Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 64 88
Rank change year-on-year +31 +24 +84
Contract jobs citing Office 365 302 123 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.49% 2.84% 2.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.33% 27.15% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 79 84
Scotland median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +18.64%
10th Percentile £195 £189 £246
90th Percentile £488 £488 £433
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +3.57% -7.89% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% -51.39% +157.14%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.25 £28.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £26.88 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -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 934 453 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.97% 10.45% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 290 170
Scotland median daily rate £411 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +1.69%
10th Percentile £270 £275 £224
90th Percentile £566 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.84% -52.08% +157.14%
10th Percentile £12.80 £13.37 £14.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £26.69 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -3.95% -3.11% -13.80%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +26 97 £388 +29.17% 9
Renfrewshire +7 86 £355 +12.54% 1
Glasgow +4 79 £350 -7.65% 10
Aberdeen +15 6 £250 - 1
South Lanarkshire +1 6 £350 -
Dundee -6 6 £550 - 1
West Lothian - 5 £235 -
North Lanarkshire -4 4 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Perth and Kinross -3 1 £230 -8.00%
Fife -4 1 £313 -13.79%
Midlothian - 1 £375 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 182 (60.26%) Windows
2 170 (56.29%) Microsoft
3 121 (40.07%) Active Directory
4 106 (35.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (33.11%) SharePoint
6 98 (32.45%) Security Cleared
7 94 (31.13%) SC Cleared
7 94 (31.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 88 (29.14%) Migration
9 79 (26.16%) PowerShell
10 76 (25.17%) Windows Server
11 72 (23.84%) SQL
12 68 (22.52%) SQL Server
13 66 (21.85%) Windows 7
14 65 (21.52%) DHCP
15 63 (20.86%) DNS
15 63 (20.86%) VMware
16 60 (19.87%) Citrix
17 59 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 54 (17.88%) .NET
19 52 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (16.23%) SharePoint 2013
20 49 (16.23%) Windows 10
20 49 (16.23%) JavaScript
20 49 (16.23%) C#
21 48 (15.89%) Clustering
21 48 (15.89%) jQuery
22 47 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 46 (15.23%) CSS
23 46 (15.23%) XML

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
1 100 (33.11%) SharePoint
2 49 (16.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 42 (13.91%) Skype for Business
4 41 (13.58%) IIS
5 38 (12.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 35 (11.59%) SharePoint Server
7 33 (10.93%) MS Exchange
8 25 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (6.95%) Office Communications Server
10 18 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (4.64%) OpenStack
12 10 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.32%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.66%) Confluence
14 2 (0.66%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
15 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (11.59%) InfoPath
2 32 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.97%) OneDrive
3 8 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.32%) IaaS
5 5 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.66%) PaaS
6 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.66%) SaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (21.52%) DHCP
2 63 (20.86%) DNS
3 44 (14.57%) Skype
4 13 (4.30%) Unified Communications
5 7 (2.32%) VPN
6 6 (1.99%) Firewall
6 6 (1.99%) LAN
6 6 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.66%) WAN
8 4 (1.32%) Internet
8 4 (1.32%) SSL
8 4 (1.32%) Wireless
9 3 (0.99%) VLAN
9 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.66%) Broadband
11 1 (0.33%) ADSL
11 1 (0.33%) Intranet
11 1 (0.33%) SAN
11 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.98%) RDBMS
2 9 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.65%) Power BI
4 6 (1.99%) MS Access
4 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.66%) Big Data
6 2 (0.66%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.66%) HDInsight
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (14.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (14.24%) Visual Studio
3 38 (12.58%) HP UFT
3 38 (12.58%) WinRunner
4 11 (3.64%) NUnit
5 4 (1.32%) Hudson
6 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.66%) JIRA
6 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.33%) MSI
7 1 (0.33%) TestDirector
General
1 31 (10.26%) Finance
2 16 (5.30%) Banking
3 3 (0.99%) Legal
3 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) Electronics
5 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (17.55%) Analyst
2 34 (11.26%) Consultant
3 32 (10.60%) Architect
4 23 (7.62%) SharePoint Engineer
5 21 (6.95%) Test Analyst
6 20 (6.62%) Developer
7 18 (5.96%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.30%) Design Engineer
9 14 (4.64%) Designer
9 14 (4.64%) SharePoint Developer
10 13 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (4.30%) Desktop Support
10 13 (4.30%) Office 365 Consultant
10 13 (4.30%) Office 365 Engineer
11 12 (3.97%) Test Leader
12 11 (3.64%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 11 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.88%) .NET
2 48 (15.89%) jQuery
3 46 (15.23%) CSS
3 46 (15.23%) XML
4 35 (11.59%) XSLT
5 14 (4.64%) .NET Framework
6 13 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 13 (4.30%) HTML
6 13 (4.30%) HTML5
6 13 (4.30%) React
7 12 (3.97%) ASP.NET
8 11 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.64%) CSS3
8 11 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.99%) COM
10 2 (0.66%) Ajax
10 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.66%) Web Services
11 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.89%) Clustering
2 42 (13.91%) PDA
3 41 (13.58%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.66%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.32%) iPhone
8 3 (0.99%) Cyberattack
8 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.99%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.99%) iPad
9 2 (0.66%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.66%) PKI
9 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) User Experience
9 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 182 (60.26%) Windows
2 106 (35.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (31.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (25.17%) Windows Server
5 66 (21.85%) Windows 7
6 59 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (16.23%) Windows 10
8 38 (12.58%) AIX
9 12 (3.97%) Linux
10 9 (2.98%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.65%) Android
12 5 (1.66%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.32%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.32%) Unix
14 3 (0.99%) Solaris
14 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.14%) Migration
2 45 (14.90%) Change Management
3 42 (13.91%) Test Scripting
4 41 (13.58%) Software Testing
5 38 (12.58%) Test Automation
6 37 (12.25%) High Availability
7 32 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (10.60%) Smoke Testing
8 31 (10.26%) Records Management
8 31 (10.26%) Workflow
9 29 (9.60%) ITIL
10 21 (6.95%) Project Management
11 14 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.30%) Data Loss Prevention
12 13 (4.30%) Incident Management
12 13 (4.30%) Information Security
12 13 (4.30%) MVC
13 10 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (2.98%) SDLC
14 9 (2.98%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.16%) PowerShell
2 72 (23.84%) SQL
3 49 (16.23%) C#
3 49 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.64%) TypeScript
5 6 (1.99%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.99%) VBA
6 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) C++
7 1 (0.33%) LINC
7 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (32.45%) Security Cleared
2 94 (31.13%) SC Cleared
3 47 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (14.90%) Degree
5 44 (14.57%) MCSE
6 39 (12.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 38 (12.58%) ISTQB
8 14 (4.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.32%) CISSP
10 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.99%) MCSA
11 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.33%) APMP
12 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) CASP
12 1 (0.33%) CISM
12 1 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) GDPR
2 6 (1.99%) SLA
3 5 (1.66%) PMO
4 4 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.32%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 121 (40.07%) Active Directory
2 52 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (15.23%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (14.90%) Hyper-V
5 39 (12.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.31%) XenApp
6 10 (3.31%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.32%) vSphere
8 3 (0.99%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (13.91%) HP ALM
2 38 (12.58%) McAfee ePO
3 30 (9.93%) SCCM
4 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.65%) CASB
6 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.32%) Ansible
7 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.32%) Puppet
8 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.66%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.66%) Malwarebytes
8 2 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.33%) QRadar
9 1 (0.33%) SCOM
9 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 170 (56.29%) Microsoft
2 63 (20.86%) VMware
3 60 (19.87%) Citrix
4 44 (14.57%) Veritas
5 42 (13.91%) HP
6 39 (12.91%) Ivanti
7 38 (12.58%) McAfee
8 30 (9.93%) Nintex
9 11 (3.64%) Symantec
10 7 (2.32%) Apple
10 7 (2.32%) Cisco
11 6 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.66%) Oracle
13 4 (1.32%) Lotus
14 3 (0.99%) Avaya
14 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.99%) Splunk
14 3 (0.99%) Twitter
15 2 (0.66%) Palo Alto
15 2 (0.66%) Tableau