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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 50 98 123
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +25
Contract jobs citing Office 365 74 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.74% 1.21% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.79% 32.71% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 5
Median daily rate £320 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £278 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £409 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.08%
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
169 107 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.55% 3.70% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 62 30
Median daily rate £350 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £269 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +21 40 £308 -23.41%
Glasgow +17 16 £350 -6.66% 4
Edinburgh +15 9 £450 +40.62%
North Lanarkshire - 3 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
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 3 December 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 82 (64.57%) Windows
2 76 (59.84%) Microsoft
3 74 (58.27%) Active Directory
4 58 (45.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (44.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (43.31%) SharePoint
7 50 (39.37%) Migration
8 49 (38.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (37.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (36.22%) MCSE
11 44 (34.65%) Windows Server
12 41 (32.28%) MS Exchange
13 40 (31.50%) Windows 7
14 37 (29.13%) MS Excel
14 37 (29.13%) MS Office
15 34 (26.77%) Windows 10
15 34 (26.77%) PowerShell
16 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
16 33 (25.98%) Skype for Business
17 32 (25.20%) Exchange Server 2010
18 29 (22.83%) Exchange Server 2013
19 28 (22.05%) Hyper-V
19 28 (22.05%) Citrix
19 28 (22.05%) Change Management
20 27 (21.26%) Windows XP
21 26 (20.47%) Skype
21 26 (20.47%) SC Cleared
22 25 (19.69%) MCSA
23 24 (18.90%) SQL
23 24 (18.90%) MCTS

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 55 (43.31%) SharePoint
2 41 (32.28%) MS Exchange
3 33 (25.98%) Skype for Business
4 32 (25.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (22.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (14.96%) OpenStack
7 17 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (6.30%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (4.72%) IBM Notes
11 3 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.36%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.79%) IIS
12 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (29.13%) MS Excel
1 37 (29.13%) MS Office
2 2 (1.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) G Suite
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.47%) Skype
2 9 (7.09%) DNS
3 8 (6.30%) Firewall
4 6 (4.72%) Intranet
5 5 (3.94%) DHCP
5 5 (3.94%) LAN
5 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.15%) Kerberos
6 4 (3.15%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.15%) VoIP
7 3 (2.36%) WAN
8 2 (1.57%) Internet
9 1 (0.79%) SNMP
9 1 (0.79%) SSL
9 1 (0.79%) VPN
9 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) Power BI
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 21 (16.54%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.57%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Law
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (20.47%) Analyst
2 16 (12.60%) Test Analyst
3 14 (11.02%) Messaging Specialist
4 13 (10.24%) Lync Specialist
5 10 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.09%) Office 365 Specialist
7 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Architect
8 6 (4.72%) Intranet Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Intranet Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Tester
9 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Business Information Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) .NET
1 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.79%) CSS
1 1 (0.79%) HTML
1 1 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Clustering
2 16 (12.60%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 82 (64.57%) Windows
2 58 (45.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 57 (44.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (38.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (34.65%) Windows Server
6 40 (31.50%) Windows 7
7 34 (26.77%) Windows 10
8 27 (21.26%) Windows XP
9 21 (16.54%) AIX
10 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.37%) Migration
2 28 (22.05%) Change Management
3 23 (18.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 23 (18.11%) Software Testing
4 22 (17.32%) Load Balancing
5 18 (14.17%) Test Scripting
6 17 (13.39%) Smoke Testing
7 10 (7.87%) ITIL
8 6 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.72%) Dependency Management
8 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.94%) Scrum
10 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.15%) Information Management
11 3 (2.36%) Analytics
11 3 (2.36%) Information Security
11 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.36%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.36%) Project Management
11 3 (2.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) PowerShell
2 24 (18.90%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) C
3 1 (0.79%) C#
3 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (37.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (36.22%) MCSE
3 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
4 26 (20.47%) SC Cleared
5 25 (19.69%) MCSA
6 24 (18.90%) MCITP
6 24 (18.90%) MCTS
7 23 (18.11%) ISTQB
8 18 (14.17%) Degree
9 7 (5.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.57%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.57%) ACSA
10 2 (1.57%) CCENT
10 2 (1.57%) CCNA
10 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) SLA
3 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 74 (58.27%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.05%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.94%) DFS Replication
5 4 (3.15%) Brightmail
6 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.57%) XenApp
7 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) McAfee ePO
1 21 (16.54%) Netcool
2 11 (8.66%) SCCM
3 6 (4.72%) TeamSite
4 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.36%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (1.57%) SCOM
6 2 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (59.84%) Microsoft
2 28 (22.05%) Citrix
3 21 (16.54%) Intel Security
3 21 (16.54%) Veritas
4 19 (14.96%) HP
5 12 (9.45%) IronPort
6 11 (8.66%) VMware
7 10 (7.87%) Cisco
8 8 (6.30%) Symantec
9 6 (4.72%) Lotus
10 3 (2.36%) Apple
10 3 (2.36%) CA
10 3 (2.36%) IBM
10 3 (2.36%) NetWitness
10 3 (2.36%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.36%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.57%) Google
11 2 (1.57%) Sophos
11 2 (1.57%) Varonis
12 1 (0.79%) Avaya
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