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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
UK / Scotland
Rank 29 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 93 129 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.63% 4.99% 5.57%
As % of the Applications category 53.45% 45.74% 56.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 85 79
Median daily rate £313 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.92 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.20% -52.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.92 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £9.92 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.79%

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
174 282 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.53% 10.91% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 178 143
Median daily rate £275 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £33.71 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% +13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.67 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £42.70 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +8 31 £350 +2.94% 9
Glasgow -8 26 £215 -25.21% 7
Renfrewshire +22 13 £328 -18.12% 1
Fife +3 10 £310 -3.12%
Aberdeen -11 6 £300 - 1
Highlands +1 1 £105 -36.17%
Dundee -3 1 £105 -12.50%
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £100 -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 182 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 91 (36.55%) Windows
3 73 (29.32%) Active Directory
4 65 (26.10%) Finance
5 62 (24.90%) MS Office
6 51 (20.48%) Windows Server
7 50 (20.08%) SQL
8 47 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (18.47%) PowerShell
10 42 (16.87%) Security Cleared
11 40 (16.06%) Degree
12 38 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (14.86%) SQL Server
13 37 (14.86%) ITIL
14 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
15 35 (14.06%) Office 365
15 35 (14.06%) MS Exchange
16 34 (13.65%) Migration
17 33 (13.25%) VMware
17 33 (13.25%) MS PowerPoint
18 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
19 30 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (12.05%) Project Management
20 28 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (11.24%) DNS
21 26 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
22 25 (10.04%) Skype for Business
22 25 (10.04%) DHCP
22 25 (10.04%) Data Centre

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 35 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
3 26 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (10.04%) Skype for Business
5 20 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (7.63%) OpenStack
7 12 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.21%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.61%) IIS
10 3 (1.20%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.80%) CMS
11 2 (0.80%) Confluence
11 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.40%) SAS
12 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (24.90%) MS Office
2 33 (13.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (9.64%) MS Visio
4 18 (7.23%) MS Project
5 4 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) SAP BPC
1 5 (2.01%) SAP MII
1 5 (2.01%) Sonata
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.06%) Office 365
2 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) IaaS
4 2 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.24%) DNS
2 25 (10.04%) DHCP
3 23 (9.24%) Skype
4 19 (7.63%) WAN
5 18 (7.23%) LAN
6 14 (5.62%) VSAN
7 11 (4.42%) SAN
7 11 (4.42%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.21%) Firewall
9 7 (2.81%) Internet
10 6 (2.41%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.01%) Intranet
11 5 (2.01%) VoIP
11 5 (2.01%) VPN
12 4 (1.61%) LDAP
12 4 (1.61%) Wireless
13 3 (1.20%) BGP
13 3 (1.20%) HTTP
13 3 (1.20%) MPLS
13 3 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.21%) QlikView
5 6 (2.41%) MS Access
6 5 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.01%) MaxDB
6 5 (2.01%) SAP BW
6 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.20%) Power BI
7 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.21%) JIRA
3 5 (2.01%) NWDI
4 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.20%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.80%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.40%) Moq
7 1 (0.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.40%) TestDirector
General
1 65 (26.10%) Finance
2 17 (6.83%) Banking
3 7 (2.81%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.81%) Retail
4 4 (1.61%) Law
5 3 (1.20%) Billing
5 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Advertising
6 2 (0.80%) Legal
6 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (20.48%) Analyst
2 22 (8.84%) Developer
3 18 (7.23%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.02%) Architect
5 12 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (4.42%) Administrator
6 11 (4.42%) Lync Specialist
7 10 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.02%) Consultant
7 10 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (4.02%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.02%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 9 (3.61%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.61%) Messaging Specialist
9 8 (3.21%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.21%) IT Support
9 8 (3.21%) Office 365 Specialist
9 8 (3.21%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.81%) IT Engineer
10 7 (2.81%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.63%) .NET
2 12 (4.82%) .NET Framework
3 9 (3.61%) Entity Framework
4 8 (3.21%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.81%) Web Services
6 6 (2.41%) WPF
7 5 (2.01%) SAP Basis
7 5 (2.01%) WCF
8 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.20%) HTML
9 3 (1.20%) RESTful
10 2 (0.80%) CSS
10 2 (0.80%) Middleware
10 2 (0.80%) REST
11 1 (0.40%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.40%) ISPF
11 1 (0.40%) jQuery
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.04%) Data Centre
3 23 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.82%) Private Cloud
5 10 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.61%) CMDB
7 4 (1.61%) EPoS
7 4 (1.61%) Fintech
8 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.20%) Clustering
8 3 (1.20%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.80%) PMI
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) User Experience
9 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (36.55%) Windows
2 51 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 47 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (8.43%) Windows 7
6 18 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.61%) Linux
8 8 (3.21%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.81%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.61%) Android
10 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.20%) AIX
11 3 (1.20%) CatOS
11 3 (1.20%) Solaris
11 3 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.80%) Unix
12 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.86%) ITIL
2 34 (13.65%) Migration
3 30 (12.05%) Project Management
4 28 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (9.24%) Business Analysis
6 19 (7.63%) PRINCE2
7 18 (7.23%) Configuration Management
8 16 (6.43%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.02%) Change Management
10 13 (5.22%) Network Design
11 10 (4.02%) Matrix Organization
11 10 (4.02%) MVC
11 10 (4.02%) Office Automation
11 10 (4.02%) Process Improvement
11 10 (4.02%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.02%) Service Management
11 10 (4.02%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 9 (3.61%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.08%) SQL
2 46 (18.47%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.23%) C#
4 12 (4.82%) VBA
5 10 (4.02%) VB
6 7 (2.81%) Perl
7 6 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.41%) Python
8 5 (2.01%) Java
8 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.20%) C
10 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) JCL
12 1 (0.40%) VBScript
12 1 (0.40%) X++
Qualifications
1 42 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 40 (16.06%) Degree
3 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 30 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (8.03%) MCSE
6 16 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.01%) MCTS
7 5 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.61%) ISEB
8 4 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.61%) MCSA
9 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.20%) MCITP
9 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.80%) CCNA
10 2 (0.80%) CGEIT
10 2 (0.80%) CISA
10 2 (0.80%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) SLA
2 7 (2.81%) QA
3 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.23%) vSphere
4 5 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.01%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.61%) XenApp
6 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (5.62%) PowerCLI
1 14 (5.62%) vRealize
2 11 (4.42%) SCCM
3 5 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.80%) Puppet
5 2 (0.80%) SCOM
5 2 (0.80%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.40%) SCSM
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 182 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.25%) VMware
3 23 (9.24%) HP
4 17 (6.83%) Oracle
5 11 (4.42%) Cisco
6 10 (4.02%) Citrix
7 8 (3.21%) IBM
8 7 (2.81%) IronPort
9 6 (2.41%) Symantec
10 5 (2.01%) FNZ
10 5 (2.01%) SAP
10 5 (2.01%) Sybase
11 4 (1.61%) Dell
11 4 (1.61%) Juniper
11 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.20%) Apple
12 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.20%) EMC
12 3 (1.20%) Infor
12 3 (1.20%) Lotus
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