Period
to 15 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 15 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 67 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 102 159 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.34% 3.05% 3.63%
As % of the Applications category 31.48% 34.05% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 77 72
Scotland median daily rate £356 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £135 £154 £158
90th Percentile £468 £438 £443
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 4
Scotland median hourly rate £16.31 £13.16 £11.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.90% +10.59% -13.72%
10th Percentile £14.69 £8.85 £11.27
90th Percentile £20.78 £35.00 £32.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.04% +8.74% +6.77%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 324 467 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.43% 8.96% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 258 153
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £125 £120 £110
90th Percentile £469 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 22
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £15.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -27.71% +31.20%
10th Percentile £14.20 £10.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £44.20 £35.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% -3.03%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Scotland

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Scotland

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Scotland

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Scotland

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 55 £350 +2.64% 1
Glasgow -20 30 £388 +40.91% 1
Stirling +7 2 £469 -
Highlands - 2 £456 -
South Ayrshire - 2 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £125 -
Aberdeen -8 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £275 -
Falkirk - 1 £413 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 43 (42.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
3 34 (33.33%) Finance
4 29 (28.43%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (23.53%) Project Management
7 21 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (17.65%) SQL
8 18 (17.65%) MS Visio
8 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (16.67%) Banking
10 16 (15.69%) PMO
11 15 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (10.78%) SharePoint
13 11 (10.78%) Data Analysis
14 10 (9.80%) Workshop Facilitation
15 9 (8.82%) Business Analysis
15 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
16 8 (7.84%) Oracle
16 8 (7.84%) Windows
16 8 (7.84%) Migration
16 8 (7.84%) Time Management
16 8 (7.84%) Process Improvement
17 7 (6.86%) QA
17 7 (6.86%) Risk Management
17 7 (6.86%) Change Management
17 7 (6.86%) Data Modelling
18 6 (5.88%) VBA
18 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring 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 11 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.90%) SAS
3 2 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.98%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (42.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 29 (28.43%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (17.65%) MS Visio
4 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Power Platform
2 3 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) ADSL
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
1 3 (2.94%) MPLS
1 3 (2.94%) WAN
2 2 (1.96%) Broadband
2 2 (1.96%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.98%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.98%) GoToMeeting
3 1 (0.98%) LAN
3 1 (0.98%) NAS
3 1 (0.98%) PSTN
3 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.92%) Power BI
4 3 (2.94%) DB2
4 3 (2.94%) MS Access
4 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.96%) GIS
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.98%) QlikView
6 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.98%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.98%) MorphX
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (12.75%) Data Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Business Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Developer
4 9 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.86%) Administrator
6 6 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 6 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) IT Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (2.94%) IT Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (1.96%) Consultant
10 2 (1.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 2 (1.96%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) CSS
2 2 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (0.98%) Ajax
3 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.98%) jQuery
3 1 (0.98%) LESS
3 1 (0.98%) Sass
3 1 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.98%) FMCG
4 1 (0.98%) PMI
4 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.96%) Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.98%) Unix
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Project Management
2 21 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.78%) Data Analysis
6 10 (9.80%) Workshop Facilitation
7 9 (8.82%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.84%) Migration
8 8 (7.84%) Process Improvement
8 8 (7.84%) Time Management
9 7 (6.86%) Change Management
9 7 (6.86%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.86%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.88%) Coaching
10 6 (5.88%) Waterfall
11 5 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (4.90%) ETL
11 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2
11 5 (4.90%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) SQL
2 6 (5.88%) VBA
3 2 (1.96%) C
3 2 (1.96%) C#
3 2 (1.96%) Erlang
3 2 (1.96%) Java
3 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.98%) Perl
4 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.98%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.94%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.94%) PMP
5 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 2 (1.96%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (0.98%) ACCA
6 1 (0.98%) CIMA
6 1 (0.98%) CISA
6 1 (0.98%) CISSP
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) ISACA
6 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) PMO
2 7 (6.86%) QA
3 4 (3.92%) SLA
4 3 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.98%) GDPR
5 1 (0.98%) NIST
5 1 (0.98%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.98%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco
4 2 (1.96%) ESRI
4 2 (1.96%) IBM
4 2 (1.96%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (0.98%) BT
5 1 (0.98%) Infor
5 1 (0.98%) Openreach
5 1 (0.98%) Polycom
5 1 (0.98%) Sage
5 1 (0.98%) Sybase
5 1 (0.98%) UiPath
5 1 (0.98%) Workday