Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 50 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 229 169 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.27% 3.52% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 47.81% 43.11% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 74 97
Scotland median daily rate £275 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% -3.64% +1.85%
10th Percentile £118 £105 £118
90th Percentile £444 £435 £381
UK median daily rate £290 £300 £295
% change year-on-year -3.33% +1.69% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 7
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £11.50 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.96% -27.28% +10.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £30.00 £27.30 £20.40
UK median hourly rate £15.49 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% -6.67% +3.45%

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 479 392 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.93% 8.15% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 185 231
Scotland median daily rate £325 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.87% -4.62%
10th Percentile £123 £110 £150
90th Percentile £459 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £9.48 £10.07 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £34.88 £20.70
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +29 94 £288 -5.57% 9
Glasgow -6 78 £253 +16.84% 6
Renfrewshire -17 18 £290 +9.43%
North Lanarkshire +8 9 £128 +13.33%
Aberdeen +13 8 £167 +4.06% 4
Fife +6 7 £256 -19.92% 1
Stirling +2 4 £375 +167.86%
Dundee -13 2 £108 -2.27%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £250 -
Scottish Borders -3 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 146 (63.76%) Microsoft
2 83 (36.24%) Windows
3 71 (31.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 62 (27.07%) Finance
5 57 (24.89%) Active Directory
6 43 (18.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 39 (17.03%) ITIL
8 38 (16.59%) Office 365
9 35 (15.28%) Windows 10
9 35 (15.28%) Project Management
10 34 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (13.97%) Windows 7
12 29 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (10.92%) PMO
14 24 (10.48%) SCCM
14 24 (10.48%) SQL
14 24 (10.48%) MS Visio
15 23 (10.04%) Windows Server
16 22 (9.61%) Banking
17 21 (9.17%) MS Exchange
17 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Project
18 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
19 19 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (7.86%) QA
20 18 (7.86%) PRINCE2
20 18 (7.86%) Change Management
21 17 (7.42%) Service Management
21 17 (7.42%) SC Cleared
21 17 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (7.42%) Problem-Solving

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 21 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.24%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.93%) SAS
6 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.06%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.31%) CICS
8 3 (1.31%) Confluence
8 3 (1.31%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 71 (31.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (18.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (10.48%) MS Visio
4 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.87%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.87%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.44%) InVision
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Actimize
1 2 (0.87%) assyst
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.59%) Office 365
2 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.24%) DHCP
2 11 (4.80%) DNS
3 9 (3.93%) Skype
4 8 (3.49%) Firewall
4 8 (3.49%) LAN
4 8 (3.49%) VPN
5 6 (2.62%) Unified Communications
5 6 (2.62%) WAN
6 5 (2.18%) Internet
6 5 (2.18%) Wireless
7 4 (1.75%) Network Security
7 4 (1.75%) VLAN
8 3 (1.31%) ADSL
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.31%) Intranet
8 3 (1.31%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.31%) NAS
8 3 (1.31%) SSH
8 3 (1.31%) SSL
8 3 (1.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.31%) DB2
2 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.87%) MS Access
4 1 (0.44%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.44%) GIS
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.44%) Power BI
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (4.37%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.44%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 62 (27.07%) Finance
2 22 (9.61%) Banking
3 5 (2.18%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.31%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) French Language
6 2 (0.87%) German Language
6 2 (0.87%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.87%) Law
6 2 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Avionics
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (38.86%) Analyst
2 25 (10.92%) Service Analyst
3 22 (9.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (7.86%) Desktop Support
5 16 (6.99%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.11%) Coordinator
7 13 (5.68%) PMO Analyst
7 13 (5.68%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (4.80%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.37%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.37%) IT Analyst
9 10 (4.37%) IT Support
9 10 (4.37%) Project Coordinator
10 9 (3.93%) Author
10 9 (3.93%) Technical Author
11 7 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.62%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.18%) Gherkin
2 4 (1.75%) .NET
3 3 (1.31%) COM
3 3 (1.31%) ISPF
3 3 (1.31%) Middleware
4 2 (0.87%) HTML
4 2 (0.87%) XML
5 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.44%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.55%) iPhone
3 11 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.49%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.06%) e-Learning
6 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.18%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.75%) iPad
9 3 (1.31%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.31%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.31%) PKI
9 3 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.31%) User Experience
9 3 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.87%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 83 (36.24%) Windows
2 35 (15.28%) Windows 10
3 32 (13.97%) Windows 7
4 23 (10.04%) Windows Server
5 19 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.24%) Windows 8
6 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.37%) Linux
8 10 (4.37%) Unix
9 7 (3.06%) Android
9 7 (3.06%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.75%) Solaris
10 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.31%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.31%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.03%) ITIL
2 35 (15.28%) Project Management
3 34 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.86%) Change Management
5 18 (7.86%) PRINCE2
6 17 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (7.42%) Service Management
7 16 (6.99%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.11%) Business Analysis
8 14 (6.11%) Decision-Making
8 14 (6.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (5.68%) Migration
9 13 (5.68%) Risk Management
10 11 (4.80%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.80%) Time Management
11 10 (4.37%) Data Protection
11 10 (4.37%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.93%) Escalation Management
12 9 (3.93%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.48%) SQL
2 12 (5.24%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.93%) VBA
4 8 (3.49%) Perl
5 5 (2.18%) Java
5 5 (2.18%) Python
5 5 (2.18%) Ruby
6 3 (1.31%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.31%) C#
6 3 (1.31%) CLIST
6 3 (1.31%) JCL
6 3 (1.31%) REXX
6 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.99%) Degree
4 10 (4.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.62%) MCSE
7 4 (1.75%) CISA
7 4 (1.75%) CISSP
7 4 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.75%) MCP
7 4 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.75%) PMP
8 3 (1.31%) ISACA
8 3 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.87%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.87%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.44%) MCSM
10 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.92%) PMO
2 18 (7.86%) QA
3 11 (4.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (3.93%) SLA
5 7 (3.06%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.31%) GDPR
6 3 (1.31%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.87%) COBIT
7 2 (0.87%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 57 (24.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.18%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.31%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (1.31%) RACF
5 3 (1.31%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.31%) vSphere
6 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (10.48%) SCCM
2 3 (1.31%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.31%) Malwarebytes
2 3 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.31%) zSecure
3 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 146 (63.76%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.99%) Citrix
3 11 (4.80%) Cisco
4 9 (3.93%) Apple
4 9 (3.93%) VMware
5 8 (3.49%) HP
5 8 (3.49%) Oracle
6 5 (2.18%) Adobe
6 5 (2.18%) Mitel
6 5 (2.18%) SAP
6 5 (2.18%) Symantec
7 4 (1.75%) Planview
8 3 (1.31%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.31%) Dell
8 3 (1.31%) F5
8 3 (1.31%) McAfee
8 3 (1.31%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.31%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.31%) Sophos
8 3 (1.31%) Wyse