The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 220 196 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.36% 6.46% 6.09%
As % of the Applications category 61.28% 50.78% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 104 74
Average daily rate £351 £325 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £179 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.09 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
MS Excel
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
359 386 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.01% 12.71% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 205 142
Average daily rate £342 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £188 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Scotland region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Scotland region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 90 £350 +24.33% 16
Renfrewshire -6 48 £380 +6.66%
Glasgow -2 44 £338 +7.14% 18
Fife +5 4 - - 1
Aberdeen -5 4 - -
Dundee +3 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £188 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £240 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £275 -
Stirling +12 1 - -
West Lothian +2 1 - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 228 (66.86%) Microsoft
2 118 (34.60%) Windows
3 109 (31.96%) Finance
4 90 (26.39%) SQL
5 87 (25.51%) Active Directory
6 84 (24.63%) PowerShell
7 82 (24.05%) Security Cleared
8 74 (21.70%) SQL Server
9 73 (21.41%) Windows Server
10 70 (20.53%) MS Office
11 69 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 68 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 63 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 59 (17.30%) HP
15 57 (16.72%) ITIL
16 53 (15.54%) Migration
17 50 (14.66%) SC Cleared
18 45 (13.20%) VMware
19 44 (12.90%) Degree
20 40 (11.73%) Banking
21 39 (11.44%) SharePoint
21 39 (11.44%) MS Exchange
21 39 (11.44%) OpenStack
22 36 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
23 35 (10.26%) .NET
23 35 (10.26%) Oracle
23 35 (10.26%) Office 365
24 34 (9.97%) MS PowerPoint
25 32 (9.38%) MCSE
25 32 (9.38%) DNS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 39 (11.44%) MS Exchange
1 39 (11.44%) OpenStack
1 39 (11.44%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (5.57%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.05%) IIS
7 7 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.47%) Apache
10 2 (0.59%) CMS
10 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.59%) JBoss
10 2 (0.59%) SAS
10 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (20.53%) MS Office
2 34 (9.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (9.09%) MS Project
4 16 (4.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.59%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.29%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.29%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.76%) assyst
3 5 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.88%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.88%) Primavera
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.29%) Eikon
7 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.26%) Office 365
2 26 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.52%) PaaS
4 11 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.38%) DNS
2 30 (8.80%) DHCP
3 29 (8.50%) SAN
4 21 (6.16%) Skype
5 14 (4.11%) LAN
5 14 (4.11%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.81%) WAN
7 8 (2.35%) VPN
8 7 (2.05%) SNMP
8 7 (2.05%) SSL
9 5 (1.47%) Firewall
10 4 (1.17%) Broadband
10 4 (1.17%) Network Security
11 3 (0.88%) Internet
12 2 (0.59%) 3G
12 2 (0.59%) BGP
12 2 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.59%) MPLS
12 2 (0.59%) OSPF
12 2 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.87%) MS Access
3 19 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.81%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.64%) Star Schema
9 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.17%) GIS
12 4 (1.17%) HDInsight
13 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (2.93%) Jenkins
1 10 (2.93%) MSBuild
1 10 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (2.93%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.76%) HP UFT
3 6 (1.76%) JIRA
4 5 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.88%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.59%) JUnit
6 2 (0.59%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.59%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.59%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.29%) MSI
7 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 109 (31.96%) Finance
2 40 (11.73%) Banking
3 13 (3.81%) Legal
4 10 (2.93%) Retail
5 7 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.76%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.47%) Front Office
7 5 (1.47%) Law
7 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.47%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) International Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (20.82%) Analyst
2 39 (11.44%) Architect
3 28 (8.21%) Developer
4 20 (5.87%) Technical Architect
5 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (4.40%) Administrator
7 14 (4.11%) IT Support
8 13 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.52%) Data Analyst
9 12 (3.52%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 11 (3.23%) Consultant
10 11 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
11 10 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (2.64%) SQL Developer
13 8 (2.35%) Azure Architect
13 8 (2.35%) Business Analyst
14 7 (2.05%) Support Analyst
14 7 (2.05%) Support Engineer
15 6 (1.76%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.26%) .NET
2 22 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.69%) HTML
4 13 (3.81%) Entity Framework
5 10 (2.93%) CSS
6 9 (2.64%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.35%) jQuery
8 6 (1.76%) XML
8 6 (1.76%) XSLT
9 5 (1.47%) Middleware
10 3 (0.88%) JSP
11 2 (0.59%) CSS3
11 2 (0.59%) Google Maps API
11 2 (0.59%) HTML5
11 2 (0.59%) MyBatis
11 2 (0.59%) RESTful
11 2 (0.59%) Thymeleaf
12 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.29%) Itk
12 1 (0.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.87%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.81%) Clustering
5 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.76%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.47%) User Experience
8 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.88%) PKI
9 3 (0.88%) Statistics
10 2 (0.59%) CMDB
10 2 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.59%) PMI
10 2 (0.59%) Replication
11 1 (0.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 118 (34.60%) Windows
2 73 (21.41%) Windows Server
3 68 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (8.50%) Linux
7 26 (7.62%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.93%) Unix
9 8 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.76%) AIX
10 6 (1.76%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.88%) Solaris
13 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.59%) CatOS
13 2 (0.59%) HPUX
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.72%) ITIL
2 53 (15.54%) Migration
3 36 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (7.04%) Project Management
5 20 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.87%) Change Management
5 20 (5.87%) Configuration Management
6 19 (5.57%) Service Management
7 18 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (5.28%) CRM
7 18 (5.28%) Load Balancing
8 17 (4.99%) Data Analysis
9 15 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (4.11%) Analytics
11 13 (3.81%) Mentoring
12 12 (3.52%) Conflict Management
12 12 (3.52%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.52%) SDLC
13 11 (3.23%) MVC
13 11 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.39%) SQL
2 84 (24.63%) PowerShell
3 30 (8.80%) C#
4 27 (7.92%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.87%) Java
6 16 (4.69%) VBScript
7 15 (4.40%) Perl
7 15 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.11%) Python
9 12 (3.52%) VBA
10 10 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.93%) VB
11 9 (2.64%) C++
12 8 (2.35%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.35%) Bourne shell
12 8 (2.35%) Korn
12 8 (2.35%) Ruby
13 5 (1.47%) C
14 4 (1.17%) PHP
15 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 69 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (14.66%) SC Cleared
4 44 (12.90%) Degree
5 32 (9.38%) MCSE
6 27 (7.92%) MCSA
7 16 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.52%) ISTQB
9 11 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.93%) MCITP
10 10 (2.93%) MCP
11 8 (2.35%) BC Cleared
11 8 (2.35%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.35%) ISEB
11 8 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.17%) CCNA
13 3 (0.88%) MCTS
13 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.93%) QA
4 9 (2.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (25.51%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.87%) vSphere
5 10 (2.93%) Docker
5 10 (2.93%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.05%) XenApp
7 3 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.29%) NDS
9 1 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (7.04%) SCCM
2 11 (3.23%) Puppet
3 10 (2.93%) Ansible
3 10 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.88%) SCOM
8 2 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.59%) Netcool
8 2 (0.59%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.59%) WSUS
9 1 (0.29%) EMC Navisphere
9 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 228 (66.86%) Microsoft
2 59 (17.30%) HP
3 45 (13.20%) VMware
4 35 (10.26%) Oracle
5 24 (7.04%) Citrix
6 16 (4.69%) Cisco
7 14 (4.11%) IronPort
8 13 (3.81%) MicroStrategy
9 10 (2.93%) Splunk
10 7 (2.05%) Altiris
10 7 (2.05%) IBM
10 7 (2.05%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.76%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.47%) EMC
12 5 (1.47%) Intel Security
12 5 (1.47%) Nintex
12 5 (1.47%) SAP
13 4 (1.17%) Google
14 3 (0.88%) CA
14 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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