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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 202 160 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.56% 6.03% 5.55%
As % of the Applications category 52.33% 50.00% 52.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 74 72
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £309
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £9.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +55.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £13.59 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.67 £22.75 £15.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
386 320 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.54% 12.05% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 142 143
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £134 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £10.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +48.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £55.00 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +3 80 £325 -7.73% 11
Glasgow +5 62 £315 -10.00% 17
Aberdeen +4 17 £230 -36.55%
West Lothian +1 6 £325 +8.15% 1
Dundee +7 4 £285 -
Fife - 4 £325 - 1
Stirling -11 3 £350 -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - - 1
Perthshire - - - - 1
Falkirk - - - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 181 (51.86%) Microsoft
2 120 (34.38%) Finance
3 104 (29.80%) MS Office
4 76 (21.78%) Project Management
5 70 (20.06%) SQL
6 64 (18.34%) MS Project
7 58 (16.62%) Windows
8 54 (15.47%) SharePoint
9 53 (15.19%) SQL Server
10 51 (14.61%) MS PowerPoint
10 51 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (14.04%) VBA
12 41 (11.75%) Security Cleared
13 38 (10.89%) Banking
14 37 (10.60%) Data Analysis
14 37 (10.60%) Active Directory
15 34 (9.74%) SC Cleared
16 31 (8.88%) Business Analysis
16 31 (8.88%) .NET
16 31 (8.88%) C#
17 29 (8.31%) MS Access
18 27 (7.74%) ITIL
18 27 (7.74%) QA
18 27 (7.74%) Time Management
19 25 (7.16%) Degree
20 24 (6.88%) PRINCE2
20 24 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
21 23 (6.59%) HP
21 23 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
21 23 (6.59%) Test Scripting

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 54 (15.47%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (3.44%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.15%) MS Project Server
5 9 (2.58%) SAS
5 9 (2.58%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.72%) Lync
8 5 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.57%) IIS
10 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.57%) CMS
11 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.29%) Smallworld
11 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (29.80%) MS Office
2 64 (18.34%) MS Project
3 51 (14.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (5.16%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.87%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.57%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) InDesign
7 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.86%) Maximo
4 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) FRx
5 1 (0.29%) assyst
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) Eagle STAR
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.72%) Office 365
2 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.16%) LAN
2 13 (3.72%) SAN
3 12 (3.44%) Firewall
4 11 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (2.58%) WAN
6 8 (2.29%) Junos
7 7 (2.01%) Network Security
8 5 (1.43%) LDAP
9 3 (0.86%) Internet
10 2 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.57%) Broadband
10 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.57%) VPN
10 2 (0.57%) DNS
10 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.29%) WebEx
11 1 (0.29%) SSL
11 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.31%) MS Access
3 14 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.29%) QlikView
6 7 (2.01%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.15%) JIRA
2 4 (1.15%) Toad
3 3 (0.86%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.29%) C++Builder
4 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.29%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 120 (34.38%) Finance
2 38 (10.89%) Banking
3 19 (5.44%) Retail
4 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.15%) Legal
5 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.86%) Back Office
7 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 131 (37.54%) Analyst
2 52 (14.90%) Developer
3 34 (9.74%) Business Analyst
4 21 (6.02%) Test Analyst
5 20 (5.73%) Data Analyst
5 20 (5.73%) Project Manager
6 19 (5.44%) Administrator
7 15 (4.30%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (4.01%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.72%) Consultant
10 12 (3.44%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.44%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (2.87%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.87%) Project Coordinator
12 10 (2.87%) Architect
12 10 (2.87%) Coordinator
13 9 (2.58%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.29%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.88%) .NET
2 19 (5.44%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.16%) HTML
4 13 (3.72%) CSS
5 10 (2.87%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.43%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.15%) Spring
9 3 (0.86%) MyBatis
9 3 (0.86%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.86%) WCF
9 3 (0.86%) jQuery
10 2 (0.57%) CSS3
10 2 (0.57%) HTML5
10 2 (0.57%) Ajax
10 2 (0.57%) JSON
10 2 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.57%) Web Services
10 2 (0.57%) XML
11 1 (0.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.01%) Cryptography
4 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.72%) PKI
5 4 (1.15%) Social Media
5 4 (1.15%) PMI
6 3 (0.86%) GIS
6 3 (0.86%) Equities
6 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.86%) PDA
7 2 (0.57%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.57%) Statistics
7 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.57%) Clustering
7 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.29%) User Experience
8 1 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.62%) Windows
2 15 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (4.30%) Windows 7
3 14 (4.01%) Linux
4 12 (3.44%) UNIX
5 10 (2.87%) Windows XP
6 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.78%) Project Management
2 37 (10.60%) Data Analysis
3 31 (8.88%) Business Analysis
4 27 (7.74%) ITIL
4 27 (7.74%) Time Management
5 24 (6.88%) PRINCE2
5 24 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (6.59%) Test Scripting
7 21 (6.02%) Change Management
8 18 (5.16%) Migration
9 17 (4.87%) Programme Management
9 17 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (4.58%) Service Management
11 14 (4.01%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.72%) CRM
13 12 (3.44%) Analytics
13 12 (3.44%) MVC
13 12 (3.44%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.15%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.06%) SQL
2 49 (14.04%) VBA
3 31 (8.88%) C#
4 17 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.44%) Java
6 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.15%) X++
7 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.86%) Perl
9 2 (0.57%) C
9 2 (0.57%) VBScript
9 2 (0.57%) VB
9 2 (0.57%) C++
9 2 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 41 (11.75%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.16%) Degree
4 17 (4.87%) ISEB
5 12 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.72%) MCSE
8 4 (1.15%) CRISC
8 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.15%) CISA
8 4 (1.15%) CISM
9 3 (0.86%) PMP
9 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) MCITP
10 2 (0.57%) MCP
10 2 (0.57%) MCSA
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.74%) QA
2 8 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.01%) SLA
4 6 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.72%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 37 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.29%) vSphere
2 8 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 22 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.58%) SCCM
3 8 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.01%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.86%) WSUS
6 3 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.57%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.29%) Netcool
8 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 181 (51.86%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.59%) HP
3 19 (5.44%) Oracle
4 18 (5.16%) Cisco
5 17 (4.87%) EMC
6 13 (3.72%) McAfee
6 13 (3.72%) VMware
7 12 (3.44%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.44%) Citrix
8 10 (2.87%) Business Objects
9 9 (2.58%) Lotus
10 8 (2.29%) F5
10 8 (2.29%) Riverbed
10 8 (2.29%) TippingPoint
10 8 (2.29%) Crossbeam
10 8 (2.29%) Juniper
10 8 (2.29%) Symantec
11 6 (1.72%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.43%) NetApp
Fife
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Sanderson
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago