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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK / Scotland
Rank 56 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +18
Contract jobs citing Office 365 50 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.02% 1.28% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.50% 27.05% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 5
Median daily rate £281 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +16.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +9.25%

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
137 122 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.29% 4.72% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 35
Median daily rate £375 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £412
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +31 33 £400 +18.51% 1
Edinburgh +16 5 £413 +17.85%
Renfrewshire +22 4 £273 -32.12%
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 -
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 82 (59.42%) Windows
2 81 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 72 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 59 (42.75%) Migration
5 51 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (36.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (36.23%) SharePoint
7 46 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 43 (31.16%) Windows Server
9 42 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (28.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
11 39 (28.26%) Skype for Business
12 38 (27.54%) MCSE
13 37 (26.81%) PowerShell
14 35 (25.36%) MS Excel
14 35 (25.36%) Skype
15 34 (24.64%) Windows 10
16 33 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
17 30 (21.74%) MS Office
18 27 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
19 25 (18.12%) Security Cleared
20 22 (15.94%) Citrix
20 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
21 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
21 21 (15.22%) Software Testing
21 21 (15.22%) Change Management
21 21 (15.22%) Finance
22 20 (14.49%) SQL
22 20 (14.49%) MCSA

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 50 (36.23%) SharePoint
2 46 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 39 (28.26%) Skype for Business
4 33 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (12.32%) OpenStack
8 11 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (5.80%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (4.35%) IBM Notes
11 4 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (2.17%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.72%) IIS
13 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (25.36%) MS Excel
2 30 (21.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) assyst
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.80%) OneDrive
3 5 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.45%) G Suite
4 2 (1.45%) Yammer
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.36%) Skype
2 10 (7.25%) Firewall
3 9 (6.52%) DNS
3 9 (6.52%) WAN
4 6 (4.35%) Intranet
4 6 (4.35%) VoIP
5 5 (3.62%) DHCP
5 5 (3.62%) LAN
5 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.90%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.17%) PABX
7 3 (2.17%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.45%) Internet
9 1 (0.72%) SNMP
9 1 (0.72%) SSL
9 1 (0.72%) VLAN
9 1 (0.72%) VPN
9 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) Power BI
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 15 (10.87%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.45%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (15.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Retail
3 7 (5.07%) Law
4 5 (3.62%) Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Legal
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Analyst
2 14 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (10.14%) Messaging Specialist
3 13 (9.42%) Lync Specialist
4 12 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Architect
5 11 (7.97%) Office 365 Specialist
6 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.25%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Intranet Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Intranet Project Manager
9 6 (4.35%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) IT Support
9 6 (4.35%) Office 365 Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) .NET
1 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.72%) CSS
1 1 (0.72%) HTML
1 1 (0.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.87%) Clustering
3 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.17%) Replication
7 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.45%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 82 (59.42%) Windows
2 51 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (36.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (31.16%) Windows Server
5 42 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
7 34 (24.64%) Windows 10
8 20 (14.49%) Windows XP
9 15 (10.87%) AIX
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.75%) Migration
2 21 (15.22%) Change Management
2 21 (15.22%) Software Testing
3 20 (14.49%) Load Balancing
4 17 (12.32%) Server Virtualisation
5 13 (9.42%) Test Scripting
6 12 (8.70%) Smoke Testing
7 11 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.52%) ITIL
9 8 (5.80%) Information Assurance
9 8 (5.80%) Project Management
10 5 (3.62%) Analytics
10 5 (3.62%) Information Security
10 5 (3.62%) Scrum
10 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.90%) Chat Support
11 4 (2.90%) Information Management
12 3 (2.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 3 (2.17%) Problem Management
12 3 (2.17%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.81%) PowerShell
2 20 (14.49%) SQL
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) C#
3 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (28.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (27.54%) MCSE
3 25 (18.12%) Security Cleared
4 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 20 (14.49%) MCSA
6 18 (13.04%) Degree
6 18 (13.04%) MCITP
6 18 (13.04%) MCTS
7 16 (11.59%) ISTQB
8 7 (5.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.45%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.45%) ACSA
9 2 (1.45%) APMP
9 2 (1.45%) CCENT
9 2 (1.45%) CCNA
9 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.45%) PMP
9 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 72 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.62%) DFS Replication
5 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.45%) Brightmail
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.45%) XenApp
6 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.87%) McAfee ePO
1 15 (10.87%) Netcool
2 12 (8.70%) SCCM
3 6 (4.35%) TeamSite
4 5 (3.62%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (2.90%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.45%) SCOM
7 2 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.94%) Citrix
3 17 (12.32%) HP
4 15 (10.87%) Intel Security
4 15 (10.87%) Veritas
5 13 (9.42%) Cisco
5 13 (9.42%) VMware
6 10 (7.25%) IronPort
7 8 (5.80%) Symantec
8 6 (4.35%) Lotus
9 5 (3.62%) NetWitness
9 5 (3.62%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.62%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.17%) Apple
10 3 (2.17%) CA
10 3 (2.17%) IBM
11 2 (1.45%) Google
11 2 (1.45%) Polycom
11 2 (1.45%) Sophos
11 2 (1.45%) Varonis