Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 58 148
Rank change year-on-year -2 +90 +25
Contract jobs citing Office 365 153 124 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.11% 3.30% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.92% 38.87% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 89 27
Scotland median daily rate £375 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -11.72% +16.94%
10th Percentile £141 £168 £203
90th Percentile £475 £488 £416
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.06% +6.25% +14.29%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%

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 614 319 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.50% 8.49% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 193 127
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £269 £220 £184
90th Percentile £597 £505 £509
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £17.87 £12.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £18.38 £17.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.65 £19.96
% change year-on-year +7.25% -6.56% -11.30%

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 21 February 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
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 21 February 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
Glasgow -2 56 £369 -7.81% 20
Edinburgh -3 43 £375 +10.29% 3
South Lanarkshire +5 15 £375 +177.78%
Renfrewshire +7 10 £425 +32.81%
Aberdeen - 10 £425 - 1
West Dunbartonshire +3 3 £270 -1.82%
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £134 - 2
Dundee - 3 £375 -
Aberdeenshire +4 1 £100 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 74 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 67 (43.79%) Active Directory
3 65 (42.48%) SharePoint
4 50 (32.68%) Windows
5 44 (28.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (25.49%) Security Cleared
7 36 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 35 (22.88%) Migration
9 29 (18.95%) Skype for Business
9 29 (18.95%) Skype
10 28 (18.30%) Windows 10
10 28 (18.30%) MS Exchange
11 27 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 26 (16.99%) VMware
12 26 (16.99%) Windows Server
13 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (13.73%) SCCM
15 20 (13.07%) Finance
15 20 (13.07%) ITIL
16 19 (12.42%) SharePoint 2010
17 17 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (11.11%) Windows 7
18 16 (10.46%) Azure Active Directory
18 16 (10.46%) C#
19 14 (9.15%) .NET
19 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
20 13 (8.50%) ASP.NET
20 13 (8.50%) OneDrive
20 13 (8.50%) SharePoint 2013

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 65 (42.48%) SharePoint
2 29 (18.95%) Skype for Business
3 28 (18.30%) MS Exchange
4 19 (12.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (8.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.58%) IBM Notes
7 6 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.61%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.65%) IIS
9 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.31%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.46%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (8.50%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.95%) Skype
2 10 (6.54%) Unified Communications
3 9 (5.88%) DNS
4 7 (4.58%) DHCP
5 6 (3.92%) Intranet
5 6 (3.92%) S/MIME
6 5 (3.27%) Firewall
7 4 (2.61%) SAN
8 2 (1.31%) LAN
8 2 (1.31%) SMTP
8 2 (1.31%) VPN
8 2 (1.31%) WAN
9 1 (0.65%) ADSL
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.65%) Internet
9 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.65%) VoIP
9 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.27%) NUnit
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 20 (13.07%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) Back Office
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (16.34%) Consultant
2 21 (13.73%) Developer
3 17 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 16 (10.46%) Architect
5 15 (9.80%) Analyst
6 11 (7.19%) Office 365 Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.88%) Administrator
8 7 (4.58%) Active Directory Consultant
8 7 (4.58%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.58%) IT Support
8 7 (4.58%) Office 365 Consultant
8 7 (4.58%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.92%) Exchange Administrator
9 6 (3.92%) Office 365 Developer
9 6 (3.92%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.27%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) .NET
2 13 (8.50%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (4.58%) CSS
5 7 (4.58%) jQuery
6 6 (3.92%) HTML
6 6 (3.92%) HTML5
7 5 (3.27%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.27%) CSS3
7 5 (3.27%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.27%) React
7 5 (3.27%) XML
8 3 (1.96%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.65%) Ajax
9 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.65%) Middleware
9 1 (0.65%) REST
9 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.58%) PKI
2 6 (3.92%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.92%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.27%) BYOD
4 4 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 50 (32.68%) Windows
2 28 (18.30%) Windows 10
3 26 (16.99%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.58%) Android
8 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.65%) Linux
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.65%) Unix
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.88%) Migration
2 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.07%) ITIL
4 9 (5.88%) MVC
5 8 (5.23%) CRM
5 8 (5.23%) ITIL V3
5 8 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.58%) Information Management
6 7 (4.58%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.92%) Document Management
7 6 (3.92%) Open Source
7 6 (3.92%) Performance Testing
7 6 (3.92%) Project Management
8 5 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.27%) SDLC
8 5 (3.27%) TOGAF
8 5 (3.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.46%) C#
3 12 (7.84%) SQL
4 10 (6.54%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.23%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.31%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.58%) MCSE
5 6 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.27%) MCSA
6 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.96%) Degree
8 3 (1.96%) HNC
9 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.31%) MCP
10 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) ECDL
10 1 (0.65%) HND
10 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (43.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.27%) vSphere
6 3 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (13.73%) SCCM
2 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.61%) SCOM
4 3 (1.96%) WSUS
5 2 (1.31%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.65%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.99%) VMware
3 10 (6.54%) Citrix
4 7 (4.58%) Lotus
5 6 (3.92%) HP
6 5 (3.27%) Cisco
6 5 (3.27%) NetApp
7 4 (2.61%) Dell
7 4 (2.61%) Nintex
8 3 (1.96%) Veeam
9 2 (1.31%) Apple
9 2 (1.31%) IBM
9 2 (1.31%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.31%) McAfee
9 2 (1.31%) Sophos
9 2 (1.31%) Symantec
9 2 (1.31%) Veritas
10 1 (0.65%) CommVault
10 1 (0.65%) Juniper
10 1 (0.65%) Remedy