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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.50% 11.43% 6.22%
As % of the Applications category 23.08% 57.14% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
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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
13 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 32.50% 20.00% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 13
Average daily rate £463 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.17% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £110 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £328 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £135.00 £17.50 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+671.42% +38.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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
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 4 September 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 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) HP
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) MCSE
3 7 (35.00%) LDAP
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (20.00%) X++
6 3 (15.00%) Taxonomies
6 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (15.00%) Maximo
6 3 (15.00%) Teamcenter
6 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
6 3 (15.00%) CAD
7 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Management Information System

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (15.00%) Maximo
2 3 (15.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (5.00%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Report Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Business Objects Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Taxonomies
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ERP
1 3 (15.00%) CAD
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Information Management
2 2 (10.00%) Document Management
2 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Use Case
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) X++
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) MCSE
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) HP
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat