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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 67 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 87 124 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.96% 4.20% 4.63%
As % of the Applications category 26.44% 33.24% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 66
Median daily rate £278 £260 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £114 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 15
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.43% -2.14%
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
329 373 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.18% 12.62% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 191 162
Median daily rate £325 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 20
Median hourly rate £15.82 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £8.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £36.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -22 39 £260 +48.57% 5
Glasgow -13 23 £325 -3.70% 3
Renfrewshire -36 11 £283 +7.14% 1
Aberdeen +4 5 £110 - 1
Scottish Borders -3 2 £190 +65.21%
Fife +7 1 - -
North Lanarkshire +5 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £150 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
Stirling - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 95 (57.93%) Microsoft
2 64 (39.02%) MS Excel
3 60 (36.59%) Windows
4 49 (29.88%) Finance
5 41 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 32 (19.51%) Banking
7 30 (18.29%) Change Management
8 29 (17.68%) SharePoint
8 29 (17.68%) SQL
9 23 (14.02%) Windows Server
10 22 (13.41%) Windows 7
10 22 (13.41%) MS Project
11 21 (12.80%) MS Visio
11 21 (12.80%) Business Analysis
11 21 (12.80%) Security Cleared
11 21 (12.80%) Data Centre
12 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (12.20%) MS Exchange
13 19 (11.59%) Citrix
13 19 (11.59%) ITIL
14 17 (10.37%) MS PowerPoint
14 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (9.76%) VMware
15 16 (9.76%) Project Management
16 15 (9.15%) Service Management
17 14 (8.54%) Office 365
17 14 (8.54%) Hyper-V
17 14 (8.54%) SCCM
18 13 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (7.93%) Process Improvement

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 29 (17.68%) SharePoint
2 20 (12.20%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.05%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.83%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.22%) CMS
8 2 (1.22%) Confluence
8 2 (1.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.61%) IIS
9 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 64 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 22 (13.41%) MS Project
3 21 (12.80%) MS Visio
4 17 (10.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) assyst
2 3 (1.83%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.54%) Office 365
2 2 (1.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.61%) AdWords
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.71%) DNS
2 8 (4.88%) DHCP
3 7 (4.27%) Intranet
3 7 (4.27%) LAN
4 6 (3.66%) WAN
5 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.44%) Firewall
6 4 (2.44%) SAN
6 4 (2.44%) VPN
7 3 (1.83%) Internet
7 3 (1.83%) Wireless
8 1 (0.61%) Broadband
8 1 (0.61%) IPv4
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.83%) MS Access
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.22%) GIS
4 2 (1.22%) Power BI
4 2 (1.22%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.61%) QGIS
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (5.49%) JIRA
2 4 (2.44%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 49 (29.88%) Finance
2 32 (19.51%) Banking
3 11 (6.71%) Retail
4 10 (6.10%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.05%) Law
5 5 (3.05%) Legal
6 4 (2.44%) Electronics
6 4 (2.44%) Military
7 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (34.15%) Analyst
2 19 (11.59%) Business Analyst
3 12 (7.32%) Administrator
3 12 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 11 (6.71%) IT Support
5 8 (4.88%) Change Analyst
5 8 (4.88%) Change Manager
5 8 (4.88%) Test Analyst
6 7 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (4.27%) Service Analyst
7 6 (3.66%) Build Engineer
7 6 (3.66%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.66%) Digital Project Manager
8 5 (3.05%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.05%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.05%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
1 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.66%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.66%) Replication
4 5 (3.05%) CMDB
4 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.44%) Clustering
5 4 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.83%) NHS
6 3 (1.83%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.22%) Blog
7 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.22%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.22%) Statistics
7 2 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.59%) Windows
2 23 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 22 (13.41%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.71%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.10%) Windows 10
7 10 (6.10%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.44%) AIX
8 4 (2.44%) Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.61%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.29%) Change Management
2 21 (12.80%) Business Analysis
3 19 (11.59%) ITIL
4 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (9.76%) Project Management
6 15 (9.15%) Service Management
7 13 (7.93%) Process Improvement
8 12 (7.32%) Migration
9 11 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (6.71%) Process Management
10 10 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.10%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.88%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.88%) Scrum
11 8 (4.88%) Time Management
12 7 (4.27%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.27%) Software Testing
12 7 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.68%) SQL
2 7 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.83%) C
3 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.83%) VBA
4 2 (1.22%) Java
4 2 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) C++
5 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.61%) Perl
5 1 (0.61%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) R
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.88%) MCP
3 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.27%) MCITP
4 7 (4.27%) MCTS
5 6 (3.66%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.44%) Degree
7 4 (2.44%) MCSA
7 4 (2.44%) MCSE
8 3 (1.83%) ISEB
9 2 (1.22%) HND
10 1 (0.61%) ACCA
10 1 (0.61%) CCA
10 1 (0.61%) HNC
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (5.49%) QA
3 8 (4.88%) SLA
4 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.61%) EMIR
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.61%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.54%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.27%) XenApp
5 3 (1.83%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (8.54%) SCCM
2 6 (3.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.44%) Netcool
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (57.93%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.59%) Citrix
3 16 (9.76%) VMware
4 11 (6.71%) HP
5 6 (3.66%) Altiris
5 6 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (3.66%) Sitecore
6 5 (3.05%) Intel Security
7 4 (2.44%) Cognos
7 4 (2.44%) Nintex
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle
7 4 (2.44%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.44%) Veritas
8 3 (1.83%) Cisco
8 3 (1.83%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.83%) SAP
9 2 (1.22%) Apple
9 2 (1.22%) EMC
9 2 (1.22%) Google
9 2 (1.22%) IBM
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 25 days ago