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 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 76 120 117
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -3
Contract jobs citing Office 365 76 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.58% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.10% 25.00% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 7
Median daily rate £340 £188 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.33% -58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £148 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £398 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.80 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.00%
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
158 76 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.36% 2.52% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 40 15
Median daily rate £376 £375 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% -10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £182 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £14.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.40 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 30 June 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
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 30 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
Renfrewshire - 42 £350 - 1
Glasgow +16 17 £358 +48.18% 3
Edinburgh -12 4 £288 -26.28% 5
Moray - 2 £420 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £115 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 83 (76.15%) Windows
2 74 (67.89%) Migration
3 70 (64.22%) Windows Server
4 69 (63.30%) Active Directory
5 65 (59.63%) Security Cleared
6 63 (57.80%) PowerShell
7 58 (53.21%) Microsoft
8 53 (48.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (44.95%) SC Cleared
9 49 (44.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (43.12%) MS Exchange
11 46 (42.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (39.45%) SharePoint
12 43 (39.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (36.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 40 (36.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 38 (34.86%) MCSE
15 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2007
16 35 (32.11%) Skype for Business
17 34 (31.19%) MS Excel
18 30 (27.52%) Load Balancing
19 29 (26.61%) Degree
19 29 (26.61%) Skype
20 27 (24.77%) Exchange Server 2003
21 26 (23.85%) OpenStack
22 25 (22.94%) Computer Science
23 23 (21.10%) DNS
24 21 (19.27%) IronPort
25 20 (18.35%) Office Communications Server
25 20 (18.35%) HP

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 47 (43.12%) MS Exchange
2 43 (39.45%) SharePoint
3 40 (36.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (36.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (32.11%) Skype for Business
6 27 (24.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (23.85%) OpenStack
8 20 (18.35%) Office Communications Server
9 12 (11.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (11.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (7.34%) IIS
10 8 (7.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.92%) Apache
11 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.92%) JBoss
11 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.92%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (31.19%) MS Excel
2 15 (13.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.92%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.61%) Skype
2 23 (21.10%) DNS
3 20 (18.35%) Firewall
4 11 (10.09%) Kerberos
5 7 (6.42%) SAN
6 3 (2.75%) DHCP
6 3 (2.75%) NAS
6 3 (2.75%) WAN
7 1 (0.92%) LAN
7 1 (0.92%) Network Security
7 1 (0.92%) SSL
7 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.92%) VPN
7 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.50%) StarTeam
2 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.92%) Build Forge
General
1 2 (1.83%) Finance
2 1 (0.92%) Banking
2 1 (0.92%) Electronics
2 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (15.60%) Messaging Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) Consultant
3 11 (10.09%) Analyst
4 10 (9.17%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) PMO Planner
5 5 (4.59%) Senior PMO
6 4 (3.67%) Administrator
6 4 (3.67%) Designer
6 4 (3.67%) Messaging Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Designer
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Specialist
7 3 (2.75%) Design Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Project Planner
7 3 (2.75%) Support Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Test Analyst
8 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) CSS
1 8 (7.34%) jQuery
1 8 (7.34%) XML
1 8 (7.34%) XSLT
2 7 (6.42%) .NET
3 1 (0.92%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.92%) J2EE
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.94%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.50%) Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.83%) Replication
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.92%) PDA
7 1 (0.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (76.15%) Windows
2 70 (64.22%) Windows Server
3 53 (48.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (42.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (39.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (11.01%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.34%) AIX
7 8 (7.34%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.67%) Unix
10 3 (2.75%) Linux
11 2 (1.83%) Solaris
12 1 (0.92%) HPUX
12 1 (0.92%) OS/390
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (67.89%) Migration
2 30 (27.52%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.93%) Dependency Management
4 10 (9.17%) Change Management
5 8 (7.34%) High Availability
6 7 (6.42%) Content Management
6 7 (6.42%) ITIL
6 7 (6.42%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (5.50%) Records Management
7 6 (5.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (5.50%) Workflow
8 5 (4.59%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.75%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.83%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.83%) Information Management
10 2 (1.83%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (0.92%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (57.80%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.93%) SQL
3 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.42%) C#
5 2 (1.83%) C
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (59.63%) Security Cleared
2 49 (44.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (44.95%) SC Cleared
3 38 (34.86%) MCSE
4 29 (26.61%) Degree
5 13 (11.93%) MCITP
5 13 (11.93%) MCTS
6 7 (6.42%) MCP
6 7 (6.42%) MCSA
7 6 (5.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) CCNA
9 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.92%) PgMP
9 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (63.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.01%) DFS Replication
3 10 (9.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.67%) Brightmail
4 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.92%) UAG
6 1 (0.92%) vCloud
6 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (5.50%) Netcool
2 2 (1.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.92%) OpenView
3 1 (0.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 58 (53.21%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.27%) IronPort
3 20 (18.35%) HP
4 11 (10.09%) Citrix
5 7 (6.42%) Intel Security
5 7 (6.42%) VMware
6 6 (5.50%) Nintex
6 6 (5.50%) Veritas
7 2 (1.83%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.83%) EMC
8 1 (0.92%) Avaya
8 1 (0.92%) Axway
8 1 (0.92%) CA
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco
8 1 (0.92%) Dell
8 1 (0.92%) IBM
8 1 (0.92%) Lotus
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle
8 1 (0.92%) Sun
8 1 (0.92%) Symantec
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