The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 28 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.

Microsoft Office
Scotland / Fife
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 12.50% 10.71% 2.56%
As % of the Applications category 60.00% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £210 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.37% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

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 Fife with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Fife
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 20.83% 21.43% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £320 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife 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 Fife

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Fife

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Fife

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Fife over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Fife

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Fife

MS 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 MS Office within the Fife region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Dunfermline -3 2 £320 -
MS Office
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Fife region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Intel
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Xerox
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay

MS 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 (10.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Verification Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Python
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Intel
2 2 (20.00%) Xerox