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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 155 179 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.12% 5.59% 6.06%
As % of the Applications category 60.55% 54.41% 49.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 80
Median daily rate £325 £325 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £211 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £455 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £9.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £26.49 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.66%
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
256 329 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.76% 10.28% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 171 165
Median daily rate £325 £300 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £146 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.51 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.98% -17.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £135.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.51 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.99% -4.85%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 55 £350 +5.58% 13
Renfrewshire -4 36 £320 -1.53% 1
Glasgow +8 31 £325 +14.03% 9
Fife +8 10 £325 -
North Lanarkshire +3 3 - -
South Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Inverclyde - 3 £400 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
Dundee -1 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Moray - 1 £125 -
Highlands - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 £425 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 - 1
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 253 (73.55%) Microsoft
2 128 (37.21%) Windows
3 95 (27.62%) Active Directory
3 95 (27.62%) PowerShell
4 89 (25.87%) Finance
5 88 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 82 (23.84%) Windows Server
7 79 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (22.38%) SQL
9 75 (21.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 73 (21.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (20.06%) HP
12 66 (19.19%) SQL Server
13 63 (18.31%) MS Office
13 63 (18.31%) Migration
14 55 (15.99%) VMware
15 54 (15.70%) SC Cleared
16 48 (13.95%) Office 365
16 48 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (13.66%) SharePoint
17 47 (13.66%) MS Exchange
18 46 (13.37%) MS PowerPoint
19 45 (13.08%) Degree
20 43 (12.50%) OpenStack
21 40 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
22 39 (11.34%) MCSE
22 39 (11.34%) ITIL
23 38 (11.05%) DNS
23 38 (11.05%) Banking
24 37 (10.76%) Citrix

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (13.66%) MS Exchange
1 47 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 43 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 37 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (10.47%) Skype for Business
5 35 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (5.52%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (2.03%) IIS
9 4 (1.16%) Apache
9 4 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.87%) CMS
10 3 (0.87%) Confluence
10 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.58%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.58%) SAS
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (18.31%) MS Office
2 46 (13.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (9.59%) MS Visio
4 27 (7.85%) MS Project
5 5 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) Sonata
3 3 (0.87%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.58%) Primavera
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.95%) Office 365
2 20 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.78%) PaaS
4 10 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.05%) DNS
2 36 (10.47%) DHCP
3 34 (9.88%) Skype
4 28 (8.14%) SAN
5 19 (5.52%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.07%) SNMP
6 14 (4.07%) SSL
7 9 (2.62%) Internet
8 7 (2.03%) NetScaler
8 7 (2.03%) Unified Communications
9 6 (1.74%) LAN
10 5 (1.45%) Firewall
10 5 (1.45%) Intranet
10 5 (1.45%) SMTP
10 5 (1.45%) VoIP
10 5 (1.45%) WAN
11 3 (0.87%) HTTP
12 2 (0.58%) FTP
12 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.36%) MS Access
3 15 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.74%) Power BI
8 5 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.16%) QlikView
9 4 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.87%) GIS
10 3 (0.87%) MySQL
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (3.49%) MSBuild
1 12 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.91%) HP UFT
3 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (2.62%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.33%) JIRA
5 6 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.16%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.16%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.58%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.58%) Selenium
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.29%) Hudson
8 1 (0.29%) MSI
8 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.29%) Toad
8 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (25.87%) Finance
2 38 (11.05%) Banking
3 18 (5.23%) Legal
4 17 (4.94%) Retail
5 10 (2.91%) Billing
6 7 (2.03%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.16%) Law
8 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.87%) Marketing
9 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (22.38%) Analyst
2 26 (7.56%) Developer
3 19 (5.52%) Architect
4 18 (5.23%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.65%) Administrator
6 15 (4.36%) Business Analyst
7 13 (3.78%) PMO Analyst
8 12 (3.49%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (3.20%) Lync Specialist
10 10 (2.91%) Consultant
10 10 (2.91%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.91%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (2.62%) IT Support
11 9 (2.62%) Messaging Specialist
12 8 (2.33%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.33%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) Office 365 Specialist
12 8 (2.33%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.17%) .NET
2 19 (5.52%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.49%) .NET Framework
3 12 (3.49%) Entity Framework
3 12 (3.49%) HTML
4 11 (3.20%) Web Services
5 6 (1.74%) CSS
5 6 (1.74%) WPF
6 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.45%) WCF
6 5 (1.45%) XML
7 4 (1.16%) JSP
8 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.87%) jQuery
8 3 (0.87%) RESTful
8 3 (0.87%) XSLT
9 2 (0.58%) ISPF
9 2 (0.58%) Middleware
9 2 (0.58%) REST
10 1 (0.29%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 24 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.94%) Clustering
5 11 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.74%) PKI
7 5 (1.45%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.16%) EPoS
8 4 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.87%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.58%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.58%) iSeries
10 2 (0.58%) Replication
10 2 (0.58%) Statistics
10 2 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 128 (37.21%) Windows
2 82 (23.84%) Windows Server
3 79 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (21.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (6.69%) Linux
7 20 (5.81%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.20%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.03%) Unix
10 4 (1.16%) AIX
10 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.87%) Android
11 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.58%) Solaris
12 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.31%) Migration
2 40 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (11.34%) ITIL
4 37 (10.76%) Project Management
5 31 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (8.43%) Business Analysis
7 26 (7.56%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.81%) Configuration Management
9 18 (5.23%) Change Management
10 17 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (4.94%) CRM
11 15 (4.36%) MVC
11 15 (4.36%) PRINCE2
12 14 (4.07%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.78%) Workflow
14 12 (3.49%) Change Control
14 12 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (3.49%) DevOps
14 12 (3.49%) Logistics
14 12 (3.49%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 95 (27.62%) PowerShell
2 77 (22.38%) SQL
3 31 (9.01%) C#
4 23 (6.69%) VBA
5 21 (6.10%) VBScript
6 15 (4.36%) VB
7 14 (4.07%) Java
7 14 (4.07%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.07%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.91%) Python
9 9 (2.62%) Perl
10 8 (2.33%) C++
11 7 (2.03%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.03%) Ruby
12 6 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.74%) Korn
13 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.87%) C
14 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.58%) JCL
Qualifications
1 88 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 75 (21.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (15.70%) SC Cleared
4 45 (13.08%) Degree
5 39 (11.34%) MCSE
6 29 (8.43%) MCSA
7 14 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.91%) ISTQB
9 9 (2.62%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (1.74%) CCNA
12 5 (1.45%) ISEB
12 5 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (1.45%) MCITP
12 5 (1.45%) MCTS
12 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.16%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.58%) CCENT
14 2 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.36%) SLA
2 5 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) Basel III
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) P3O
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (27.62%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.78%) vSphere
5 11 (3.20%) XenApp
6 9 (2.62%) Docker
6 9 (2.62%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.16%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.58%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 27 (7.85%) SCCM
2 25 (7.27%) PowerCLI
3 15 (4.36%) Microsoft Clustering
3 15 (4.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (4.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.91%) Puppet
6 9 (2.62%) Ansible
7 8 (2.33%) SCOM
8 6 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.74%) WSUS
9 5 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.45%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.87%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (0.29%) Netcool
Vendors
1 253 (73.55%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.06%) HP
3 55 (15.99%) VMware
4 37 (10.76%) Citrix
5 30 (8.72%) Oracle
6 15 (4.36%) IronPort
7 14 (4.07%) Altiris
8 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.62%) Splunk
8 9 (2.62%) Symantec
9 8 (2.33%) IBM
10 7 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.74%) AppSense
11 6 (1.74%) Cisco
11 6 (1.74%) EMC
12 5 (1.45%) arcserve
12 5 (1.45%) CA
13 4 (1.16%) Brocade
13 4 (1.16%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.16%) Lumension
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