The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Edinburgh region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 28 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 56 29 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.44% 3.69% 6.06%
As % of the Applications category 50.45% 51.79% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 32
Average daily rate £352 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £118 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £9.85 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.80% -32.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.85 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £9.85 £16.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
111 56 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.80% 7.12% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 37 73
Average daily rate £325 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £122 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £9.85 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.04% -27.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £9.85 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Excel
Scotland

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 24 April 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 24 April 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (40.38%) MS Office
2 38 (36.54%) Finance
3 34 (32.69%) Microsoft
4 21 (20.19%) Windows
5 20 (19.23%) Project Management
6 18 (17.31%) MS Project
7 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (14.42%) Windows 7
9 13 (12.50%) VBA
9 13 (12.50%) SQL
10 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
10 12 (11.54%) Banking
11 11 (10.58%) Migration
12 10 (9.62%) Change Control
13 9 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
14 8 (7.69%) MS Visio
14 8 (7.69%) Oracle
15 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
15 7 (6.73%) Change Management
15 7 (6.73%) Business Analysis
16 6 (5.77%) Project Planning
16 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (5.77%) Use Case
16 6 (5.77%) SCCM
16 6 (5.77%) BPMN
16 6 (5.77%) Data Migration
16 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (5.77%) Programme Management
16 6 (5.77%) ITIL

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.92%) CMS
4 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.96%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.96%) Moodle
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.96%) Lync
5 1 (0.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.96%) CICS
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 42 (40.38%) MS Office
2 18 (17.31%) MS Project
3 9 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.96%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (0.96%) SMTP
2 1 (0.96%) VPN
2 1 (0.96%) SAN
2 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) MS Access
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (36.54%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.62%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) Developer
4 9 (8.65%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) MI Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.85%) PMO Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Planning Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Change Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Applications Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Architect
8 3 (2.88%) Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (1.92%) HTML
2 2 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (0.96%) Flash
3 1 (0.96%) EDI
3 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.96%) jQuery
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.88%) GIS
3 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Windows
2 15 (14.42%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.77%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.96%) AIX
5 1 (0.96%) Solaris
5 1 (0.96%) Linux
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.23%) Project Management
2 16 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (10.58%) Migration
4 10 (9.62%) Change Control
5 7 (6.73%) Business Analysis
5 7 (6.73%) Change Management
5 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.77%) ITIL
6 6 (5.77%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.77%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.77%) Use Case
6 6 (5.77%) BPMN
6 6 (5.77%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.85%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (3.85%) Time Management
7 4 (3.85%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.85%) Workflow
7 4 (3.85%) Content Management
7 4 (3.85%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) SQL
1 13 (12.50%) VBA
2 3 (2.88%) VB
2 3 (2.88%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.92%) C#
3 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.96%) C
4 1 (0.96%) JCL
4 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.92%) MCP
2 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) PMP
3 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.96%) XenApp
3 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.96%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 34 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.92%) VMware
3 2 (1.92%) Dell KACE
3 2 (1.92%) HP
3 2 (1.92%) Dell
4 1 (0.96%) Intel
4 1 (0.96%) Citrix
4 1 (0.96%) CA
4 1 (0.96%) CommVault
4 1 (0.96%) NetApp
4 1 (0.96%) Lotus
4 1 (0.96%) Minitab
4 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.96%) Cognos
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