Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 63 55
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 178 138 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.32% 2.87% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 37.32% 34.94% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 53 91
Scotland median daily rate £309 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +7.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £159 £135 £213
90th Percentile £425 £470 £441
UK median daily rate £374 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.62% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 15
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £14.75 £11.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.17% +30.53% +15.90%
10th Percentile £8.77 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.80 £20.15
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.57% +16.67%

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 477 395 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.91% 8.21% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 187 244
Scotland median daily rate £325 £338 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +6.30% -2.31%
10th Percentile £123 £112 £161
90th Percentile £459 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +4.29% +5.98% -5.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 26
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £9.48 £10.07 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £34.88 £20.63
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

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 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Edinburgh +5 77 £350 +2.64% 15
Glasgow -5 70 £308 -4.65% 14
Renfrewshire -14 10 £295 - 1
West Lothian - 6 £235 - 1
Aberdeen +10 3 - - 1
Stirling -3 2 - - 1
Dundee -10 2 £108 -25.86% 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 77 (43.26%) Finance
2 70 (39.33%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (39.33%) Microsoft
3 58 (32.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (30.90%) SQL
5 33 (18.54%) VBA
5 33 (18.54%) Project Management
6 28 (15.73%) SharePoint
6 28 (15.73%) PMO
7 23 (12.92%) Data Analysis
7 23 (12.92%) MS Visio
8 22 (12.36%) SQL Server
8 22 (12.36%) Banking
8 22 (12.36%) QA
8 22 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (11.24%) Analytics
9 20 (11.24%) Degree
9 20 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (10.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 18 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (10.11%) Windows
11 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Project
11 18 (10.11%) SAS
12 17 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (8.99%) MS Access
13 16 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (8.43%) Decision-Making
14 15 (8.43%) Tableau
14 15 (8.43%) ITIL

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 28 (15.73%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.11%) SAS
3 3 (1.69%) CICS
3 3 (1.69%) CMS
3 3 (1.69%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (39.33%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (32.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (12.92%) MS Visio
4 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (6.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.69%) SessionCam
3 2 (1.12%) Actimize
3 2 (1.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.74%) Office 365
2 7 (3.93%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.81%) Google Tag Manager
4 3 (1.69%) AdWords
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) WAN
2 3 (1.69%) ADSL
2 3 (1.69%) Broadband
2 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (1.69%) Firewall
2 3 (1.69%) Intranet
2 3 (1.69%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.69%) LAN
2 3 (1.69%) Network Security
2 3 (1.69%) SSH
2 3 (1.69%) SSL
3 2 (1.12%) Extranet
3 2 (1.12%) Internet
3 2 (1.12%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) PSTN
4 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.99%) MS Access
3 14 (7.87%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (3.93%) QlikView
5 6 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.37%) Power BI
6 5 (2.81%) DB2
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.12%) MySQL
8 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.56%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.56%) GIS
9 1 (0.56%) OLAP
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) MSI
2 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.56%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) RStudio
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (43.26%) Finance
2 22 (12.36%) Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Marketing
4 4 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.25%) Legal
4 4 (2.25%) Retail
4 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
5 2 (1.12%) French Language
5 2 (1.12%) German Language
5 2 (1.12%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.12%) Law
5 2 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (43.26%) Analyst
2 24 (13.48%) Data Analyst
3 17 (9.55%) Developer
4 13 (7.30%) PMO Analyst
5 11 (6.18%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.18%) Coordinator
6 9 (5.06%) Consultant
7 7 (3.93%) Report Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (3.37%) Junior
8 6 (3.37%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) Excel Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (2.25%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (2.25%) Release Manager
10 4 (2.25%) Service Manager
10 4 (2.25%) Support Officer
10 4 (2.25%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) .NET
2 3 (1.69%) HTML
2 3 (1.69%) ISPF
2 3 (1.69%) Middleware
3 2 (1.12%) CSS
3 2 (1.12%) XML
4 1 (0.56%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.25%) Credit Risk
3 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.69%) PKI
5 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.12%) FMCG
5 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.12%) NHS
5 2 (1.12%) User Experience
5 2 (1.12%) Wiki
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) Windows
2 12 (6.74%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.49%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.81%) Unix
5 3 (1.69%) zOS
6 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.54%) Project Management
2 23 (12.92%) Data Analysis
3 22 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.24%) Analytics
5 19 (10.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 18 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (8.43%) Decision-Making
8 15 (8.43%) ITIL
9 12 (6.74%) Change Management
9 12 (6.74%) Risk Management
9 12 (6.74%) Service Management
10 11 (6.18%) Time Management
10 11 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.62%) Migration
11 10 (5.62%) Resource Management
12 9 (5.06%) Escalation Management
12 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2
13 8 (4.49%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.90%) SQL
2 33 (18.54%) VBA
3 6 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.69%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.69%) C#
6 3 (1.69%) CLIST
6 3 (1.69%) Java
6 3 (1.69%) JCL
6 3 (1.69%) Perl
6 3 (1.69%) REXX
6 3 (1.69%) VB
7 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.12%) C
7 2 (1.12%) Korn
7 2 (1.12%) PHP
7 2 (1.12%) Python
7 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) Degree
2 9 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.69%) PMP
6 2 (1.12%) CISA
6 2 (1.12%) CISSP
6 2 (1.12%) ISACA
6 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.73%) PMO
2 22 (12.36%) QA
3 13 (7.30%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.69%) SLA
5 2 (1.12%) IFRS
5 2 (1.12%) IFRS 9
5 2 (1.12%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.12%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.56%) GDPR
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (1.69%) RACF
2 3 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) SCCM
1 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (1.69%) zSecure
2 2 (1.12%) Ansible
2 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.12%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.43%) Tableau
3 7 (3.93%) Google
3 7 (3.93%) Oracle
4 5 (2.81%) Adobe
4 5 (2.81%) HP
4 5 (2.81%) Tealium
5 4 (2.25%) IBM
5 4 (2.25%) SAP
6 3 (1.69%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.69%) CA
6 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 3 (1.69%) DoubleClick
6 3 (1.69%) Facebook
6 3 (1.69%) Juniper
6 3 (1.69%) McAfee
6 3 (1.69%) Planview
6 3 (1.69%) Sybase
6 3 (1.69%) VMware