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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 35 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 126 134 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.50% 5.41% 6.81%
As % of the Applications category 48.84% 46.05% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 94
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £405 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
MS Excel
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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
258 291 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.22% 11.76% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 126 171
Average daily rate £335 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £113 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.80 £21.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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
Edinburgh -5 57 £375 +24.58% 18
Glasgow -18 25 £325 +35.41% 12
Renfrewshire -2 13 £350 -3.44%
Stirling - 10 £214 -
Aberdeen 0 5 £238 -39.10% 4
West Lothian +8 2 £315 +3.27% 3
Fife +1 2 £85 - 1
Perth and Kinross +1 1 - -
Dundee - - - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Moray - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 164 (55.78%) Microsoft
2 88 (29.93%) MS Office
3 84 (28.57%) Finance
4 72 (24.49%) SQL
5 63 (21.43%) Windows
6 60 (20.41%) MS Project
7 56 (19.05%) Project Management
7 56 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 52 (17.69%) SharePoint
9 51 (17.35%) SQL Server
10 49 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 44 (14.97%) SC Cleared
12 39 (13.27%) VBA
12 39 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (12.24%) C#
14 35 (11.90%) MS Visio
15 31 (10.54%) Oracle
16 28 (9.52%) Active Directory
17 27 (9.18%) Banking
18 25 (8.50%) .NET
19 24 (8.16%) ITIL
19 24 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (7.82%) Degree
20 23 (7.82%) Migration
21 22 (7.48%) Change Management
21 22 (7.48%) MS Access
21 22 (7.48%) HP
22 21 (7.14%) Linux
22 21 (7.14%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 52 (17.69%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.44%) MS Project Server
3 16 (5.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (3.40%) SAS
5 8 (2.72%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.38%) Lync
7 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.70%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.34%) TWiki
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) IIS
12 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 88 (29.93%) MS Office
2 60 (20.41%) MS Project
3 56 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (11.90%) MS Visio
5 15 (5.10%) InfoPath
6 7 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.02%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.68%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Eagle STAR
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.34%) assyst
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Agresso
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.40%) Office 365
2 5 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.08%) LAN
2 10 (3.40%) SAN
3 9 (3.06%) WAN
3 9 (3.06%) Firewall
4 6 (2.04%) Network Security
4 6 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (2.04%) Junos
5 5 (1.70%) Internet
5 5 (1.70%) SMTP
6 4 (1.36%) DNS
6 4 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.68%) HTTP
7 2 (0.68%) VPN
7 2 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.34%) MPLS
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.48%) MS Access
3 11 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.04%) Big Data
7 5 (1.70%) QlikView
8 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.68%) DTS
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.34%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.34%) Cognos Impromptu
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.68%) PVCS
3 2 (0.68%) CppUnit
3 2 (0.68%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.34%) Moq
4 1 (0.34%) MSTest
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.34%) Toad
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 84 (28.57%) Finance
2 27 (9.18%) Banking
3 12 (4.08%) Retail
4 7 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.04%) Front Office
6 5 (1.70%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (28.23%) Analyst
2 46 (15.65%) Developer
3 21 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 20 (6.80%) Business Analyst
5 19 (6.46%) Data Analyst
6 15 (5.10%) Consultant
7 11 (3.74%) PMO Analyst
7 11 (3.74%) Administrator
8 10 (3.40%) Software Developer
8 10 (3.40%) Architect
8 10 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (3.06%) Tools Developer
9 9 (3.06%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.72%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.72%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.04%) Change Manager
12 6 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.50%) .NET
2 15 (5.10%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.42%) HTML
4 5 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (1.70%) CSS
5 4 (1.36%) XML
5 4 (1.36%) JSP
5 4 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.02%) WPF
7 2 (0.68%) EDI
7 2 (0.68%) STL
7 2 (0.68%) Web Services
7 2 (0.68%) COM
7 2 (0.68%) Ajax
7 2 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.34%) CSS3
8 1 (0.34%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (0.34%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.74%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.04%) Cryptography
5 6 (2.04%) Social Media
6 5 (1.70%) User Experience
7 4 (1.36%) Replication
7 4 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.36%) Clustering
7 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.02%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.02%) Ergonomics
9 2 (0.68%) IVR
9 2 (0.68%) PMI
9 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.68%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.43%) Windows
2 24 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (7.14%) Linux
4 15 (5.10%) UNIX
5 14 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.06%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.02%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.05%) Project Management
2 24 (8.16%) ITIL
3 23 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (7.82%) Migration
4 22 (7.48%) Change Management
5 20 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (6.80%) Data Analysis
6 19 (6.46%) Time Management
7 16 (5.44%) Business Analysis
8 15 (5.10%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.08%) Programme Management
9 12 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.74%) Data Migration
11 10 (3.40%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.06%) Security Testing
12 9 (3.06%) Project Planning
12 9 (3.06%) Service Management
13 8 (2.72%) MVC
13 8 (2.72%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 72 (24.49%) SQL
2 39 (13.27%) VBA
3 36 (12.24%) C#
4 15 (5.10%) Java
5 12 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.40%) Perl
7 9 (3.06%) C++
8 8 (2.72%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.72%) VB
8 8 (2.72%) Python
9 7 (2.38%) PHP
10 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.34%) C
12 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.82%) Degree
4 8 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.72%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.04%) MCITP
6 6 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.70%) PMP
7 5 (1.70%) CCNP
8 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.02%) MCSE
10 2 (0.68%) CCAB
10 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.68%) MOS
10 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.78%) QA
2 6 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.36%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.06%) vSphere
3 6 (2.04%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.70%) XenApp
4 5 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (2.04%) SCCM
3 4 (1.36%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.02%) SCOM
5 2 (0.68%) Nagios
5 2 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.34%) SCSM
6 1 (0.34%) Control-M
6 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 164 (55.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.54%) Oracle
3 22 (7.48%) HP
4 21 (7.14%) VMware
5 15 (5.10%) Citrix
6 12 (4.08%) Cisco
7 8 (2.72%) EMC
7 8 (2.72%) Lotus
7 8 (2.72%) Business Objects
8 7 (2.38%) McAfee
9 6 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.04%) Juniper
9 6 (2.04%) SAP
9 6 (2.04%) Crossbeam
9 6 (2.04%) TippingPoint
9 6 (2.04%) Riverbed
9 6 (2.04%) F5
10 5 (1.70%) CA
10 5 (1.70%) Remedy
10 5 (1.70%) Symantec
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