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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spreadsheets
Rank 174 167 198
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +31
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 34 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Applications category 4.47% 4.57% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 22
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£475 £394 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.13 £22.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.86% +62.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.04 £13.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-27.01% +5.76%
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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
761 700 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.00% 12.06% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 483 589
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 51
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £28.00 £34.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 28 (46.67%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 13 (21.67%) MS Office
4 12 (20.00%) SQL
4 12 (20.00%) Windows
5 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (16.67%) Banking
7 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 9 (15.00%) OO
7 9 (15.00%) VBA
7 9 (15.00%) Analytics
8 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 8 (13.33%) C#
8 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 8 (13.33%) Linux
8 8 (13.33%) UML
8 8 (13.33%) Six Sigma
8 8 (13.33%) Front Office
8 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (11.67%) ETL
9 7 (11.67%) Python
9 7 (11.67%) XML
9 7 (11.67%) C++
9 7 (11.67%) .NET
9 7 (11.67%) Credit Risk
10 6 (10.00%) Derivative
10 6 (10.00%) Market Risk
10 6 (10.00%) SciPy
10 6 (10.00%) NumPy

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (21.67%) MS Office
3 5 (8.33%) MS Project
4 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.67%) Endur
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
1 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.33%) Wireless
2 2 (3.33%) VLAN
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) VoIP
2 2 (3.33%) WLAN
2 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) VPN
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.33%) OLAP
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 28 (46.67%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Front Office
4 4 (6.67%) Retail
5 3 (5.00%) Advertising
5 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Process Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Excel Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Python Developer
6 6 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
7 5 (8.33%) Project Officer
7 5 (8.33%) VBA Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Excel VBA Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Administrator
7 5 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.33%) Junior
9 2 (3.33%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) XML
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) SciPy
2 6 (10.00%) NumPy
3 5 (8.33%) WCF
3 5 (8.33%) WPF
3 5 (8.33%) WinForms
4 4 (6.67%) MSMQ
4 4 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.67%) FpML
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) J2EE
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Credit Risk
3 6 (10.00%) Market Risk
3 6 (10.00%) Grid Computing
3 6 (10.00%) Derivative
4 3 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) CESG
6 1 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) OO
1 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
1 9 (15.00%) Analytics
2 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 8 (13.33%) UML
2 8 (13.33%) Six Sigma
3 7 (11.67%) ETL
4 5 (8.33%) ITIL
4 5 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 5 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 5 (8.33%) Change Control
5 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.67%) Scrum
5 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.67%) Project Management
6 3 (5.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.33%) Change Management
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) VBA
3 8 (13.33%) C#
4 7 (11.67%) C++
4 7 (11.67%) Python
5 6 (10.00%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.00%) APMP
4 2 (3.33%) DCSE
4 2 (3.33%) MCP
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.33%) CISA
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco
3 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.33%) DevExpress
4 4 (6.67%) Dell
5 3 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) Google
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) Tableau