The first table below looks at the demand for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 125 112 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Applications category 1.50% 0.75% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£280 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £240
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £12.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.30
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.07%
Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
333 268 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.12% 10.85% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 137 141
Average daily rate £300 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £155 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.05 £22.50 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Scotland region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Scotland region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Spreadsheet
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (69.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (69.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) Change Management
2 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) Build Automation
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) Ariba
8 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (7.69%) Workflow
8 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
8 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (7.69%) Law
8 1 (7.69%) MS Office
8 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
8 1 (7.69%) Project Planning

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Release Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Configuration Manager
3 5 (38.46%) Technical Manager
3 5 (38.46%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Release Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Sourcing Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Change Management
1 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 7 (53.85%) Build Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (69.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Ariba
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