Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 82 71
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 -33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 176 123 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.37% 2.47% 3.03%
As % of the Applications category 36.74% 31.46% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 54 63
Scotland median daily rate £325 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -11.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £200 £127 £182
90th Percentile £438 £468 £463
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £14.75 £15.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.17% -2.64% +59.47%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.25 £9.23
90th Percentile £31.00 £19.40 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.11% +5.56% +13.31%

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 479 391 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.16% 7.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 210 196
Scotland median daily rate £325 £320 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +2.81% +3.75%
10th Percentile £125 £115 £130
90th Percentile £475 £458 £447
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -11.48% +19.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.14 £9.43
90th Percentile £44.34 £34.75 £34.58
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £15.83 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% -1.06% +6.67%

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 13 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Scotland over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 2018. 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
Glasgow +5 82 £325 +13.04% 12
Edinburgh 0 66 £350 +5.26% 4
West Lothian - 7 £235 - 1
Renfrewshire -5 4 £305 - 1
Aberdeen +13 3 - -
Stirling +1 3 £373 +198.00%
Dundee -1 2 £108 -25.86% 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 73 (41.48%) Finance
2 65 (36.93%) Microsoft Office
3 64 (36.36%) SQL
3 64 (36.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (32.39%) Microsoft
5 34 (19.32%) VBA
6 31 (17.61%) Banking
7 30 (17.05%) PMO
8 28 (15.91%) Data Analysis
8 28 (15.91%) SQL Server
9 27 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 24 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (12.50%) Project Management
12 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Project
12 21 (11.93%) QA
12 21 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 20 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (11.36%) Degree
13 20 (11.36%) MS Visio
13 20 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (9.66%) Analytics
15 16 (9.09%) Windows
16 14 (7.95%) SAS
16 14 (7.95%) MS Access
16 14 (7.95%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (7.95%) Tableau
16 14 (7.95%) Office 365
16 14 (7.95%) Self-Motivation

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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.95%) SAS
3 3 (1.70%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (1.70%) CMS
4 2 (1.14%) Confluence
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) CICS
5 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (36.93%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (36.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (11.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.70%) SessionCam
3 2 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.57%) Actimize
4 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) Office 365
2 7 (3.98%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.84%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.70%) AdWords
6 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) Internet
1 4 (2.27%) WAN
2 3 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (1.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (1.70%) Firewall
2 3 (1.70%) LAN
2 3 (1.70%) NAS
2 3 (1.70%) Network Security
3 2 (1.14%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) ADSL
4 1 (0.57%) Broadband
4 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.57%) Intranet
4 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.57%) MPLS
4 1 (0.57%) PSTN
4 1 (0.57%) SMS
4 1 (0.57%) SSH
4 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.95%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (7.95%) MS Access
3 8 (4.55%) Power BI
4 7 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.41%) QlikView
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.14%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.14%) DB2
7 2 (1.14%) GIS
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.57%) OLAP
8 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.84%) JIRA
3 3 (1.70%) Maven
3 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.14%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.57%) RStudio
General
1 73 (41.48%) Finance
2 31 (17.61%) Banking
3 7 (3.98%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.41%) Marketing
4 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.27%) Billing
6 3 (1.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (44.89%) Analyst
2 25 (14.20%) Developer
3 21 (11.93%) Data Analyst
4 15 (8.52%) PMO Analyst
5 13 (7.39%) Business Analyst
6 11 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 9 (5.11%) Report Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Risk Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.41%) Administrator
10 5 (2.84%) Excel Developer
10 5 (2.84%) Junior
10 5 (2.84%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.84%) SQL Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (2.27%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) Excel Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) Junior Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) Technology Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.39%) .NET
2 4 (2.27%) HTML
3 3 (1.70%) Kafka
3 3 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.70%) REST
3 3 (1.70%) SOAP
3 3 (1.70%) XML
4 2 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (1.14%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.57%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.27%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.27%) Wiki
5 2 (1.14%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.14%) FMCG
5 2 (1.14%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.14%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) AS400
6 1 (0.57%) CMDB
6 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.57%) iSeries
6 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.57%) NHS
6 1 (0.57%) PKI
6 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (2.84%) Unix
2 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.70%) Linux
5 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.91%) Data Analysis
2 27 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (12.50%) Project Management
5 21 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 20 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (9.66%) Analytics
8 13 (7.39%) Change Management
9 12 (6.82%) ETL
9 12 (6.82%) Scrum
10 11 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 11 (6.25%) Process Improvement
10 11 (6.25%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.68%) Migration
11 10 (5.68%) Time Management
12 9 (5.11%) ITIL
13 8 (4.55%) Data Management
13 8 (4.55%) PRINCE2
13 8 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 64 (36.36%) SQL
2 34 (19.32%) VBA
3 8 (4.55%) Python
4 6 (3.41%) Java
5 5 (2.84%) C#
5 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.84%) VB
6 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.27%) Korn
6 4 (2.27%) Perl
6 4 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.14%) PHP
8 2 (1.14%) R
8 2 (1.14%) VBScript
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) CLIST
9 1 (0.57%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 20 (11.36%) Degree
2 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.27%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) MCP
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MOS
7 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PMP
7 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.05%) PMO
2 21 (11.93%) QA
3 12 (6.82%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.27%) GDPR
5 3 (1.70%) SLA
6 2 (1.14%) IFRS
6 2 (1.14%) IFRS 9
6 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 5 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (0.57%) RACF
2 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (3.98%) Ansible
1 7 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.98%) Puppet
2 3 (1.70%) Nagios
3 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.57%) zSecure
Vendors
1 57 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.95%) Tableau
3 11 (6.25%) Oracle
4 7 (3.98%) Google
5 5 (2.84%) Adobe
5 5 (2.84%) Tealium
6 4 (2.27%) HP
6 4 (2.27%) IBM
7 3 (1.70%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.70%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.70%) Cisco
7 3 (1.70%) Cognos
7 3 (1.70%) DoubleClick
7 3 (1.70%) F5
7 3 (1.70%) Facebook
7 3 (1.70%) Juniper
7 3 (1.70%) McAfee
7 3 (1.70%) Planview
7 3 (1.70%) Tealeaf