Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 63 155
Rank change year-on-year +2 +92 +7
Contract jobs citing Office 365 154 136 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.05% 3.13% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.93% 43.87% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 108 23
Scotland median daily rate £338 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +13.79% -22.67%
10th Percentile £118 £173 £142
90th Percentile £438 £442 £398
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 0
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.13% -4.63% -

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 594 310 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.77% 7.13% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 206 100
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.63% -10.80%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £213
90th Percentile £575 £488 £496
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +40.00% -36.51%
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +7.29% -15.29% +18.06%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +8 57 £345 -1.43% 7
Glasgow +9 48 £350 +3.70% 7
Renfrewshire -2 8 £328 -
Aberdeen - 8 £425 - 1
West Dunbartonshire +6 7 £310 +12.73%
South Lanarkshire +2 7 £298 +120.37%
North Lanarkshire 0 6 - -
Perth and Kinross - 4 £250 -
Aberdeenshire +4 1 £100 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 79 (51.30%) Microsoft
2 66 (42.86%) Windows
3 62 (40.26%) SharePoint
4 54 (35.06%) Active Directory
5 48 (31.17%) Migration
6 36 (23.38%) PowerShell
7 34 (22.08%) MS Exchange
8 31 (20.13%) Windows Server
9 27 (17.53%) VMware
9 27 (17.53%) SCCM
9 27 (17.53%) Windows 7
10 26 (16.88%) Security Cleared
11 24 (15.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (14.94%) SC Cleared
12 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (14.94%) ITIL
13 22 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (13.64%) Windows 10
15 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (11.69%) Finance
16 18 (11.69%) .NET
17 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
17 17 (11.04%) C#
17 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
18 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (9.74%) Hyper-V
18 15 (9.74%) Skype
19 14 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
19 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

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 62 (40.26%) SharePoint
2 34 (22.08%) MS Exchange
3 24 (15.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
5 14 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (7.14%) IIS
7 9 (5.84%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (4.55%) OpenStack
9 5 (3.25%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.30%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.65%) Moodle
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) assyst
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.90%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.95%) Yammer
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.74%) Skype
2 8 (5.19%) SAN
3 6 (3.90%) DHCP
3 6 (3.90%) DNS
3 6 (3.90%) Firewall
4 5 (3.25%) Intranet
4 5 (3.25%) S/MIME
4 5 (3.25%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.25%) Wireless
5 3 (1.95%) Network Security
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.65%) LAN
7 1 (0.65%) VoIP
7 1 (0.65%) VPN
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.30%) Back Office
3 2 (1.30%) Legal
3 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (14.29%) Analyst
2 16 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (10.39%) Consultant
3 14 (9.09%) Administrator
4 12 (7.79%) Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 11 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (5.84%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (5.19%) Exchange Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) IT Support
7 8 (5.19%) Office 365 Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) SharePoint Specialist
8 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Exchange Administrator
8 7 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.69%) .NET
2 10 (6.49%) CSS
2 10 (6.49%) jQuery
2 10 (6.49%) XML
3 8 (5.19%) XSLT
4 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.90%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.65%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.65%) CGI
6 1 (0.65%) HTML
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.25%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.25%) PKI
4 4 (2.60%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.95%) PMI
6 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Social Network
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (42.86%) Windows
2 31 (20.13%) Windows Server
3 27 (17.53%) Windows 7
4 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (13.64%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.25%) Android
8 5 (3.25%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.25%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) Migration
2 23 (14.94%) ITIL
3 13 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (5.84%) Workflow
5 8 (5.19%) High Availability
5 8 (5.19%) Service Management
6 7 (4.55%) Records Management
6 7 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.90%) CRM
7 6 (3.90%) Project Management
7 6 (3.90%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.25%) Document Management
8 5 (3.25%) Information Management
8 5 (3.25%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (3.25%) Open Source
8 5 (3.25%) Performance Testing
8 5 (3.25%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.60%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.38%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.04%) C#
3 11 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.90%) SQL
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.14%) Degree
4 11 (7.14%) MCSE
5 7 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.90%) MCSA
7 5 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.95%) ACSA
8 3 (1.95%) CCNA
8 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.95%) MCP
8 3 (1.95%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.95%) PMP
8 3 (1.95%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.30%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.30%) MCITP
9 2 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 54 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.60%) vSphere
7 3 (1.95%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (17.53%) SCCM
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.60%) SCOM
3 4 (2.60%) WSUS
4 3 (1.95%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.30%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.65%) Simpana
6 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (51.30%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.53%) VMware
3 13 (8.44%) HP
4 9 (5.84%) Nintex
5 8 (5.19%) Citrix
6 7 (4.55%) Cisco
6 7 (4.55%) Dell
6 7 (4.55%) Sophos
7 6 (3.90%) Apple
7 6 (3.90%) Veeam
8 5 (3.25%) Lotus
8 5 (3.25%) Symantec
9 4 (2.60%) AppSense
9 4 (2.60%) CommVault
9 4 (2.60%) Google
9 4 (2.60%) Juniper
9 4 (2.60%) McAfee
9 4 (2.60%) Veritas
10 3 (1.95%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.30%) Blue Coat