The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK / Scotland
Rank 69 100 122
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +22
Contract jobs citing Office 365 39 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.26% 0.97% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.68% 16.45% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 5
Median daily rate £463 £369 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.42% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £209 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £468 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +18.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
136 152 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.90% 5.89% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 73 30
Median daily rate £375 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £180 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the Scotland region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Office 365 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Office 365
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the Scotland region.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Office 365
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 Office 365 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +20 33 £464 +54.58% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh +14 1 £275 -24.13% 4
East Lothian - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 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 Office 365.

1 75 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 69 (57.50%) Windows
3 65 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 53 (44.17%) Migration
5 48 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (34.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (34.17%) SharePoint
8 40 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 36 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 36 (30.00%) Skype for Business
10 35 (29.17%) PowerShell
10 35 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (29.17%) Windows Server
11 34 (28.33%) Skype
12 33 (27.50%) MCSE
13 29 (24.17%) MS Excel
13 29 (24.17%) MS Office
13 29 (24.17%) Windows 10
14 28 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
16 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2013
17 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
17 20 (16.67%) Software Testing
18 19 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2007
18 19 (15.83%) Hyper-V
18 19 (15.83%) SQL
18 19 (15.83%) Windows XP
19 18 (15.00%) Citrix
19 18 (15.00%) Degree

Office 365
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 41 (34.17%) SharePoint
2 40 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 36 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 28 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (13.33%) OpenStack
8 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (4.17%) IBM Notes
11 4 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (2.50%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (24.17%) MS Excel
1 29 (24.17%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.67%) OneDrive
3 6 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.67%) G Suite
4 2 (1.67%) Yammer
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.33%) Skype
2 10 (8.33%) Firewall
3 9 (7.50%) WAN
4 6 (5.00%) DNS
4 6 (5.00%) VoIP
5 4 (3.33%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.33%) LAN
5 4 (3.33%) PABX
6 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.67%) DHCP
7 2 (1.67%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.83%) SNMP
8 1 (0.83%) SSL
8 1 (0.83%) VLAN
8 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.83%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.67%) WinDbg
General
1 17 (14.17%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Law
3 4 (3.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
4 3 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Analyst
2 12 (10.00%) Architect
2 12 (10.00%) Lync Specialist
2 12 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
3 11 (9.17%) Office 365 Specialist
3 11 (9.17%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 7 (5.83%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Tester
8 5 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Office 365 Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Programme Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.83%) CSS
1 1 (0.83%) HTML
1 1 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.67%) Clustering
3 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.33%) Replication
6 3 (2.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (57.50%) Windows
2 48 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (34.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 35 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 29 (24.17%) Windows 10
8 19 (15.83%) Windows XP
9 14 (11.67%) AIX
10 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) Migration
2 20 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 18 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 16 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 15 (12.50%) Change Management
6 12 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (9.17%) Smoke Testing
8 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.33%) Project Management
9 8 (6.67%) Information Assurance
10 7 (5.83%) ITIL
11 5 (4.17%) Analytics
11 5 (4.17%) Information Security
11 5 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 3 (2.50%) Agile Project Management
13 3 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
13 3 (2.50%) People Management
13 3 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (2.50%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.83%) SQL
3 1 (0.83%) C
3 1 (0.83%) C#
3 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (27.50%) MCSE
3 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 18 (15.00%) Degree
6 17 (14.17%) MCSA
7 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 15 (12.50%) MCITP
7 15 (12.50%) MCTS
8 8 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.67%) APMP
9 2 (1.67%) ISEB
9 2 (1.67%) PMP
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) PMO
2 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.83%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.17%) DFS Replication
3 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.67%) XenApp
5 2 (1.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (11.67%) Netcool
2 9 (7.50%) SCCM
3 5 (4.17%) RSA Security Analytics
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.67%) SCOM
5 2 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.00%) Citrix
3 16 (13.33%) HP
4 14 (11.67%) Intel Security
4 14 (11.67%) Veritas
5 11 (9.17%) Cisco
5 11 (9.17%) VMware
6 8 (6.67%) IronPort
7 6 (5.00%) Symantec
8 5 (4.17%) Lotus
8 5 (4.17%) NetWitness
8 5 (4.17%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.17%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.50%) IBM
10 2 (1.67%) CA
10 2 (1.67%) Google
10 2 (1.67%) Polycom
10 2 (1.67%) Varonis
11 1 (0.83%) Altiris
11 1 (0.83%) Apple