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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 54 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.17% 4.97% 5.45%
As % of the Applications category 47.79% 49.57% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 28
Average daily rate
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£396 £360 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £223 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.23% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.95 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% -23.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.52 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £18.40 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
113 117 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.73% 10.03% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 44 64
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £217 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £5.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £19.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -7.93%

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 20 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 45 (42.45%) MS Office
2 42 (39.62%) Finance
3 39 (36.79%) Microsoft
4 20 (18.87%) Windows
4 20 (18.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (17.92%) Banking
5 19 (17.92%) MS Project
6 18 (16.98%) Project Management
7 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
8 13 (12.26%) Linux
8 13 (12.26%) SQL
8 13 (12.26%) Migration
8 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
9 12 (11.32%) MS Exchange
10 11 (10.38%) UNIX
10 11 (10.38%) ITIL
11 10 (9.43%) Oracle
11 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
11 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (8.49%) VBA
12 9 (8.49%) .NET
12 9 (8.49%) Perl
12 9 (8.49%) Degree
13 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
14 7 (6.60%) Python
14 7 (6.60%) ERP
14 7 (6.60%) Windows XP
15 6 (5.66%) SMTP
15 6 (5.66%) Lotus

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.66%) IBM Notes
2 6 (5.66%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.83%) Lync
4 3 (2.83%) SAS
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 45 (42.45%) MS Office
2 20 (18.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (17.92%) MS Project
4 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Agresso
3 1 (0.94%) assyst
3 1 (0.94%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (0.94%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) SMTP
2 4 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) VoIP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) Big Data
3 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.72%) MS Access
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.94%) MSI
1 1 (0.94%) Selenium
1 1 (0.94%) MSTest
1 1 (0.94%) Moq
General
1 42 (39.62%) Finance
2 19 (17.92%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
5 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (38.68%) Analyst
2 11 (10.38%) Developer
3 9 (8.49%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.49%) Business Analyst
4 8 (7.55%) Architect
4 8 (7.55%) PMO Analyst
5 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.72%) Report Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Software Developer
6 5 (4.72%) Messaging Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) PMO Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Project Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Administrator
7 4 (3.77%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.83%) Junior
8 3 (2.83%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.94%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (0.94%) COM
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) XML
3 1 (0.94%) Flash
3 1 (0.94%) JSON
3 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) User Experience
2 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.77%) Replication
4 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
3 11 (10.38%) UNIX
4 7 (6.60%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) SUSE
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Project Management
2 13 (12.26%) Migration
2 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.38%) ITIL
4 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
5 7 (6.60%) ERP
6 6 (5.66%) CRM
6 6 (5.66%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.66%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.66%) Security Testing
7 5 (4.72%) Project Planning
7 5 (4.72%) Data Management
7 5 (4.72%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (4.72%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.77%) UML
8 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.77%) Product Management
8 4 (3.77%) Data Governance
8 4 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.26%) SQL
2 9 (8.49%) Perl
2 9 (8.49%) VBA
3 7 (6.60%) Python
4 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.66%) PHP
4 6 (5.66%) VB
4 6 (5.66%) Java
5 5 (4.72%) C++
6 4 (3.77%) VB6
7 3 (2.83%) C#
8 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.89%) Korn
8 2 (1.89%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.89%) CCAB
3 1 (0.94%) MCITP
3 1 (0.94%) MCP
3 1 (0.94%) MCSE
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.94%) PMP
3 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
1 3 (2.83%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.77%) SCOM
3 3 (2.83%) SCCM
4 2 (1.89%) nmon
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.94%) SCSM
5 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (36.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.43%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) Lotus
4 5 (4.72%) VMware
5 4 (3.77%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.83%) HP
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.94%) Apple
8 1 (0.94%) Progress
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco
8 1 (0.94%) CA
8 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.94%) Altiris
8 1 (0.94%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.94%) Polycom
8 1 (0.94%) Vermilion
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago