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 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 164 147 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.12% 6.57% 6.02%
As % of the Applications category 58.16% 53.45% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 56 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £144 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.97 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £15.65 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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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
282 275 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.52% 12.29% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 112 144
Average daily rate £350 £310 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £111 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £402 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.99 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £85.00 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 +6 90 £381 +27.08% 11
Glasgow -15 37 £305 -6.15% 20
Stirling - 8 £214 -
Aberdeen -8 3 £231 -40.70% 5
Fife - 3 £85 - 2
Dundee +5 1 £210 -
North Lanarkshire -3 1 - - 1
Moray - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 136 (46.42%) Microsoft
2 91 (31.06%) Finance
3 83 (28.33%) MS Office
4 70 (23.89%) Project Management
5 68 (23.21%) SQL
6 59 (20.14%) SQL Server
7 55 (18.77%) MS Project
8 53 (18.09%) SharePoint
9 51 (17.41%) Windows
9 51 (17.41%) MS PowerPoint
10 42 (14.33%) VBA
11 41 (13.99%) C#
12 37 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (11.60%) Security Cleared
14 32 (10.92%) SC Cleared
14 32 (10.92%) Active Directory
15 31 (10.58%) Banking
16 29 (9.90%) MS Access
16 29 (9.90%) Business Analysis
16 29 (9.90%) Degree
17 27 (9.22%) .NET
17 27 (9.22%) Oracle
18 26 (8.87%) Migration
18 26 (8.87%) Change Management
18 26 (8.87%) Data Analysis
19 22 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
20 20 (6.83%) ASP.NET
20 20 (6.83%) Time Management
21 19 (6.48%) ITIL
21 19 (6.48%) MS Visio

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 53 (18.09%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (5.46%) MS Project Server
4 14 (4.78%) MS Exchange
5 12 (4.10%) IBM Notes
6 11 (3.75%) SAS
7 7 (2.39%) Lync
8 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.34%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.34%) IIS
12 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 83 (28.33%) MS Office
2 55 (18.77%) MS Project
3 51 (17.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (6.48%) MS Visio
5 15 (5.12%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.68%) Eagle STAR
3 2 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.73%) Office 365
2 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.10%) LAN
2 7 (2.39%) SAN
3 6 (2.05%) Firewall
4 5 (1.71%) WAN
5 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.02%) SMTP
6 3 (1.02%) Internet
6 3 (1.02%) DNS
6 3 (1.02%) Network Security
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.02%) Junos
7 2 (0.68%) VPN
8 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.34%) Wireless
8 1 (0.34%) ATM
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) WLAN
8 1 (0.34%) Intranet
8 1 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.90%) MS Access
3 6 (2.05%) Big Data
3 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.37%) QlikView
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) DTS
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.34%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 12 (4.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.02%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.34%) PVCS
4 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.34%) Toad
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 91 (31.06%) Finance
2 31 (10.58%) Banking
3 19 (6.48%) Retail
4 7 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Front Office
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (29.35%) Analyst
2 51 (17.41%) Developer
3 25 (8.53%) Business Analyst
4 23 (7.85%) Data Analyst
5 19 (6.48%) Administrator
6 16 (5.46%) Consultant
7 15 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.41%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.41%) Software Developer
9 9 (3.07%) Architect
9 9 (3.07%) Tools Developer
10 8 (2.73%) PMO Analyst
10 8 (2.73%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.39%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.05%) SharePoint Developer
12 6 (2.05%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (2.05%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (1.71%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (1.71%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.22%) .NET
2 20 (6.83%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.78%) HTML
4 12 (4.10%) CSS
5 11 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.02%) Spring
8 3 (1.02%) WCF
9 2 (0.68%) MyBatis
9 2 (0.68%) jQuery
9 2 (0.68%) JSON
9 2 (0.68%) Web Services
9 2 (0.68%) COM
9 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.34%) XML
10 1 (0.34%) Flash
10 1 (0.34%) EDI
10 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.05%) Social Media
3 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.71%) Mathematics
4 5 (1.71%) User Experience
5 4 (1.37%) PKI
5 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.37%) GIS
5 4 (1.37%) Clustering
6 3 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.02%) PMI
6 3 (1.02%) PDA
7 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.68%) Ergonomics
7 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.68%) Statistics
7 2 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (17.41%) Windows
2 16 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.44%) Windows XP
3 13 (4.44%) Linux
3 13 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.75%) UNIX
5 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.39%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.89%) Project Management
2 29 (9.90%) Business Analysis
3 26 (8.87%) Migration
3 26 (8.87%) Change Management
3 26 (8.87%) Data Analysis
4 22 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (6.83%) Time Management
6 19 (6.48%) ITIL
6 19 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.78%) MVC
8 13 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.10%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.10%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.75%) Process Management
10 11 (3.75%) Data Management
11 10 (3.41%) Programme Management
11 10 (3.41%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.07%) Data Migration
13 8 (2.73%) ERP
13 8 (2.73%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.21%) SQL
2 42 (14.33%) VBA
3 41 (13.99%) C#
4 17 (5.80%) Java
5 16 (5.46%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.73%) Perl
7 7 (2.39%) PHP
8 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.05%) Python
8 6 (2.05%) C++
8 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.02%) VB
10 2 (0.68%) VBScript
11 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.34%) C
11 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.90%) Degree
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.02%) MCSE
5 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.02%) PMP
5 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.02%) MCITP
5 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) CCAB
7 1 (0.34%) MBA
7 1 (0.34%) MCP
7 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) QA
2 7 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.37%) vSphere
4 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.71%) SCCM
1 5 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.02%) SCOM
3 3 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) Netcool
5 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 136 (46.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.22%) Oracle
3 16 (5.46%) VMware
4 12 (4.10%) Lotus
4 12 (4.10%) HP
4 12 (4.10%) Citrix
5 11 (3.75%) EMC
6 7 (2.39%) Business Objects
7 6 (2.05%) Symantec
8 5 (1.71%) McAfee
8 5 (1.71%) NetApp
8 5 (1.71%) Cisco
9 4 (1.37%) CA
9 4 (1.37%) Remedy
9 4 (1.37%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.37%) SAP
10 3 (1.02%) Kofax
10 3 (1.02%) Progress
10 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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