Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 18 November 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 365 (O365)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 60 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +99
Contract jobs citing Office 365 224 152 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.29% 3.05% 3.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.24% 25.94% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 99 106
Scotland median daily rate £365 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.96% +1.52% +13.79%
10th Percentile £180 £115 £173
90th Percentile £513 £438 £443
UK median daily rate £365 £345 £365
% change year-on-year +5.80% -5.48% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £140.00 £26.88 £32.60
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.26% -3.13%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services 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 cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 964 586 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.47% 11.77% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 356 206
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £216
90th Percentile £588 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 7
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.22% +60.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £125.00 £32.50 £29.15
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -7.89% +2.45% -14.30%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Scotland

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Scotland

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Scotland

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Scotland

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in Scotland

Office 365
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 Office 365 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +22 87 £425 +31.78% 10
Glasgow -7 69 £350 +1.82% 9
Renfrewshire +7 31 £310 -5.34%
Aberdeen +13 7 £250 -41.18% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 5 £375 - 2
South Lanarkshire -4 5 £250 +13.64%
West Lothian - 5 £235 -
Dundee -6 3 £458 - 2
Stirling - 2 £300 -
Fife - 2 £264 - 2
Perth and Kinross -3 1 £230 -8.00%
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
Midlothian - 1 £375 -
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 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 Office 365.

1 104 (46.43%) Windows
2 100 (44.64%) Microsoft
3 76 (33.93%) Active Directory
4 73 (32.59%) SharePoint
5 47 (20.98%) SQL
6 45 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 43 (19.20%) PowerShell
7 43 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (17.86%) SQL Server
8 40 (17.86%) VMware
9 39 (17.41%) Security Cleared
10 38 (16.96%) Windows 7
10 38 (16.96%) Migration
11 36 (16.07%) Windows Server
12 34 (15.18%) .NET
13 33 (14.73%) DNS
13 33 (14.73%) Windows 10
13 33 (14.73%) SC Cleared
14 31 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
15 30 (13.39%) C#
15 30 (13.39%) Citrix
15 30 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (13.39%) Finance
16 28 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (12.50%) DHCP
17 26 (11.61%) SharePoint 2013
18 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (11.16%) JavaScript
19 24 (10.71%) Project Management

Office 365
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 73 (32.59%) SharePoint
2 26 (11.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 19 (8.48%) Skype for Business
4 14 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 12 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (4.91%) IIS
7 9 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.02%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (3.13%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.68%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.45%) Confluence
12 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.46%) InfoPath
4 7 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) assyst
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 45 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.48%) OneDrive
3 9 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.23%) PaaS
6 4 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.79%) IaaS
6 4 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.79%) Yammer
7 3 (1.34%) SaaS
8 2 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.45%) G Suite
9 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.73%) DNS
2 28 (12.50%) DHCP
3 20 (8.93%) Skype
4 11 (4.91%) VPN
5 9 (4.02%) LAN
6 8 (3.57%) WAN
7 6 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.23%) Firewall
8 5 (2.23%) Wireless
9 4 (1.79%) Internet
9 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.79%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.79%) VLAN
9 4 (1.79%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.89%) Broadband
10 2 (0.89%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.89%) SSL
10 2 (0.89%) VSAN
11 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.91%) RDBMS
2 11 (4.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.68%) MS Access
3 6 (2.68%) Power BI
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.89%) Big Data
6 2 (0.89%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.89%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 24 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 23 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (7.59%) HP UFT
3 17 (7.59%) WinRunner
4 13 (5.80%) NUnit
5 4 (1.79%) Hudson
6 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.39%) Finance
2 16 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (1.34%) Back Office
3 3 (1.34%) Legal
4 2 (0.89%) Publishing
4 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (18.75%) Analyst
2 25 (11.16%) Developer
3 24 (10.71%) Consultant
4 20 (8.93%) Architect
5 19 (8.48%) SharePoint Developer
6 18 (8.04%) Office 365 Engineer
7 15 (6.70%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 14 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.46%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.57%) IT Support
12 8 (3.57%) Security Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Designer
13 7 (3.13%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.68%) Administrator
14 6 (2.68%) SharePoint Consultant
14 6 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.18%) .NET
2 23 (10.27%) XML
3 22 (9.82%) CSS
3 22 (9.82%) jQuery
4 17 (7.59%) .NET Framework
5 14 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 14 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 14 (6.25%) HTML
5 14 (6.25%) React
6 13 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (5.80%) CSS3
6 13 (5.80%) HTML5
6 13 (5.80%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (4.02%) XSLT
8 4 (1.79%) Web Services
9 2 (0.89%) LDAP
10 1 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Clustering
1 17 (7.59%) PDA
2 10 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.23%) Cyberattack
5 5 (2.23%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.79%) iPhone
7 3 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.34%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) iPad
8 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.45%) e-Health
9 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.45%) PKI
9 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (46.43%) Windows
2 43 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (16.96%) Windows 7
4 36 (16.07%) Windows Server
5 33 (14.73%) Windows 10
6 30 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.59%) AIX
9 13 (5.80%) Linux
10 9 (4.02%) Android
11 5 (2.23%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.23%) Unix
12 4 (1.79%) Solaris
12 4 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.34%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.96%) Migration
2 28 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.71%) Project Management
4 23 (10.27%) Change Management
5 22 (9.82%) ITIL
6 17 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (7.59%) Test Automation
6 17 (7.59%) Test Scripting
7 16 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 15 (6.70%) Smoke Testing
9 14 (6.25%) MVC
10 13 (5.80%) SDLC
11 12 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.02%) DevOps
12 9 (4.02%) High Availability
12 9 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (4.02%) Records Management
12 9 (4.02%) Workflow
13 8 (3.57%) Analytics
14 6 (2.68%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.98%) SQL
2 43 (19.20%) PowerShell
3 30 (13.39%) C#
4 25 (11.16%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.80%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.68%) VBA
7 5 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.79%) Python
9 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (17.41%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.73%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.48%) MCSE
3 19 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.59%) ISTQB
5 14 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (5.36%) Degree
7 7 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.79%) CCA
8 4 (1.79%) CCEA
8 4 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.79%) MCITP
8 4 (1.79%) VCAP
8 4 (1.79%) VCP4
8 4 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.34%) MCSA
10 2 (0.89%) CISSP
10 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.13%) GDPR
1 7 (3.13%) SLA
2 5 (2.23%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.79%) PMO
3 4 (1.79%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 76 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 21 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (7.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.68%) vSphere
7 3 (1.34%) XenApp
8 2 (0.89%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.89%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (9.38%) SCCM
2 17 (7.59%) HP ALM
2 17 (7.59%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.34%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.34%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (1.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.89%) CASB
5 2 (0.89%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.45%) QRadar
6 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 100 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.86%) VMware
3 30 (13.39%) Citrix
4 20 (8.93%) HP
5 18 (8.04%) Veritas
6 17 (7.59%) Ivanti
6 17 (7.59%) McAfee
7 8 (3.57%) Nintex
8 7 (3.13%) Apple
8 7 (3.13%) Cisco
8 7 (3.13%) Symantec
9 6 (2.68%) Dell
9 6 (2.68%) Lotus
10 4 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.79%) Varonis
11 3 (1.34%) Avaya
11 3 (1.34%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.34%) Sophos
11 3 (1.34%) Splunk
12 2 (0.89%) Red Hat