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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 236 193 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.04% 6.59% 6.17%
As % of the Applications category 63.27% 52.45% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 108 85
Median daily rate £333 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 7
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £29.17 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
373 368 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.71% 12.57% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 193 153
Median daily rate £325 £315 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.30 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £36.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 27 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 27 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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
(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 +6 95 £325 +20.81% 12
Renfrewshire -8 61 £360 +33.33% 2
Glasgow -5 47 £335 +3.07% 14
Fife +9 5 £325 -
Dundee +7 5 - -
Scottish Borders -1 3 £190 +65.21% 1
Aberdeen -8 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £240 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 248 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 127 (34.51%) Finance
3 125 (33.97%) Windows
4 98 (26.63%) SQL
5 97 (26.36%) Security Cleared
6 94 (25.54%) PowerShell
7 93 (25.27%) Active Directory
8 84 (22.83%) SQL Server
9 81 (22.01%) Windows Server
10 75 (20.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 74 (20.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 72 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 65 (17.66%) HP
14 63 (17.12%) MS Office
15 61 (16.58%) ITIL
16 58 (15.76%) SC Cleared
17 54 (14.67%) Migration
18 53 (14.40%) VMware
19 44 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (11.96%) Banking
20 42 (11.41%) Degree
20 42 (11.41%) MS Exchange
21 41 (11.14%) SharePoint
21 41 (11.14%) OpenStack
22 36 (9.78%) .NET
22 36 (9.78%) DNS
23 35 (9.51%) DHCP
23 35 (9.51%) MS PowerPoint
24 34 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (9.24%) MS Project

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 42 (11.41%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.14%) OpenStack
2 41 (11.14%) SharePoint
3 28 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (6.25%) Skype for Business
7 20 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (5.43%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.90%) IIS
9 7 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.36%) Apache
12 2 (0.54%) CMS
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.54%) SAS
12 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 63 (17.12%) MS Office
2 35 (9.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (9.24%) MS Project
4 23 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.63%) assyst
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.09%) Primavera
5 3 (0.82%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.70%) Office 365
2 29 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.80%) PaaS
4 10 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.78%) DNS
2 35 (9.51%) DHCP
3 33 (8.97%) SAN
4 22 (5.98%) Skype
5 15 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.99%) LAN
7 10 (2.72%) WAN
8 9 (2.45%) SNMP
8 9 (2.45%) SSL
9 7 (1.90%) VPN
10 5 (1.36%) SMTP
11 4 (1.09%) Firewall
11 4 (1.09%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.09%) Network Security
12 3 (0.82%) Broadband
12 3 (0.82%) Internet
13 2 (0.54%) BGP
13 2 (0.54%) MPLS
13 2 (0.54%) OSPF
13 2 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.98%) MS Access
3 21 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 13 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (2.45%) Star Schema
10 8 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.36%) GIS
13 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.09%) HDInsight
14 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.99%) Jenkins
1 11 (2.99%) MSBuild
1 11 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (2.99%) TeamCity
2 7 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.63%) HP UFT
3 6 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.09%) JIRA
5 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.54%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.54%) JUnit
6 2 (0.54%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.54%) Selenium
6 2 (0.54%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.54%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.27%) Hudson
7 1 (0.27%) MSI
7 1 (0.27%) Toad
7 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 127 (34.51%) Finance
2 44 (11.96%) Banking
3 15 (4.08%) Legal
4 14 (3.80%) Retail
5 9 (2.45%) Billing
6 8 (2.17%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.36%) Front Office
8 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Law
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) International Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (23.91%) Analyst
2 38 (10.33%) Architect
3 26 (7.07%) Developer
4 20 (5.43%) Technical Architect
5 19 (5.16%) Administrator
6 17 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (4.08%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 15 (4.08%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (3.80%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 12 (3.26%) Consultant
9 12 (3.26%) IT Support
9 12 (3.26%) Test Analyst
10 11 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.72%) Azure Architect
12 9 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.17%) Project Analyst
13 8 (2.17%) SQL Developer
13 8 (2.17%) Support Analyst
14 7 (1.90%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.78%) .NET
2 21 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 13 (3.53%) Entity Framework
3 13 (3.53%) HTML
4 9 (2.45%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.17%) CSS
5 8 (2.17%) jQuery
5 8 (2.17%) XML
6 6 (1.63%) XSLT
7 4 (1.09%) Middleware
8 3 (0.82%) Google Maps API
8 3 (0.82%) JSP
9 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.54%) CSS3
9 2 (0.54%) HTML5
9 2 (0.54%) MyBatis
9 2 (0.54%) RESTful
9 2 (0.54%) Thymeleaf
9 2 (0.54%) Web Services
10 1 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.16%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.89%) Clustering
5 9 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.36%) PKI
8 4 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.09%) Statistics
8 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.09%) User Experience
9 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.54%) CMDB
10 2 (0.54%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 125 (33.97%) Windows
2 81 (22.01%) Windows Server
3 75 (20.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (8.97%) Linux
6 31 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (6.79%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.72%) Unix
9 8 (2.17%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.63%) AIX
10 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.82%) Solaris
13 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.54%) CatOS
13 2 (0.54%) HPUX
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.58%) ITIL
2 54 (14.67%) Migration
3 44 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (8.42%) Project Management
5 24 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (5.98%) Change Management
7 21 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (5.43%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.89%) Data Analysis
10 17 (4.62%) CRM
10 17 (4.62%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.62%) Mentoring
11 16 (4.35%) Service Management
11 16 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (4.08%) Business Analysis
13 14 (3.80%) Analytics
13 14 (3.80%) Conflict Management
13 14 (3.80%) Logistics
13 14 (3.80%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 98 (26.63%) SQL
2 94 (25.54%) PowerShell
3 29 (7.88%) C#
4 24 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.89%) Java
5 18 (4.89%) VBScript
6 15 (4.08%) Perl
6 15 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 15 (4.08%) VBA
7 14 (3.80%) Python
8 12 (3.26%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.45%) Bourne shell
9 9 (2.45%) C++
9 9 (2.45%) Ruby
9 9 (2.45%) VB
10 8 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.17%) Korn
11 5 (1.36%) C
12 4 (1.09%) PHP
13 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (26.36%) Security Cleared
2 74 (20.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (15.76%) SC Cleared
4 42 (11.41%) Degree
5 34 (9.24%) MCSE
6 31 (8.42%) MCSA
7 18 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.26%) ISTQB
9 11 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.72%) MCITP
10 10 (2.72%) MCP
11 9 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.17%) BC Cleared
12 8 (2.17%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.17%) ISEB
12 8 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.09%) CCNA
14 3 (0.82%) MCTS
15 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.99%) QA
3 11 (2.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Basel III
4 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.27%) EMIR
System Software
1 93 (25.27%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.16%) vSphere
5 11 (2.99%) Docker
6 10 (2.72%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.17%) XenApp
8 5 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 27 (7.34%) SCCM
2 12 (3.26%) Puppet
3 11 (2.99%) Ansible
3 11 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.63%) SCOM
7 5 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.36%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.36%) WSUS
8 4 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.54%) Netcool
11 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.27%) EMC Navisphere
11 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.27%) OpenView
11 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 248 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 65 (17.66%) HP
3 53 (14.40%) VMware
4 32 (8.70%) Oracle
5 30 (8.15%) Citrix
6 15 (4.08%) Cisco
7 14 (3.80%) IronPort
8 13 (3.53%) MicroStrategy
9 11 (2.99%) Splunk
10 10 (2.72%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.45%) Altiris
12 7 (1.90%) SAP
12 7 (1.90%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.63%) CA
14 5 (1.36%) AppSense
14 5 (1.36%) arcserve
14 5 (1.36%) IBM
14 5 (1.36%) Intel Security
14 5 (1.36%) Nintex
14 5 (1.36%) Symantec