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 3 months to 24 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 365 (O365)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 85 119
Rank change year-on-year +20 +34  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 47 74 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.19% 2.52% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.52% 47.74% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 12
Median daily rate £310 £350 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +47.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £275 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.75 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +157.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% -5.80%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing 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 cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 229 155 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.68% 5.28% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 79 40
Median daily rate £425 £350 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -11.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.49 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.75% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £40.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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 +8 23 £450 +38.46% 2
Edinburgh +26 11 £147 -55.36% 6
Renfrewshire +18 5 £250 -28.57%
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £310 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 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 Office 365.

1 35 (47.30%) Migration
2 33 (44.59%) Microsoft
3 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
4 21 (28.38%) Windows
5 18 (24.32%) MS Exchange
5 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
5 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 16 (21.62%) SharePoint
7 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (20.27%) PowerShell
8 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
9 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (16.22%) Finance
11 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
12 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
12 8 (10.81%) SQL
12 8 (10.81%) Project Management
13 7 (9.46%) Change Management
13 7 (9.46%) Clustering
13 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
14 6 (8.11%) Skype
14 6 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (8.11%) VMware
14 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
15 5 (6.76%) IIS

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 18 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.62%) SharePoint
3 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.76%) IIS
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.35%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.35%) Moodle
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) assyst
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Skype
2 4 (5.41%) PABX
2 4 (5.41%) VoIP
2 4 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) Intranet
4 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Legal
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (10.81%) Architect
1 8 (10.81%) Exchange Specialist
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365 Manager
2 7 (9.46%) Administrator
3 6 (8.11%) Analyst
3 6 (8.11%) Consultant
3 6 (8.11%) Office 365 Architect
3 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.11%) Technical Architect
4 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support
4 5 (6.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Office 365 Administrator
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Messaging Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Office 365 Specialist
5 4 (5.41%) Programme Manager
5 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Clustering
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.41%) Replication
4 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Blog
6 1 (1.35%) PMI
6 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
4 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.05%) AIX
8 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) Migration
2 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.81%) Project Management
4 7 (9.46%) Change Management
5 4 (5.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (5.41%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (5.41%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
5 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.05%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.05%) People Management
6 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.05%) Programme Governance
6 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.70%) CRM
7 2 (2.70%) Information Management
7 2 (2.70%) ITIL
7 2 (2.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) MCSA
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.05%) MCITP
3 3 (4.05%) MCSE
3 3 (4.05%) MCTS
4 2 (2.70%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) APMP
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.35%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.05%) Netcool
3 2 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (1.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 33 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) VMware
3 4 (5.41%) Citrix
4 3 (4.05%) McAfee
4 3 (4.05%) Veritas
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) IBM
5 1 (1.35%) Lotus
5 1 (1.35%) Nintex
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter
5 1 (1.35%) Xerox
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