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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 166 158 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.97% 6.39% 6.64%
As % of the Applications category 49.85% 51.13% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 70 72
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £119 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.13 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.90% -31.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £9.08 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £18.55 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
333 309 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.98% 12.51% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 145 144
Average daily rate £304 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £121 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.90 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.83% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -3 49 £375 +7.14% 14
Glasgow -12 46 £250 -13.04% 14
Renfrewshire +1 21 £307 -11.65% 1
Aberdeen +7 12 £325 +18.18% 4
Stirling - 8 £95 -
North Lanarkshire 0 6 £300 +106.89% 1
West Lothian +4 4 £375 -6.25% 3
Fife 0 2 £325 -3.70% 2
Dundee +7 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 193 (58.66%) Microsoft
2 104 (31.61%) MS Office
3 100 (30.40%) Windows
4 83 (25.23%) Finance
5 78 (23.71%) Security Cleared
6 68 (20.67%) SC Cleared
7 67 (20.36%) Project Management
8 65 (19.76%) SQL
9 60 (18.24%) MS Project
10 45 (13.68%) MS PowerPoint
11 44 (13.37%) SQL Server
11 44 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (11.85%) SharePoint
13 37 (11.25%) ITIL
14 36 (10.94%) MS Visio
15 35 (10.64%) VBA
16 32 (9.73%) .NET
16 32 (9.73%) HP
17 31 (9.42%) Oracle
17 31 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (9.12%) Workflow
18 30 (9.12%) C#
18 30 (9.12%) Banking
19 28 (8.51%) Active Directory
20 26 (7.90%) Mentoring
21 25 (7.60%) Migration
21 25 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (7.29%) PRINCE2
23 22 (6.69%) Linux
23 22 (6.69%) MS Access

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (11.85%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.34%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.43%) SAS
4 8 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.43%) MS Project Server
5 6 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.22%) Lync
7 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.61%) IIS
8 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.30%) TWiki
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.30%) Apache
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (31.61%) MS Office
2 60 (18.24%) MS Project
3 45 (13.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (10.94%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.43%) InfoPath
6 7 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.52%) SAP HR
4 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.91%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.61%) Agresso
6 2 (0.61%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.30%) assyst
7 1 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.30%) Maximo
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.34%) SAN
2 9 (2.74%) LAN
2 9 (2.74%) Firewall
3 7 (2.13%) VPN
4 6 (1.82%) Internet
4 6 (1.82%) SMTP
5 5 (1.52%) WAN
5 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.52%) DNS
6 4 (1.22%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.91%) Junos
7 3 (0.91%) Network Security
7 3 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.91%) Wireless
8 2 (0.61%) Intranet
8 2 (0.61%) HTTP
8 2 (0.61%) RIP
8 2 (0.61%) VoIP
9 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.69%) MS Access
3 12 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.82%) QlikView
7 5 (1.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.91%) Big Data
9 3 (0.91%) Cognos Impromptu
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.30%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (3.34%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.22%) MSI
2 4 (1.22%) Subversion
3 2 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.61%) PVCS
3 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Blend
3 2 (0.61%) CppUnit
3 2 (0.61%) JIRA
3 2 (0.61%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.30%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.30%) MSTest
4 1 (0.30%) Moq
4 1 (0.30%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.30%) Selenium
4 1 (0.30%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 83 (25.23%) Finance
2 30 (9.12%) Banking
3 9 (2.74%) Front Office
4 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.22%) Legal
5 4 (1.22%) Back Office
5 4 (1.22%) Retail
6 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (30.40%) Analyst
2 47 (14.29%) Developer
3 20 (6.08%) Business Analyst
4 19 (5.78%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.86%) Applications Packager
6 15 (4.56%) Data Analyst
7 13 (3.95%) Software Engineer
8 12 (3.65%) PMO Analyst
8 12 (3.65%) Technical Analyst
9 11 (3.34%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.04%) Programme Analyst
10 10 (3.04%) Release Manager
11 9 (2.74%) Administrator
11 9 (2.74%) Consultant
11 9 (2.74%) Architect
12 8 (2.43%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.43%) Wintel Engineer
13 7 (2.13%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.73%) .NET
2 19 (5.78%) Software Packaging
3 14 (4.26%) HTML
4 11 (3.34%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.34%) JSP
5 10 (3.04%) Application Packaging
6 8 (2.43%) Web Services
7 7 (2.13%) XML
8 5 (1.52%) WPF
9 3 (0.91%) Spring
9 3 (0.91%) Flash
9 3 (0.91%) CSS
10 2 (0.61%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.61%) SOAP
10 2 (0.61%) STL
10 2 (0.61%) EDI
10 2 (0.61%) JMS
10 2 (0.61%) JSON
10 2 (0.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (0.61%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.52%) User Experience
3 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.22%) Replication
4 4 (1.22%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.22%) Ergonomics
5 3 (0.91%) Cryptography
5 3 (0.91%) Reference Data
5 3 (0.91%) PMI
5 3 (0.91%) IVR
5 3 (0.91%) E-Learning
5 3 (0.91%) Clustering
5 3 (0.91%) GIS
6 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.61%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 100 (30.40%) Windows
2 25 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (6.69%) Linux
4 20 (6.08%) Windows 7
5 17 (5.17%) Windows XP
5 17 (5.17%) UNIX
6 13 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.74%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.22%) Windows NT
8 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.61%) SUSE
10 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.36%) Project Management
2 37 (11.25%) ITIL
3 31 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (9.12%) Workflow
5 26 (7.90%) Mentoring
6 25 (7.60%) Migration
7 24 (7.29%) PRINCE2
8 17 (5.17%) Data Analysis
8 17 (5.17%) Change Management
9 16 (4.86%) Project Planning
9 16 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.95%) CRM
11 12 (3.65%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.65%) ERP
11 12 (3.65%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.34%) Release Management
12 11 (3.34%) Service Management
13 10 (3.04%) Service Delivery
14 9 (2.74%) Time Management
14 9 (2.74%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 65 (19.76%) SQL
2 35 (10.64%) VBA
3 30 (9.12%) C#
4 22 (6.69%) VBScript
5 17 (5.17%) VB
6 15 (4.56%) Java
6 15 (4.56%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.04%) Perl
9 7 (2.13%) C++
9 7 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.52%) Python
10 5 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.22%) PHP
11 4 (1.22%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.22%) VB6
12 3 (0.91%) XAML
13 2 (0.61%) C-shell
13 2 (0.61%) Korn
14 1 (0.30%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (23.71%) Security Cleared
2 68 (20.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.65%) Degree
3 12 (3.65%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.34%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (2.74%) MCITP
6 9 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.13%) PMP
8 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.22%) CCNP
9 4 (1.22%) MCP
9 4 (1.22%) MCSE
10 3 (0.91%) MOS
11 2 (0.61%) CCAB
11 2 (0.61%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.47%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
2 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.43%) vSphere
4 6 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.82%) XenApp
5 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (3.34%) SCCM
2 11 (3.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.22%) Control-M
3 4 (1.22%) SCOM
3 4 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.91%) Nagios
5 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.61%) nmon
6 1 (0.30%) SCSM
6 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 193 (58.66%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.73%) HP
3 31 (9.42%) Oracle
4 22 (6.69%) VMware
5 18 (5.47%) Citrix
6 13 (3.95%) Cisco
7 11 (3.34%) Lotus
8 10 (3.04%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.43%) SAP
10 5 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.22%) McAfee
11 4 (1.22%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.22%) Symantec
11 4 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.22%) Juniper
11 4 (1.22%) EMC
11 4 (1.22%) Sybase
11 4 (1.22%) Altiris
11 4 (1.22%) MobileIron
12 3 (0.91%) Riverbed
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