Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 56 37
Rank change year-on-year -19 -19 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 126 142 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.55% 3.27% 4.13%
As % of the Applications category 32.81% 40.57% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 74 138
Scotland median daily rate £309 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +7.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £133 £168 £130
90th Percentile £473 £459 £458
UK median daily rate £362 £349 £359
% change year-on-year +3.72% -2.79% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 21
Scotland median hourly rate £14.75 £10.65 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.50% +12.11% -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £8.25
90th Percentile £19.40 £36.20 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.80% +10.16% +3.23%

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 384 350 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.76% 8.06% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 199 305
Scotland median daily rate £325 £314 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% -1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £110 £139 £130
90th Percentile £475 £440 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 38
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +5.42% -22.51%
10th Percentile £10.14 £9.25 £8.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £30.30 £35.22
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.02% +2.54% +5.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -26 60 £325 -4.41% 5
Glasgow -2 46 £350 +52.17% 6
Stirling - 5 £125 - 1
Aberdeen - 4 £160 -
Renfrewshire +38 2 - -
Dundee +9 2 £145 -
Fife -2 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £110 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 53 (42.06%) Finance
2 52 (41.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (36.51%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
5 30 (23.81%) SQL
5 30 (23.81%) Banking
6 24 (19.05%) SAS
7 19 (15.08%) MS Visio
7 19 (15.08%) Unix
8 18 (14.29%) Sybase
8 18 (14.29%) DB2
8 18 (14.29%) PKI
9 17 (13.49%) Project Planning
9 17 (13.49%) Time Management
9 17 (13.49%) Perl
9 17 (13.49%) Project Management
10 16 (12.70%) Mainframe
10 16 (12.70%) Data Analysis
10 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (12.70%) Information Security
10 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (12.70%) PMO
11 15 (11.90%) Time Sharing Option
11 15 (11.90%) CLIST
11 15 (11.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (11.90%) zSecure
11 15 (11.90%) SSH
11 15 (11.90%) ISPF
11 15 (11.90%) RACF

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 24 (19.05%) SAS
2 15 (11.90%) CICS
2 15 (11.90%) MQSeries
2 15 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.38%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) JBoss
3 3 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) Confluence
4 2 (1.59%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 52 (41.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 46 (36.51%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (15.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) FRx
2 1 (0.79%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.79%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) AdWords
1 2 (1.59%) Basecamp
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.59%) Trello
2 1 (0.79%) Lucidchart
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.90%) Kerberos
1 15 (11.90%) SSH
1 15 (11.90%) SSL
2 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 3 (2.38%) BIG-IP
3 3 (2.38%) DNS
3 3 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (2.38%) Firewall
3 3 (2.38%) LAN
3 3 (2.38%) LDAP
3 3 (2.38%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.38%) WAN
4 2 (1.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.79%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) DB2
2 5 (3.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.38%) MS Access
4 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.38%) SAS EBI
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.59%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.59%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.79%) OLAP
6 1 (0.79%) Power BI
6 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA
1 3 (2.38%) Selenium
1 3 (2.38%) Toad
2 2 (1.59%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.79%) JUnit
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (42.06%) Finance
2 30 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Billing
3 4 (3.17%) Law
3 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Front Office
4 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (45.24%) Analyst
2 19 (15.08%) Business Analyst
3 11 (8.73%) Data Analyst
4 8 (6.35%) Developer
4 8 (6.35%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Programmer
6 6 (4.76%) Assembler Programmer
6 6 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (4.76%) RACF Programmer
6 6 (4.76%) SAS Programmer
7 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Consultant
8 4 (3.17%) Excel Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Project Officer
8 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) HR Officer
9 3 (2.38%) IT Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) Risk Consultant
9 3 (2.38%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) ISPF
1 15 (11.90%) Middleware
2 4 (3.17%) XML
3 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 3 (2.38%) J2SE
3 3 (2.38%) Java EE
3 3 (2.38%) SOAP
3 3 (2.38%) Web Services
3 3 (2.38%) XSLT
4 2 (1.59%) CGI
5 1 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) PKI
2 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.70%) Mainframe
3 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.59%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Unix
2 15 (11.90%) zOS
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 6 (4.76%) Linux
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.49%) Project Management
1 17 (13.49%) Project Planning
1 17 (13.49%) Time Management
2 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.70%) Data Analysis
2 16 (12.70%) Information Security
2 16 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (11.90%) Security Management
4 14 (11.11%) People Management
5 11 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.14%) Change Management
6 9 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.35%) Business Analysis
7 8 (6.35%) Migration
8 7 (5.56%) Analytics
8 7 (5.56%) Defect Management
8 7 (5.56%) ERP
8 7 (5.56%) Scrum
9 5 (3.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.81%) SQL
2 17 (13.49%) Perl
3 15 (11.90%) Assembly Language
3 15 (11.90%) CLIST
3 15 (11.90%) JCL
3 15 (11.90%) REXX
4 14 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 12 (9.52%) VBA
6 6 (4.76%) Java
7 2 (1.59%) C
7 2 (1.59%) C#
8 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) R
8 1 (0.79%) Scala
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) CISSP
2 5 (3.97%) CRISC
3 3 (2.38%) CISM
3 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.59%) CIMA
4 2 (1.59%) CISA
5 1 (0.79%) ACCA
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) PMO
2 5 (3.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.97%) QA
3 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.79%) COBIT
5 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.79%) MiFID
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (11.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (11.90%) RACF
1 15 (11.90%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) zSecure
2 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.29%) Sybase
3 15 (11.90%) CA
3 15 (11.90%) IBM
4 8 (6.35%) SAP
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle
6 3 (2.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco
6 3 (2.38%) Citrix
6 3 (2.38%) F5
6 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.38%) HP
6 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.38%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.59%) Cognos
7 2 (1.59%) Google
7 2 (1.59%) Sun
8 1 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.79%) Sage