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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK / Scotland
Rank 80 96 120
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 27 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.54% 1.21% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.28% 20.81% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 1
Median daily rate £400 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +45.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -1.02% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +3.22%  

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 116 149 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 6.61% 5.79% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 83 36
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +10 17 £465 +61.73% 4
Edinburgh +20 5 £375 -11.76% 5
Fife - 3 £363 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Office 365
UK

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 47 (59.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.24%) Active Directory
3 30 (37.97%) Windows
4 28 (35.44%) Migration
5 23 (29.11%) Windows 7
6 19 (24.05%) SharePoint
7 18 (22.78%) Finance
7 18 (22.78%) Windows 10
8 17 (21.52%) PowerShell
8 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
9 16 (20.25%) SQL
9 16 (20.25%) MS Office
10 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (16.46%) Skype for Business
11 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.19%) VMware
12 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (15.19%) Skype
13 11 (13.92%) Clustering
13 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Project Management
14 10 (12.66%) Cisco
14 10 (12.66%) Citrix
14 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
15 9 (11.39%) WAN
15 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (10.13%) MCSA
16 8 (10.13%) Information Assurance

Office 365
Top Related 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 19 (24.05%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
3 13 (16.46%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.33%) IIS
6 4 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.27%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.27%) Moodle
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Office
2 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.13%) OneDrive
3 6 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.53%) G Suite
4 2 (2.53%) Yammer
5 1 (1.27%) SaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) Skype
2 9 (11.39%) WAN
3 6 (7.59%) Firewall
4 4 (5.06%) LAN
4 4 (5.06%) PABX
4 4 (5.06%) VoIP
5 3 (3.80%) DNS
6 2 (2.53%) DHCP
6 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) Intranet
7 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.53%) WinDbg
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Law
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Analyst
2 10 (12.66%) Architect
3 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (10.13%) Technical Architect
4 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Specialist
4 6 (7.59%) Office 365 Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Office 365 Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Programme Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (5.06%) Information Specialist
6 4 (5.06%) IT Support
6 4 (5.06%) Security Specialist
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Security Specialist
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.27%) CSS
1 1 (1.27%) HTML
1 1 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) Replication
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) Windows
2 23 (29.11%) Windows 7
3 18 (22.78%) Windows 10
4 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.86%) AIX
7 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Migration
2 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
4 10 (12.66%) Project Management
5 8 (10.13%) Information Assurance
6 7 (8.86%) Change Management
7 6 (7.59%) ITIL
7 6 (7.59%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (7.59%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.33%) Analytics
8 5 (6.33%) Information Security
8 5 (6.33%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.80%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (3.80%) Kanban
10 3 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (3.80%) People Management
10 3 (3.80%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) PowerShell
2 16 (20.25%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) C#
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) MCSA
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.86%) MCITP
2 7 (8.86%) MCSE
2 7 (8.86%) MCTS
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) APMP
5 2 (2.53%) ISEB
5 2 (2.53%) PMP
6 1 (1.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.53%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (39.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.53%) XenApp
4 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (8.86%) Netcool
1 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.53%) SCOM
5 2 (2.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.27%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 47 (59.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) VMware
3 10 (12.66%) Cisco
3 10 (12.66%) Citrix
4 7 (8.86%) Intel Security
4 7 (8.86%) Veritas
5 6 (7.59%) Symantec
6 5 (6.33%) NetWitness
6 5 (6.33%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.33%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.53%) CA
7 2 (2.53%) Google
7 2 (2.53%) Lotus
7 2 (2.53%) Polycom
7 2 (2.53%) Varonis
8 1 (1.27%) Apple
8 1 (1.27%) Avaya
8 1 (1.27%) HP
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) Nintex
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