Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 39 66
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 233 178 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.22% 4.12% 3.12%
As % of the Applications category 45.51% 45.06% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 75 88
Scotland median daily rate £248 £265 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +1.92% -8.77%
10th Percentile £113 £108 £109
90th Percentile £429 £438 £441
UK median daily rate £288 £313 £300
% change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 9
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £13.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -5.80% -13.75%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.50 £25.48 £16.73
UK median hourly rate £15.48 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.20% -3.23% +6.90%

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 512 395 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.26% 9.15% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 180 244
Scotland median daily rate £325 £348 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +9.45% -2.31%
10th Percentile £120 £112 £122
90th Percentile £475 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £374 £356 £340
% change year-on-year +5.20% +4.56% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 36
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -10.94%
10th Percentile £9.40 £11.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.95 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +16 97 £210 -44.00% 9
Glasgow -20 69 £233 -27.91% 6
Renfrewshire -30 23 £290 +9.43% 1
Fife +3 10 £256 +17.82% 1
North Lanarkshire +2 7 £130 +15.56% 2
Aberdeen +9 4 £180 +12.50% 1
Stirling -1 4 £450 +210.34%
West Lothian - 3 £186 -
Dundee -13 2 £108 -2.27% 2
Scottish Borders 0 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 151 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 91 (39.06%) Windows
3 63 (27.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 62 (26.61%) Active Directory
5 56 (24.03%) Finance
6 42 (18.03%) ITIL
7 36 (15.45%) Windows 7
8 33 (14.16%) Windows 10
9 32 (13.73%) Office 365
10 31 (13.30%) Security Cleared
11 30 (12.88%) Windows Server
11 30 (12.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 29 (12.45%) SCCM
13 28 (12.02%) SC Cleared
14 27 (11.59%) Project Management
15 25 (10.73%) SQL
16 24 (10.30%) PMO
17 23 (9.87%) Banking
18 22 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (9.44%) Change Management
19 21 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (9.01%) MS Exchange
20 20 (8.58%) Citrix
20 20 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
20 20 (8.58%) QA
20 20 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (8.15%) Incident Management
22 18 (7.73%) Service Management
23 17 (7.30%) Decision-Making
24 16 (6.87%) MS Visio

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 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.72%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.43%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.00%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (2.58%) SAS
7 5 (2.15%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.29%) CICS
8 3 (1.29%) Confluence
8 3 (1.29%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 63 (27.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (12.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (6.87%) MS Visio
4 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.43%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) assyst
2 2 (0.86%) Actimize
2 2 (0.86%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.86%) Sonata
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.73%) Office 365
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.72%) DHCP
1 11 (4.72%) VPN
2 10 (4.29%) DNS
2 10 (4.29%) LAN
3 9 (3.86%) Skype
4 8 (3.43%) Firewall
4 8 (3.43%) WAN
5 6 (2.58%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.72%) ADSL
6 4 (1.72%) Internet
6 4 (1.72%) NAS
6 4 (1.72%) Network Security
6 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.29%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.29%) Intranet
7 3 (1.29%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.29%) SSH
7 3 (1.29%) SSL
7 3 (1.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) DB2
2 3 (1.29%) MS Access
3 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.86%) Power BI
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.43%) GIS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) JIRA
1 4 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (24.03%) Finance
2 23 (9.87%) Banking
3 6 (2.58%) Investment Banking
3 6 (2.58%) Legal
4 3 (1.29%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.86%) French Language
5 2 (0.86%) German Language
5 2 (0.86%) Italian Language
5 2 (0.86%) Law
5 2 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (0.86%) Marketing
5 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Avionics
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (36.91%) Analyst
2 22 (9.44%) Service Analyst
3 21 (9.01%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (8.58%) Desktop Support
5 18 (7.73%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.30%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (5.15%) IT Analyst
8 11 (4.72%) Coordinator
8 11 (4.72%) IT Support
9 10 (4.29%) Author
9 10 (4.29%) Release Manager
9 10 (4.29%) Technical Author
10 9 (3.86%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.86%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.43%) Deployment Manager
12 7 (3.00%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (3.00%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.15%) Gherkin
2 3 (1.29%) COM
2 3 (1.29%) ISPF
2 3 (1.29%) Middleware
3 2 (0.86%) .NET
3 2 (0.86%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.01%) iPhone
2 12 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.86%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.15%) iPad
6 4 (1.72%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.29%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.29%) PKI
8 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.86%) User Experience
8 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (39.06%) Windows
2 36 (15.45%) Windows 7
3 33 (14.16%) Windows 10
4 30 (12.88%) Windows Server
5 20 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.01%) Windows 8
7 12 (5.15%) Linux
8 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.43%) Unix
9 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.43%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.00%) Android
11 6 (2.58%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.29%) Solaris
12 3 (1.29%) zOS
13 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.03%) ITIL
2 27 (11.59%) Project Management
3 22 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (9.44%) Change Management
4 21 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (8.15%) Incident Management
7 18 (7.73%) Service Management
8 17 (7.30%) Decision-Making
9 15 (6.44%) Escalation Management
9 15 (6.44%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.15%) Information Security
10 12 (5.15%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.72%) Test Automation
12 10 (4.29%) ITIL V3
13 9 (3.86%) Asset Management
13 9 (3.86%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.86%) Service Delivery
13 9 (3.86%) Software Testing
13 9 (3.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.73%) SQL
2 11 (4.72%) VBA
3 10 (4.29%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.43%) Perl
5 7 (3.00%) Java
6 5 (2.15%) Python
6 5 (2.15%) Ruby
7 3 (1.29%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.29%) CLIST
7 3 (1.29%) JCL
7 3 (1.29%) REXX
7 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.43%) C#
9 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.87%) Degree
4 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.00%) CISA
5 7 (3.00%) CISSP
6 6 (2.58%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.15%) MCSE
8 4 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.72%) CGEIT
8 4 (1.72%) CRISC
8 4 (1.72%) HND
8 4 (1.72%) ISEB
9 3 (1.29%) HNC
9 3 (1.29%) ISACA
9 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.29%) PMP
10 2 (0.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.30%) PMO
2 20 (8.58%) QA
3 14 (6.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (3.43%) SLA
5 5 (2.15%) GDPR
6 3 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.29%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.86%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
System Software
1 62 (26.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.86%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.58%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.72%) XenApp
7 3 (1.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (1.29%) RACF
7 3 (1.29%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.86%) vSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (12.45%) SCCM
2 3 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.29%) zSecure
3 2 (0.86%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.86%) Malwarebytes
3 2 (0.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.86%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 151 (64.81%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.58%) Citrix
3 14 (6.01%) Cisco
4 11 (4.72%) HP
5 9 (3.86%) Apple
5 9 (3.86%) VMware
6 8 (3.43%) Oracle
7 7 (3.00%) Symantec
8 6 (2.58%) Lotus
8 6 (2.58%) Mitel
8 6 (2.58%) Sophos
9 5 (2.15%) Altiris
9 5 (2.15%) SAP
9 5 (2.15%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.72%) Avaya
10 4 (1.72%) IBM
11 3 (1.29%) CA
11 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.29%) Juniper
11 3 (1.29%) McAfee