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 3 months to 27 June 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.

Microsoft Office
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 64 37
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 77 86 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.51% 2.93% 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 41.85% 36.13% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 52
Median daily rate £250 £280 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.48% +1.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £15.82 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft 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 184 238 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.39% 8.10% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 141 182
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 30
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.81% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.22 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 +14 30 £416 +27.84% 3
Edinburgh +1 18 £375 +33.92% 7
Renfrewshire +47 5 £250 -11.66%
Aberdeen -7 3 £160 +45.45%
Dundee - 3 £110 -
Fife +3 2 £115 - 1
Stirling +9 1 £140 -
Scottish Borders +1 1 £123 -35.52%
Inverclyde - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office.

1 94 (63.51%) Microsoft
2 70 (47.30%) Windows
3 43 (29.05%) Finance
4 37 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 35 (23.65%) Active Directory
6 34 (22.97%) Microsoft Excel
7 30 (20.27%) ITIL
7 30 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (15.54%) Migration
8 23 (15.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
10 19 (12.84%) SQL
10 19 (12.84%) Windows 10
11 17 (11.49%) SharePoint
12 16 (10.81%) Project Management
12 16 (10.81%) Banking
13 15 (10.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 15 (10.14%) Office 365
13 15 (10.14%) Windows 8
14 12 (8.11%) Change Management
14 12 (8.11%) Risk Management
14 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Project
14 12 (8.11%) MS Visio
14 12 (8.11%) Time Management
15 11 (7.43%) Project Planning
15 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (7.43%) Citrix
15 11 (7.43%) Windows Server
16 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003

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 17 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.76%) SAS
3 8 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.73%) CICS
4 7 (4.73%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.38%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Moodle
Applications
1 34 (22.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (15.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (8.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.03%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.14%) Office 365
2 4 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.41%) VoIP
3 7 (4.73%) Kerberos
3 7 (4.73%) SSH
3 7 (4.73%) SSL
4 5 (3.38%) Skype
5 4 (2.70%) PABX
5 4 (2.70%) WAN
6 2 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.73%) DB2
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.35%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) QlikView
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) StarTeam
General
1 43 (29.05%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Legal
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (31.08%) Analyst
2 20 (13.51%) Project Manager
3 15 (10.14%) Support Analyst
4 13 (8.78%) IT Analyst
5 12 (8.11%) IT Trainer
5 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Trainer
5 12 (8.11%) Trainer
6 11 (7.43%) Consultant
7 9 (6.08%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.41%) IT Support
9 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.73%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Security Project Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Technical Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) IT Technician
10 6 (4.05%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) ISPF
1 7 (4.73%) Middleware
2 2 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) Flash
3 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.73%) PKI
4 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.05%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.38%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.70%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.70%) Replication
7 3 (2.03%) Clustering
7 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.03%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.03%) Fintech
7 3 (2.03%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.35%) PMI
9 1 (0.68%) AS400
9 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.68%) FMCG
9 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (47.30%) Windows
2 37 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (12.84%) Windows 10
4 15 (10.14%) Windows 8
5 11 (7.43%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.08%) Unix
8 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.73%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.73%) zOS
10 6 (4.05%) Linux
11 3 (2.03%) AIX
11 3 (2.03%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.68%) Android
12 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.68%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) ITIL
2 23 (15.54%) Migration
3 16 (10.81%) Project Management
4 12 (8.11%) Change Management
4 12 (8.11%) Risk Management
4 12 (8.11%) Time Management
5 11 (7.43%) Project Planning
5 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 8 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (5.41%) People Management
6 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.41%) Security Testing
6 8 (5.41%) Wealth Management
7 7 (4.73%) Information Security
7 7 (4.73%) Security Management
8 6 (4.05%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.38%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.38%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.70%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.84%) SQL
2 7 (4.73%) Assembly Language
2 7 (4.73%) CLIST
2 7 (4.73%) JCL
2 7 (4.73%) Perl
2 7 (4.73%) REXX
3 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.03%) VB
5 2 (1.35%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.68%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) R
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) Degree
4 6 (4.05%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.38%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.70%) MCSA
6 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.70%) PMP
7 3 (2.03%) CISSP
7 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.03%) CRISC
7 3 (2.03%) ISEB
7 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.03%) MCITP
7 3 (2.03%) MCSE
7 3 (2.03%) MCTS
8 2 (1.35%) CISM
8 2 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.68%) CISA
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (6.08%) PMO
3 7 (4.73%) SLA
4 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 35 (23.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.73%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 7 (4.73%) RACF
2 7 (4.73%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (3.38%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCCM
2 7 (4.73%) zSecure
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 94 (63.51%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.43%) Citrix
3 8 (5.41%) IBM
3 8 (5.41%) Sybase
4 7 (4.73%) CA
4 7 (4.73%) HP
5 4 (2.70%) VMware
6 3 (2.03%) Lotus
6 3 (2.03%) McAfee
6 3 (2.03%) Mitel
6 3 (2.03%) Veritas
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle
7 2 (1.35%) Sun
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) Avaya
8 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco
8 1 (0.68%) Reuters
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec
8 1 (0.68%) Teradata
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