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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 73 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -13
Contract jobs citing Office 365 53 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.73% 20.00% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 11
Median daily rate £330 £184 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.59% -23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £144 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £371 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.81% +3.12%
Office 365
UK

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
127 85 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.51% 2.60% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 43 21
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £186 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +32.35%

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 24 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office 365 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Office 365 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 August 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
Renfrewshire - 20 £350 -
Edinburgh +11 18 £330 -7.36% 2
Glasgow +16 11 £388 +100.00% 3
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £325 - 1
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 92 (72.44%) Windows
2 85 (66.93%) Migration
3 77 (60.63%) Active Directory
4 75 (59.06%) Windows Server
5 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
6 66 (51.97%) PowerShell
7 64 (50.39%) Security Cleared
8 59 (46.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (42.52%) MS Exchange
9 54 (42.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 53 (41.73%) SharePoint
11 49 (38.58%) SC Cleared
12 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (37.80%) Exchange Server 2010
13 47 (37.01%) Exchange Server 2013
14 44 (34.65%) MCSE
15 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (31.50%) MS Excel
17 39 (30.71%) Skype for Business
17 39 (30.71%) Exchange Server 2007
18 33 (25.98%) Load Balancing
19 30 (23.62%) Skype
20 29 (22.83%) Degree
21 28 (22.05%) OpenStack
22 27 (21.26%) Exchange Server 2003
23 25 (19.69%) Computer Science
24 24 (18.90%) IronPort
25 23 (18.11%) DNS
26 21 (16.54%) HP
27 20 (15.75%) Firewall

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 54 (42.52%) MS Exchange
2 53 (41.73%) SharePoint
3 48 (37.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (37.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (30.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (30.71%) Skype for Business
6 28 (22.05%) OpenStack
7 27 (21.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (15.75%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (7.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (7.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (7.09%) IIS
11 8 (6.30%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.79%) Apache
13 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (31.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.62%) Skype
2 23 (18.11%) DNS
3 20 (15.75%) Firewall
4 11 (8.66%) Kerberos
5 6 (4.72%) Intranet
6 5 (3.94%) DHCP
7 4 (3.15%) SAN
7 4 (3.15%) WAN
8 3 (2.36%) NAS
9 2 (1.57%) Internet
9 2 (1.57%) LAN
9 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.57%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.57%) VoIP
9 2 (1.57%) VPN
10 1 (0.79%) Network Security
10 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) StarTeam
1 7 (5.51%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) Build Forge
General
1 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Electronics
3 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (14.96%) Messaging Engineer
2 13 (10.24%) Analyst
3 10 (7.87%) Active Directory Engineer
3 10 (7.87%) Consultant
4 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.72%) Intranet Manager
5 6 (4.72%) Intranet Project Manager
5 6 (4.72%) Messaging Specialist
6 5 (3.94%) Administrator
6 5 (3.94%) PMO Planner
6 5 (3.94%) Senior PMO
6 5 (3.94%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.15%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Messaging Consultant
7 4 (3.15%) SharePoint Specialist
7 4 (3.15%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (2.36%) Business Information Analyst
8 3 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (2.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) CSS
1 8 (6.30%) jQuery
1 8 (6.30%) XML
1 8 (6.30%) XSLT
2 7 (5.51%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.79%) J2EE
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (5.51%) Clustering
3 7 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.57%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) PDA
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Tandem
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (72.44%) Windows
2 75 (59.06%) Windows Server
3 59 (46.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.02%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.45%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.09%) AIX
9 8 (6.30%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.15%) Unix
11 3 (2.36%) Linux
12 2 (1.57%) Solaris
13 1 (0.79%) Android
13 1 (0.79%) HPUX
13 1 (0.79%) OS/390
13 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (66.93%) Migration
2 33 (25.98%) Load Balancing
3 17 (13.39%) Change Management
4 13 (10.24%) Dependency Management
5 9 (7.09%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (6.30%) High Availability
6 8 (6.30%) ITIL
6 8 (6.30%) Software Testing
7 7 (5.51%) Content Management
8 6 (4.72%) Records Management
8 6 (4.72%) Smoke Testing
8 6 (4.72%) Test Scripting
8 6 (4.72%) Workflow
9 5 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.94%) Scrum
10 3 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.36%) Information Management
10 3 (2.36%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.97%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.02%) SQL
3 8 (6.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.51%) C#
5 2 (1.57%) C
6 1 (0.79%) C++
6 1 (0.79%) Java
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (50.39%) Security Cleared
2 54 (42.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (38.58%) SC Cleared
4 44 (34.65%) MCSE
5 29 (22.83%) Degree
6 16 (12.60%) MCITP
6 16 (12.60%) MCTS
7 10 (7.87%) MCSA
8 8 (6.30%) ISTQB
9 7 (5.51%) MCP
10 3 (2.36%) CCNA
10 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.57%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.57%) ACSA
11 2 (1.57%) CCENT
11 2 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.81%) QA
2 5 (3.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (60.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.45%) DFS Replication
4 7 (5.51%) Brightmail
4 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.79%) UAG
6 1 (0.79%) vCloud
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (5.51%) Netcool
2 6 (4.72%) TeamSite
3 5 (3.94%) SCCM
4 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) OpenView
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.90%) IronPort
3 21 (16.54%) HP
4 11 (8.66%) Citrix
5 7 (5.51%) Intel Security
5 7 (5.51%) Veritas
5 7 (5.51%) VMware
6 6 (4.72%) Nintex
7 2 (1.57%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.57%) Apple
7 2 (1.57%) CA
7 2 (1.57%) Cisco
7 2 (1.57%) EMC
7 2 (1.57%) Lotus
7 2 (1.57%) Sophos
7 2 (1.57%) Symantec
8 1 (0.79%) Axway
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle
8 1 (0.79%) Sun
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