The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 39 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 47 55 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.21% 4.49% 6.37%
As % of the Applications category 39.83% 50.46% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £194 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £455 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.95 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% +19.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.20
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
118 109 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.05% 8.90% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 42 69
Average daily rate £375 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £122 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.18 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £22.20 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 43 (40.95%) Finance
2 42 (40.00%) MS Office
2 42 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.86%) MS Project
4 23 (21.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (16.19%) Banking
5 17 (16.19%) Project Management
6 16 (15.24%) Windows
7 15 (14.29%) SQL
8 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (12.38%) MS Visio
9 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
10 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
10 12 (11.43%) Linux
11 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
11 11 (10.48%) Migration
11 11 (10.48%) Degree
12 10 (9.52%) Java
12 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
13 9 (8.57%) .NET
13 9 (8.57%) Oracle
13 9 (8.57%) UNIX
13 9 (8.57%) Data Analysis
14 8 (7.62%) Retail
15 7 (6.67%) Python
15 7 (6.67%) Perl
15 7 (6.67%) ERP
15 7 (6.67%) Data Management
15 7 (6.67%) Project Planning

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (4.76%) SAS
4 4 (3.81%) Lync
4 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.95%) TeamSite
Applications
1 42 (40.00%) MS Office
2 24 (22.86%) MS Project
3 23 (21.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (12.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (1.90%) Agresso
3 1 (0.95%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.95%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) SMTP
2 2 (1.90%) LAN
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) VoIP
3 1 (0.95%) SAN
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) Big Data
3 5 (4.76%) MS Access
4 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.95%) MSI
2 1 (0.95%) Moq
2 1 (0.95%) MSTest
2 1 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 43 (40.95%) Finance
2 17 (16.19%) Banking
3 8 (7.62%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Front Office
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (39.05%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Developer
3 10 (9.52%) PMO Analyst
3 10 (9.52%) Architect
4 8 (7.62%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.62%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 6 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Messaging Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Web Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Digital Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Report Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.81%) Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.90%) COM
5 1 (0.95%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) Flash
5 1 (0.95%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.95%) WCF
5 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.81%) Social Media
3 4 (3.81%) Replication
3 4 (3.81%) User Experience
4 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.24%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Linux
3 9 (8.57%) UNIX
4 5 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) Project Management
2 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.48%) Migration
4 9 (8.57%) Data Analysis
5 7 (6.67%) ERP
5 7 (6.67%) Data Management
5 7 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.71%) Security Testing
6 6 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 6 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.71%) Data Governance
6 6 (5.71%) Analytics
6 6 (5.71%) CRM
6 6 (5.71%) ITIL
6 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.76%) UML
7 5 (4.76%) SOA
7 5 (4.76%) Investment Management
7 5 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.81%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) Java
3 7 (6.67%) Python
3 7 (6.67%) Perl
4 6 (5.71%) PHP
4 6 (5.71%) VB
4 6 (5.71%) VBA
5 5 (4.76%) C++
5 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.81%) VB6
6 4 (3.81%) C#
7 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.90%) CCAB
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.95%) MCSE
3 1 (0.95%) PMP
3 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.86%) SCCM
3 2 (1.90%) SCOM
4 1 (0.95%) SCSM
Vendors
1 42 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.57%) Oracle
3 5 (4.76%) Lotus
4 4 (3.81%) MobileIron
4 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) Vermilion
6 2 (1.90%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) Apple
7 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.95%) McAfee
7 1 (0.95%) Progress
7 1 (0.95%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.95%) CA
7 1 (0.95%) NetApp
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) Polycom
7 1 (0.95%) Altiris
7 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.95%) Planview
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus accomodation
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Consult Solutions
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago