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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 44 49 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 28 42 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.38% 3.06% 5.75%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 41.18% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £214 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%

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
49 102 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.92% 7.43% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 69 86
Median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £160 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.48%) Finance
3 28 (33.33%) MS Office
4 21 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (21.43%) SQL
6 18 (21.43%) Windows
7 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
8 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (13.10%) Banking
9 11 (13.10%) Project Management
9 11 (13.10%) Change Management
9 11 (13.10%) Migration
9 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (11.90%) Business Analysis
10 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
11 9 (10.71%) Degree
11 9 (10.71%) Wealth Management
11 9 (10.71%) Oracle
11 9 (10.71%) MS Visio
12 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.33%) ITIL
13 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
13 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
14 6 (7.14%) Unified Communications
14 6 (7.14%) Office 365
14 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (7.14%) PowerShell

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) CMS
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (33.33%) MS Office
2 21 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SAP BPC
1 5 (5.95%) SAP MII
1 5 (5.95%) Sonata
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) DHCP
1 6 (7.14%) DNS
1 6 (7.14%) Skype
1 6 (7.14%) Unified Communications
2 4 (4.76%) Firewall
2 4 (4.76%) LAN
2 4 (4.76%) VoIP
2 4 (4.76%) VPN
2 4 (4.76%) WAN
3 3 (3.57%) HTTP
3 3 (3.57%) VLAN
4 2 (2.38%) FTP
4 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (5.95%) MaxDB
2 5 (5.95%) SAP BW
3 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) MS Access
4 2 (2.38%) Power BI
4 2 (2.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) JIRA
1 5 (5.95%) NWDI
2 3 (3.57%) MSBuild
2 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
General
1 34 (40.48%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) German Language
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.90%) Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Administrator
4 8 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Senior Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) SAP Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) SAP Basis Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Service Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Software Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.57%) Lync Specialist
8 3 (3.57%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) .NET
1 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 5 (5.95%) SAP Basis
3 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.57%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (1.19%) ISPF
4 1 (1.19%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) WSDL
4 1 (1.19%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) XSD
4 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.76%) Fintech
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) DataPower
5 1 (1.19%) Economics
5 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.19%) iSeries
5 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.19%) Statistics
5 1 (1.19%) Tandem
5 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.57%) Linux
7 2 (2.38%) Unix
7 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.19%) Android
8 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.10%) Change Management
2 11 (13.10%) Migration
2 11 (13.10%) Project Management
2 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (11.90%) Business Analysis
4 9 (10.71%) Wealth Management
5 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.33%) ITIL
7 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.95%) DevOps
7 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.95%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.95%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.76%) People Management
8 4 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) C#
2 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.76%) Java
3 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.38%) Perl
4 2 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (1.19%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.38%) ISEB
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.19%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
1 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) SAP
3 5 (5.95%) Sybase
4 4 (4.76%) FNZ
4 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco
5 3 (3.57%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) Citrix
6 2 (2.38%) Cognos
6 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 2 (2.38%) Mitel
7 1 (1.19%) Adobe
7 1 (1.19%) Axway
7 1 (1.19%) Dell
7 1 (1.19%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.19%) HP
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.19%) Sitecore