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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 48 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 49 92 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.46% 6.91% 3.92%
As % of the Applications category 44.14% 58.23% 56.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 21
Average daily rate £400 £381 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +22.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £30.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +207.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.05 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -3.44%
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
111 158 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.84% 11.87% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 99 40
Average daily rate £325 £398 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.34% +24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +175.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 71 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 58 (45.67%) Finance
3 34 (26.77%) MS Office
4 32 (25.20%) SQL
4 32 (25.20%) Banking
5 29 (22.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (22.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (19.69%) SQL Server
8 20 (15.75%) Windows
8 20 (15.75%) MS Project
9 18 (14.17%) Project Management
10 16 (12.60%) Migration
10 16 (12.60%) Business Analysis
11 15 (11.81%) SharePoint
11 15 (11.81%) MS Visio
11 15 (11.81%) Oracle
12 14 (11.02%) Windows Server
13 13 (10.24%) Asset Management
14 12 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (9.45%) C#
14 12 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (8.66%) Data Centre
15 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
16 10 (7.87%) ITIL
16 10 (7.87%) Markit EDM
16 10 (7.87%) Data Migration
17 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (7.09%) Data Management
17 9 (7.09%) VBA
18 8 (6.30%) ETL

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.94%) SAS
4 3 (2.36%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.57%) Lync
5 2 (1.57%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.79%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (26.77%) MS Office
2 29 (22.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (15.75%) MS Project
4 15 (11.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Markit EDM
2 6 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.36%) assyst
4 2 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) VPN
2 3 (2.36%) WAN
3 2 (1.57%) Internet
3 2 (1.57%) LAN
3 2 (1.57%) SAN
3 2 (1.57%) WebEx
4 1 (0.79%) Broadband
4 1 (0.79%) DDNS
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.79%) Skype
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.94%) MS Access
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.36%) GIS
5 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.57%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.15%) JIRA
3 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.57%) JDeveloper
4 2 (1.57%) NUnit
4 2 (1.57%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.79%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.79%) Subversion
5 1 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 58 (45.67%) Finance
2 32 (25.20%) Banking
3 8 (6.30%) Retail
4 7 (5.51%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Front Office
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (33.07%) Analyst
2 18 (14.17%) Developer
3 14 (11.02%) Architect
4 10 (7.87%) SQL Developer
5 9 (7.09%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.51%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Administrator
8 6 (4.72%) Data Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.94%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) IT Support
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) Entity Framework
2 6 (4.72%) .NET
3 5 (3.94%) WCF
4 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.36%) Web Services
6 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.57%) CSS
6 2 (1.57%) HTML
6 2 (1.57%) LINQ
6 2 (1.57%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (1.57%) Middleware
6 2 (1.57%) XML
7 1 (0.79%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.79%) Java EE
7 1 (0.79%) MyBatis
7 1 (0.79%) REST
7 1 (0.79%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.36%) Clustering
3 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.36%) PMI
3 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Windows
2 14 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.72%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.57%) Linux
7 1 (0.79%) AIX
7 1 (0.79%) HPUX
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (14.17%) Project Management
3 16 (12.60%) Business Analysis
3 16 (12.60%) Migration
4 13 (10.24%) Asset Management
5 12 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (7.87%) Data Migration
6 10 (7.87%) ITIL
7 9 (7.09%) Data Management
8 8 (6.30%) Analytics
8 8 (6.30%) ETL
9 7 (5.51%) Change Management
9 7 (5.51%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.72%) CRM
10 6 (4.72%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.94%) Data Analysis
11 5 (3.94%) Process Management
11 5 (3.94%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.20%) SQL
2 12 (9.45%) C#
3 9 (7.09%) VBA
4 6 (4.72%) Java
5 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.36%) Perl
6 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.57%) VBScript
8 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.94%) Degree
2 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.36%) MCP
3 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.94%) SLA
3 3 (2.36%) QA
4 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.79%) FATCA
5 1 (0.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.79%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) SCCM
2 6 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle
3 6 (4.72%) Google
3 6 (4.72%) HP
4 4 (3.15%) EMC
5 3 (2.36%) NetApp
6 2 (1.57%) Charles River
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco
6 2 (1.57%) IBM
6 2 (1.57%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.57%) Teradata
6 2 (1.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.79%) Altiris
7 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.79%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.79%) Netezza
7 1 (0.79%) Reuters
7 1 (0.79%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) Sybase
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