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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 35 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 116 194 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.03% 5.93% 6.69%
As % of the Applications category 54.98% 51.87% 52.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 93 82
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £451 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £9.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £8.50 £9.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £21.75 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.03
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.52%
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
211 374 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.16% 11.44% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 179 174
Median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 21
Median hourly rate £15.82 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £8.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £125.50 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -19 50 £330 +1.53% 14
Glasgow -10 30 £325 +16.07% 9
Renfrewshire -5 11 £291 -11.12%
Fife +10 10 £325 -
Inverclyde - 3 £400 -
North Lanarkshire +5 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Dundee +2 1 - -
Moray - 1 £125 -
North Ayrshire - 1 £425 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 247 (69.58%) Microsoft
2 121 (34.08%) Windows
3 108 (30.42%) Finance
4 93 (26.20%) Security Cleared
5 91 (25.63%) PowerShell
6 81 (22.82%) Active Directory
7 77 (21.69%) SQL
8 74 (20.85%) SQL Server
8 74 (20.85%) Windows Server
9 73 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (19.15%) MS Office
10 68 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 68 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 60 (16.90%) HP
11 60 (16.90%) Migration
12 54 (15.21%) VMware
12 54 (15.21%) SC Cleared
13 51 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
15 47 (13.24%) ITIL
16 45 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 41 (11.55%) SharePoint
17 41 (11.55%) MS Exchange
18 40 (11.27%) Citrix
18 40 (11.27%) Degree
18 40 (11.27%) Office 365
19 39 (10.99%) Banking
19 39 (10.99%) .NET
20 35 (9.86%) C#
20 35 (9.86%) MS Visio

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 41 (11.55%) MS Exchange
1 41 (11.55%) SharePoint
2 34 (9.58%) OpenStack
3 29 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (6.48%) Skype for Business
7 20 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (5.63%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (2.25%) IIS
8 8 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.41%) Apache
12 4 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.85%) Confluence
14 2 (0.56%) CMS
14 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (19.15%) MS Office
2 50 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (9.86%) MS Visio
4 32 (9.01%) MS Project
5 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) assyst
3 3 (0.85%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (0.85%) Sonata
4 2 (0.56%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) Primavera
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.27%) Office 365
2 23 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.94%) PaaS
4 12 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.01%) DNS
2 31 (8.73%) DHCP
3 28 (7.89%) SAN
4 22 (6.20%) Skype
5 20 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.66%) SNMP
6 13 (3.66%) SSL
7 9 (2.54%) LAN
8 8 (2.25%) WAN
9 7 (1.97%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.69%) Internet
11 5 (1.41%) SMTP
12 4 (1.13%) Firewall
12 4 (1.13%) Network Security
13 3 (0.85%) VoIP
13 3 (0.85%) Wireless
14 2 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.56%) MPLS
14 2 (0.56%) OSPF
14 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.23%) MS Access
4 14 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.41%) GIS
9 5 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.13%) Power BI
10 4 (1.13%) QlikView
11 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.85%) MySQL
11 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.56%) SQLite
13 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 14 (3.94%) MSBuild
2 12 (3.38%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.10%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (3.10%) TeamCity
4 10 (2.82%) HP UFT
5 9 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.25%) JIRA
7 4 (1.13%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.13%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.56%) Selenium
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.28%) JUnit
9 1 (0.28%) MSI
9 1 (0.28%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.28%) Toad
9 1 (0.28%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 108 (30.42%) Finance
2 39 (10.99%) Banking
3 20 (5.63%) Legal
4 17 (4.79%) Retail
5 8 (2.25%) Billing
6 6 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.85%) Marketing
8 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) International Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (23.94%) Analyst
2 26 (7.32%) Architect
3 22 (6.20%) Developer
4 19 (5.35%) Project Manager
5 18 (5.07%) Administrator
6 16 (4.51%) Business Analyst
7 14 (3.94%) Data Analyst
7 14 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (3.94%) PMO Analyst
8 13 (3.66%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.10%) Consultant
9 11 (3.10%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.10%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.82%) IT Support
11 9 (2.54%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.25%) Azure Architect
12 8 (2.25%) Project Analyst
12 8 (2.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 7 (1.97%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (1.97%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.99%) .NET
2 20 (5.63%) ASP.NET
3 15 (4.23%) HTML
4 13 (3.66%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.38%) Entity Framework
6 11 (3.10%) CSS
7 9 (2.54%) Web Services
8 8 (2.25%) jQuery
8 8 (2.25%) XML
9 6 (1.69%) XSLT
10 5 (1.41%) WPF
11 4 (1.13%) JSP
11 4 (1.13%) WCF
12 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.85%) Google Maps API
13 2 (0.56%) ISPF
13 2 (0.56%) Middleware
13 2 (0.56%) REST
14 1 (0.28%) Ajax
14 1 (0.28%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.23%) Clustering
5 7 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.41%) EPoS
6 5 (1.41%) PKI
7 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.13%) Statistics
8 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.56%) CMDB
9 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.56%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.56%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.56%) iSeries
9 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 121 (34.08%) Windows
2 74 (20.85%) Windows Server
3 73 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (7.61%) Linux
7 20 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.54%) Unix
10 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.13%) AIX
11 4 (1.13%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.56%) CatOS
12 2 (0.56%) Solaris
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.90%) Migration
2 47 (13.24%) ITIL
3 45 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (9.86%) Project Management
5 31 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (7.32%) Business Analysis
7 24 (6.76%) Configuration Management
8 23 (6.48%) Change Management
9 22 (6.20%) CRM
10 17 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (4.79%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.79%) MVC
10 17 (4.79%) Workflow
11 15 (4.23%) PRINCE2
12 14 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (3.94%) DevOps
12 14 (3.94%) Service Management
13 13 (3.66%) Unit Testing
14 12 (3.38%) Logistics
14 12 (3.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.63%) PowerShell
2 77 (21.69%) SQL
3 35 (9.86%) C#
4 25 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.20%) VBA
5 22 (6.20%) VBScript
6 21 (5.92%) Java
7 13 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 13 (3.66%) VB
8 12 (3.38%) Python
9 11 (3.10%) Perl
10 10 (2.82%) C++
11 9 (2.54%) Bourne shell
11 9 (2.54%) Ruby
12 8 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.25%) Korn
13 7 (1.97%) C
14 4 (1.13%) PHP
14 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (26.20%) Security Cleared
2 68 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (15.21%) SC Cleared
4 40 (11.27%) Degree
5 32 (9.01%) MCSE
6 29 (8.17%) MCSA
7 14 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.38%) ISTQB
9 9 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.54%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (2.25%) BC Cleared
11 7 (1.97%) ISEB
11 7 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (1.97%) MCITP
12 6 (1.69%) CCNA
13 5 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.13%) MCTS
14 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.94%) SLA
2 9 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.41%) QA
4 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) Basel III
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 81 (22.82%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.38%) vSphere
5 11 (3.10%) Docker
5 11 (3.10%) XenApp
6 9 (2.54%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 29 (8.17%) SCCM
2 14 (3.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (3.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.38%) Puppet
5 11 (3.10%) Ansible
6 7 (1.97%) SCOM
7 6 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.41%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.41%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.41%) WSUS
9 4 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.28%) Netcool
11 1 (0.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 247 (69.58%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.90%) HP
3 54 (15.21%) VMware
4 40 (11.27%) Citrix
5 34 (9.58%) Oracle
6 15 (4.23%) IronPort
7 13 (3.66%) Altiris
8 11 (3.10%) Cisco
8 11 (3.10%) Splunk
9 10 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.82%) Symantec
10 8 (2.25%) IBM
10 8 (2.25%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.69%) EMC
11 6 (1.69%) SAP
12 5 (1.41%) AppSense
12 5 (1.41%) arcserve
12 5 (1.41%) CA
12 5 (1.41%) Intel Security
12 5 (1.41%) Nintex
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