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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 116 134 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.89% 4.68% 4.38%
As % of the Applications category 52.25% 48.38% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 82 68
Median daily rate £330 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £473 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.45 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.23 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.29 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
222 277 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.26% 9.67% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 172 141
Median daily rate £315 £275 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £416 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
Median hourly rate £19.25 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 38 £325 +8.33% 10
Renfrewshire +20 36 £340 -4.22%
Glasgow -12 23 £325 +18.18% 10
Fife +5 7 £310 +49.39% 2
Aberdeen -7 3 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
North Lanarkshire +8 1 - -
Aberdeenshire -2 1 £100 -76.47%
Strathclyde - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £160 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 195 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 100 (39.53%) Windows
3 75 (29.64%) Active Directory
4 62 (24.51%) MS Office
5 57 (22.53%) SQL
6 56 (22.13%) Windows Server
7 55 (21.74%) Finance
7 55 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (20.55%) PowerShell
9 46 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (17.39%) Security Cleared
11 38 (15.02%) Migration
11 38 (15.02%) SQL Server
12 37 (14.62%) Degree
12 37 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (14.23%) Office 365
13 36 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (14.23%) VMware
14 35 (13.83%) ITIL
15 34 (13.44%) SC Cleared
16 33 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
16 33 (13.04%) MS Exchange
17 31 (12.25%) Project Management
17 31 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (11.86%) DNS
19 29 (11.46%) HP
20 28 (11.07%) SharePoint
21 27 (10.67%) DHCP
22 25 (9.88%) MS Visio
22 25 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 33 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.07%) SharePoint
3 25 (9.88%) Skype for Business
4 24 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (7.51%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.16%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.58%) Confluence
9 4 (1.58%) IIS
9 4 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.19%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.19%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.79%) CMS
11 2 (0.79%) SAS
11 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 62 (24.51%) MS Office
2 33 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (9.88%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.35%) MS Project
5 4 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.98%) Sonata
2 3 (1.19%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.23%) Office 365
2 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.79%) IaaS
4 2 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.86%) DNS
2 27 (10.67%) DHCP
3 23 (9.09%) Skype
4 18 (7.11%) LAN
5 17 (6.72%) WAN
6 15 (5.93%) SAN
7 11 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.16%) Internet
9 7 (2.77%) Firewall
9 7 (2.77%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.98%) Intranet
10 5 (1.98%) SNMP
10 5 (1.98%) SSL
10 5 (1.98%) VoIP
10 5 (1.98%) VPN
11 3 (1.19%) FTP
11 3 (1.19%) HTTP
11 3 (1.19%) LDAP
11 3 (1.19%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.56%) MS Access
4 7 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.37%) QlikView
6 5 (1.98%) Power BI
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.19%) MySQL
8 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) GIS
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.79%) SQLite
10 1 (0.40%) MaxDB
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.40%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.74%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.95%) JIRA
3 6 (2.37%) HP UFT
4 4 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.58%) TestDirector
5 3 (1.19%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.79%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.40%) Moq
7 1 (0.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.40%) NWDI
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 55 (21.74%) Finance
2 19 (7.51%) Banking
3 9 (3.56%) Retail
4 5 (1.98%) Legal
4 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.58%) Law
5 4 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.19%) Billing
6 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Advertising
7 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (20.95%) Analyst
2 23 (9.09%) Developer
3 19 (7.51%) Project Manager
4 13 (5.14%) Architect
5 11 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (4.35%) Lync Specialist
5 11 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 10 (3.95%) Business Analyst
6 10 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (3.95%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 9 (3.56%) Administrator
7 9 (3.56%) Messaging Specialist
8 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.16%) IT Support
8 8 (3.16%) Office 365 Specialist
8 8 (3.16%) Support Analyst
9 7 (2.77%) IT Analyst
9 7 (2.77%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (2.77%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.70%) .NET
2 11 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 11 (4.35%) Web Services
3 10 (3.95%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.95%) Entity Framework
4 7 (2.77%) HTML
4 7 (2.77%) WPF
5 6 (2.37%) WCF
6 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.58%) CSS
8 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.19%) RESTful
9 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.79%) ISPF
9 2 (0.79%) jQuery
9 2 (0.79%) REST
10 1 (0.40%) Ajax
10 1 (0.40%) D3.js
10 1 (0.40%) MDX
10 1 (0.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.49%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.91%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.53%) Private Cloud
5 11 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.58%) Clustering
7 4 (1.58%) EPoS
8 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.19%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.79%) CMDB
9 2 (0.79%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.79%) Economics
9 2 (0.79%) iPad
9 2 (0.79%) iSeries
9 2 (0.79%) Tandem
9 2 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (39.53%) Windows
2 56 (22.13%) Windows Server
3 55 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.51%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.56%) Linux
8 7 (2.77%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.98%) Unix
10 4 (1.58%) Android
11 3 (1.19%) AIX
11 3 (1.19%) Solaris
11 3 (1.19%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.19%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.40%) CatOS
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.02%) Migration
2 35 (13.83%) ITIL
3 31 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (12.25%) Project Management
4 25 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 17 (6.72%) PRINCE2
7 16 (6.32%) Configuration Management
7 16 (6.32%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (5.14%) Change Management
9 12 (4.74%) MVC
10 11 (4.35%) Network Design
10 11 (4.35%) Process Improvement
10 11 (4.35%) Workflow
11 10 (3.95%) CRM
11 10 (3.95%) Matrix Organization
11 10 (3.95%) Office Automation
11 10 (3.95%) SDLC
11 10 (3.95%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.53%) SQL
2 52 (20.55%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.70%) C#
4 18 (7.11%) VBA
5 13 (5.14%) VB
6 8 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.77%) VBScript
8 6 (2.37%) Java
8 6 (2.37%) Perl
8 6 (2.37%) Python
9 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.58%) C
10 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.79%) JCL
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) C++
13 1 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 44 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 37 (14.62%) Degree
3 36 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (13.44%) SC Cleared
5 21 (8.30%) MCSE
6 17 (6.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.95%) MCSA
8 7 (2.77%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.37%) MCTS
9 6 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.58%) ISEB
10 4 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.58%) MCITP
10 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.19%) CCNA
12 2 (0.79%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.79%) CISSP
12 2 (0.79%) HND
12 2 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.16%) QA
2 7 (2.77%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) P3O
System Software
1 75 (29.64%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.32%) vSphere
4 7 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.98%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.58%) XenApp
7 3 (1.19%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.79%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (7.51%) PowerCLI
2 15 (5.93%) SCCM
3 14 (5.53%) vRealize
4 5 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.19%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.79%) Netcool
7 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.79%) Puppet
7 2 (0.79%) SCOM
8 1 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.40%) SCSM
8 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 195 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.23%) VMware
3 29 (11.46%) HP
4 21 (8.30%) Oracle
5 15 (5.93%) Citrix
6 9 (3.56%) Cisco
7 8 (3.16%) IronPort
8 7 (2.77%) IBM
8 7 (2.77%) Symantec
9 5 (1.98%) Altiris
9 5 (1.98%) FNZ
9 5 (1.98%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.58%) Apple
10 4 (1.58%) Dell
10 4 (1.58%) Juniper
10 4 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.19%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.19%) EMC
11 3 (1.19%) Infor
11 3 (1.19%) Lotus
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