The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 3 8 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 17 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 23.61% 11.76% 4.88%
As % of the Applications category 58.62% 66.67% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£230 £363 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.55% +141.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £203 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £400 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.09 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Applications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 40.28% 17.65% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 13
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 - £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Aberdeen region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Aberdeen region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) MCSE
3 5 (22.73%) LDAP
3 5 (22.73%) MS Office
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (18.18%) X++
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) Business Objects
5 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
5 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Maximo
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) MS Access
6 2 (9.09%) MS Project

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.09%) MS Project
4 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (13.64%) Maximo
3 1 (4.55%) FRx
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Report Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PMO Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
3 1 (4.55%) ERP
3 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Information Management
3 1 (4.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) X++
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Business Objects
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Dell