Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 50 59
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 -36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 170 148 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.09% 3.41% 3.57%
As % of the Applications category 33.20% 37.85% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 106
Scotland median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £198 £123
90th Percentile £425 £449 £438
UK median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 18
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £12.50 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -10.27% +26.64%
10th Percentile £8.85 £11.25 £9.78
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.10 £23.36
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +12.12% +13.79%

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 512 391 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.32% 9.02% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 179 247
Scotland median daily rate £325 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +7.81% -1.54%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £123
90th Percentile £452 £477 £439
UK median daily rate £373 £355 £340
% change year-on-year +5.07% +4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 36
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -6.90% -9.38%
10th Percentile £9.50 £11.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.95 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -4 76 £342 +17.93% 9
Glasgow -24 61 £300 -14.29% 4
Renfrewshire - 14 £290 - 1
West Lothian - 6 £235 -
Aberdeen +12 5 £180 +12.50% 1
Stirling -2 2 - - 2
Dundee -10 2 £108 -
South Lanarkshire -4 1 £375 +212.50%
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 69 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 65 (38.24%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (35.88%) Finance
4 47 (27.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (24.71%) SQL
6 31 (18.24%) PMO
7 29 (17.06%) Project Management
8 28 (16.47%) VBA
9 25 (14.71%) SharePoint
10 24 (14.12%) MS Visio
11 21 (12.35%) ITIL
11 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Project
11 21 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (11.18%) SQL Server
12 19 (11.18%) QA
13 18 (10.59%) Banking
13 18 (10.59%) Data Analysis
13 18 (10.59%) MS Access
13 18 (10.59%) Decision-Making
14 17 (10.00%) Service Management
14 17 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
15 15 (8.82%) Degree
15 15 (8.82%) Windows
15 15 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
15 15 (8.82%) Escalation Management
15 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
16 14 (8.24%) Spreadsheet
17 13 (7.65%) Analytics

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 25 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.47%) SAS
3 3 (1.76%) CICS
3 3 (1.76%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (38.24%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (27.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (14.12%) MS Visio
4 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (8.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Actimize
1 2 (1.18%) Magento
1 2 (1.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) WAN
2 4 (2.35%) Firewall
3 3 (1.76%) ADSL
3 3 (1.76%) Broadband
3 3 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (1.76%) Intranet
3 3 (1.76%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.76%) LAN
3 3 (1.76%) Network Security
3 3 (1.76%) SSH
3 3 (1.76%) SSL
4 2 (1.18%) Extranet
4 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 2 (1.18%) MPLS
4 2 (1.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.59%) PSTN
5 1 (0.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.59%) MS Access
3 8 (4.71%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.53%) QlikView
5 5 (2.94%) DB2
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.18%) MySQL
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.59%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.59%) Big Data
8 1 (0.59%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.59%) GIS
8 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.59%) Power BI
8 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) MSI
2 2 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 61 (35.88%) Finance
2 18 (10.59%) Banking
3 4 (2.35%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.35%) Legal
3 4 (2.35%) Retail
4 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
5 2 (1.18%) French Language
5 2 (1.18%) German Language
5 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.18%) Law
5 2 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (41.76%) Analyst
2 19 (11.18%) Business Analyst
2 19 (11.18%) Data Analyst
3 11 (6.47%) Excel Analyst
4 10 (5.88%) Release Manager
5 9 (5.29%) Consultant
6 8 (4.71%) Deployment Manager
6 8 (4.71%) Developer
6 8 (4.71%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (3.53%) Change and Release Manager
7 6 (3.53%) Change Manager
7 6 (3.53%) Project Officer
7 6 (3.53%) Project Support Officer
7 6 (3.53%) Support Officer
8 5 (2.94%) IT Analyst
8 5 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (2.94%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.35%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.35%) Junior
9 4 (2.35%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.29%) .NET
2 3 (1.76%) ISPF
2 3 (1.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.59%) HTML
3 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.76%) PKI
5 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.18%) FMCG
5 2 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.59%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.82%) Windows
2 11 (6.47%) Windows 10
3 7 (4.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.76%) Unix
4 3 (1.76%) zOS
5 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.06%) Project Management
2 21 (12.35%) ITIL
2 21 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (10.59%) Data Analysis
3 18 (10.59%) Decision-Making
4 17 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.00%) Service Management
5 15 (8.82%) Escalation Management
6 13 (7.65%) Analytics
6 13 (7.65%) Business Analysis
6 13 (7.65%) Change Management
7 12 (7.06%) ITIL V3
8 11 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.88%) Information Security
9 10 (5.88%) Time Management
9 10 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.29%) Migration
10 9 (5.29%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.71%) SQL
2 28 (16.47%) VBA
3 3 (1.76%) Assembly Language
3 3 (1.76%) CLIST
3 3 (1.76%) JCL
3 3 (1.76%) Perl
3 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.76%) REXX
3 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.18%) C
4 2 (1.18%) PHP
5 1 (0.59%) C#
5 1 (0.59%) Java
5 1 (0.59%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.82%) Degree
2 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.35%) PMP
4 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CISA
5 2 (1.18%) CISSP
5 2 (1.18%) ISACA
6 1 (0.59%) APMP
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (18.24%) PMO
2 19 (11.18%) QA
3 7 (4.12%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.76%) SLA
6 2 (1.18%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.18%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.59%) GDPR
7 1 (0.59%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (1.76%) RACF
2 3 (1.76%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) SCCM
1 3 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (1.76%) zSecure
2 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.88%) HP
3 8 (4.71%) Tableau
4 4 (2.35%) IBM
4 4 (2.35%) Oracle
5 3 (1.76%) CA
5 3 (1.76%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco
5 3 (1.76%) F5
5 3 (1.76%) Juniper
5 3 (1.76%) McAfee
5 3 (1.76%) Planview
5 3 (1.76%) SAP
5 3 (1.76%) Sybase
5 3 (1.76%) VMware
6 2 (1.18%) iManage
6 2 (1.18%) Remedy
7 1 (0.59%) BT
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix
7 1 (0.59%) Informatica