Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 88 108
Rank change year-on-year +53 +20 +60
Contract jobs citing Office 365 263 75 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.09% 2.08% 1.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.79% 23.73% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 46 59
Scotland median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% -2.63% +25.98%
10th Percentile £168 £223 £273
90th Percentile £488 £513 £450
UK median daily rate £363 £380 £380
% change year-on-year -4.61% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Scotland median hourly rate £16.26 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.11% -51.39% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £16.50 £23.20
90th Percentile £17.64 £18.00 £38.60
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.86% -4.84% -11.43%

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 756 316 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.64% 8.76% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 197 151
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £266 £175
90th Percentile £563 £568 £476
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.50% +0.06% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Scotland median hourly rate £16.26 £17.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -52.78% +84.62%
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.49 £14.74
90th Percentile £17.64 £18.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -16.28% -4.44%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +8 88 £363 -22.87% 13
Edinburgh +21 67 £363 +11.54% 3
Renfrewshire +8 67 £409 +54.88% 1
South Lanarkshire - 14 £375 -
Dundee - 8 £375 - 1
Aberdeen - 7 £295 - 1
North Lanarkshire -2 4 £134 -
Stirling - 2 - - 2
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 146 (55.51%) Windows
2 145 (55.13%) Microsoft
3 118 (44.87%) Active Directory
4 96 (36.50%) Security Cleared
5 94 (35.74%) SC Cleared
6 89 (33.84%) SharePoint
7 85 (32.32%) Migration
8 77 (29.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (25.48%) Windows Server
11 66 (25.10%) PowerShell
12 59 (22.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 51 (19.39%) Skype
13 51 (19.39%) Windows 10
14 49 (18.63%) Windows 7
15 48 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (17.87%) Skype for Business
17 46 (17.49%) DHCP
18 44 (16.73%) DNS
18 44 (16.73%) VMware
19 43 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 43 (16.35%) SQL Server
20 42 (15.97%) Citrix
21 40 (15.21%) SQL
22 39 (14.83%) SharePoint 2013
23 38 (14.45%) JavaScript
23 38 (14.45%) MCSE
24 37 (14.07%) MS Exchange
24 37 (14.07%) Degree
24 37 (14.07%) SharePoint 2010

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 89 (33.84%) SharePoint
2 47 (17.87%) Skype for Business
3 39 (14.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 37 (14.07%) MS Exchange
4 37 (14.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 34 (12.93%) IIS
6 27 (10.27%) SharePoint Server
7 25 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (8.37%) Office Communications Server
9 20 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (3.04%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.14%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.76%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (11.03%) InfoPath
2 28 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 59 (22.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (6.46%) OneDrive
4 9 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.90%) IaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.39%) Skype
2 46 (17.49%) DHCP
3 44 (16.73%) DNS
4 14 (5.32%) Unified Communications
5 7 (2.66%) Firewall
6 6 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.52%) VPN
8 3 (1.14%) LAN
8 3 (1.14%) SAN
8 3 (1.14%) WAN
8 3 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.76%) ADSL
9 2 (0.76%) Intranet
9 2 (0.76%) SMTP
9 2 (0.76%) SSL
10 1 (0.38%) Internet
10 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.38%) MPLS
10 1 (0.38%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.90%) Power BI
2 5 (1.90%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (11.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 31 (11.79%) Visual Studio
2 21 (7.98%) HP UFT
2 21 (7.98%) WinRunner
3 5 (1.90%) NUnit
4 4 (1.52%) Hudson
5 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) JIRA
6 1 (0.38%) MSI
6 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (11.03%) Finance
2 6 (2.28%) Banking
3 3 (1.14%) Legal
4 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Law
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (17.49%) Consultant
2 34 (12.93%) Architect
3 29 (11.03%) Analyst
4 19 (7.22%) SharePoint Engineer
5 16 (6.08%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (6.08%) Office 365 Consultant
6 15 (5.70%) Design Engineer
6 15 (5.70%) Developer
6 15 (5.70%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
8 12 (4.56%) Office 365 Engineer
8 12 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.56%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.18%) Designer
10 10 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.80%) SharePoint Developer
11 8 (3.04%) Active Directory Consultant
11 8 (3.04%) Test Leader
12 7 (2.66%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.66%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.69%) jQuery
2 34 (12.93%) .NET
3 33 (12.55%) CSS
4 32 (12.17%) XML
5 27 (10.27%) XSLT
6 9 (3.42%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.04%) HTML
7 8 (3.04%) HTML5
8 7 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.28%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.28%) React
10 5 (1.90%) CSS3
10 5 (1.90%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (1.14%) Ajax
11 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (1.14%) COM
12 2 (0.76%) Angular 2
13 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (0.38%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.55%) Computer Science
2 32 (12.17%) Clustering
3 25 (9.51%) PDA
4 8 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.66%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.28%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.90%) BYOD
8 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.14%) PKI
9 3 (1.14%) User Experience
10 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.76%) iPad
10 2 (0.76%) iPhone
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 146 (55.51%) Windows
2 77 (29.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (25.48%) Windows Server
5 51 (19.39%) Windows 10
6 49 (18.63%) Windows 7
7 48 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (7.98%) AIX
9 6 (2.28%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.90%) Android
11 4 (1.52%) Linux
12 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (32.32%) Migration
2 30 (11.41%) High Availability
3 29 (11.03%) Software Testing
4 28 (10.65%) Workflow
5 26 (9.89%) Change Management
6 25 (9.51%) Test Scripting
7 23 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (8.75%) Records Management
8 21 (7.98%) Test Automation
9 18 (6.84%) ITIL
10 17 (6.46%) Smoke Testing
11 12 (4.56%) Project Management
11 12 (4.56%) Supplier Management
12 11 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.18%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.80%) Data Loss Prevention
13 10 (3.80%) MVC
14 9 (3.42%) Information Security
14 9 (3.42%) PRINCE2
15 8 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.10%) PowerShell
2 40 (15.21%) SQL
3 38 (14.45%) JavaScript
4 35 (13.31%) C#
5 7 (2.66%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) LINC
7 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (36.50%) Security Cleared
2 94 (35.74%) SC Cleared
3 43 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (14.45%) MCSE
5 37 (14.07%) Degree
6 33 (12.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (7.98%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.14%) HNC
11 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.14%) MCSA
12 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.76%) CISSP
12 2 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) GDPR
2 5 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.14%) PMO
3 3 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (44.87%) Active Directory
2 35 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (10.27%) Hyper-V
3 27 (10.27%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (8.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (3.42%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.66%) XenApp
8 4 (1.52%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (11.41%) SCCM
2 25 (9.51%) HP ALM
3 21 (7.98%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (2.28%) CASB
7 4 (1.52%) Ansible
7 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.52%) Puppet
8 2 (0.76%) SCOM
9 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 145 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.73%) VMware
3 42 (15.97%) Citrix
4 27 (10.27%) HP
4 27 (10.27%) Veritas
5 25 (9.51%) Nintex
6 23 (8.75%) Ivanti
7 21 (7.98%) McAfee
8 7 (2.66%) Symantec
9 6 (2.28%) Cisco
10 5 (1.90%) Apple
11 4 (1.52%) Oracle
11 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.14%) Lotus
12 3 (1.14%) NetApp
12 3 (1.14%) Twitter
13 2 (0.76%) Splunk
13 2 (0.76%) Telerik
13 2 (0.76%) Xamarin
14 1 (0.38%) Fortinet