Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 6 months to 24 November 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 > Fife
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 5 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 18.52% 12.50% 9.47%
As % of the Applications category 83.33% 53.33% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Fife median daily rate £320 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% - -
Scotland median daily rate £216 £275 £269
% change year-on-year -21.45% +2.23% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Fife median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £12.00 £15.82 £15.26
% change year-on-year -24.12% +3.67% +22.04%

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

All Software Application Skills
Fife
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 22.22% 23.44% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Fife median daily rate £320 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% - -
Scotland median daily rate £325 £310 £318
% change year-on-year +4.84% -2.36% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Fife median hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -6.90% +13.73% -28.17%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Fife.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Fife

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Fife

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Fife

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Fife region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline -4 3 £320 +16.36%
Microsoft Office
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Fife region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Xerox
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Intel

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fife 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Verification Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Verification Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (20.00%) PC Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Printer Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple
1 1 (20.00%) Intel
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec
1 1 (20.00%) Xerox