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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 181 150 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.58% 6.13% 5.05%
As % of the Applications category 56.92% 52.45% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 58 59
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £109 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +24.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.92 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £15.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
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
318 286 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.56% 11.68% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 109 124
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £114 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £410 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.98 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +18 97 £395 +21.53% 19
Glasgow -6 46 £325 -5.79% 16
West Lothian +3 7 £325 - 3
Stirling - 7 £294 -
Aberdeen -6 5 £115 -63.20% 3
Dundee +6 4 £285 -
Fife - 3 £325 - 1
North Lanarkshire -3 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 141 (47.32%) Microsoft
2 97 (32.55%) Finance
3 88 (29.53%) MS Office
4 71 (23.83%) Project Management
5 69 (23.15%) SQL
6 60 (20.13%) MS Project
7 56 (18.79%) SharePoint
8 50 (16.78%) SQL Server
9 46 (15.44%) Windows
10 45 (15.10%) VBA
11 44 (14.77%) MS PowerPoint
12 39 (13.09%) Security Cleared
13 38 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (12.08%) SC Cleared
15 35 (11.74%) C#
16 32 (10.74%) Business Analysis
17 31 (10.40%) Degree
17 31 (10.40%) Active Directory
17 31 (10.40%) Banking
18 29 (9.73%) MS Access
19 27 (9.06%) .NET
19 27 (9.06%) Data Analysis
20 25 (8.39%) Change Management
21 22 (7.38%) Time Management
22 21 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
22 21 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (6.71%) Oracle
23 20 (6.71%) ASP.NET
23 20 (6.71%) Retail
24 19 (6.38%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 56 (18.79%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (5.37%) MS Project Server
4 11 (3.69%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.02%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.35%) Lync
7 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.01%) SAS
8 5 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.67%) IIS
10 2 (0.67%) Smallworld
10 2 (0.67%) CMS
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.34%) Drupal
11 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.34%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
Applications
1 88 (29.53%) MS Office
2 60 (20.13%) MS Project
3 44 (14.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (5.37%) MS Visio
5 15 (5.03%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.34%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.67%) Eagle STAR
3 2 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.68%) Office 365
2 2 (0.67%) SaaS
2 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.03%) LAN
2 8 (2.68%) SAN
3 6 (2.01%) Firewall
4 5 (1.68%) WAN
4 5 (1.68%) Internet
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.01%) Network Security
5 3 (1.01%) Junos
6 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.34%) Wireless
7 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) VoIP
7 1 (0.34%) WLAN
7 1 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.73%) MS Access
3 8 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.01%) Big Data
5 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) QlikView
7 2 (0.67%) DTS
7 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.01%) JIRA
4 2 (0.67%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.67%) Toad
5 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.34%) C++Builder
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) PVCS
5 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 97 (32.55%) Finance
2 31 (10.40%) Banking
3 20 (6.71%) Retail
4 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 86 (28.86%) Analyst
2 57 (19.13%) Developer
3 21 (7.05%) Business Analyst
3 21 (7.05%) Administrator
4 16 (5.37%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.03%) Consultant
5 15 (5.03%) Data Analyst
6 11 (3.69%) Support Analyst
7 10 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
8 9 (3.02%) Software Developer
8 9 (3.02%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.02%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (2.68%) Architect
9 8 (2.68%) Test Analyst
9 8 (2.68%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.35%) Tools Developer
11 6 (2.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.01%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.06%) .NET
2 20 (6.71%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.70%) HTML
4 13 (4.36%) CSS
5 11 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.36%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.01%) Spring
8 3 (1.01%) WCF
9 2 (0.67%) jQuery
9 2 (0.67%) JSON
9 2 (0.67%) Web Services
9 2 (0.67%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.67%) COM
9 2 (0.67%) CSS3
9 2 (0.67%) HTML5
9 2 (0.67%) MyBatis
10 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.34%) JAX-RS
10 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.01%) Social Media
4 6 (2.01%) PKI
5 4 (1.34%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.34%) GIS
5 4 (1.34%) User Experience
6 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.01%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.01%) PDA
6 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.01%) PMI
7 2 (0.67%) Clustering
7 2 (0.67%) Statistics
7 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.67%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.44%) Windows
2 14 (4.70%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.36%) UNIX
4 12 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (4.03%) Linux
5 9 (3.02%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.01%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.83%) Project Management
2 32 (10.74%) Business Analysis
3 27 (9.06%) Data Analysis
4 25 (8.39%) Change Management
5 22 (7.38%) Time Management
6 21 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.38%) Migration
8 18 (6.04%) ITIL
8 18 (6.04%) PRINCE2
9 16 (5.37%) Programme Management
10 14 (4.70%) MVC
11 13 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.03%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.69%) RAD
13 11 (3.69%) Test Scripting
14 10 (3.36%) Data Modelling
15 9 (3.02%) CRM
15 9 (3.02%) Release Management
15 9 (3.02%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.15%) SQL
2 45 (15.10%) VBA
3 35 (11.74%) C#
4 16 (5.37%) Java
5 15 (5.03%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.68%) Perl
7 7 (2.35%) C++
8 6 (2.01%) Python
8 6 (2.01%) PHP
9 5 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.01%) C
12 2 (0.67%) VBScript
12 2 (0.67%) VB
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Delphi
13 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.40%) Degree
4 7 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.34%) ISEB
6 4 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.34%) VCP4
7 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.01%) PMP
7 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.67%) MCSE
8 2 (0.67%) MCSA
8 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.67%) MBA
8 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.34%) CRISC
9 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.03%) QA
2 8 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.35%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.34%) SLA
5 3 (1.01%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.01%) vSphere
3 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.01%) SCCM
4 3 (1.01%) SCOM
4 3 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.34%) SCSM
5 1 (0.34%) Netcool
5 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 141 (47.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.71%) Oracle
3 12 (4.03%) HP
4 11 (3.69%) EMC
4 11 (3.69%) Citrix
4 11 (3.69%) VMware
5 9 (3.02%) Lotus
6 6 (2.01%) McAfee
7 5 (1.68%) Symantec
7 5 (1.68%) Remedy
7 5 (1.68%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.68%) Cisco
7 5 (1.68%) NetApp
8 4 (1.34%) CA
8 4 (1.34%) Dell
8 4 (1.34%) Adobe
8 4 (1.34%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.34%) SAP
9 3 (1.01%) Progress
9 3 (1.01%) CommVault
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