9 (3.36%) Firewall
5 7 (2.61%) VoIP
5 7 (2.61%) WAN
6 6 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (2.24%) Network Security
7 5 (1.87%) Internet
8 3 (1.12%) Wireless
8 3 (1.12%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.12%) Junos
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.75%) RIP
9 2 (0.75%) Intranet
10 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.36%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.61%) MS Access
4 6 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.12%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Toad
1 2 (0.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.37%) Subversion
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.37%) PVCS
2 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
General
1 52 (19.40%) Finance
2 18 (6.72%) Banking
3 3 (1.12%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.12%) Advertising
4 2 (0.75%) Back Office
4 2 (0.75%) Marketing
4 2 (0.75%) Billing
5 1 (0.37%) German Language
5 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (32.46%) Analyst
2 22 (8.21%) Desktop Support
2 22 (8.21%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (7.09%) Support Analyst
4 19 (7.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (5.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (5.22%) IT Support
8 13 (4.85%) PMO Analyst
9 12 (4.48%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Administrator
11 10 (3.73%) Coordinator
11 10 (3.73%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (3.36%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (3.36%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.99%) Applications Support
13 8 (2.99%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.36%) .NET
2 4 (1.49%) HTML
2 4 (1.49%) EDI
3 2 (0.75%) Flash
3 2 (0.75%) CSS
3 2 (0.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.75%) jQuery
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.37%) JSP
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.48%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.36%) Replication
4 7 (2.61%) PDA
5 6 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.49%) GIS
6 4 (1.49%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.12%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.12%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.75%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) Equities
9 1 (0.37%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 129 (48.13%) Windows
2 62 (23.13%) Windows 7
3 49 (18.28%) Windows XP
4 36 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.36%) Linux
7 8 (2.99%) Windows Vista
7 8 (2.99%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.87%) UNIX
9 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.75%) Android
10 2 (0.75%) SUSE
11 1 (0.37%) AIX
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.04%) ITIL
2 38 (14.18%) Project Management
3 21 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (7.46%) PRINCE2
5 17 (6.34%) Service Management
6 15 (5.60%) Project Planning
7 14 (5.22%) Migration
8 12 (4.48%) Release Management
9 11 (4.10%) Time Management
10 10 (3.73%) Software Deployment
11 9 (3.36%) ITIL V3
11 9 (3.36%) Change Control
12 8 (2.99%) Business Analysis
12 8 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (2.99%) ERP
13 7 (2.61%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.61%) Configuration Management
13 7 (2.61%) ITSM
13 7 (2.61%) Workflow
14 6 (2.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.19%) SQL
2 20 (7.46%) VBA
3 8 (2.99%) C#
4 6 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.87%) Perl
6 4 (1.49%) VB
7 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) Python
8 2 (0.75%) C-shell
8 2 (0.75%) Korn
9 1 (0.37%) C
9 1 (0.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 49 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.67%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.72%) Degree
4 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.24%) PMP
5 6 (2.24%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.49%) CCNP
7 4 (1.49%) MCP
8 3 (1.12%) CCNA
8 3 (1.12%) CISSP
8 3 (1.12%) MOS
8 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.75%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.85%) SLA
2 9 (3.36%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.36%) vSphere
4 8 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.12%) XenApp
7 2 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (8.96%) SCCM
2 6 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.87%) WSUS
4 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.12%) SCOM
5 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.75%) nmon
5 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.75%) Legato
5 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 121 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.96%) HP
3 22 (8.21%) Citrix
4 20 (7.46%) VMware
5 14 (5.22%) Cisco
6 8 (2.99%) Dell
6 8 (2.99%) EMC
6 8 (2.99%) Lotus
6 8 (2.99%) McAfee
7 7 (2.61%) Altiris
7 7 (2.61%) Adobe
8 6 (2.24%) Oracle
8 6 (2.24%) CA
9 5 (1.87%) CommVault
9 5 (1.87%) Compaq
9 5 (1.87%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.49%) Symantec
11 3 (1.12%) AppSense
11 3 (1.12%) Crossbeam
11 3 (1.12%) TippingPoint
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