Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 199 167 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.27% 3.40% 3.81%
As % of the Applications category 47.49% 46.91% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 101 73
Scotland median daily rate £294 £219 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.51% -12.57% -
10th Percentile £123 £113 £107
90th Percentile £456 £425 £395
UK median daily rate £288 £275 £290
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -12.90% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £25.54 £18.46 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -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 419 356 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.00% 7.25% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 196 178
Scotland median daily rate £342 £320 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +3.73% +2.83%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £113
90th Percentile £475 £450 £473
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 26
Scotland median hourly rate £20.13 £13.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.07% -22.55% -22.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.10 £10.63
90th Percentile £44.50 £34.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% -3.13%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +27 96 £300 +35.27% 11
Glasgow +4 72 £325 +49.43% 9
Aberdeen +12 10 £171 -5.14% 3
Stirling +1 6 £270 -16.92% 2
South Ayrshire - 3 - -
Dundee +1 2 £115 -55.34% 1
North Lanarkshire +1 2 £110 -6.38% 1
Fife -3 2 £320 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £250 -
West Lothian +7 1 £106 -5.56% 1
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 127 (63.82%) Microsoft
2 87 (43.72%) Windows
3 68 (34.17%) Active Directory
4 59 (29.65%) Finance
5 53 (26.63%) Microsoft Excel
6 47 (23.62%) Windows 7
7 44 (22.11%) Windows 10
7 44 (22.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 41 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (19.10%) Office 365
10 33 (16.58%) ITIL
10 33 (16.58%) Project Management
11 30 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (13.07%) Banking
14 25 (12.56%) Migration
14 25 (12.56%) Microsoft Project
15 23 (11.56%) SCCM
15 23 (11.56%) PMO
16 19 (9.55%) SharePoint
16 19 (9.55%) PRINCE2
17 18 (9.05%) SQL
17 18 (9.05%) Blackberry
17 18 (9.05%) JIRA
18 17 (8.54%) Change Management
19 16 (8.04%) MS Visio
19 16 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (7.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 15 (7.54%) Oracle
20 15 (7.54%) Internet

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 19 (9.55%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.53%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.01%) SAS
4 2 (1.01%) Confluence
4 2 (1.01%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 53 (26.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (22.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (12.56%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (8.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.01%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.01%) Camtasia
5 2 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.01%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.50%) Actimize
3 1 (0.50%) assyst
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.10%) Office 365
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.50%) Trello
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.54%) Internet
2 14 (7.04%) LAN
3 10 (5.03%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.03%) VPN
4 9 (4.52%) Wireless
5 8 (4.02%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.01%) ADSL
6 4 (2.01%) MPLS
6 4 (2.01%) WAN
7 3 (1.51%) DHCP
7 3 (1.51%) DNS
7 3 (1.51%) Firewall
7 3 (1.51%) VoIP
8 2 (1.01%) Broadband
8 2 (1.01%) PSTN
9 1 (0.50%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.50%) Skype
9 1 (0.50%) VLAN
9 1 (0.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.51%) Data Mart
2 3 (1.51%) Power BI
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (9.05%) JIRA
2 3 (1.51%) Hudson
2 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 59 (29.65%) Finance
2 26 (13.07%) Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Retail Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.01%) Back Office
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Military
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (42.71%) Analyst
2 27 (13.57%) Service Analyst
3 25 (12.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (11.56%) Desktop Support
4 23 (11.56%) Project Manager
5 18 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (8.54%) Support Engineer
7 15 (7.54%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) Support Analyst
9 13 (6.53%) Business Analyst
9 13 (6.53%) IT Support
10 12 (6.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (6.03%) PMO Analyst
11 10 (5.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 9 (4.52%) IT Analyst
13 8 (4.02%) Developer
13 8 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
14 7 (3.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.01%) .NET
2 2 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.50%) ActiveX
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.05%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.03%) iPhone
4 9 (4.52%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.52%) iPad
6 6 (3.02%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.01%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.01%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.51%) CMDB
8 3 (1.51%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.51%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.51%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.51%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.01%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (43.72%) Windows
2 47 (23.62%) Windows 7
3 44 (22.11%) Windows 10
4 13 (6.53%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.03%) Apple iOS
6 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.02%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.52%) Linux
8 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.51%) Android
11 2 (1.01%) Unix
12 1 (0.50%) Solaris
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.58%) ITIL
2 33 (16.58%) Project Management
3 30 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (12.56%) Migration
5 19 (9.55%) PRINCE2
6 17 (8.54%) Change Management
7 16 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (6.53%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.03%) Data Protection
10 12 (6.03%) Service Management
11 11 (5.53%) Asset Management
11 11 (5.53%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.03%) Incident Management
12 10 (5.03%) Time Management
13 9 (4.52%) ITSM
14 8 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.02%) CRM
15 7 (3.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.05%) SQL
2 7 (3.52%) Java
2 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.51%) VBA
4 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.01%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (5.53%) MCP
2 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (4.02%) Degree
4 8 (4.02%) MCSE
5 7 (3.52%) MCDST
5 7 (3.52%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.52%) PMP
6 5 (2.51%) ACDT
6 5 (2.51%) ACHDS
6 5 (2.51%) ACTC
6 5 (2.51%) MCSA
6 5 (2.51%) MCSM
6 5 (2.51%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.51%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.56%) PMO
2 10 (5.03%) SLA
3 9 (4.52%) QA
4 8 (4.02%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (2.01%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.01%) COBIT
6 2 (1.01%) GDPR
6 2 (1.01%) NIST 800
6 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 68 (34.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.52%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.51%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.51%) XenApp
5 3 (1.51%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.51%) XenServer
6 2 (1.01%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.50%) Docker
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (11.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.01%) Malwarebytes
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) MaaS360
3 1 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 127 (63.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.54%) Oracle
3 14 (7.04%) Citrix
4 8 (4.02%) Apple
4 8 (4.02%) ServiceNow
4 8 (4.02%) VMware
5 5 (2.51%) Charles River
5 5 (2.51%) Cisco
5 5 (2.51%) IBM
5 5 (2.51%) Symantec
6 4 (2.01%) Planview
7 2 (1.01%) Adobe
7 2 (1.01%) BT
7 2 (1.01%) HP
7 2 (1.01%) NGA Human Resources
7 2 (1.01%) Openreach
7 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) Avaya
8 1 (0.50%) Dell
8 1 (0.50%) Informatica