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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 95 64 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.73% 4.50% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 53.07% 43.84% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 31
Median daily rate £325 £260 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -50.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -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
179 146 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.69% 10.27% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 90 67
Median daily rate £335 £316 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%

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 25 May 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 25 May 2016, 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 89 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 82 (53.25%) Finance
3 40 (25.97%) Banking
4 35 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (18.83%) Windows
6 28 (18.18%) MS Office
6 28 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
7 27 (17.53%) MS Project
8 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (14.29%) SQL
10 21 (13.64%) Migration
11 20 (12.99%) Windows Server
12 18 (11.69%) Project Management
12 18 (11.69%) Linux
13 17 (11.04%) Active Directory
13 17 (11.04%) PowerShell
13 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (9.74%) Legal
15 15 (9.74%) MS Visio
15 15 (9.74%) ITIL
15 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
16 14 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
16 14 (9.09%) PaaS
16 14 (9.09%) Retail
16 14 (9.09%) Business Analysis
17 13 (8.44%) Java

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 13 (8.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.60%) Apache
4 4 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.30%) SAS
6 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 28 (18.18%) MS Office
1 28 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 27 (17.53%) MS Project
3 15 (9.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.90%) assyst
3 4 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.95%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.09%) PaaS
3 8 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) VPN
2 5 (3.25%) LAN
2 5 (3.25%) WAN
3 2 (1.30%) Broadband
3 2 (1.30%) DHCP
3 2 (1.30%) DNS
3 2 (1.30%) Network Security
3 2 (1.30%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) ATM
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) MS Access
2 9 (5.84%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.60%) HDInsight
7 3 (1.95%) OLTP
8 1 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.65%) Informix
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 11 (7.14%) MSBuild
1 11 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (1.30%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.30%) JUnit
3 2 (1.30%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.30%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.65%) Hudson
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 82 (53.25%) Finance
2 40 (25.97%) Banking
3 15 (9.74%) Legal
4 14 (9.09%) Retail
5 9 (5.84%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Billing
7 2 (1.30%) Front Office
7 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
8 1 (0.65%) International Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (30.52%) Analyst
2 26 (16.88%) Architect
3 16 (10.39%) Technical Architect
4 15 (9.74%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
6 12 (7.79%) Developer
7 11 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.84%) Administrator
8 9 (5.84%) Azure Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Project Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.55%) Consultant
10 7 (4.55%) IT Support
10 7 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Data Business Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.19%) Entity Framework
2 6 (3.90%) .NET
3 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.30%) CSS
4 2 (1.30%) CSS3
4 2 (1.30%) HTML
4 2 (1.30%) HTML5
4 2 (1.30%) jQuery
4 2 (1.30%) Middleware
4 2 (1.30%) MyBatis
4 2 (1.30%) RESTful
4 2 (1.30%) Thymeleaf
5 1 (0.65%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.60%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.30%) Clustering
4 2 (1.30%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.30%) PMI
4 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.30%) Statistics
5 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.83%) Windows
2 20 (12.99%) Windows Server
3 18 (11.69%) Linux
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.44%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.90%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.95%) Solaris
9 2 (1.30%) AIX
9 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (13.64%) Migration
3 18 (11.69%) Project Management
4 16 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.74%) ITIL
6 14 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 12 (7.79%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.14%) DevOps
9 10 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (5.84%) Change Management
10 9 (5.84%) Project Planning
11 7 (4.55%) Asset Management
12 6 (3.90%) CRM
12 6 (3.90%) ETL
12 6 (3.90%) MVC
12 6 (3.90%) Process Management
12 6 (3.90%) SDLC
12 6 (3.90%) Service Management
13 5 (3.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.29%) SQL
2 17 (11.04%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.44%) Java
4 12 (7.79%) Perl
5 10 (6.49%) C#
5 10 (6.49%) Python
6 9 (5.84%) Bourne shell
6 9 (5.84%) Ruby
7 8 (5.19%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.19%) C++
7 8 (5.19%) Korn
8 7 (4.55%) VBA
9 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.30%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.60%) BC Cleared
3 4 (2.60%) MCP
4 2 (1.30%) Degree
4 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.65%) APMP
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (5.84%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.14%) Docker
3 3 (1.95%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) XenApp
4 2 (1.30%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) Ansible
1 11 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (7.14%) Puppet
2 9 (5.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.44%) Oracle
3 11 (7.14%) Splunk
4 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.60%) Citrix
5 4 (2.60%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.60%) VMware
6 3 (1.95%) Cisco
6 3 (1.95%) HP
7 2 (1.30%) Charles River
7 2 (1.30%) EMC
7 2 (1.30%) Google
8 1 (0.65%) Planview
8 1 (0.65%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) Sun
8 1 (0.65%) Symantec