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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 58 26 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.52% 3.45% 5.94%
As % of the Applications category 51.33% 49.06% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 36
Average daily rate £342 £318 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% -3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £134 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £19.63 £9.85 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.23% -32.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £9.85 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £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
113 53 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.80% 7.04% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 78
Average daily rate £330 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.93 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.27 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £13.59 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 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 18 April 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 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 (40.78%) MS Office
2 37 (35.92%) Finance
3 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
4 21 (20.39%) Project Management
4 21 (20.39%) Windows
5 19 (18.45%) MS Project
6 16 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (14.56%) Windows 7
8 13 (12.62%) VBA
8 13 (12.62%) SQL
8 13 (12.62%) Banking
9 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
10 11 (10.68%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (9.71%) Migration
11 10 (9.71%) Change Control
12 9 (8.74%) MS Visio
13 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
13 8 (7.77%) Oracle
13 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.80%) MS Access
14 7 (6.80%) Change Management
14 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
15 6 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (5.83%) Use Case
15 6 (5.83%) SCCM
15 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (5.83%) BPMN
15 6 (5.83%) Data Migration
15 6 (5.83%) Programme Management
15 6 (5.83%) ITIL

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.97%) CICS
4 1 (0.97%) SAS
4 1 (0.97%) WorkSite
4 1 (0.97%) Moodle
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.97%) Lync
Applications
1 42 (40.78%) MS Office
2 19 (18.45%) MS Project
3 11 (10.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (8.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.97%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.97%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.97%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) VPN
2 1 (0.97%) SAN
2 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) MS Access
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (35.92%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (41.75%) Analyst
2 14 (13.59%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.74%) PMO Analyst
3 9 (8.74%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.77%) Developer
5 7 (6.80%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) MI Analyst
7 4 (3.88%) PMO Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (3.88%) Coordinator
8 3 (2.91%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Change Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Architect
8 3 (2.91%) Applications Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Business Change Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) .NET
2 2 (1.94%) HTML
2 2 (1.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.97%) EDI
3 1 (0.97%) Flash
3 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.97%) jQuery
3 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.91%) GIS
3 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.39%) Windows
2 15 (14.56%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.97%) AIX
5 1 (0.97%) Solaris
5 1 (0.97%) Linux
5 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) Project Management
2 16 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (9.71%) Migration
3 10 (9.71%) Change Control
4 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.80%) Change Management
5 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.83%) Use Case
6 6 (5.83%) BPMN
6 6 (5.83%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.83%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.83%) ITIL
7 5 (4.85%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.88%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.88%) Content Management
8 4 (3.88%) Document Management
8 4 (3.88%) Fund Accounting
8 4 (3.88%) Time Management
8 4 (3.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.62%) VBA
1 13 (12.62%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) VB
3 3 (2.91%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.94%) C#
4 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.97%) JCL
5 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.97%) Java
5 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.97%) VBScript
5 1 (0.97%) C
5 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) MCP
2 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.97%) ISEB
3 1 (0.97%) PMP
3 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) Oracle
3 2 (1.94%) Dell KACE
3 2 (1.94%) VMware
3 2 (1.94%) HP
3 2 (1.94%) Dell
3 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.97%) Intel
4 1 (0.97%) Citrix
4 1 (0.97%) CA
4 1 (0.97%) CommVault
4 1 (0.97%) NetApp
4 1 (0.97%) Cognos
4 1 (0.97%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.97%) Minitab
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