The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 47 60 33
Rank change year-on-year +13 -27  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 24 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.66% 1.98% 4.21%
As % of the Applications category 38.10% 22.39% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 40
Median daily rate £114 £240 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.47% -26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £121 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £510 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year -12.90% +18.34%  

MS 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 63 134 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 6.98% 8.84% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 78 111
Median daily rate £350 £325 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -45.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Edinburgh

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Edinburgh

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Edinburgh

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Edinburgh

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (51.16%) Windows
3 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
4 17 (39.53%) Windows 7
5 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
6 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (20.93%) Finance
7 9 (20.93%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (18.60%) SCCM
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
8 8 (18.60%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.95%) Wealth Management
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
11 5 (11.63%) PMO
11 5 (11.63%) Mac OS
12 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
12 4 (9.30%) VPN
12 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
12 4 (9.30%) .NET
12 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
12 4 (9.30%) Java
12 4 (9.30%) Banking
12 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
12 4 (9.30%) Smartphone
12 4 (9.30%) Degree

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.98%) CMS
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) Moodle
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (9.30%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (4.65%) MS Project
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) assyst
1 2 (4.65%) Sonata
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) VPN
2 1 (2.33%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) IT Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) IT Support
4 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Service Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.30%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Principal Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Deskside Support
8 2 (4.65%) Developer
8 2 (4.65%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Fat Client
2 4 (9.30%) Fintech
2 4 (9.30%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Mac OS
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.65%) Android
8 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Change Management
2 6 (13.95%) Wealth Management
3 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
3 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) IT Strategy
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.65%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (4.65%) Time Management
6 1 (2.33%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (2.33%) Presales
6 1 (2.33%) Service Design
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) VBA
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) R
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) MCP
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) APMP
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (11.63%) PMO
3 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Mitel
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Lumension
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) FNZ
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Planview
4 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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