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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 48 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.03% 4.47% 4.99%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 45.95% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 29
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £186 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.95 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.51 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £18.39 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -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
112 111 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.40% 9.72% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 46 65
Average daily rate £335 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.95 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% -3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £5.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.45 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 49 (46.67%) MS Office
2 44 (41.90%) Microsoft
3 42 (40.00%) Finance
4 24 (22.86%) Windows
5 19 (18.10%) Project Management
6 18 (17.14%) MS Project
7 17 (16.19%) SQL
7 17 (16.19%) Banking
7 17 (16.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 14 (13.33%) Migration
9 12 (11.43%) ITIL
10 11 (10.48%) VBA
10 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
10 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
11 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
11 10 (9.52%) MS Visio
11 10 (9.52%) Linux
11 10 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (8.57%) Windows 7
12 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.62%) UNIX
13 8 (7.62%) Oracle
14 7 (6.67%) .NET
14 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.67%) ERP
14 7 (6.67%) Asset Management
14 7 (6.67%) Data Analysis
15 6 (5.71%) Systems Analysis

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.71%) IBM Notes
2 6 (5.71%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.86%) Lync
4 3 (2.86%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 49 (46.67%) MS Office
2 18 (17.14%) MS Project
3 17 (16.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (9.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) Agresso
3 1 (0.95%) assyst
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.95%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.95%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) SMTP
2 4 (3.81%) LAN
2 4 (3.81%) SAN
3 1 (0.95%) Wireless
3 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.95%) VoIP
3 1 (0.95%) VPN
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) MS Access
2 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) Big Data
4 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.95%) MSI
1 1 (0.95%) Selenium
1 1 (0.95%) MSTest
1 1 (0.95%) Moq
General
1 42 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (16.19%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Advertising
5 2 (1.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Front Office
6 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (9.52%) Developer
2 10 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 8 (7.62%) Support Analyst
4 7 (6.67%) Architect
5 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Messaging Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Report Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Project Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) MI Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) PMO Manager
8 3 (2.86%) UML Business Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Administrator
8 3 (2.86%) Project Support Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) Flash
3 1 (0.95%) JSON
3 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.95%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Replication
3 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.86%) User Experience
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.86%) Windows
2 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 9 (8.57%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.62%) UNIX
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.90%) SUSE
7 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Project Management
2 14 (13.33%) Migration
3 12 (11.43%) ITIL
4 10 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 7 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.67%) ERP
7 6 (5.71%) CRM
7 6 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (5.71%) Project Planning
7 6 (5.71%) Change Control
8 5 (4.76%) Data Management
8 5 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.81%) ETL
9 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.81%) UML
9 4 (3.81%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.81%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 11 (10.48%) VBA
3 6 (5.71%) VB
3 6 (5.71%) Perl
4 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.81%) Python
5 4 (3.81%) VB6
6 3 (2.86%) PHP
6 3 (2.86%) C#
6 3 (2.86%) C++
6 3 (2.86%) Java
7 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.90%) Korn
7 2 (1.90%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.90%) CCAB
3 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) MCITP
4 1 (0.95%) MCP
4 1 (0.95%) MCSE
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.95%) PMP
4 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) SCOM
3 2 (1.90%) nmon
3 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.95%) SCSM
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (41.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Lotus
4 5 (4.76%) VMware
5 4 (3.81%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.86%) HP
7 2 (1.90%) Citrix
7 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.95%) Altiris
8 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.95%) Polycom
8 1 (0.95%) Apple
8 1 (0.95%) Cognos
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco
8 1 (0.95%) CA
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £130 per day
Posted: 15 days ago