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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 178 156 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.90% 5.82% 5.84%
As % of the Applications category 50.28% 50.16% 51.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 84 77
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £155 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 13
Average hourly rate £12.63 £32.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.54% +236.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £23.30 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.09 £71.80 £27.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
354 311 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.73% 11.60% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 162 162
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £126 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £413 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 25
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £60.70 £29.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Glasgow +10 64 £325 +5.69% 16
Edinburgh +2 57 £325 -6.06% 19
Renfrewshire -4 11 £270 -4.25%
Lanarkshire - 7 - - 1
Aberdeen +2 6 £230 -29.23% 1
West Lothian -6 6 £280 -30.00% 1
Dundee -6 4 £285 - 2
Perth and Kinross - 3 £360 -
Fife -10 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £340 - 2
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Scottish Borders +1 1 £115 -2.12% 1
Inverclyde - 1 £325 -
Highlands - 1 - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 197 (52.12%) Microsoft
2 132 (34.92%) Finance
3 96 (25.40%) MS Office
4 81 (21.43%) Project Management
5 77 (20.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 71 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
7 70 (18.52%) MS Project
7 70 (18.52%) SQL
8 61 (16.14%) Windows
9 55 (14.55%) SQL Server
10 50 (13.23%) Data Analysis
11 48 (12.70%) SharePoint
12 44 (11.64%) Active Directory
13 43 (11.38%) Banking
14 40 (10.58%) Security Cleared
15 39 (10.32%) VBA
16 35 (9.26%) PRINCE2
17 33 (8.73%) ITIL
18 32 (8.47%) SC Cleared
18 32 (8.47%) QA
19 30 (7.94%) Time Management
19 30 (7.94%) MS Visio
19 30 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 26 (6.88%) Degree
21 25 (6.61%) .NET
22 24 (6.35%) HP
23 23 (6.08%) Test Scripting
24 22 (5.82%) HP Quality Center
24 22 (5.82%) MS Access
25 21 (5.56%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 48 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.65%) SAS
3 10 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.85%) Lync
6 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.59%) MS Project Server
7 6 (1.59%) IIS
7 6 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.26%) Smallworld
Applications
1 96 (25.40%) MS Office
2 77 (20.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 70 (18.52%) MS Project
4 30 (7.94%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.06%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.26%) InDesign
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.79%) Maximo
2 3 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.26%) assyst
3 1 (0.26%) FRx
3 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.85%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) Taleo
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.17%) LAN
2 10 (2.65%) WAN
3 9 (2.38%) Firewall
3 9 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (2.38%) LDAP
4 8 (2.12%) VPN
4 8 (2.12%) Internet
5 7 (1.85%) SAN
6 6 (1.59%) DNS
7 5 (1.32%) Junos
8 4 (1.06%) Network Security
9 3 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.53%) Broadband
10 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.26%) SSL
11 1 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.82%) MS Access
3 16 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.91%) QlikView
6 10 (2.65%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.79%) Toad
2 3 (0.79%) JIRA
3 2 (0.53%) Subversion
3 2 (0.53%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.26%) LSMW
4 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.26%) MSI
4 1 (0.26%) C++Builder
General
1 132 (34.92%) Finance
2 43 (11.38%) Banking
3 16 (4.23%) Retail
4 8 (2.12%) Billing
4 8 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Back Office
8 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 158 (41.80%) Analyst
2 48 (12.70%) Developer
3 34 (8.99%) Business Analyst
4 30 (7.94%) Data Analyst
5 22 (5.82%) Test Analyst
6 21 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.03%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.03%) PMO Analyst
8 16 (4.23%) Administrator
9 15 (3.97%) Coordinator
10 14 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
11 12 (3.17%) Consultant
11 12 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.91%) Service Analyst
12 11 (2.91%) MI Analyst
13 10 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.38%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.61%) .NET
2 16 (4.23%) HTML
3 13 (3.44%) CSS
4 12 (3.17%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.59%) Web Services
7 5 (1.32%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.06%) Spring
8 4 (1.06%) jQuery
9 3 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.79%) XML
9 3 (0.79%) Middleware
9 3 (0.79%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.79%) MyBatis
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.53%) HTML5
10 2 (0.53%) CSS3
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.44%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.17%) PMI
5 6 (1.59%) PKI
5 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.06%) Equities
6 4 (1.06%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.53%) Clustering
8 2 (0.53%) NHS
8 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.53%) GIS
8 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.53%) Economics
8 2 (0.53%) PDA
8 2 (0.53%) Statistics
8 2 (0.53%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.14%) Windows
2 21 (5.56%) Linux
3 17 (4.50%) Windows 7
4 16 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.91%) UNIX
5 11 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.65%) Windows XP
7 9 (2.38%) AIX
8 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.59%) Solaris
9 6 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.06%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.43%) Project Management
2 50 (13.23%) Data Analysis
3 35 (9.26%) PRINCE2
4 33 (8.73%) ITIL
5 30 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (7.94%) Time Management
6 23 (6.08%) Test Scripting
7 21 (5.56%) Migration
7 21 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 20 (5.29%) Service Management
8 20 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 14 (3.70%) Change Management
10 14 (3.70%) CRM
10 14 (3.70%) Programme Management
11 13 (3.44%) Data Management
11 13 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.17%) Analytics
13 11 (2.91%) Release Management
13 11 (2.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.52%) SQL
2 39 (10.32%) VBA
3 17 (4.50%) C#
4 16 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.65%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.12%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.59%) Java
8 5 (1.32%) VB
9 4 (1.06%) X++
10 3 (0.79%) Perl
10 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.53%) C
11 2 (0.53%) C++
11 2 (0.53%) Python
12 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) XPath
12 1 (0.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 40 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.88%) Degree
4 19 (5.03%) ISEB
5 18 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (3.17%) PMI Certification
8 10 (2.65%) MCSE
9 6 (1.59%) CISA
9 6 (1.59%) CRISC
10 5 (1.32%) MCP
11 4 (1.06%) PMP
11 4 (1.06%) CISM
12 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.79%) CAPM
12 3 (0.79%) APMP
13 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.47%) QA
2 7 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.32%) SLA
4 4 (1.06%) COBIT
5 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.38%) vSphere
5 4 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.79%) XenApp
6 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) Xen
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (5.82%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.12%) SCCM
3 4 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.79%) WSUS
4 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.26%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.26%) DameWare
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 197 (52.12%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.35%) HP
3 18 (4.76%) Oracle
4 17 (4.50%) Cisco
4 17 (4.50%) Citrix
5 16 (4.23%) VMware
6 13 (3.44%) EMC
7 11 (2.91%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.91%) Business Objects
8 9 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.38%) F5
8 9 (2.38%) McAfee
9 8 (2.12%) Tableau
10 6 (1.59%) Lotus
10 6 (1.59%) Symantec
11 5 (1.32%) Juniper
11 5 (1.32%) Dell
11 5 (1.32%) Riverbed
11 5 (1.32%) Crossbeam
11 5 (1.32%) TippingPoint
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