Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 February 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 53 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 169 142 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.54% 3.82% 2.85%
As % of the Applications category 49.27% 44.65% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 70 92
Scotland median daily rate £215 £250 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -3.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £98
90th Percentile £400 £401 £360
UK median daily rate £278 £290 £300
% change year-on-year -4.31% -3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 6
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% - +24.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.32 £10.36
90th Percentile £18.46 £21.00 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +3.57%

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 Scotland with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 343 318 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.18% 8.54% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 171 266
Scotland median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £121 £113 £123
90th Percentile £450 £473 £431
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 19
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.95% -36.67% +55.84%
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.50 £10.58
90th Percentile £34.75 £57.50 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +8.47%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Scotland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Scotland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Scotland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Scotland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Scotland

Microsoft Office
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 Microsoft Office within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Edinburgh -10 73 £215 +35.43% 7
Glasgow +1 49 £250 +0.40% 26
Renfrewshire +33 16 £270 -1.82%
Fife +1 8 £320 +70.67% 1
Stirling +6 4 £325 -
Aberdeen +3 4 £180 +28.57% 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £118 - 1
Moray +10 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 £375 +36.36%
Dundee -8 1 £258 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
West Lothian - 1 £113 - 1
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 120 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 53 (31.36%) Windows
3 46 (27.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (21.30%) Finance
4 36 (21.30%) PMO
5 34 (20.12%) Active Directory
6 28 (16.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 28 (16.57%) Windows 7
7 25 (14.79%) SharePoint
8 24 (14.20%) ITIL
9 23 (13.61%) SQL
10 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (12.43%) MS Visio
12 20 (11.83%) Project Management
12 20 (11.83%) Degree
12 20 (11.83%) Office 365
13 17 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (9.47%) Disclosure Scotland
15 15 (8.88%) SCCM
16 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Project
16 14 (8.28%) Windows Server
17 13 (7.69%) Windows 8
17 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
17 13 (7.69%) MS Exchange
17 13 (7.69%) Incident Management
17 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (7.69%) Programme Management
18 12 (7.10%) QA
18 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
19 11 (6.51%) SC Cleared

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring 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 25 (14.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.96%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.78%) IIS
7 3 (1.78%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (27.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (16.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (12.43%) MS Visio
4 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.59%) InVision
6 1 (0.59%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.18%) Sonata
2 1 (0.59%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.59%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.83%) Office 365
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.78%) G Suite
3 3 (1.78%) Google Drive
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.51%) VPN
2 7 (4.14%) Skype
3 5 (2.96%) DHCP
3 5 (2.96%) DNS
3 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.37%) LAN
5 3 (1.78%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (1.78%) Internet
5 3 (1.78%) WAN
5 3 (1.78%) Wireless
6 2 (1.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.59%) ADSL
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.59%) FCoE
7 1 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.59%) Firewall
7 1 (0.59%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.78%) Power BI
3 3 (1.78%) QlikView
4 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.59%) Essbase
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.59%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.59%) NUnit
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (21.30%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Legal
3 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.78%) Billing
4 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.59%) Law
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (39.05%) Analyst
2 18 (10.65%) PMO Analyst
3 12 (7.10%) IT Support
3 12 (7.10%) Support Analyst
4 10 (5.92%) Desktop Support
5 9 (5.33%) IT Analyst
5 9 (5.33%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.33%) Project Officer
6 8 (4.73%) Administrator
6 8 (4.73%) Service Analyst
6 8 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.14%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) Developer
7 7 (4.14%) Project Support Officer
7 7 (4.14%) Report Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) Support Officer
8 6 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (3.55%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (3.55%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.55%) .NET
2 4 (2.37%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (1.78%) Angular 2
3 3 (1.78%) XML
4 2 (1.18%) CGI
4 2 (1.18%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.18%) jQuery
5 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.59%) CSS
5 1 (0.59%) CSS3
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) HTML5
5 1 (0.59%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.59%) React
5 1 (0.59%) REST
5 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.51%) iPhone
3 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.14%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.55%) iPad
5 6 (3.55%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.37%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.78%) CMDB
7 3 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.78%) NHS
7 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.18%) Blog
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.59%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 53 (31.36%) Windows
2 28 (16.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (8.28%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.92%) Android
5 10 (5.92%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.55%) Linux
8 4 (2.37%) Unix
8 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) NetWare
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.20%) ITIL
2 20 (11.83%) Project Management
3 17 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 13 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.51%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.33%) Migration
7 9 (5.33%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.73%) Data Analysis
8 8 (4.73%) Workflow
9 6 (3.55%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.55%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.55%) Document Management
9 6 (3.55%) ITSM
9 6 (3.55%) Manual Testing
9 6 (3.55%) Resource Management
9 6 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.61%) SQL
2 6 (3.55%) C#
3 5 (2.96%) Java
3 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.96%) VBA
4 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.18%) Perl
5 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.18%) Python
5 2 (1.18%) Ruby
5 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.59%) C
6 1 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (11.83%) Degree
2 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.96%) CISSP
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.37%) ISEB
6 4 (2.37%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.37%) MCP
6 4 (2.37%) MCSE
7 3 (1.78%) CCNA
7 3 (1.78%) CCNP
7 3 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.78%) CLAS
7 3 (1.78%) IISP
7 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.78%) PMP
8 2 (1.18%) CISA
8 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (21.30%) PMO
2 16 (9.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (7.10%) QA
4 4 (2.37%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.18%) SLA
7 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.92%) BitLocker
3 6 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.37%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.59%) Docker
6 1 (0.59%) NFS
6 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) SCCM
2 3 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.59%) MaaS360
3 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.59%) SCOM
3 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 120 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.51%) Cisco
3 7 (4.14%) VMware
4 6 (3.55%) HP
4 6 (3.55%) Oracle
5 5 (2.96%) Mitel
6 4 (2.37%) Apple
6 4 (2.37%) Citrix
7 3 (1.78%) CA
7 3 (1.78%) Google
7 3 (1.78%) IBM
7 3 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.78%) Tableau
8 2 (1.18%) Adobe
8 2 (1.18%) Lotus
8 2 (1.18%) Nintex
8 2 (1.18%) Remedy
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (1.18%) Teradata
9 1 (0.59%) Xerox