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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 127 171 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.98% 6.34% 6.44%
As % of the Applications category 47.39% 58.97% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 98 54
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £114 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.50 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £30.75 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
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
268 290 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.51% 10.74% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 173 103
Average daily rate £310 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £112 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £451 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% +72.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.43 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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 8 February 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
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 8 February 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
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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 -25 48 £400 +4.91% 17
Glasgow +16 46 £336 +10.24% 21
Renfrewshire -5 15 £400 -11.11% 1
Fife +3 4 £320 +276.47% 1
Stirling +4 3 £370 +73.09% 1
North Lanarkshire +3 2 £188 - 1
Aberdeen +1 2 - -
Scottish Borders +4 1 £105 -10.63%
West Lothian -2 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
Highlands - 1 £165 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 155 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 95 (33.93%) Finance
3 85 (30.36%) SQL
4 79 (28.21%) MS Office
5 65 (23.21%) Windows
6 48 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 46 (16.43%) SQL Server
8 43 (15.36%) Active Directory
8 43 (15.36%) Project Management
9 42 (15.00%) Banking
10 39 (13.93%) ITIL
11 37 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (12.86%) Windows Server
13 31 (11.07%) MS Project
14 30 (10.71%) Security Cleared
15 28 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 27 (9.64%) MS Visio
17 26 (9.29%) Migration
17 26 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (8.57%) SC Cleared
18 24 (8.57%) Oracle
19 21 (7.50%) MS Access
19 21 (7.50%) HP
19 21 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (7.14%) PowerShell
20 20 (7.14%) Windows 7
20 20 (7.14%) Degree
20 20 (7.14%) Business Analysis
21 19 (6.79%) Data Centre

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 28 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.21%) OpenStack
4 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.79%) SAS
6 4 (1.43%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.07%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.07%) JBoss
7 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.07%) Smallworld
8 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.36%) TWiki
Applications
1 79 (28.21%) MS Office
2 48 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (11.07%) MS Project
4 27 (9.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.07%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.36%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.36%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.57%) Markit EDM
2 9 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.43%) SAP Business One
4 3 (1.07%) assyst
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.07%) Primavera
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.36%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.50%) Office 365
3 4 (1.43%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.07%) SAN
2 14 (5.00%) DNS
3 12 (4.29%) DHCP
4 6 (2.14%) LAN
4 6 (2.14%) VPN
4 6 (2.14%) WAN
5 5 (1.79%) Broadband
5 5 (1.79%) VoIP
6 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.07%) WebEx
7 2 (0.71%) 3G
7 2 (0.71%) ADSL
7 2 (0.71%) Internet
7 2 (0.71%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.71%) NAS
8 1 (0.36%) LDAP
8 1 (0.36%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.36%) Skype
8 1 (0.36%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.50%) MS Access
3 17 (6.07%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.21%) Star Schema
6 8 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.50%) GIS
8 6 (2.14%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.71%) HDInsight
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) JIRA
1 5 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.07%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.71%) JDeveloper
3 2 (0.71%) NUnit
3 2 (0.71%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.36%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.36%) Toad
4 1 (0.36%) WinRunner
General
1 95 (33.93%) Finance
2 42 (15.00%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.50%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.14%) Advertising
7 5 (1.79%) Marketing
8 4 (1.43%) Front Office
8 4 (1.43%) Law
8 4 (1.43%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
11 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (30.00%) Analyst
2 30 (10.71%) Developer
3 22 (7.86%) Architect
4 17 (6.07%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.00%) Consultant
6 13 (4.64%) Business Analyst
7 12 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (4.29%) PMO Analyst
8 11 (3.93%) Service Analyst
8 11 (3.93%) SQL Developer
8 11 (3.93%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.57%) Administrator
9 10 (3.57%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.57%) IT Support
10 9 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 7 (2.50%) Business Manager
12 7 (2.50%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
13 6 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.07%) .NET
2 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.21%) HTML
4 7 (2.50%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.79%) WCF
6 4 (1.43%) CSS
7 3 (1.07%) Web Services
7 3 (1.07%) XML
8 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.71%) LINQ
8 2 (0.71%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (0.71%) Middleware
8 2 (0.71%) REST
9 1 (0.36%) Itk
9 1 (0.36%) Java EE
9 1 (0.36%) JSON
9 1 (0.36%) MyBatis
9 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.79%) Clustering
4 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.79%) PKI
4 5 (1.79%) User Experience
4 5 (1.79%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.07%) PMI
5 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.71%) Ergonomics
6 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.21%) Windows
2 36 (12.86%) Windows Server
3 26 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 17 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.29%) Linux
7 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.14%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.79%) Unix
10 2 (0.71%) AIX
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) HPUX
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.36%) Project Management
2 39 (13.93%) ITIL
3 37 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (9.29%) Migration
5 20 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 18 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.43%) Analytics
6 18 (6.43%) Data Analysis
7 17 (6.07%) Data Migration
7 17 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (5.71%) SDLC
9 15 (5.36%) Asset Management
9 15 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.36%) Change Management
9 15 (5.36%) Service Management
10 14 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (4.64%) CRM
11 13 (4.64%) Data Modelling
11 13 (4.64%) PRINCE2
12 12 (4.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (30.36%) SQL
2 20 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.43%) VBA
4 17 (6.07%) C#
5 13 (4.64%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.93%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.86%) Perl
8 7 (2.50%) Java
9 6 (2.14%) Python
9 6 (2.14%) VB
10 4 (1.43%) VBScript
11 3 (1.07%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.36%) Ada
13 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (7.14%) Degree
5 14 (5.00%) MCSA
6 9 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.14%) ISEB
7 6 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.14%) MCP
8 5 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.79%) MCITP
9 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.07%) MCSE
10 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.71%) CISA
11 2 (0.71%) CISM
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (5.00%) QA
3 8 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.50%) SLA
5 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.71%) COBIT
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.36%) EMIR
7 1 (0.36%) FATCA
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 43 (15.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.64%) Hyper-V
2 13 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.29%) vSphere
4 4 (1.43%) XenApp
5 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.36%) Firmware
6 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.36%) NDS
6 1 (0.36%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (4.29%) SCCM
2 8 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.71%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.36%) Netcool
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 155 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.57%) Oracle
3 21 (7.50%) HP
4 16 (5.71%) VMware
5 13 (4.64%) MicroStrategy
6 11 (3.93%) Cisco
7 10 (3.57%) Citrix
8 9 (3.21%) Google
9 7 (2.50%) EMC
9 7 (2.50%) SAP
10 5 (1.79%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.07%) Mapinfo
11 3 (1.07%) NetApp
12 2 (0.71%) Charles River
12 2 (0.71%) IBM
12 2 (0.71%) Lotus
12 2 (0.71%) Symantec
12 2 (0.71%) Teradata
12 2 (0.71%) Twitter
12 2 (0.71%) Veritas
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