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 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 92 57 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.37% 4.77% 4.29%
As % of the Applications category 56.44% 43.18% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 33 20
Average daily rate
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£342 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £113 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £32.43 £16.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.53% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
MS Excel
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
163 132 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.52% 11.04% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 78 48
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £115 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.26 £12.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 83 (56.08%) Finance
2 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
3 50 (33.78%) MS Office
4 41 (27.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (27.03%) Banking
6 28 (18.92%) SQL
6 28 (18.92%) Project Management
7 27 (18.24%) MS Project
8 25 (16.89%) MS Visio
9 24 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (14.86%) Windows
11 17 (11.49%) Migration
12 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
13 14 (9.46%) Change Management
13 14 (9.46%) ITIL
13 14 (9.46%) SQL Server
13 14 (9.46%) Active Directory
13 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (8.78%) Retail
14 13 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (8.78%) Data Management
14 13 (8.78%) VBA
15 12 (8.11%) PRINCE2
16 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
17 10 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (6.76%) Retail Banking
17 10 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
18 9 (6.08%) Process Management
18 9 (6.08%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.41%) SAS
3 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.35%) Smallworld
5 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 50 (33.78%) MS Office
2 41 (27.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (18.24%) MS Project
4 25 (16.89%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.03%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.03%) assyst
3 2 (1.35%) Agresso
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) VPN
2 4 (2.70%) LAN
3 3 (2.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.35%) Broadband
4 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.35%) DNS
4 2 (1.35%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.68%) WebEx
5 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) Data Mining
3 5 (3.38%) MS Access
4 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.35%) Toad
3 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.68%) ERwin
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (56.08%) Finance
2 40 (27.03%) Banking
3 13 (8.78%) Retail
4 10 (6.76%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 73 (49.32%) Analyst
2 17 (11.49%) Business Analyst
2 17 (11.49%) Developer
3 15 (10.14%) Administrator
4 14 (9.46%) PMO Analyst
5 13 (8.78%) Data Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.73%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) SAS Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Service Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Project Administrator
11 4 (2.70%) Architect
11 4 (2.70%) Consultant
11 4 (2.70%) MI Analyst
12 3 (2.03%) Lead Business Analyst
12 3 (2.03%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) .NET
2 7 (4.73%) Web Services
3 4 (2.70%) XML
3 4 (2.70%) jQuery
4 3 (2.03%) Ajax
4 3 (2.03%) CSS
5 2 (1.35%) HTML
5 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.35%) HTML5
6 1 (0.68%) CSS3
6 1 (0.68%) MyBatis
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.68%) WinForms
6 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.35%) PMI
5 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.35%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) GIS
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.86%) Windows
2 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.70%) Linux
4 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.35%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Project Management
2 24 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (11.49%) Migration
4 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
5 14 (9.46%) Change Management
5 14 (9.46%) ITIL
6 13 (8.78%) Data Management
6 13 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.11%) PRINCE2
8 10 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.08%) Change Control
9 9 (6.08%) Process Management
10 7 (4.73%) ETL
11 6 (4.05%) CRM
11 6 (4.05%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.05%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.05%) SDLC
12 5 (3.38%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (3.38%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.92%) SQL
2 13 (8.78%) VBA
3 5 (3.38%) C#
3 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.35%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) PeopleCode
6 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (5.41%) Degree
2 5 (3.38%) ISEB
3 3 (2.03%) MCP
3 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.35%) APMP
5 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 5 (3.38%) SLA
3 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.68%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.73%) vSphere
3 4 (2.70%) XenApp
4 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.35%) vCloud
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) Xen
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.70%) SCCM
3 2 (1.35%) WSUS
3 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle
2 9 (6.08%) VMware
3 7 (4.73%) Cisco
3 7 (4.73%) HP
4 6 (4.05%) EMC
5 4 (2.70%) Citrix
5 4 (2.70%) Planview
6 3 (2.03%) Google
7 2 (1.35%) Altiris
7 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.35%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.35%) Symantec
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee
8 1 (0.68%) ESRI
8 1 (0.68%) Wyse
8 1 (0.68%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.68%) Reuters
8 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.68%) Informatica
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