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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 200 181 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.01% 6.48% 6.73%
As % of the Applications category 52.49% 51.71% 55.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 82 75
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £436 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 12
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.00 £9.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.11% +81.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.81 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £27.40 £13.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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
381 350 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.44% 12.52% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 175 149
Average daily rate £325 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.38 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 91 £334 -4.71% 12
Glasgow +4 50 £286 +14.50% 18
Lanarkshire 0 13 - -
Renfrewshire +1 11 £328 +7.73%
West Lothian -5 8 £280 -25.33% 2
North Lanarkshire -5 8 £340 +13.33%
Stirling +7 7 - -
Fife -5 4 - - 2
Dundee -3 3 £273 -
Aberdeen -4 3 £425 +41.66% 2
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 209 (53.87%) Microsoft
2 159 (40.98%) Finance
3 98 (25.26%) MS Office
4 92 (23.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 74 (19.07%) Windows
5 74 (19.07%) Project Management
6 69 (17.78%) MS Project
7 68 (17.53%) Banking
8 67 (17.27%) SQL
8 67 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (13.14%) Active Directory
10 48 (12.37%) SQL Server
11 46 (11.86%) MS Visio
12 42 (10.82%) Data Analysis
13 38 (9.79%) ITIL
14 35 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (8.51%) SharePoint
16 32 (8.25%) VBA
16 32 (8.25%) Migration
17 30 (7.73%) Security Cleared
18 29 (7.47%) QA
19 28 (7.22%) PRINCE2
20 27 (6.96%) HP
21 26 (6.70%) VMware
22 25 (6.44%) Linux
22 25 (6.44%) MS Exchange
22 25 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
23 24 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
23 24 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
23 24 (6.19%) Time Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.44%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.09%) SAS
5 11 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.55%) Lync
8 5 (1.29%) IIS
8 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.03%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.52%) Drupal
11 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.52%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.52%) Apache
11 2 (0.52%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 98 (25.26%) MS Office
2 92 (23.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 69 (17.78%) MS Project
4 46 (11.86%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.77%) Maximo
3 3 (0.77%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.77%) assyst
3 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.52%) Agresso
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.26%) FRx
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.80%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.09%) LAN
1 12 (3.09%) WAN
2 10 (2.58%) VPN
3 9 (2.32%) SAN
3 9 (2.32%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (2.06%) LDAP
5 7 (1.80%) Internet
5 7 (1.80%) Firewall
6 6 (1.55%) DNS
7 5 (1.29%) Junos
8 4 (1.03%) Network Security
9 3 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.52%) Broadband
10 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.26%) SSL
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.64%) MS Access
3 16 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.09%) QlikView
5 11 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.84%) Data Mining
6 10 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.77%) Big Data
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Toad
2 3 (0.77%) ClearQuest
2 3 (0.77%) JIRA
3 2 (0.52%) Hudson
3 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.52%) Trac
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.26%) LSMW
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.26%) ERwin
General
1 159 (40.98%) Finance
2 68 (17.53%) Banking
3 15 (3.87%) Retail
4 10 (2.58%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.58%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.06%) Billing
6 7 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.55%) Advertising
8 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.29%) Legal
9 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.77%) Marketing
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 181 (46.65%) Analyst
2 36 (9.28%) Business Analyst
3 34 (8.76%) Developer
4 31 (7.99%) Data Analyst
5 28 (7.22%) PMO Analyst
6 24 (6.19%) Test Analyst
7 23 (5.93%) Project Manager
8 22 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.64%) Administrator
10 17 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.87%) MI Analyst
12 11 (2.84%) Coordinator
12 11 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 10 (2.58%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.58%) Consultant
13 10 (2.58%) DBA
13 10 (2.58%) Business Manager
14 9 (2.32%) Banking Business Analyst
14 9 (2.32%) Risk Analyst
14 9 (2.32%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.87%) .NET
2 10 (2.58%) HTML
3 7 (1.80%) CSS
4 6 (1.55%) Web Services
5 5 (1.29%) jQuery
6 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.03%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.77%) MDX
7 3 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.77%) Middleware
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.77%) XML
7 3 (0.77%) Ajax
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.52%) HTML5
9 1 (0.26%) CSS3
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.26%) MyBatis
9 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.35%) PMI
4 10 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.03%) User Experience
7 4 (1.03%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.03%) Clustering
7 4 (1.03%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.03%) PKI
8 3 (0.77%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.77%) Statistics
8 3 (0.77%) Equities
9 2 (0.52%) Economics
9 2 (0.52%) Replication
9 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.07%) Windows
2 25 (6.44%) Linux
3 24 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.84%) Windows XP
6 10 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.32%) AIX
8 8 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.06%) UNIX
9 7 (1.80%) Solaris
10 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.07%) Project Management
2 42 (10.82%) Data Analysis
3 38 (9.79%) ITIL
4 35 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (8.25%) Migration
6 28 (7.22%) PRINCE2
7 24 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (6.19%) Time Management
8 23 (5.93%) Test Scripting
8 23 (5.93%) Business Analysis
9 21 (5.41%) Change Management
10 19 (4.90%) Service Management
10 19 (4.90%) Data Management
11 17 (4.38%) Analytics
12 16 (4.12%) SDLC
12 16 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.12%) CRM
13 15 (3.87%) Change Control
14 14 (3.61%) Data Migration
15 13 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 67 (17.27%) SQL
2 32 (8.25%) VBA
3 12 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.58%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.80%) C#
6 7 (1.80%) VB
7 5 (1.29%) Java
8 4 (1.03%) X++
9 3 (0.77%) Python
9 3 (0.77%) Perl
9 3 (0.77%) VBScript
10 1 (0.26%) ABAP
10 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.19%) Degree
3 21 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.38%) ISEB
6 13 (3.35%) PMI Certification
7 12 (3.09%) MCSE
8 10 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.80%) MCP
9 7 (1.80%) CISA
9 7 (1.80%) CRISC
10 5 (1.29%) PMP
11 4 (1.03%) CISM
11 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.77%) CAPM
12 3 (0.77%) APMP
12 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.52%) MCSA
13 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.47%) QA
2 7 (1.80%) SLA
2 7 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.03%) COBIT
5 3 (0.77%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) FATCA
System Software
1 51 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.38%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.09%) vSphere
4 6 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.03%) XenApp
6 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.52%) vCloud
7 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) Xen
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.35%) SCCM
3 5 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.03%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.77%) WSUS
6 2 (0.52%) Puppet
6 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.26%) DameWare
7 1 (0.26%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.26%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 209 (53.87%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.96%) HP
3 26 (6.70%) VMware
4 19 (4.90%) Cisco
4 19 (4.90%) Oracle
5 17 (4.38%) Citrix
6 16 (4.12%) EMC
7 10 (2.58%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.32%) F5
9 8 (2.06%) Tableau
9 8 (2.06%) McAfee
10 7 (1.80%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.55%) SAP
11 6 (1.55%) Symantec
12 5 (1.29%) Juniper
12 5 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.29%) Crossbeam
12 5 (1.29%) TippingPoint
12 5 (1.29%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.03%) Planview
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