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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 90 49 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.58% 4.36% 6.17%
As % of the Applications category 55.56% 59.04% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 33
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£381 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £130 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £390 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.75 £10.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £13.20 £12.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
162 83 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.84% 7.38% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 44 50
Average daily rate £396 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £113 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £453 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £30.75 £10.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £13.20 £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 52 (38.24%) Finance
2 45 (33.09%) MS Office
3 40 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 37 (27.21%) Project Management
5 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
5 27 (19.85%) MS Project
6 26 (19.12%) Banking
7 25 (18.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 23 (16.91%) Business Analysis
9 19 (13.97%) MS Access
10 18 (13.24%) Windows
10 18 (13.24%) .NET
10 18 (13.24%) SQL
10 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 17 (12.50%) Migration
11 17 (12.50%) Degree
12 15 (11.03%) Change Management
12 15 (11.03%) ASP.NET
13 14 (10.29%) C#
13 14 (10.29%) VBA
13 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (10.29%) Retail
14 13 (9.56%) MVC
15 12 (8.82%) Java
15 12 (8.82%) JavaScript
15 12 (8.82%) Data Analysis
16 11 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (8.09%) Oracle
16 11 (8.09%) IBM Notes

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.09%) IBM Notes
3 10 (7.35%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.41%) SAS
5 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.21%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (2.21%) Lync
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.74%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (33.09%) MS Office
2 27 (19.85%) MS Project
3 25 (18.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (7.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.47%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) LAN
1 3 (2.21%) SMTP
2 2 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (0.74%) Firewall
3 1 (0.74%) SSL
3 1 (0.74%) VoIP
3 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.97%) MS Access
3 6 (4.41%) Big Data
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 52 (38.24%) Finance
2 26 (19.12%) Banking
3 14 (10.29%) Retail
4 3 (2.21%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (38.24%) Analyst
2 19 (13.97%) Developer
3 17 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.82%) Data Analyst
5 9 (6.62%) Architect
6 8 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Administrator
8 6 (4.41%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) PMO Manager
10 4 (2.94%) Web Architect
10 4 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (2.94%) Programme Planner
10 4 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.94%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.94%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.24%) .NET
2 15 (11.03%) ASP.NET
3 11 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (7.35%) CSS
4 10 (7.35%) HTML
5 9 (6.62%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.21%) WCF
8 2 (1.47%) Spring
8 2 (1.47%) COM
8 2 (1.47%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.47%) MyBatis
9 1 (0.74%) Web Services
9 1 (0.74%) XML
9 1 (0.74%) Flash
9 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.74%) Ajax
9 1 (0.74%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.94%) Social Media
3 4 (2.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.47%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.47%) Statistics
5 2 (1.47%) Replication
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.74%) PDA
6 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.74%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.24%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) Linux
3 7 (5.15%) UNIX
4 6 (4.41%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.21%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.21%) Project Management
2 23 (16.91%) Business Analysis
3 17 (12.50%) Migration
4 15 (11.03%) Change Management
5 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (9.56%) MVC
7 12 (8.82%) Data Analysis
8 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.62%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.62%) Data Management
10 8 (5.88%) TOGAF
10 8 (5.88%) Process Management
11 7 (5.15%) Investment Management
11 7 (5.15%) Time Management
12 6 (4.41%) Data Governance
12 6 (4.41%) Security Testing
13 5 (3.68%) ERP
13 5 (3.68%) SOA
13 5 (3.68%) ITIL
13 5 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.24%) SQL
2 14 (10.29%) C#
2 14 (10.29%) VBA
3 12 (8.82%) Java
3 12 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.41%) Perl
4 6 (4.41%) PHP
4 6 (4.41%) Python
5 5 (3.68%) C++
6 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (0.74%) CCAB
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.74%) MCSE
2 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.47%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.74%) SCSM
2 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle
2 11 (8.09%) Lotus
3 5 (3.68%) EMC
4 3 (2.21%) VMware
4 3 (2.21%) Progress
4 3 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.47%) Vermilion
5 2 (1.47%) MobileIron
5 2 (1.47%) Sybase
5 2 (1.47%) Citrix
5 2 (1.47%) NetApp
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe
6 1 (0.74%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec
6 1 (0.74%) McAfee
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.74%) Planview
6 1 (0.74%) Polycom
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 27 days ago