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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 192 154 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.59% 6.09% 5.20%
As % of the Applications category 52.17% 49.52% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 85 78
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £141 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £11.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +123.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.51 £9.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £34.60 £31.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
368 311 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.63% 12.30% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 151 158
Average daily rate £315 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.33 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £31.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Glasgow +12 65 £325 -4.41% 18
Edinburgh +2 64 £260 -28.27% 23
Aberdeen +13 20 £230 -36.55% 2
Renfrewshire -6 13 £270 -3.91% 3
Fife - 4 £325 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 4 £360 -
West Lothian -5 3 £350 -0.07%
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Scottish Borders +1 1 £115 -6.12%
Dundee -1 1 £285 - 1
Highlands - 1 - - 2
Inverclyde - 1 £325 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 186 (49.73%) Microsoft
2 126 (33.69%) Finance
3 103 (27.54%) MS Office
4 82 (21.93%) Project Management
5 72 (19.25%) SQL
6 71 (18.98%) Windows
7 68 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 63 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (15.51%) MS Project
10 54 (14.44%) SQL Server
11 49 (13.10%) Active Directory
11 49 (13.10%) Data Analysis
12 48 (12.83%) SharePoint
13 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
14 44 (11.76%) Banking
15 43 (11.50%) VBA
16 38 (10.16%) SC Cleared
17 31 (8.29%) .NET
17 31 (8.29%) HP
18 30 (8.02%) ITIL
18 30 (8.02%) Time Management
18 30 (8.02%) QA
19 28 (7.49%) PRINCE2
19 28 (7.49%) Degree
19 28 (7.49%) Business Analysis
20 27 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
21 26 (6.95%) MS Access
22 24 (6.42%) C#
22 24 (6.42%) Test Scripting
22 24 (6.42%) HP Quality Center

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 48 (12.83%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.94%) Lync
5 10 (2.67%) SAS
6 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.14%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.80%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.80%) IIS
10 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 103 (27.54%) MS Office
2 68 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 58 (15.51%) MS Project
4 23 (6.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.27%) InDesign
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.80%) Maximo
4 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) assyst
5 1 (0.27%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.87%) Office 365
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Taleo
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.81%) LAN
2 14 (3.74%) SAN
3 13 (3.48%) WAN
3 13 (3.48%) Firewall
4 12 (3.21%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (2.41%) LDAP
6 8 (2.14%) Junos
7 7 (1.87%) Network Security
7 7 (1.87%) Internet
8 6 (1.60%) DNS
9 5 (1.34%) VPN
10 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.53%) Broadband
10 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.27%) VoIP
11 1 (0.27%) WLAN
11 1 (0.27%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.95%) MS Access
3 14 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.41%) QlikView
6 8 (2.14%) Data Mining
6 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Toad
1 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (1.07%) JIRA
2 3 (0.80%) Bugzilla
2 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.53%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) C++Builder
4 1 (0.27%) MSI
4 1 (0.27%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 126 (33.69%) Finance
2 44 (11.76%) Banking
3 19 (5.08%) Retail
4 7 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.34%) Legal
7 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.07%) Billing
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
9 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 151 (40.37%) Analyst
2 46 (12.30%) Developer
3 37 (9.89%) Business Analyst
4 29 (7.75%) Data Analyst
5 22 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 21 (5.61%) Administrator
7 18 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.28%) Support Analyst
8 16 (4.28%) PMO Analyst
9 15 (4.01%) Consultant
10 13 (3.48%) Coordinator
10 13 (3.48%) Service Analyst
10 13 (3.48%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Project Coordinator
11 12 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (2.67%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 8 (2.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.29%) .NET
2 22 (5.88%) HTML
3 18 (4.81%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.55%) CSS
5 10 (2.67%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.34%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.07%) XML
8 4 (1.07%) jQuery
8 4 (1.07%) Spring
9 3 (0.80%) Ajax
9 3 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.80%) CSS3
9 3 (0.80%) HTML5
9 3 (0.80%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.80%) MyBatis
10 2 (0.53%) JSON
10 2 (0.53%) WCF
11 1 (0.27%) RESTful
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.14%) PMI
3 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.87%) Cryptography
5 6 (1.60%) PKI
6 4 (1.07%) Equities
7 3 (0.80%) PDA
7 3 (0.80%) GIS
7 3 (0.80%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.53%) NHS
8 2 (0.53%) Clustering
8 2 (0.53%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.53%) Statistics
8 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.53%) Economics
9 1 (0.27%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.27%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.98%) Windows
2 20 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (5.35%) Windows 7
3 19 (5.08%) Linux
4 12 (3.21%) Windows XP
5 11 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.67%) UNIX
6 10 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.60%) AIX
8 3 (0.80%) Solaris
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.93%) Project Management
2 49 (13.10%) Data Analysis
3 30 (8.02%) ITIL
3 30 (8.02%) Time Management
4 28 (7.49%) PRINCE2
4 28 (7.49%) Business Analysis
5 27 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (6.42%) Test Scripting
7 23 (6.15%) Migration
8 22 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (4.81%) Service Management
9 18 (4.81%) Change Management
10 16 (4.28%) Risk Management
11 12 (3.21%) Programme Management
11 12 (3.21%) Data Modelling
11 12 (3.21%) CRM
11 12 (3.21%) Data Management
12 11 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (2.94%) Investment Management
12 11 (2.94%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.25%) SQL
2 43 (11.50%) VBA
3 24 (6.42%) C#
4 20 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.41%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.60%) Java
7 4 (1.07%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.07%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.07%) X++
8 3 (0.80%) Perl
9 2 (0.53%) Python
9 2 (0.53%) C
9 2 (0.53%) VBScript
9 2 (0.53%) VB
9 2 (0.53%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) XPath
10 1 (0.27%) Delphi
10 1 (0.27%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 46 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.49%) Degree
4 18 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.55%) ISEB
6 10 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (2.67%) MCSE
7 8 (2.14%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.34%) CRISC
8 5 (1.34%) CISA
8 5 (1.34%) MCP
9 4 (1.07%) CISM
9 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.80%) CAPM
10 3 (0.80%) PMP
11 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.02%) QA
2 9 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.87%) SLA
4 6 (1.60%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.07%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.21%) Hyper-V
2 12 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.14%) vSphere
4 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.67%) SCCM
3 8 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.87%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.80%) WSUS
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.53%) SCOM
9 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.27%) DameWare
9 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 186 (49.73%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.29%) HP
3 19 (5.08%) Oracle
3 19 (5.08%) Cisco
3 19 (5.08%) EMC
4 18 (4.81%) VMware
5 16 (4.28%) Citrix
6 13 (3.48%) McAfee
7 12 (3.21%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.21%) Business Objects
7 12 (3.21%) F5
8 10 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.67%) Symantec
9 8 (2.14%) Lotus
9 8 (2.14%) Juniper
9 8 (2.14%) Riverbed
9 8 (2.14%) TippingPoint
9 8 (2.14%) Crossbeam
10 7 (1.87%) Tableau
11 6 (1.60%) NetApp
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