The table below looks at the statistics for Spreadsheet skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 175 204 178
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -26
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 28 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Applications category 3.97% 3.48% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -41.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £193 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £225 £253
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -37.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £15.35
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -18.56%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
705 748 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.01% 10.58% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 489 501
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £193 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 47
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £24.20 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the City of London region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the City of London region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spreadsheet.

1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 22 (37.29%) SQL
3 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (25.42%) MS Excel
4 15 (25.42%) Banking
5 14 (23.73%) Oracle
6 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (15.25%) VBA
7 9 (15.25%) C#
7 9 (15.25%) Front Office
8 8 (13.56%) MS Office
8 8 (13.56%) Linux
8 8 (13.56%) Degree
9 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
10 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (10.17%) Java
10 6 (10.17%) XML
10 6 (10.17%) Change Control
10 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
11 5 (8.47%) Analytics
11 5 (8.47%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (8.47%) Python
11 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.78%) Migration
12 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.78%) MS Visio

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Spreadsheet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (25.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.56%) MS Office
3 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.69%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
1 4 (6.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) MySQL
4 3 (5.08%) MS Access
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) DataStage
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 15 (25.42%) Banking
3 9 (15.25%) Front Office
4 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Business Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Data Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Report Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Support Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) VBA Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Excel Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.39%) Web Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) XSD
2 4 (6.78%) XSLT
2 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.78%) HTML
2 4 (6.78%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) JSON
2 4 (6.78%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (6.78%) Django
3 3 (5.08%) WPF
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.69%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.08%) Market Risk
3 3 (5.08%) Statistics
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.69%) Equity Risk
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Blog
5 1 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.69%) Derivative
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
5 1 (1.69%) Handset
5 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) UNIX
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
2 6 (10.17%) Change Control
3 5 (8.47%) Analytics
3 5 (8.47%) Performance Analysis
3 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
4 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.78%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (6.78%) Web Development
5 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.08%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (5.08%) MVVM
5 3 (5.08%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 3 (5.08%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
5 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.08%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) VBA
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Perl
5 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.78%) VBScript
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) EMIR
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Tivoli
1 4 (6.78%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (6.78%) Nagios
1 4 (6.78%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.73%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.78%) Tableau
4 3 (5.08%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.69%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.69%) Datanomic
5 1 (1.69%) Facebook
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Trillium
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) SunGard
5 1 (1.69%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) Nokia
5 1 (1.69%) Omniture