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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
UK / Scotland
Rank 23 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 105 131 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.22% 5.06% 6.49%
As % of the Applications category 53.57% 51.17% 56.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 82 101
Median daily rate £320 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £167 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £16.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.42% +13.79%

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
196 256 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.62% 9.89% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 151 186
Median daily rate £278 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £165 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.41% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £33.75 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.24 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +13.79%

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 19 February 2017.

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
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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow -6 37 £250 -25.92% 8
Edinburgh -4 27 £350 -12.50% 15
Renfrewshire +22 14 £330 -17.50% 1
Aberdeen -1 9 £300 -
Fife +1 7 £315 -1.56%
Dundee - 3 £105 - 1
Highlands - 2 £223 -
Moray - 1 £100 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 184 (75.72%) Microsoft
2 99 (40.74%) Windows
3 74 (30.45%) Active Directory
4 58 (23.87%) Finance
5 57 (23.46%) Windows Server
6 52 (21.40%) MS Office
7 51 (20.99%) PowerShell
8 47 (19.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (18.93%) Security Cleared
10 43 (17.70%) ITIL
11 40 (16.46%) SQL
12 39 (16.05%) SC Cleared
13 38 (15.64%) Degree
14 34 (13.99%) SQL Server
14 34 (13.99%) MS Exchange
15 32 (13.17%) VMware
15 32 (13.17%) Office 365
16 31 (12.76%) Migration
17 29 (11.93%) Project Management
17 29 (11.93%) MS PowerPoint
17 29 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (11.52%) DNS
18 28 (11.52%) SharePoint
19 27 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
19 27 (11.11%) Data Centre
20 26 (10.70%) .NET
20 26 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (10.29%) DHCP
22 24 (9.88%) C#

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 34 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.52%) SharePoint
3 27 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (9.47%) Skype for Business
5 20 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (7.82%) OpenStack
7 12 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.53%) IIS
9 8 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (3.29%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.23%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.41%) CMS
11 1 (0.41%) Confluence
11 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 52 (21.40%) MS Office
2 29 (11.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (8.23%) MS Visio
4 16 (6.58%) MS Project
5 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) SAP BPC
1 5 (2.06%) SAP MII
2 3 (1.23%) Sonata
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Primavera
4 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.17%) Office 365
2 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.23%) PaaS
4 2 (0.82%) IaaS
4 2 (0.82%) SaaS
4 2 (0.82%) ServiceMax
5 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.52%) DNS
2 25 (10.29%) DHCP
3 23 (9.47%) WAN
4 22 (9.05%) LAN
4 22 (9.05%) Skype
5 14 (5.76%) VSAN
6 13 (5.35%) SAN
7 12 (4.94%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.29%) Firewall
9 6 (2.47%) Internet
10 5 (2.06%) Intranet
10 5 (2.06%) Unified Communications
10 5 (2.06%) VPN
11 4 (1.65%) BGP
11 4 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.65%) LDAP
11 4 (1.65%) MPLS
11 4 (1.65%) OSPF
11 4 (1.65%) VoIP
11 4 (1.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.58%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.88%) QlikView
5 6 (2.47%) MS Access
6 5 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.06%) MaxDB
6 5 (2.06%) SAP BW
6 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.23%) GIS
7 3 (1.23%) Power BI
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.82%) Panintelligence
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.12%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.06%) NWDI
5 4 (1.65%) JIRA
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Moq
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) StarTeam
General
1 58 (23.87%) Finance
2 17 (7.00%) Banking
3 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.65%) Law
4 4 (1.65%) Retail
5 3 (1.23%) Billing
5 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (0.82%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (20.16%) Analyst
2 21 (8.64%) Developer
3 15 (6.17%) Architect
4 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (4.94%) Consultant
5 12 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (4.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 11 (4.53%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.12%) Lync Specialist
7 10 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (4.12%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.12%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 9 (3.70%) Administrator
8 9 (3.70%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.70%) IT Support
8 9 (3.70%) Messaging Specialist
9 8 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.29%) Office 365 Specialist
10 7 (2.88%) PMO Analyst
10 7 (2.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.70%) .NET
2 11 (4.53%) .NET Framework
2 11 (4.53%) Entity Framework
3 10 (4.12%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.29%) Web Services
5 7 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (2.88%) WPF
6 5 (2.06%) SAP Basis
6 5 (2.06%) WCF
7 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.23%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) Flash
8 2 (0.82%) Middleware
8 2 (0.82%) XML
9 1 (0.41%) ISPF
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.41%) WSDL
9 1 (0.41%) XSD
9 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 24 (9.88%) Computer Science
4 16 (6.58%) Private Cloud
5 10 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.29%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.06%) CMDB
8 4 (1.65%) Fintech
8 4 (1.65%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) Clustering
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.82%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.82%) PMI
10 2 (0.82%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.41%) DataPower
11 1 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 99 (40.74%) Windows
2 57 (23.46%) Windows Server
3 47 (19.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (8.64%) Windows 7
6 18 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.70%) Linux
7 9 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.88%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.06%) Unix
10 4 (1.65%) Android
10 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.65%) CatOS
11 3 (1.23%) AIX
11 3 (1.23%) Solaris
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.70%) ITIL
2 31 (12.76%) Migration
3 29 (11.93%) Project Management
4 22 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (7.00%) Network Design
7 16 (6.58%) Configuration Management
7 16 (6.58%) Load Balancing
8 14 (5.76%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.76%) PRINCE2
9 13 (5.35%) MVC
9 13 (5.35%) Service Management
9 13 (5.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 12 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (4.94%) Matrix Organization
10 12 (4.94%) Office Automation
11 11 (4.53%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.12%) Change Management
12 10 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.99%) PowerShell
2 40 (16.46%) SQL
3 24 (9.88%) C#
4 9 (3.70%) XAML
5 8 (3.29%) VBA
6 6 (2.47%) Perl
6 6 (2.47%) VB
7 5 (2.06%) Python
8 3 (1.23%) C
8 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.82%) Java
9 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.41%) JCL
10 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 39 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 38 (15.64%) Degree
4 26 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (7.82%) MCSE
6 15 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.65%) MCTS
8 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.23%) MCSA
8 3 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.82%) CGEIT
9 2 (0.82%) CISA
9 2 (0.82%) CISSP
9 2 (0.82%) CRISC
9 2 (0.82%) HND
9 2 (0.82%) ISEB
9 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.82%) MCITP
9 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) QA
2 5 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) Basel III
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (30.45%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.23%) vSphere
4 5 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.06%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.06%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (5.76%) PowerCLI
1 14 (5.76%) vRealize
2 12 (4.94%) SCCM
3 9 (3.70%) Puppet
4 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.23%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.23%) SCOM
5 3 (1.23%) WSUS
6 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.41%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.41%) Netcool
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.41%) SCSM
7 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 184 (75.72%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.17%) VMware
3 22 (9.05%) HP
4 12 (4.94%) Cisco
5 11 (4.53%) Oracle
6 10 (4.12%) IBM
7 8 (3.29%) Citrix
8 7 (2.88%) IronPort
9 5 (2.06%) SAP
9 5 (2.06%) Sybase
9 5 (2.06%) Symantec
10 4 (1.65%) Dell
10 4 (1.65%) Juniper
10 4 (1.65%) NetApp
11 3 (1.23%) Adobe
11 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.23%) Lotus
12 2 (0.82%) Canon
12 2 (0.82%) FNZ
12 2 (0.82%) Xerox
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Posted: 2 days ago
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