Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 46 65
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 -43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 168 140 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.19% 3.66% 3.08%
As % of the Applications category 35.52% 39.89% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 72 93
Scotland median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £151 £158 £156
90th Percentile £435 £443 £423
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £342
% change year-on-year +3.71% +2.34% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 14
Scotland median hourly rate £14.71 £11.90 £13.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.57% -13.72% -1.48%
10th Percentile £8.89 £11.27 £9.87
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.83 £20.25
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.32% +4.55% +3.19%

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 473 351 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.97% 9.18% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 154 245
Scotland median daily rate £325 £321 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +2.80% -3.85%
10th Percentile £120 £110 £129
90th Percentile £450 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.29% +3.70% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 31
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +31.20% -1.16%
10th Percentile £9.40 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £57.50 £47.50
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -1 81 £341 +6.56% 12
Glasgow -25 61 £275 -8.33% 5
Renfrewshire -21 15 £283 +41.25%
Aberdeen +11 3 £180 +34.79% 2
Stirling -5 2 - - 4
South Lanarkshire -6 1 £375 +212.50%
Dundee -10 1 £108 +2.38% 1
West Lothian - 1 £235 - 2
East Lothian - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 (43.45%) Microsoft
2 67 (39.88%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (37.50%) Finance
4 50 (29.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (20.24%) MS Visio
6 33 (19.64%) Project Management
6 33 (19.64%) PMO
7 31 (18.45%) SQL
8 28 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
10 23 (13.69%) VBA
10 23 (13.69%) Data Analysis
11 22 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (13.10%) SharePoint
12 21 (12.50%) Degree
13 20 (11.90%) Decision-Making
14 19 (11.31%) QA
14 19 (11.31%) Business Analysis
14 19 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (11.31%) ITIL
15 17 (10.12%) Banking
15 17 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (10.12%) Analytics
16 16 (9.52%) Service Management
17 15 (8.93%) Risk Management
18 14 (8.33%) SC Cleared
18 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
19 13 (7.74%) Spreadsheet
19 13 (7.74%) Windows
19 13 (7.74%) Target Operating Model

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 22 (13.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.36%) SAS
3 3 (1.79%) CICS
3 3 (1.79%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 67 (39.88%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (29.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (20.24%) MS Visio
4 24 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (7.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Endur
2 2 (1.19%) Actimize
2 2 (1.19%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) WAN
2 3 (1.79%) ADSL
2 3 (1.79%) Intranet
2 3 (1.79%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.79%) SSH
2 3 (1.79%) SSL
3 2 (1.19%) Broadband
3 2 (1.19%) Extranet
3 2 (1.19%) Internet
3 2 (1.19%) LAN
3 2 (1.19%) MPLS
3 2 (1.19%) SAN
3 2 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) PSTN
4 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) QlikView
2 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.38%) DB2
5 4 (2.38%) MS Access
6 3 (1.79%) Power BI
6 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.60%) Big Data
7 1 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) FogBugz
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (37.50%) Finance
2 17 (10.12%) Banking
3 5 (2.98%) Legal
4 4 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.19%) Billing
5 2 (1.19%) French Language
5 2 (1.19%) German Language
5 2 (1.19%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.19%) Law
5 2 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.19%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (47.02%) Analyst
2 21 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 19 (11.31%) Data Analyst
4 13 (7.74%) PMO Analyst
5 11 (6.55%) Consultant
6 9 (5.36%) Excel Analyst
6 9 (5.36%) Release Manager
7 8 (4.76%) Deployment Manager
8 7 (4.17%) Project Officer
8 7 (4.17%) Report Analyst
8 7 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Change and Release Manager
9 6 (3.57%) Change Manager
9 6 (3.57%) Project Support Officer
9 6 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Support Officer
10 5 (2.98%) Developer
10 5 (2.98%) PMO Manager
11 4 (2.38%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) ISPF
1 3 (1.79%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.79%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.79%) PKI
5 2 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.19%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.19%) NHS
5 2 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (0.60%) CMDB
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.74%) Windows
2 10 (5.95%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.57%) Unix
3 6 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.79%) zOS
5 2 (1.19%) AIX
5 2 (1.19%) Linux
5 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.19%) Solaris
5 2 (1.19%) SUSE
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.64%) Project Management
2 23 (13.69%) Data Analysis
3 22 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.90%) Decision-Making
5 19 (11.31%) Business Analysis
5 19 (11.31%) ITIL
5 19 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (10.12%) Analytics
6 17 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (9.52%) Service Management
8 15 (8.93%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.74%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (7.14%) Escalation Management
10 12 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (6.55%) Asset Management
11 11 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.55%) Change Management
12 10 (5.95%) Information Security
12 10 (5.95%) ITIL V3
12 10 (5.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.45%) SQL
2 23 (13.69%) VBA
3 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.79%) Assembly Language
4 3 (1.79%) C
4 3 (1.79%) CLIST
4 3 (1.79%) Java
4 3 (1.79%) JCL
4 3 (1.79%) Perl
4 3 (1.79%) REXX
4 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.60%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (12.50%) Degree
2 14 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.79%) CISA
3 3 (1.79%) CISSP
3 3 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.79%) PMP
4 2 (1.19%) HND
4 2 (1.19%) ISACA
4 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) APMP
5 1 (0.60%) CRISC
5 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.64%) PMO
2 19 (11.31%) QA
3 9 (5.36%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.98%) SLA
5 4 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (1.19%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.60%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (1.79%) RACF
3 3 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.79%) SCCM
1 3 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (1.79%) zSecure
Vendors
1 73 (43.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.36%) HP
2 9 (5.36%) Tableau
3 6 (3.57%) IBM
4 5 (2.98%) VMware
5 3 (1.79%) CA
5 3 (1.79%) OpenLink
5 3 (1.79%) Planview
5 3 (1.79%) SAP
5 3 (1.79%) Sybase
6 2 (1.19%) Brocade
6 2 (1.19%) iManage
7 1 (0.60%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.60%) BT
7 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) Lotus
7 1 (0.60%) Openreach
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle