The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
UK / Scotland
Rank 19 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 142 156 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.10% 6.02% 6.36%
As % of the Applications category 61.21% 57.56% 53.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 94 101
Median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £342 £325
% change year-on-year +0.87% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
Median hourly rate £11.90 £15.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -22.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.67 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £43.40 £29.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.60% +17.85%  

MS Excel is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 232 271 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 13.23% 10.46% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 151 196
Median daily rate £344 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.69% -2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £126 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 30
Median hourly rate £15.43 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.27% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £13.56 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.60 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Scotland

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Scotland

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Scotland

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel 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 27 March 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
Glasgow +9 63 £350 +37.25% 7
Edinburgh -12 30 £356 -1.79% 11
Renfrewshire +15 21 £343 -16.46% 2
Aberdeen 0 5 £300 -
Fife +2 4 £320 -
Dundee 0 4 £105 - 2
Highlands - 3 £340 - 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 178 (74.17%) Microsoft
2 85 (35.42%) Windows
3 68 (28.33%) Finance
4 55 (22.92%) MS Office
5 44 (18.33%) ITIL
5 44 (18.33%) Security Cleared
6 43 (17.92%) PowerShell
6 43 (17.92%) Active Directory
7 42 (17.50%) Windows Server
8 40 (16.67%) SQL
8 40 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 38 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (15.83%) C#
10 37 (15.42%) .NET
11 33 (13.75%) SQL Server
11 33 (13.75%) MS PowerPoint
12 28 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (11.25%) Project Management
13 27 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (10.83%) VMware
15 24 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (9.17%) Git (software)
16 22 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (9.17%) LAN
17 21 (8.75%) WAN
17 21 (8.75%) DNS
17 21 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (8.75%) Degree
18 20 (8.33%) XAML
18 20 (8.33%) 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 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.08%) IIS
3 12 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.08%) CMS
6 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.25%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.42%) Confluence
8 1 (0.42%) Documentum
8 1 (0.42%) Drupal
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.42%) Moodle
8 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 55 (22.92%) MS Office
2 33 (13.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (7.08%) MS Project
4 16 (6.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (2.08%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.83%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.83%) InDesign
7 1 (0.42%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 5 (2.08%) SAP BPC
1 5 (2.08%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.83%) Sonata
2 2 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Primavera
3 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.42%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.50%) Office 365
2 6 (2.50%) PaaS
3 4 (1.67%) IaaS
4 3 (1.25%) SaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.17%) LAN
2 21 (8.75%) DNS
2 21 (8.75%) WAN
3 19 (7.92%) DHCP
4 14 (5.83%) VSAN
5 13 (5.42%) SAN
6 8 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (2.50%) Firewall
8 4 (1.67%) BGP
8 4 (1.67%) MPLS
8 4 (1.67%) OSPF
8 4 (1.67%) VPN
9 3 (1.25%) LDAP
9 3 (1.25%) Multicast
9 3 (1.25%) Wireless
10 2 (0.83%) Internet
10 2 (0.83%) Intranet
10 2 (0.83%) Skype
10 2 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.33%) QlikView
4 7 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.08%) MaxDB
5 5 (2.08%) SAP BW
5 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.25%) GIS
6 3 (1.25%) MS Access
7 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.83%) Power BI
7 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.08%) NWDI
5 4 (1.67%) Selenium
6 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Blend
6 3 (1.25%) NUnit
6 3 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.83%) JIRA
7 2 (0.83%) MSTest
7 2 (0.83%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.42%) Moq
8 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.42%) StarTeam
General
1 68 (28.33%) Finance
2 15 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.25%) Retail
4 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Billing
5 2 (0.83%) Legal
5 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (18.75%) Analyst
2 19 (7.92%) Architect
3 18 (7.50%) Developer
4 17 (7.08%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.42%) Consultant
7 13 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (4.17%) Administrator
8 10 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
8 10 (4.17%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 9 (3.75%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.33%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.33%) IT Analyst
10 8 (3.33%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.92%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.42%) .NET
2 12 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 12 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (2.92%) Web Services
5 7 (2.92%) WPF
6 6 (2.50%) CSS
6 6 (2.50%) HTML
7 5 (2.08%) SAP Basis
8 4 (1.67%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.67%) WCF
9 3 (1.25%) Flash
10 2 (0.83%) jQuery
10 2 (0.83%) Middleware
10 2 (0.83%) XML
11 1 (0.42%) ISPF
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.42%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.92%) User Experience
4 7 (2.92%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.08%) CMDB
6 4 (1.67%) Fintech
7 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.25%) Handset
7 3 (1.25%) Pricing Data
8 2 (0.83%) PMI
8 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.42%) iPad
9 1 (0.42%) iSeries
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 85 (35.42%) Windows
2 42 (17.50%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.92%) Windows 7
6 11 (4.58%) Linux
7 7 (2.92%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.50%) Unix
8 6 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.67%) CatOS
10 3 (1.25%) AIX
10 3 (1.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.33%) ITIL
2 28 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.25%) Project Management
4 22 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (7.08%) Configuration Management
5 17 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (6.67%) Network Design
6 16 (6.67%) Open Source
7 15 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 14 (5.83%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.83%) MVC
9 12 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 11 (4.58%) Matrix Organization
10 11 (4.58%) Migration
10 11 (4.58%) Office Automation
10 11 (4.58%) Service Management
11 10 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (3.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 40 (16.67%) SQL
3 38 (15.83%) C#
4 20 (8.33%) XAML
5 7 (2.92%) Perl
5 7 (2.92%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.50%) Python
7 4 (1.67%) VBA
8 3 (1.25%) C
8 3 (1.25%) VB
9 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) Java
10 1 (0.42%) JCL
10 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 40 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.75%) Degree
4 14 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.08%) ISEB
6 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.83%) CISSP
8 2 (0.83%) HND
8 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.83%) MCTS
8 2 (0.83%) PMP
9 1 (0.42%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.42%) CRISC
9 1 (0.42%) MCAD
9 1 (0.42%) MCITP
9 1 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.25%) PMO
2 10 (4.17%) QA
3 7 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.08%) SLA
5 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.42%) Basel III
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.50%) vSphere
3 5 (2.08%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (7.50%) Puppet
2 14 (5.83%) PowerCLI
2 14 (5.83%) vRealize
3 12 (5.00%) SCCM
4 4 (1.67%) WSUS
5 3 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.25%) SCOM
6 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.42%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.42%) Netcool
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 178 (74.17%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.83%) VMware
3 12 (5.00%) Cisco
4 8 (3.33%) Oracle
4 8 (3.33%) SAP
5 7 (2.92%) Citrix
5 7 (2.92%) HP
5 7 (2.92%) IBM
6 6 (2.50%) Adobe
7 5 (2.08%) Sybase
8 4 (1.67%) NetApp
8 4 (1.67%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.67%) Symantec
9 3 (1.25%) Dell
9 3 (1.25%) FatWire
9 3 (1.25%) Juniper
9 3 (1.25%) Twitter
10 2 (0.83%) BT
10 2 (0.83%) EMC
10 2 (0.83%) Siemens
Highland
Capgemini UK
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago