Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 52 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 178 160 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.53% 3.68% 3.55%
As % of the Applications category 44.72% 45.20% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 114
Scotland median daily rate £216 £275 £267
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.64% +3.19% +5.54%
10th Percentile £109 £119 £108
90th Percentile £426 £350 £393
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 12
Scotland median hourly rate £12.00 £15.82 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.12% +3.67% +22.04%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.88 £21.08 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -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 398 354 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.89% 8.14% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 202 302
Scotland median daily rate £325 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -0.56% +2.61%
10th Percentile £113 £141 £130
90th Percentile £475 £444 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 36
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +13.73% -29.17%
10th Percentile £10.14 £9.25 £8.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £30.30 £36.23
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.08 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.74% +3.33%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -14 68 £222 -11.29% 5
Glasgow +3 62 £183 -37.44% 1
Renfrewshire +35 13 £265 -3.64%
Aberdeen -7 7 £160 +14.29%
Fife +1 5 £320 +16.36%
Dundee - 5 £110 -
North Lanarkshire +1 3 £113 -6.25%
Stirling +7 2 £140 - 2
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £375 +36.36%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 122 (68.54%) Microsoft
2 75 (42.13%) Windows
3 46 (25.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (24.72%) Finance
5 38 (21.35%) Windows 7
6 30 (16.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 29 (16.29%) SQL
8 27 (15.17%) ITIL
8 27 (15.17%) Active Directory
9 23 (12.92%) Security Cleared
9 23 (12.92%) Office 365
9 23 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (11.80%) Migration
10 21 (11.80%) Project Management
11 20 (11.24%) SharePoint
12 19 (10.67%) Disclosure Scotland
13 18 (10.11%) PMO
13 18 (10.11%) Unix
13 18 (10.11%) Time Management
13 18 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (9.55%) Information Security
14 17 (9.55%) IBM
15 16 (8.99%) MS Visio
15 16 (8.99%) Perl
15 16 (8.99%) Mainframe
15 16 (8.99%) People Management
16 15 (8.43%) Windows 10
16 15 (8.43%) Time Sharing Option
16 15 (8.43%) CLIST
16 15 (8.43%) Job Entry Subsystem

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 20 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.43%) CICS
2 15 (8.43%) MQSeries
2 15 (8.43%) SAS
3 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.25%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.12%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Moodle
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (25.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (16.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (8.99%) MS Visio
4 15 (8.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) assyst
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.92%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.43%) Kerberos
1 15 (8.43%) SSH
1 15 (8.43%) SSL
2 5 (2.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.25%) Skype
3 4 (2.25%) VPN
4 3 (1.69%) VoIP
5 2 (1.12%) Intranet
5 2 (1.12%) LAN
5 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.56%) Broadband
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.56%) DHCP
6 1 (0.56%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) Internet
6 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.43%) DB2
2 7 (3.93%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (24.72%) Finance
2 12 (6.74%) Banking
3 2 (1.12%) Billing
3 2 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Legal
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (30.34%) Analyst
2 25 (14.04%) IT Support
3 20 (11.24%) Support Analyst
4 16 (8.99%) IT Trainer
4 16 (8.99%) Trainer
5 15 (8.43%) IT Analyst
6 13 (7.30%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.74%) IT Support Analyst
7 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Trainer
8 10 (5.62%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.06%) Author
9 9 (5.06%) PMO Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Technical Author
11 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (3.93%) Project Officer
11 7 (3.93%) Support Officer
12 6 (3.37%) Assembler Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.43%) ISPF
1 15 (8.43%) Middleware
2 4 (2.25%) XML
3 3 (1.69%) .NET
4 2 (1.12%) CGI
4 2 (1.12%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.56%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) REST
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.99%) Mainframe
3 15 (8.43%) PKI
4 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.37%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.37%) NHS
5 6 (3.37%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.81%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.25%) iPhone
8 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.69%) iPad
8 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.12%) Blog
9 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) PMI
9 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 75 (42.13%) Windows
2 38 (21.35%) Windows 7
3 18 (10.11%) Unix
4 15 (8.43%) Windows 10
4 15 (8.43%) zOS
5 12 (6.74%) Windows 8
6 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.93%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.81%) Android
8 5 (2.81%) Linux
8 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.25%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.17%) ITIL
2 21 (11.80%) Migration
2 21 (11.80%) Project Management
3 18 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.11%) Time Management
4 17 (9.55%) Information Security
5 16 (8.99%) People Management
6 15 (8.43%) Project Planning
6 15 (8.43%) Security Management
7 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2
8 10 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (5.06%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.49%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.93%) Data Analysis
11 7 (3.93%) Data Mapping
12 6 (3.37%) Change Management
12 6 (3.37%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (3.37%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.81%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.29%) SQL
2 16 (8.99%) Perl
3 15 (8.43%) Assembly Language
3 15 (8.43%) CLIST
3 15 (8.43%) JCL
3 15 (8.43%) REXX
4 14 (7.87%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.69%) VB
6 3 (1.69%) VBA
7 2 (1.12%) C#
7 2 (1.12%) Java
7 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.12%) Python
7 2 (1.12%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.87%) Degree
3 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.81%) CISSP
4 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.25%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.25%) PMP
6 3 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (1.69%) CLAS
6 3 (1.69%) IISP
7 2 (1.12%) CISM
7 2 (1.12%) CRISC
7 2 (1.12%) HND
7 2 (1.12%) MCSA
7 2 (1.12%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) MCP
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (10.11%) PMO
3 12 (6.74%) QA
4 6 (3.37%) SLA
5 4 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (15.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 15 (8.43%) RACF
2 15 (8.43%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (3.37%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.69%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.56%) Docker
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) zSecure
2 9 (5.06%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 122 (68.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.55%) IBM
3 15 (8.43%) CA
3 15 (8.43%) Sybase
4 9 (5.06%) Citrix
5 4 (2.25%) Lotus
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 3 (1.69%) HP
6 3 (1.69%) VMware
7 2 (1.12%) Mitel
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle
7 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.12%) Xerox
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Intel
8 1 (0.56%) Planview
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec
8 1 (0.56%) Teradata