The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 4.41% 8.33% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 75.00% 80.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £160 £110 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £289
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4 5 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 5.88% 10.42% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £160 £110 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -69.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Aberdeen

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Aberdeen

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Xerox
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Writer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Report Writer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Xerox