Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 45 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 217 135 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.20% 3.74% 2.80%
As % of the Applications category 46.67% 41.16% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 57 82
Scotland median daily rate £230 £250 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -3.85% -9.72%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £103
90th Percentile £400 £455 £449
UK median daily rate £278 £300 £298
% change year-on-year -7.25% +0.84% +3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 5
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.32 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.35 £25.48 £16.32
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.64%

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 465 328 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.01% 9.09% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 146 268
Scotland median daily rate £325 £321 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +0.39% -1.54%
10th Percentile £120 £112 £134
90th Percentile £450 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 27
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £10.35 £11.30 £11.28
90th Percentile £28.63 £57.50 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +12 89 £202 +15.14% 9
Glasgow -13 58 £230 -28.96% 13
Renfrewshire -11 30 £276 +8.87% 1
Fife +4 8 £338 +193.48% 2
Aberdeen +12 5 £180 -
Stirling -4 5 £450 +210.34% 2
West Lothian - 3 £186 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 3 £116 - 1
Moray +11 1 - -
Scottish Borders -1 1 - -
Dundee -16 1 £258 +134.09% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 140 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 75 (34.56%) Windows
3 63 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 56 (25.81%) Active Directory
5 49 (22.58%) Finance
6 39 (17.97%) ITIL
7 35 (16.13%) Windows 7
7 35 (16.13%) PMO
8 33 (15.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 32 (14.75%) Security Cleared
10 31 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 28 (12.90%) Office 365
12 27 (12.44%) SCCM
12 27 (12.44%) SQL
12 27 (12.44%) Project Management
13 26 (11.98%) Windows Server
14 23 (10.60%) Degree
15 22 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (10.14%) MS Exchange
16 21 (9.68%) SharePoint
16 21 (9.68%) MS Visio
16 21 (9.68%) Windows 10
17 20 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (8.76%) Disclosure Scotland
18 19 (8.76%) Incident Management
19 18 (8.29%) Change Management
20 17 (7.83%) Microsoft Project
20 17 (7.83%) QA
21 16 (7.37%) Windows 8
22 15 (6.91%) Service Management

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 22 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.61%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.69%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.38%) SAS
9 2 (0.92%) CICS
9 2 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 63 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (15.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 17 (7.83%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.46%) InVision
6 1 (0.46%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) assyst
1 3 (1.38%) Sonata
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.46%) Actimize
3 1 (0.46%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.90%) Office 365
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) G Suite
3 3 (1.38%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.91%) VPN
2 11 (5.07%) Skype
3 10 (4.61%) DHCP
4 9 (4.15%) DNS
5 6 (2.76%) LAN
5 6 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.76%) WAN
6 5 (2.30%) ADSL
6 5 (2.30%) Internet
7 4 (1.84%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (1.38%) Firewall
8 3 (1.38%) Wireless
9 2 (0.92%) Broadband
9 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.92%) Extranet
9 2 (0.92%) Intranet
9 2 (0.92%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.92%) MPLS
9 2 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) Power BI
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.38%) QlikView
5 2 (0.92%) DB2
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.46%) Essbase
6 1 (0.46%) MS Access
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) MSI
2 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
2 1 (0.46%) NUnit
2 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (22.58%) Finance
2 15 (6.91%) Banking
3 6 (2.76%) Legal
4 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.84%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Law
7 2 (0.92%) French Language
7 2 (0.92%) German Language
7 2 (0.92%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (41.01%) Analyst
2 18 (8.29%) Service Analyst
2 18 (8.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (7.83%) PMO Analyst
4 16 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (7.37%) Desktop Support
5 15 (6.91%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.99%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.07%) IT Analyst
8 9 (4.15%) Author
8 9 (4.15%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.15%) Technical Author
9 8 (3.69%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.69%) Release Manager
9 8 (3.69%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.23%) Administrator
10 7 (3.23%) IT Support
10 7 (3.23%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) .NET
2 3 (1.38%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (1.38%) Gherkin
2 3 (1.38%) XML
3 2 (0.92%) Angular 2
3 2 (0.92%) ISPF
3 2 (0.92%) jQuery
3 2 (0.92%) Middleware
4 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.46%) CSS
4 1 (0.46%) CSS3
4 1 (0.46%) HTML
4 1 (0.46%) HTML5
4 1 (0.46%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.46%) React
4 1 (0.46%) REST
4 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.45%) iPhone
3 11 (5.07%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.23%) iPad
6 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.84%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.38%) CMDB
10 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.92%) PKI
10 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.56%) Windows
2 35 (16.13%) Windows 7
3 26 (11.98%) Windows Server
4 21 (9.68%) Windows 10
5 16 (7.37%) Windows 8
6 14 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.53%) Android
8 8 (3.69%) Linux
8 8 (3.69%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.30%) Unix
11 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.92%) NetWare
11 2 (0.92%) zOS
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.97%) ITIL
2 27 (12.44%) Project Management
3 20 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (8.76%) Incident Management
5 18 (8.29%) Change Management
6 15 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.91%) Decision-Making
6 15 (6.91%) Service Management
7 14 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.53%) Asset Management
8 12 (5.53%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.53%) Programme Management
9 11 (5.07%) Escalation Management
10 10 (4.61%) ITIL V3
10 10 (4.61%) ITSM
10 10 (4.61%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.61%) Time Management
11 9 (4.15%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.15%) Migration
12 8 (3.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.44%) SQL
2 11 (5.07%) VBA
3 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.30%) C#
4 5 (2.30%) Java
4 5 (2.30%) Perl
5 4 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.38%) Python
6 3 (1.38%) Ruby
6 3 (1.38%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.92%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.92%) CLIST
7 2 (0.92%) JCL
7 2 (0.92%) REXX
7 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.46%) C
8 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (10.60%) Degree
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.30%) HND
5 5 (2.30%) ISEB
5 5 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.30%) MCSE
6 4 (1.84%) HNC
6 4 (1.84%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.84%) PMP
7 3 (1.38%) CCNA
7 3 (1.38%) CCNP
7 3 (1.38%) CGEIT
7 3 (1.38%) CISA
7 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.38%) CISSP
7 3 (1.38%) CRISC
7 3 (1.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.13%) PMO
2 19 (8.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (7.83%) QA
4 6 (2.76%) SLA
5 5 (2.30%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.84%) GDPR
7 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.46%) PMBOK
System Software
1 56 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.23%) BitLocker
3 6 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.84%) XenApp
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.92%) RACF
7 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.92%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.46%) NFS
8 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (12.44%) SCCM
2 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.92%) zSecure
4 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.46%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 140 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.53%) Cisco
3 11 (5.07%) HP
4 10 (4.61%) Citrix
5 8 (3.69%) Apple
6 7 (3.23%) SAP
7 6 (2.76%) Mitel
7 6 (2.76%) Oracle
7 6 (2.76%) VMware
8 5 (2.30%) Altiris
8 5 (2.30%) CA
8 5 (2.30%) IBM
8 5 (2.30%) Lotus
8 5 (2.30%) Symantec
9 4 (1.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.84%) Sophos
10 3 (1.38%) Google
10 3 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.38%) Tableau
11 2 (0.92%) MicroStrategy