The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Scotland
Rank 38 62 27
Rank change year-on-year +24 -35  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 70 74 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.09% 2.87% 5.23%
As % of the Applications category 30.97% 28.57% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 81
Median daily rate £250 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -14.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £385 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £291 £275
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 18
Median hourly rate £13.16 £13.15 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -17.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £16.74 £21.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £15.88 £13.00
% change year-on-year -14.36% +22.11%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 226 259 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 13.21% 10.03% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 143 187
Median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £125 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year - +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 28
Median hourly rate £15.43 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.27% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £13.51 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.80 £31.15
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Scotland

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Scotland

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Scotland

MS 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 MS Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Glasgow +5 26 £318 +67.10% 5
Edinburgh +17 24 £114 -52.47% 2
Highlands - 5 £420 -
Fife 0 3 £210 -34.37%
Dundee - 3 - - 2
Renfrewshire +18 2 £225 - 1
Stirling +9 1 £350 +2.94%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 86 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 55 (44.35%) Windows
3 53 (42.74%) MS Excel
4 38 (30.65%) Windows 7
5 35 (28.23%) Active Directory
6 32 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (23.39%) Finance
8 17 (13.71%) SharePoint
8 17 (13.71%) Windows 10
9 16 (12.90%) Office 365
9 16 (12.90%) ITIL
10 15 (12.10%) Windows 8
11 14 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (10.48%) SQL
12 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
12 13 (10.48%) Change Management
12 13 (10.48%) Project Management
12 13 (10.48%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (9.68%) Degree
13 12 (9.68%) SCCM
14 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (8.87%) PMO
15 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
16 9 (7.26%) Software Testing
16 9 (7.26%) Banking
16 9 (7.26%) PRINCE2
16 9 (7.26%) MS Project
17 8 (6.45%) Linux
17 8 (6.45%) Windows XP

MS Office
Top Related 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 17 (13.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.03%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.42%) CMS
6 3 (2.42%) SAS
7 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.81%) IIS
8 1 (0.81%) Moodle
8 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 53 (42.74%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.26%) MS Project
4 6 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) assyst
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.61%) Sonata
1 2 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.90%) Office 365
2 5 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.03%) Skype
2 5 (4.03%) VoIP
3 4 (3.23%) PABX
3 4 (3.23%) VPN
3 4 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.81%) Big Data
3 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.61%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
General
1 29 (23.39%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Billing
4 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (29.03%) Analyst
2 13 (10.48%) IT Analyst
2 13 (10.48%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.26%) Support Analyst
4 8 (6.45%) Consultant
4 8 (6.45%) IT Support
4 8 (6.45%) Service Analyst
4 8 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.84%) Architect
6 6 (4.84%) IT Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) IT Technician
7 5 (4.03%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) Field Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Security Project Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (1.61%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.81%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.84%) Clustering
3 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.03%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.03%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.23%) Fintech
5 4 (3.23%) Replication
5 4 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (44.35%) Windows
2 38 (30.65%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.71%) Windows 10
4 15 (12.10%) Windows 8
5 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.45%) Linux
7 8 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.84%) AIX
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.03%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.42%) Android
11 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.81%) MVS
12 1 (0.81%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.90%) ITIL
2 13 (10.48%) Change Management
2 13 (10.48%) Project Management
3 9 (7.26%) PRINCE2
3 9 (7.26%) Software Testing
4 8 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 8 (6.45%) Migration
4 8 (6.45%) Wealth Management
5 7 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.65%) Business Analysis
5 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.84%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 6 (4.84%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (4.84%) Security Testing
6 6 (4.84%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (4.84%) Time Management
7 5 (4.03%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.03%) SDLC
7 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.48%) SQL
2 4 (3.23%) Java
3 3 (2.42%) C#
3 3 (2.42%) Python
3 3 (2.42%) VB
4 2 (1.61%) Perl
4 2 (1.61%) VBA
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.81%) R
5 1 (0.81%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.68%) Degree
2 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.84%) MCITP
4 6 (4.84%) MCSA
4 6 (4.84%) MCSE
4 6 (4.84%) MCTS
5 3 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.42%) CGEIT
5 3 (2.42%) CISA
5 3 (2.42%) CISSP
5 3 (2.42%) CRISC
5 3 (2.42%) MCP
5 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.61%) ISEB
6 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (8.87%) PMO
3 3 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 35 (28.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) SCCM
2 6 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (4.84%) Netcool
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 86 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.45%) Citrix
3 6 (4.84%) Intel Security
3 6 (4.84%) Veritas
4 3 (2.42%) Mitel
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco
5 2 (1.61%) HP
5 2 (1.61%) Intel
5 2 (1.61%) Lotus
5 2 (1.61%) Lumension
5 2 (1.61%) Sun
5 2 (1.61%) Xerox
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe
6 1 (0.81%) Apple
6 1 (0.81%) Canon
6 1 (0.81%) Dell
6 1 (0.81%) FNZ
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle
6 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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