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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 185 167 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.62% 6.80% 5.81%
As % of the Applications category 53.16% 57.99% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 77 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £155 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £9.25 £12.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.78% -25.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £9.03 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £13.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -6.25%
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
348 288 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.46% 11.72% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 147 128
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £8.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.90 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 -4 62 £350 +7.69% 13
Glasgow -11 52 £250 -21.87% 17
Renfrewshire -2 20 £304 -17.83%
Aberdeen +4 13 £300 +38.72% 3
Stirling - 9 - - 2
West Lothian +5 5 £375 -6.25% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 5 £300 +106.89% 1
Fife +2 2 £325 -3.70% 1
Dundee +8 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 196 (57.82%) Microsoft
2 110 (32.45%) MS Office
3 102 (30.09%) Windows
4 92 (27.14%) Finance
5 75 (22.12%) Security Cleared
6 66 (19.47%) SC Cleared
7 65 (19.17%) Project Management
8 63 (18.58%) MS Project
9 62 (18.29%) SQL
10 43 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
11 41 (12.09%) SQL Server
12 38 (11.21%) SharePoint
13 37 (10.91%) MS Visio
14 36 (10.62%) ITIL
15 35 (10.32%) VBA
15 35 (10.32%) HP
16 33 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (9.44%) .NET
18 31 (9.14%) Oracle
18 31 (9.14%) Workflow
19 29 (8.55%) Banking
20 28 (8.26%) C#
21 26 (7.67%) Active Directory
21 26 (7.67%) Migration
22 25 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
23 24 (7.08%) PRINCE2
23 24 (7.08%) MS Access
24 22 (6.49%) VBScript
24 22 (6.49%) Change Management
25 21 (6.19%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.95%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.77%) SAS
5 5 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (1.47%) MS Project Server
5 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.88%) Lync
6 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.88%) IIS
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.59%) TWiki
7 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 110 (32.45%) MS Office
2 63 (18.58%) MS Project
3 43 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (10.91%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.47%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.47%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.88%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.59%) Agresso
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) OpenWorks
6 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.29%) assyst
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.29%) Maximo
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.24%) SAN
2 9 (2.65%) LAN
3 7 (2.06%) Firewall
4 5 (1.47%) Internet
4 5 (1.47%) VPN
4 5 (1.47%) DNS
4 5 (1.47%) WAN
4 5 (1.47%) SMTP
5 3 (0.88%) Wireless
5 3 (0.88%) Junos
5 3 (0.88%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.88%) Network Security
5 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.59%) Intranet
6 2 (0.59%) VoIP
6 2 (0.59%) HTTP
6 2 (0.59%) RIP
7 1 (0.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.08%) MS Access
3 12 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.06%) QlikView
6 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.88%) Cognos Impromptu
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.18%) MSI
2 4 (1.18%) Subversion
3 3 (0.88%) JIRA
4 2 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (0.59%) CppUnit
4 2 (0.59%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.29%) MSTest
5 1 (0.29%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.29%) JUnit
5 1 (0.29%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.29%) PVCS
5 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 92 (27.14%) Finance
2 29 (8.55%) Banking
3 9 (2.65%) Front Office
4 5 (1.47%) Back Office
4 5 (1.47%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.18%) Legal
6 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.88%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 2 (0.59%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 112 (33.04%) Analyst
2 46 (13.57%) Developer
3 26 (7.67%) Business Analyst
4 23 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.72%) Applications Packager
6 15 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (4.42%) Data Analyst
6 15 (4.42%) PMO Analyst
7 12 (3.54%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.24%) Consultant
8 11 (3.24%) Support Analyst
8 11 (3.24%) Programme Analyst
9 10 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (2.95%) Release Manager
9 10 (2.95%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (2.65%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (2.65%) Architect
11 8 (2.36%) Support Engineer
11 8 (2.36%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (2.06%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.44%) .NET
2 19 (5.60%) Software Packaging
3 15 (4.42%) HTML
4 11 (3.24%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.24%) JSP
5 9 (2.65%) Web Services
5 9 (2.65%) Application Packaging
6 7 (2.06%) XML
7 5 (1.47%) CSS
7 5 (1.47%) WPF
8 4 (1.18%) MDX
9 3 (0.88%) Spring
9 3 (0.88%) Flash
10 2 (0.59%) EDI
10 2 (0.59%) JMS
10 2 (0.59%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.59%) SOAP
10 2 (0.59%) STL
10 2 (0.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (1.47%) GIS
3 4 (1.18%) Ergonomics
3 4 (1.18%) Fixed Income
3 4 (1.18%) Visualisation
4 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
4 3 (0.88%) Clustering
4 3 (0.88%) Reference Data
4 3 (0.88%) IVR
4 3 (0.88%) Cryptography
4 3 (0.88%) Replication
4 3 (0.88%) PMI
4 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.59%) PDA
5 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.59%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.59%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.29%) iPad
6 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (30.09%) Windows
2 25 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (5.90%) Windows 7
4 18 (5.31%) Linux
5 16 (4.72%) Windows XP
6 14 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.13%) UNIX
7 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.65%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.18%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.59%) SUSE
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.17%) Project Management
2 36 (10.62%) ITIL
3 33 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (9.14%) Workflow
5 26 (7.67%) Migration
6 24 (7.08%) PRINCE2
7 22 (6.49%) Change Management
8 17 (5.01%) Project Planning
9 16 (4.72%) Data Analysis
9 16 (4.72%) ERP
10 15 (4.42%) CRM
11 14 (4.13%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.83%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.54%) Change Control
14 11 (3.24%) Programme Management
14 11 (3.24%) Service Management
14 11 (3.24%) Software Engineering
15 10 (2.95%) Release Management
15 10 (2.95%) Time Management
15 10 (2.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.29%) SQL
2 35 (10.32%) VBA
3 28 (8.26%) C#
4 22 (6.49%) VBScript
5 18 (5.31%) VB
6 16 (4.72%) Java
7 15 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.83%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.77%) Perl
11 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.18%) C++
12 4 (1.18%) VB6
13 3 (0.88%) XAML
13 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.59%) Python
14 2 (0.59%) Korn
14 2 (0.59%) C-shell
15 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 75 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 66 (19.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.54%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.24%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (2.65%) MCITP
6 9 (2.65%) Degree
6 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (2.06%) PMP
9 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.18%) CCNP
9 4 (1.18%) MCP
9 4 (1.18%) MCSE
10 3 (0.88%) MOS
11 2 (0.59%) CCAB
11 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.72%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.36%) vSphere
4 6 (1.77%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.77%) XenApp
5 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (4.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 13 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (2.95%) SCCM
4 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.18%) Control-M
6 3 (0.88%) SCOM
7 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.59%) nmon
7 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.29%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 196 (57.82%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.32%) HP
3 31 (9.14%) Oracle
4 21 (6.19%) VMware
5 18 (5.31%) Citrix
6 13 (3.83%) Cisco
7 10 (2.95%) Business Objects
7 10 (2.95%) Lotus
8 6 (1.77%) SAP
9 4 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.18%) Sybase
9 4 (1.18%) Juniper
9 4 (1.18%) EMC
9 4 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.18%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.18%) Symantec
9 4 (1.18%) Altiris
9 4 (1.18%) McAfee
10 3 (0.88%) Kofax
10 3 (0.88%) AppSense
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