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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 55 23
Rank change year-on-year +13 -32  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 77 101 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.51% 3.44% 5.95%
As % of the Applications category 41.85% 42.44% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 56 87
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £220 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Median hourly rate £26.75 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.14% +22.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £9.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £21.64 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% +16.66%  

Microsoft 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 184 238 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.39% 8.10% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 141 182
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 30
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.81% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.22 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 +26 41 £378 +69.66% 3
Edinburgh -5 35 £350 +16.66% 7
Aberdeen -6 1 £160 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £120 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 65 (45.77%) Finance
2 50 (35.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
4 34 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
5 29 (20.42%) Project Management
5 29 (20.42%) Banking
6 27 (19.01%) MS Visio
7 24 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (15.49%) Data Analysis
9 21 (14.79%) SQL
9 21 (14.79%) Risk Management
10 19 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (12.68%) PMO
12 17 (11.97%) Business Analysis
13 16 (11.27%) SharePoint
13 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Project
14 14 (9.86%) ITIL
15 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (8.45%) VBA
16 12 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (7.75%) Unix
18 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2
18 10 (7.04%) SAS
18 10 (7.04%) CISSP
18 10 (7.04%) Workflow
18 10 (7.04%) Change Management
18 10 (7.04%) Project Planning
18 10 (7.04%) Time Management
18 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
18 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared

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 16 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.04%) SAS
3 7 (4.93%) CICS
3 7 (4.93%) MQSeries
4 5 (3.52%) CMS
Applications
1 50 (35.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 34 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (19.01%) MS Visio
4 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.82%) UserZoom
7 2 (1.41%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.41%) InDesign
7 2 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) SessionCam
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) FRx
3 1 (0.70%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.70%) Primavera
3 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.70%) Sonata
3 1 (0.70%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.11%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) Kerberos
1 7 (4.93%) SSH
1 7 (4.93%) SSL
2 2 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.41%) LAN
2 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.41%) VoIP
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.63%) DB2
3 7 (4.93%) QlikView
4 6 (4.23%) Data Mining
4 6 (4.23%) MS Access
4 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.11%) GIS
6 3 (2.11%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.41%) Power BI
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.70%) Big Data
8 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.70%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.70%) ProC
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (45.77%) Finance
2 29 (20.42%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Legal
4 4 (2.82%) Publishing
4 4 (2.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.41%) Billing
5 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (46.48%) Analyst
2 19 (13.38%) Business Analyst
3 13 (9.15%) Consultant
3 13 (9.15%) Developer
4 12 (8.45%) Data Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) Excel Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) PMO Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.23%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (3.52%) IT Analyst
7 5 (3.52%) Programmer
7 5 (3.52%) Project Analyst
8 4 (2.82%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (2.82%) QlikView Developer
8 4 (2.82%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (2.82%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.11%) Junior
9 3 (2.11%) Process Analyst
9 3 (2.11%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) CSS
1 9 (6.34%) HTML
2 8 (5.63%) ISPF
2 8 (5.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.70%) J2SE
3 1 (0.70%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.34%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.93%) PKI
4 6 (4.23%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.23%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.11%) Fintech
6 3 (2.11%) Handset
6 3 (2.11%) Pricing Data
7 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.41%) LIMS
7 2 (1.41%) PMI
7 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) iSeries
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.75%) Unix
2 8 (5.63%) zOS
3 5 (3.52%) Windows
4 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.70%) Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) Project Management
2 22 (15.49%) Data Analysis
3 21 (14.79%) Risk Management
4 19 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.97%) Business Analysis
6 14 (9.86%) ITIL
7 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.04%) Change Management
9 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.04%) Project Planning
9 10 (7.04%) Time Management
9 10 (7.04%) Workflow
10 8 (5.63%) Analytics
10 8 (5.63%) Information Security
11 7 (4.93%) Security Management
12 6 (4.23%) People Management
12 6 (4.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (3.52%) ERP
13 5 (3.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.79%) SQL
2 12 (8.45%) VBA
3 8 (5.63%) JCL
4 7 (4.93%) Assembly Language
4 7 (4.93%) CLIST
4 7 (4.93%) Perl
4 7 (4.93%) REXX
5 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.11%) C
7 3 (2.11%) VB
8 1 (0.70%) C#
8 1 (0.70%) Java
8 1 (0.70%) PROC SQL
8 1 (0.70%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) CISSP
1 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.34%) CRISC
2 9 (6.34%) Degree
3 6 (4.23%) CISM
4 5 (3.52%) CISA
5 4 (2.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.11%) CCNA
6 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.41%) PMP
8 1 (0.70%) ACCA
8 1 (0.70%) APMP
8 1 (0.70%) CIMA
8 1 (0.70%) ISEB
8 1 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.68%) PMO
2 6 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.23%) QA
3 5 (3.52%) COBIT
4 3 (2.11%) Basel III
4 3 (2.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (5.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (4.93%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 7 (4.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) zSecure
2 1 (0.70%) FlexNet
2 1 (0.70%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.34%) Sybase
3 8 (5.63%) IBM
4 7 (4.93%) CA
4 7 (4.93%) SAP
5 5 (3.52%) Tableau
6 4 (2.82%) ClickTale
6 4 (2.82%) Google
6 4 (2.82%) HP
7 3 (2.11%) FatWire
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle
8 2 (1.41%) Adobe
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
8 2 (1.41%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.70%) Axway
9 1 (0.70%) Cognos
9 1 (0.70%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.70%) Perforce
9 1 (0.70%) Teradata
9 1 (0.70%) Trillium
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Hydrogen Group
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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