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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 123 130 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.86% 4.71% 4.94%
As % of the Applications category 34.17% 37.90% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 59
Average daily rate
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£260 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £109 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £350 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 18
Average hourly rate £13.05 £18.00 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £24.60 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
360 343 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.29% 12.43% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 177 133
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £135 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 28
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.30 £9.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.50 £30.80 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 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 31 July 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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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 -10 51 £255 +18.60% 6
Glasgow +15 35 £325 +38.29% 3
Renfrewshire +2 11 £239 -9.77%
North Lanarkshire -3 6 £340 +209.09%
Aberdeen -5 5 £425 +153.73% 1
Fife -6 3 £288 -
West Lothian -6 3 - -
Dundee - 3 £190 -
Highlands +1 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £115 - 2
Lanarkshire -7 1 £103 -10.86%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £125 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £106 -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 142 (51.64%) Microsoft
2 99 (36.00%) MS Excel
3 81 (29.45%) Finance
4 75 (27.27%) Windows
5 49 (17.82%) ITIL
6 48 (17.45%) Banking
7 47 (17.09%) Active Directory
8 46 (16.73%) MS PowerPoint
9 41 (14.91%) Windows 7
10 40 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (14.55%) Project Management
10 40 (14.55%) MS Project
11 39 (14.18%) SharePoint
12 35 (12.73%) MS Visio
13 28 (10.18%) Migration
14 26 (9.45%) Security Cleared
15 25 (9.09%) Change Management
16 24 (8.73%) HP
16 24 (8.73%) Cisco
16 24 (8.73%) Time Management
16 24 (8.73%) Business Analysis
17 23 (8.36%) Incident Management
17 23 (8.36%) PRINCE2
18 22 (8.00%) SC Cleared
19 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (7.64%) SCCM
19 21 (7.64%) Data Centre
19 21 (7.64%) MS Exchange
19 21 (7.64%) Windows XP
19 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (14.18%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.64%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.36%) Lync
4 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.45%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.45%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.09%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.09%) IIS
7 2 (0.73%) JBoss
7 2 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.73%) Documentum
7 2 (0.73%) FileNet
7 2 (0.73%) CMS
7 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.73%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.36%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 99 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 46 (16.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (14.55%) MS Project
4 35 (12.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (1.09%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.36%) InDesign
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.09%) assyst
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.73%) Maximo
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.55%) LAN
1 18 (6.55%) WAN
2 15 (5.45%) Firewall
3 12 (4.36%) VPN
4 11 (4.00%) SAN
5 9 (3.27%) Internet
6 8 (2.91%) DNS
6 8 (2.91%) DHCP
6 8 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.91%) SDH
6 8 (2.91%) VoIP
7 7 (2.55%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (2.18%) Network Security
9 5 (1.82%) Junos
9 5 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (1.45%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.45%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.09%) Intranet
11 3 (1.09%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.73%) QlikView
2 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.73%) Subversion
2 2 (0.73%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.36%) ERwin
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) Toad
3 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
General
1 81 (29.45%) Finance
2 48 (17.45%) Banking
3 8 (2.91%) Retail
3 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.82%) Legal
6 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Billing
7 3 (1.09%) Law
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Front Office
8 2 (0.73%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 131 (47.64%) Analyst
2 45 (16.36%) Business Analyst
3 25 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 20 (7.27%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (6.18%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.82%) Administrator
8 15 (5.45%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.36%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (4.00%) Coordinator
12 9 (3.27%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.27%) Developer
12 9 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.27%) IT Support
13 8 (2.91%) Network Engineer
13 8 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
14 7 (2.55%) Data Analyst
14 7 (2.55%) Architect
15 6 (2.18%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.73%) OAuth
3 1 (0.36%) HTML5
3 1 (0.36%) jQuery
3 1 (0.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.36%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.64%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.18%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.82%) PMI
6 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.45%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.45%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.45%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.73%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.73%) Economics
8 2 (0.73%) iPhone
8 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.73%) User Experience
9 1 (0.36%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (27.27%) Windows
2 41 (14.91%) Windows 7
3 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (7.64%) Windows XP
3 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.27%) Linux
6 8 (2.91%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.45%) Android
8 3 (1.09%) UNIX
8 3 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.82%) ITIL
2 40 (14.55%) Project Management
3 28 (10.18%) Migration
4 25 (9.09%) Change Management
5 24 (8.73%) Business Analysis
5 24 (8.73%) Time Management
6 23 (8.36%) Incident Management
6 23 (8.36%) PRINCE2
7 21 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (6.55%) Service Management
8 18 (6.55%) Data Analysis
9 13 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.36%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.27%) Process Management
11 9 (3.27%) ITSM
11 9 (3.27%) Use Case
11 9 (3.27%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.27%) Change Control
11 9 (3.27%) SDLC
12 8 (2.91%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.45%) SQL
2 9 (3.27%) VBA
3 3 (1.09%) VB
4 2 (0.73%) Perl
4 2 (0.73%) Python
4 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.73%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) REXX
5 1 (0.36%) Tcl
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleCode
5 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.73%) Degree
4 9 (3.27%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.82%) HND
6 4 (1.45%) PMP
7 3 (1.09%) CCNP
7 3 (1.09%) CCNA
7 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.09%) CAPM
8 2 (0.73%) APMP
8 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.73%) ISEB
9 1 (0.36%) CISSP
9 1 (0.36%) MCP
9 1 (0.36%) SSCP
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.82%) QA
2 8 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.55%) SLA
4 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.09%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.64%) vSphere
3 7 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.73%) XenApp
7 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.73%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (7.64%) SCCM
2 9 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (1.45%) WSUS
4 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) WMI
6 1 (0.36%) DameWare
Vendors
1 142 (51.64%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.73%) Cisco
2 24 (8.73%) HP
3 17 (6.18%) Remedy
4 14 (5.09%) Adobe
5 13 (4.73%) VMware
6 11 (4.00%) Dell
6 11 (4.00%) EMC
7 10 (3.64%) Citrix
8 8 (2.91%) Juniper
8 8 (2.91%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.55%) McAfee
9 7 (2.55%) SAP
9 7 (2.55%) Oracle
10 6 (2.18%) Lotus
10 6 (2.18%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.82%) TippingPoint
11 5 (1.82%) Riverbed
11 5 (1.82%) F5
11 5 (1.82%) Crossbeam
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