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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 12 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.32% 6.73% 9.04%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 62.50% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £108 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +5.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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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
21 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 19.81% 10.76% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 14
Average daily rate £280 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.63 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -2.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (30.43%) MS Project
3 7 (30.43%) MS Office
4 6 (26.09%) SAP
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) SAP HR
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) ERP
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) Data Management
6 4 (17.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.04%) Data Mapping
7 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Workflow
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) Firewall
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 3 (13.04%) Nagios
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) GIS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Project
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) SAP HR
2 4 (17.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (4.35%) OpenWorks
4 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) VPN
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) PVCS
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Assistant
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Change Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.35%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Support
4 1 (4.35%) Training Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) MDX
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) EDI
2 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) GIS
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ERP
1 4 (17.39%) Data Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) Workflow
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Data Mapping
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.70%) OOP
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) System Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) CommVault
6 1 (4.35%) Baan
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (4.35%) Cognos
6 1 (4.35%) Altiris