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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 64 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.50% 4.27% 3.39%
As % of the Applications category 43.84% 46.79% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 15
Average daily rate
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£260 £363 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.27% +18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £28.50 £9.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +189.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
146 109 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.27% 9.13% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 67 30
Average daily rate £316 £335 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.59% +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £131 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 67 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 66 (41.51%) Finance
3 48 (30.19%) Project Management
3 48 (30.19%) MS Office
4 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
5 29 (18.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (17.61%) MS Project
7 27 (16.98%) SQL
8 26 (16.35%) VBA
9 24 (15.09%) Banking
10 22 (13.84%) .NET
10 22 (13.84%) MS Access
11 21 (13.21%) PRINCE2
12 20 (12.58%) Business Analysis
13 19 (11.95%) Windows
14 18 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (10.69%) Migration
15 17 (10.69%) C#
16 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
17 15 (9.43%) Change Management
17 15 (9.43%) Retail
18 14 (8.81%) ASP.NET
18 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
19 13 (8.18%) Degree
20 12 (7.55%) HTML
20 12 (7.55%) CSS
21 11 (6.92%) MVC
21 11 (6.92%) Oracle
22 10 (6.29%) Data Modelling

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.03%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.40%) SAS
4 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.63%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.63%) Lync
7 1 (0.63%) Drupal
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 48 (30.19%) MS Office
2 29 (18.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (17.61%) MS Project
4 8 (5.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.63%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.63%) assyst
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) LAN
2 3 (1.89%) VPN
3 2 (1.26%) Firewall
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) Broadband
4 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.63%) VoIP
4 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.84%) MS Access
3 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.52%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
General
1 66 (41.51%) Finance
2 24 (15.09%) Banking
3 15 (9.43%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
4 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 65 (40.88%) Analyst
2 27 (16.98%) Developer
3 19 (11.95%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.81%) Data Analyst
5 12 (7.55%) PMO Analyst
5 12 (7.55%) Project Coordinator
5 12 (7.55%) Administrator
5 12 (7.55%) Coordinator
6 9 (5.66%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.14%) Change Analyst
7 5 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (3.14%) Consultant
7 5 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (2.52%) Business Developer
8 4 (2.52%) Service Analyst
8 4 (2.52%) Architect
8 4 (2.52%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.52%) Excel Developer
8 4 (2.52%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.84%) .NET
2 14 (8.81%) ASP.NET
3 12 (7.55%) HTML
3 12 (7.55%) CSS
4 10 (6.29%) .NET Framework
5 9 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.14%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.52%) XML
8 3 (1.89%) HTML5
8 3 (1.89%) Ajax
8 3 (1.89%) Spring
8 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.89%) MyBatis
8 3 (1.89%) CSS3
9 2 (1.26%) jQuery
9 2 (1.26%) WCF
10 1 (0.63%) WinForms
10 1 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (1.26%) Statistics
3 2 (1.26%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.63%) iPhone
4 1 (0.63%) PDA
4 1 (0.63%) PMI
4 1 (0.63%) NHS
4 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.95%) Windows
2 7 (4.40%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.89%) Linux
3 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) AIX
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.19%) Project Management
2 21 (13.21%) PRINCE2
3 20 (12.58%) Business Analysis
4 18 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (10.69%) Migration
6 15 (9.43%) Change Management
7 11 (6.92%) MVC
8 10 (6.29%) Data Modelling
9 9 (5.66%) Investment Management
9 9 (5.66%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.66%) RAD
9 9 (5.66%) Process Management
10 8 (5.03%) Asset Management
10 8 (5.03%) Data Management
11 7 (4.40%) Release Management
12 6 (3.77%) Time Management
13 5 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.14%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (3.14%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.98%) SQL
2 26 (16.35%) VBA
3 17 (10.69%) C#
4 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.52%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.89%) Java
7 2 (1.26%) C
8 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.63%) XPath
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.63%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 13 (8.18%) Degree
2 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.26%) ISEB
3 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.63%) MCP
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (4.40%) QA
3 3 (1.89%) SLA
4 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.63%) Xen
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.26%) SCCM
2 2 (1.26%) WSUS
3 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 67 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) Lotus
4 7 (4.40%) EMC
5 4 (2.52%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.89%) Cisco
6 3 (1.89%) Symantec
6 3 (1.89%) VMware
7 2 (1.26%) McAfee
7 2 (1.26%) NetApp
7 2 (1.26%) Progress
7 2 (1.26%) Sybase
8 1 (0.63%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.63%) Telerik
8 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.63%) SAP
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe
8 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
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