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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 29 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 137 140 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.97% 5.54% 7.01%
As % of the Applications category 45.82% 44.59% 49.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 81
Average daily rate
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£315 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £9.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £18.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
299 314 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.84% 12.42% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 131 156
Average daily rate £315 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -7 50 £398 +7.56% 11
Glasgow -10 35 £250 +31.57% 18
Renfrewshire +4 15 £310 -4.61% 1
Aberdeen +9 9 £300 +71.42% 2
Stirling - 7 £210 -
West Lothian +8 5 £375 +22.95%
North Lanarkshire +2 3 £300 - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 175 (56.27%) Microsoft
2 90 (28.94%) MS Office
3 84 (27.01%) Windows
4 82 (26.37%) Finance
5 64 (20.58%) SQL
6 62 (19.94%) Security Cleared
7 59 (18.97%) MS Project
8 58 (18.65%) Project Management
9 55 (17.68%) SC Cleared
10 47 (15.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 46 (14.79%) SQL Server
12 42 (13.50%) VBA
12 42 (13.50%) SharePoint
13 39 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (11.25%) MS Visio
15 34 (10.93%) ITIL
15 34 (10.93%) Oracle
16 30 (9.65%) C#
17 29 (9.32%) HP
18 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
18 27 (8.68%) .NET
18 27 (8.68%) Banking
19 25 (8.04%) Linux
19 25 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (7.07%) Migration
21 22 (7.07%) MS Access
22 21 (6.75%) Workflow
22 21 (6.75%) VMware
23 20 (6.43%) Change Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 42 (13.50%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.86%) MS Project Server
5 8 (2.57%) SAS
5 8 (2.57%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.61%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.96%) Lync
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) IIS
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) TWiki
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) Smallworld
Applications
1 90 (28.94%) MS Office
2 59 (18.97%) MS Project
3 47 (15.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (11.25%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.86%) InfoPath
6 9 (2.89%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.61%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.96%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.64%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.64%) Agresso
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.32%) assyst
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) Eagle STAR
5 1 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.32%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.89%) SAN
2 8 (2.57%) LAN
3 6 (1.93%) WAN
3 6 (1.93%) Internet
3 6 (1.93%) Firewall
4 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.61%) SMTP
4 5 (1.61%) DNS
5 4 (1.29%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.96%) Junos
6 3 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.96%) Network Security
6 3 (0.96%) VPN
7 2 (0.64%) Intranet
7 2 (0.64%) Wireless
7 2 (0.64%) VoIP
7 2 (0.64%) HTTP
7 2 (0.64%) RIP
8 1 (0.32%) DHCP
8 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.07%) MS Access
3 14 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.25%) QlikView
5 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.93%) Big Data
7 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.96%) Cognos Impromptu
9 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.64%) DTS
11 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.32%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (4.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.96%) MSI
3 2 (0.64%) CppUnit
3 2 (0.64%) PVCS
3 2 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.64%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.32%) Toad
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) MSTest
4 1 (0.32%) Moq
4 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 82 (26.37%) Finance
2 27 (8.68%) Banking
3 9 (2.89%) Front Office
4 7 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.25%) Retail
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.29%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Advertising
6 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.64%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (28.94%) Analyst
2 46 (14.79%) Developer
3 20 (6.43%) Business Analyst
4 18 (5.79%) Project Manager
4 18 (5.79%) Data Analyst
5 13 (4.18%) PMO Analyst
6 11 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (3.54%) Administrator
7 10 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (3.22%) Applications Packager
7 10 (3.22%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (2.89%) Support Analyst
8 9 (2.89%) Consultant
9 8 (2.57%) Software Developer
9 8 (2.57%) Architect
9 8 (2.57%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (2.57%) Support Engineer
9 8 (2.57%) Release Manager
9 8 (2.57%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (2.57%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.68%) .NET
2 14 (4.50%) HTML
3 12 (3.86%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.54%) Software Packaging
5 10 (3.22%) JSP
6 8 (2.57%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.29%) XML
8 3 (0.96%) CSS
8 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.64%) STL
9 2 (0.64%) Web Services
9 2 (0.64%) WPF
9 2 (0.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.64%) Flash
9 2 (0.64%) EDI
10 1 (0.32%) WinForms
10 1 (0.32%) Ajax
10 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.32%) JSON
10 1 (0.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.25%) User Experience
5 5 (1.61%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.61%) Ergonomics
6 4 (1.29%) Replication
6 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.29%) Clustering
7 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.96%) PMI
7 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.96%) IVR
7 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.96%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.64%) Social Media
8 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.01%) Windows
2 25 (8.04%) Linux
3 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (5.79%) UNIX
5 16 (5.14%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.54%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.57%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.29%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.64%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.65%) Project Management
2 34 (10.93%) ITIL
3 25 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (7.07%) Migration
5 21 (6.75%) Workflow
6 20 (6.43%) Change Management
7 19 (6.11%) PRINCE2
7 19 (6.11%) Data Analysis
8 18 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.47%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.50%) CRM
11 12 (3.86%) ERP
11 12 (3.86%) Project Planning
12 11 (3.54%) Security Testing
12 11 (3.54%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.22%) Service Management
13 10 (3.22%) Time Management
13 10 (3.22%) Software Engineering
14 9 (2.89%) Programme Management
14 9 (2.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.58%) SQL
2 42 (13.50%) VBA
3 30 (9.65%) C#
4 16 (5.14%) VB
5 15 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.18%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.18%) VBScript
7 12 (3.86%) Perl
7 12 (3.86%) Java
8 9 (2.89%) C++
9 8 (2.57%) Python
10 7 (2.25%) PHP
11 6 (1.93%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.29%) VB6
13 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.64%) Korn
14 2 (0.64%) C-shell
15 1 (0.32%) XAML
15 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (19.94%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.68%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.47%) Degree
4 12 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.86%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (2.89%) MCITP
7 9 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.25%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.61%) PMP
10 5 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.61%) MCP
11 4 (1.29%) MCSE
11 4 (1.29%) CCNP
12 3 (0.96%) MOS
13 2 (0.64%) CCAB
13 2 (0.64%) MCSA
13 2 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.47%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.64%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.57%) vSphere
4 6 (1.93%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.93%) XenApp
5 4 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.64%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (4.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (2.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.25%) SCCM
4 4 (1.29%) SCOM
4 4 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.96%) Nagios
6 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.64%) nmon
6 2 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.32%) SCSM
7 1 (0.32%) Control-M
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 175 (56.27%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.93%) Oracle
3 29 (9.32%) HP
4 21 (6.75%) VMware
5 16 (5.14%) Citrix
6 11 (3.54%) Business Objects
6 11 (3.54%) Cisco
7 9 (2.89%) SAP
8 8 (2.57%) Lotus
9 5 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.29%) EMC
10 4 (1.29%) Juniper
10 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.29%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.29%) Symantec
10 4 (1.29%) McAfee
10 4 (1.29%) Altiris
10 4 (1.29%) MobileIron
11 3 (0.96%) F5
11 3 (0.96%) TippingPoint
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