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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 191 170 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.03% 6.20% 5.97%
As % of the Applications category 53.20% 51.36% 54.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 78 69
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £164 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 11
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +83.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.26%
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
359 331 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.32% 12.08% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 167 136
Average daily rate £325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £134 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 27
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% +56.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £31.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +8 69 £325 -7.14% 16
Glasgow +12 61 £325 +44.44% 11
Lanarkshire 0 12 - -
Renfrewshire -8 8 £255 -10.83%
Aberdeen 0 7 £230 -26.40%
Stirling -4 7 - -
West Lothian -3 6 £280 -27.74%
Dundee -7 5 £313 -
North Lanarkshire -8 4 £340 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Fife -9 1 - - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £325 - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £115 - 2
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 216 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 146 (38.52%) Finance
3 98 (25.86%) MS Office
4 85 (22.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (18.47%) MS Project
5 70 (18.47%) Windows
6 68 (17.94%) Project Management
7 66 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (16.89%) SQL
9 57 (15.04%) Banking
10 48 (12.66%) SQL Server
10 48 (12.66%) Active Directory
11 45 (11.87%) Data Analysis
12 40 (10.55%) SharePoint
13 39 (10.29%) MS Visio
14 37 (9.76%) VBA
15 36 (9.50%) ITIL
15 36 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (9.23%) PRINCE2
17 34 (8.97%) Security Cleared
18 29 (7.65%) QA
19 26 (6.86%) HP
19 26 (6.86%) VMware
20 25 (6.60%) Migration
20 25 (6.60%) Linux
20 25 (6.60%) Time Management
20 25 (6.60%) SC Cleared
21 23 (6.07%) MS Exchange
22 22 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (5.80%) Service Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 40 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.64%) SAS
6 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.58%) Lync
7 6 (1.58%) IIS
8 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.06%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.79%) Drupal
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.53%) CMS
11 2 (0.53%) Apache
11 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 98 (25.86%) MS Office
2 85 (22.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 70 (18.47%) MS Project
4 39 (10.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.26%) InDesign
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.79%) Maximo
2 3 (0.79%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.79%) assyst
2 3 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
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
1 12 (3.17%) WAN
2 10 (2.64%) VPN
3 9 (2.37%) LDAP
3 9 (2.37%) Firewall
3 9 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (2.11%) Internet
5 7 (1.85%) SAN
6 6 (1.58%) DNS
7 5 (1.32%) Junos
8 4 (1.06%) Network Security
9 3 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.53%) Broadband
10 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.01%) MS Access
2 19 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.17%) QlikView
4 11 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (2.90%) Data Mining
5 10 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.79%) Big Data
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.79%) Toad
1 3 (0.79%) ClearQuest
1 3 (0.79%) JIRA
2 2 (0.53%) Hudson
2 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.53%) Trac
2 2 (0.53%) Subversion
2 2 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.26%) ERwin
3 1 (0.26%) MSI
3 1 (0.26%) C++Builder
3 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.26%) LSMW
General
1 146 (38.52%) Finance
2 57 (15.04%) Banking
3 15 (3.96%) Retail
4 10 (2.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.11%) Billing
5 8 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
9 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Back Office
10 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (46.17%) Analyst
2 41 (10.82%) Developer
3 34 (8.97%) Business Analyst
4 30 (7.92%) Support Analyst
5 29 (7.65%) Data Analyst
6 28 (7.39%) PMO Analyst
7 21 (5.54%) Test Analyst
8 18 (4.75%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.75%) Administrator
9 16 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.43%) MI Analyst
11 12 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 11 (2.90%) Coordinator
13 10 (2.64%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (2.64%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.64%) Project Coordinator
13 10 (2.64%) Risk Analyst
14 9 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
14 9 (2.37%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.37%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.28%) .NET
2 11 (2.90%) HTML
3 8 (2.11%) CSS
4 6 (1.58%) Web Services
5 5 (1.32%) jQuery
5 5 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.06%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.79%) HTML5
7 3 (0.79%) Middleware
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.79%) MDX
7 3 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.79%) XML
7 3 (0.79%) Ajax
8 2 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.53%) CSS3
9 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.26%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.69%) PMI
3 13 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.43%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.06%) Equities
5 4 (1.06%) Cryptography
5 4 (1.06%) Clustering
5 4 (1.06%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.79%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.79%) Statistics
6 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.53%) iPhone
7 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.53%) Replication
7 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 70 (18.47%) Windows
2 25 (6.60%) Linux
3 21 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (5.54%) Windows 7
4 11 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.64%) Windows XP
6 9 (2.37%) AIX
6 9 (2.37%) UNIX
7 7 (1.85%) Solaris
8 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (17.94%) Project Management
2 45 (11.87%) Data Analysis
3 36 (9.50%) ITIL
3 36 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (9.23%) PRINCE2
5 25 (6.60%) Migration
5 25 (6.60%) Time Management
6 22 (5.80%) Service Management
7 21 (5.54%) Change Management
7 21 (5.54%) Test Scripting
7 21 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (5.28%) Business Analysis
9 15 (3.96%) Data Management
9 15 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (3.96%) Analytics
10 13 (3.43%) Change Control
11 12 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (2.90%) Risk Management
12 11 (2.90%) CRM
12 11 (2.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.89%) SQL
2 37 (9.76%) VBA
3 12 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.37%) C#
6 6 (1.58%) VB
7 5 (1.32%) Java
8 4 (1.06%) X++
9 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.53%) Python
10 2 (0.53%) C
10 2 (0.53%) C++
10 2 (0.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.26%) Delphi
11 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.28%) Degree
5 17 (4.49%) ISEB
6 15 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (3.69%) PMI Certification
8 13 (3.43%) MCSE
9 7 (1.85%) MCP
9 7 (1.85%) CISA
9 7 (1.85%) CRISC
10 6 (1.58%) PMP
11 4 (1.06%) CISM
12 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
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%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.65%) QA
2 9 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.85%) SLA
4 5 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.06%) COBIT
6 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.75%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.90%) vSphere
5 5 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.79%) XenApp
6 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.53%) vCloud
7 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.53%) Firmware
7 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) Xen
8 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.69%) SCCM
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.79%) WSUS
5 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.53%) Nagios
6 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.53%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.26%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.26%) DameWare
7 1 (0.26%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 216 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.86%) HP
2 26 (6.86%) VMware
3 18 (4.75%) Cisco
4 16 (4.22%) Oracle
5 15 (3.96%) EMC
6 14 (3.69%) Citrix
7 11 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.37%) McAfee
8 9 (2.37%) F5
9 8 (2.11%) Tableau
9 8 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.58%) 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
12 4 (1.06%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.06%) SAP
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